Project Manager

Ultimate Software San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 weeks ago

As a Project Manager within Talent domain, you will partner with product and development teams to plan, manage execution, and deliver on product releases. Qualified candidates will exercise leadership and organizational management skills to ensure all assigned projects meet functional and quality requirements within committed timelines. Effective communication and negotiation skills are required.

Qualified candidates must have solid experience managing technical projects; an ability to identify and manage project risks and dependencies (involving multiple teams across the organization); and, an ability to identify process gaps and implement changes that will help the product teams become more productive and predictable.

Here at Ultimate Software, we truly put our people first. We strongly believe in teamwork, and we encourage and trust our people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. Ultimate is ranked #1 on Fortune's Best Places to Work in Technology for 2019 and #8 on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2019. Ultimate is also ranked #1 on Fortune's 75 Best Workplaces for Women and #5 on its Best Workplaces for Diversity list.


Primary/Essential Duties and

Key Responsibilities:
  • You will partner with product owners, development owners, and technical leads to plan and manage execution of product releases. You understand that estimates are estimates and sometimes they can change, when things don't go as expected, you replan and reset expectations. You are familiar with iterative software release cycles and have experience in Kanban and agile software development.

  • You are always thinking and planning ahead. You bring the ability to listen closely and dig deeply to diagnose root causes rather than surface problems and you constantly work towards identify project risks and recommend mitigation options

  • You are a savvy facilitator and motivator who is comfortable working with technical teams that may be situated in different geographic regions. You work hard to ensure collaboration, communication, and visibility.

  • You are motivated to deliver great products and want to see the continued acceptance and success of those products. To that end you work with the project team to constantly build on and improve our processes and practices to facilitate ongoing, successful delivery of great products.

Required Qualifications:

(Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Experience delivering software products to market.

  • Experience working with software managers, product managers, and technical leads

  • Ability to work in fast-paced, and sometimes ambiguous environments

  • Knowledge and experience using Jira, Confluence, Aha!, GitHub, Google Sites, Smartsheets

(Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training)

  • 5+ years of technical project management experience in agile environments

  • Customer focused, aware of the importance of end user satisfaction and retention

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to learn quickly

  • Excellent communicator, diplomatic and timely in conveying deliverables

  • Strong influencing skills; ability to lead and influence teams

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications in Project Management and Agile processes preferred

  • Experienced creating project dashboards in Jira, Smartsheets, Confluence, and Google. And, reports and notebooks in Aha!

Physical Requirements:

  • No unique physical demands are required for this job.

Travel Requirements:

  • < 10% of the time

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this job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of work performed. it is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

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