Software Project Manager (Okemos, MI)

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Software Project Manager (Okemos, MI)

In this position, you are a Software Development Project Manager responsible for management of a software development team, the creation of an iterative software project plan, overseeing its successful execution, and for the timely delivery of a quality product.

* Deliver great products for our customers
* Works daily with the product manager, developers, QA, and other key product team members in setting product direction and strategy
* Works regularly with all functions of the organization in order to deliver great products on schedule
* Create and maintains a software release plan based on the needs of the project and team. This plan involves tasks, milestones, risk mitigation, testing, documentation, and training.
* Manages a software development team
* Works with the team to identify and communicate risks
* Works with the team to reduce risks (remove impediments)
* Understands and balances the tension between up-front specifications vs. iterative and incremental development
* Understand the products and how our customers work
* Organizes and efficiently facilitates team communications
* Organizes and efficiently facilitates cross team communications
* Learns and stays current on the latest changes in how to effectively manage software development teams and software engineering methodologies

Required Skills and Background:
* Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or closely related degree
* 2+ years software development experience writing or testing commercial software
* 2+ years project management experience on commercial software teams
* Experience with a variety of software development methodologies
* Excellent organizational and management skills
* Excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language
* Self-motivated and thrives in a team environment
* You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without an employer-sponsored petition for a visa, such as an H-1B visa. TechSmith does not intend to file any visa applications in connection with this opening.

Preferred Skills and Background:
* Experience with a variety of Agile software development methodologies
* Proven leadership skills in an agile software development environment
* Experience with user-centered design and usability practices
* Experience managing or writing web-based applications or web-hosted solutions is a big plus
* Experience managing product localization is a plus
* ScrumMaster certification or experience is a plus

Competitive based on skills and experience. This is a full-time position with the standard TechSmith benefits package including health insurance, PTO, 401(k) program, etc. Please submit salary requirements along with your resume and cover letter.

About TechSmith:
TechSmith is a software company based just outside of Lansing, Michigan in Okemos. Our software is innovative, fun and easy to use. And with over 200 smart, creative and hard-working employees, it just keeps getting better, and better. We're always looking for the latest and greatest in our software, and our employees. So who knows, maybe you'll come up with our next best thing?

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