The Development Factory

Project Manager

Los Angeles, CaliforniaFull-time
About the Job
Do you love the process of developing digital products?

We are looking for a communicative and organized individual to join our close-knit team in Los Angeles. If you're excited about digital products, experienced as a web programmer and keen to work with a variety of clients helping to solve a variety of technical and business problems, we'd love to hear from you.

Responsibilities:
  • Act as a technical delivery lead/manager for multiple concurrent projects, requiring ongoing prioritization and customer relationship management.
  • Create and maintain the project schedule for technical delivery, work breakdown schedule and project estimation, including change management.
  • Write user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Actively assess and manage project issues and risks.
  • Define and manage critical path and dependencies between sub projects/tasks.
  • Run weekly / daily status meetings with developer teams. In particular, ability to work effectively with offsite / globally distributed resources.
  • Serve as a resource to other team members.
  • Promote smooth workflow and communication between departments and with clients directly.
  • Document workflows and product requirements.

Requirements:
  • This position requires strong technical skills as well as good project management skills.
  • “Technical skills” means direct experience in web development (frontend or backend but practical knowledge of both is ideal) and/or ability to interpret code and understand programming fundamentals (databases, business logic, interface, etc).
  • 2+ years in programming intensive environment or web development/software-related project management role.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience working with remote teams.
  • Intermediate IT/DevOps infrastructure knowledge.
  • Strong grasp of Agile Methodology and Process.
  • Direct Experience with Pivotal Tracker, Assembla or JIRA project management software.
  • Health, dental insurance
About The Development Factory

The Development Factory serves B2B and B2C organizations looking to develop and launch or replatform digital products that grow top line revenue or increase operational efficiency. We deploy whole product teams on a fractional basis (typically over 6 to 18 months) so that our clients can reach their goals more quickly, with less overhead, and no upfront investment in recruitment, tools and processes. At the end of every engagement, we work with our clients to help insource sustainable talent, product knowledge, and product delivery processes.