Agile Project Manager at WP Engine

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Since launching in 2010, WP Engine has become the world's leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), now with over 100,000 customers in 140 countries. We're proud of the technology and service we offer our customers that move their businesses forward faster. At WP Engine, we strive to do the best work of our careers, and feel empowered to do what is right for our customers. We love investing in employee success and uncovering opportunities for you, the best, to get better. 99 percent of employees believe you're made to feel welcome at WP Engine. Be you. Be here.
We are looking for an Agile Project Manager to join the Digital Experience team within Creative, which is building user experiences and tools that support the digital marketing team. As our project manager, you will be a driving force to keep our team, stakeholders, and projects on track. The ideal candidate will have experience managing the entire process-scoping work, developing project plans, assigning resources, and handling delivery, QA and launch.
What's cool about this job.
This role will be responsible for the scheduling and workflow of projects and campaigns across the Digital team, maintaining our public websites across WP Engine. You'll help drive the process across planning, direction, and coordination of project timelines and achieving results for multiple projects simultaneously, from conception through completion. As Agile Project Manager, you'll be working across departments, leading kickoff meetings, measuring progress, and making sure we stay within budget as it relates to time, scope, and resources.
This position will work closely with the Lead Program Manager, other project managers, team leads, and key business partners in other departments.
The day to day.
As the first touchpoint for projects, you'll clarify all requirements, collect all the necessary details and information, coordinate team assignments, schedule and lead our workflows to ensure final projects are delivered successfully and right on schedule. In this position, you will also facilitate communication and collaboration with teams outside of marketing. This can include system administrators, software engineers, business partners, and other key players to support the design, development and deploy process.
  • Manage and own digital project schedules, assets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and project deliverable dates are clearly communicated, understood, and executed.
  • Represent project status, issues and risks effectively with senior leadership using a high degree of professional confidence and credibility
  • Prepare for and lead scrum meetings, demonstrations, retrospectives, and project planning sessions
  • Consistently manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, solicit and act on client feedback and provide solutions
  • Demonstrate solid leadership, confidence, and teamwork, with logical decision-making skills while maintaining an open mind to new ideas and processes
  • Organize action items and client feedback to manage the iteration process
  • Proactively anticipate potential issues and mitigate risks to enable on-time delivery with expected scope/quality
  • Understand project goals and expectations to assess the impact of overall release management strategies

Your skills and expertise.
  • 3+ years proven success in project management in agency, in-house digital marketing team or related experience.
  • Experience leading teams in alignment with the Agile methodology, particularly using the Scrum and Kanban frameworks. Program Increment (PI) Planning experience and Agile project management certifications a plus.
  • Desire to work with the project management team to iteratively evolve the principles and processes by which our teams and stakeholders collaborate and deliver value.
  • Ability to break down projects into technical deliverables and partner with Design and Development team leads to distribute the work within the team.
  • Ability to identify, prioritize, and solve critical challenges in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment.
  • Robust communication skills with business partners and individual contributors with the personality to lead negotiations between diverse project partners.
  • Passionate about creating an environment where people can thrive and have fun, while getting stuff done!
  • Skilled at initiating and organizing new projects/programs with little guidance or supervision.
  • Model a growth mindset, both seeking and promoting opportunities for feedback, learning and continuous improvement.

Preferred Skills:
  • Sophisticated level experience with Jira and Confluence
  • WordPress, Hosting platform experience a plus

The perks and benefits:
  • Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) (Make the most of retirement)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
  • Gym membership discount

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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