Technical Project Manager
Gallagher & Associates is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our New York office.
The Technical Project Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing the software development timeline for multiple digital interactives, concurrently. The ideal candidate has experience managing design-focused software applications and navigating complex development environments.
The Tech PM works closely with the Technical Director, Digital Producers and individual Team Leads to produce cross-departmental, detail-oriented, project plans based on identifiable risks and dependencies. You oversee the project(s) progress, adjusting timelines and flagging issues, as needed. The selection of software architecture is decided by the Technical Director and Leads, but you must understand the rational and the pros and cons of those choices. You will optimize the development process and streamline how internal management tools are used.
This position reports to the Technical Director.
Plan technical production timelines
Work with Tech and UX Leads to define functional requirements and user stories inside Jira
Work with developers to break out sub-tasks inside Jira, then monitor progress to ensure projects remain on schedule
Manage multiple projects from within Jira, keeping tabs on progress towards technical deliverables including tracking cross department dependencies
Spearheading the optimization and streamlining of all aspects of project production, from overall process to the utilization of specific management tools
Aid in the standardization of documentation between project phases
Communicate issues, risks, and dependencies with project stakeholders, escalating where appropriate
Work collaboratively with a variety of departments including physical and digital design, software development, content strategy and film production
Qualifications / Skills
3-4 years experience overseeing multiple medium to large scale technical projects with complex interdepartmental dependencies and intermediary deliveries
Experience defining and optimizing interdepartmental workflows specific to software development
Experience working within both iterative/Agile and Waterfall based methodologies concurrently
Experience in creating project plans, project tasks, milestones, and identifying dependencies
Experience overseeing the creation of technical documents such as system documentation and troubleshooting documentation
Experience defining technical and functional requirements, as well as working with design and tech team members to create user stories that drive technical development
An understanding of both technical and creative processes
Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate with various departments
Extensive experience using Jira and Smartsheets as project management tools.
Desire to learn new technologies, tackle new challenges, and grow professionally
Experience managing system architecture or API design with external vendors a plus
Experience working in an agency and/or creative and/or technical consultancy environment is advantageous
Interested in creating experiences that tell stories, teach and impact lives
Must have excellent communication and customer service skills, and an ability to maintain professionalism and a positive attitude in all situations
How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.