Technical Project Manager

| Austin
Technical Project Manager – Austin, TX
 
Amherst is hiring a Project Manager with experience leading and driving results in the management of agile-based software development or data related projects. We desire a quantitative thinking individual who will be responsible for providing project information transparency, and who will improve efficiency in planning and execution.
 
Our ideal candidate is highly organized, possesses excellent communication and negotiation skills and has significant experience managing data and software project teams to meet their goals. They should possess leadership skills that evoke creativity and team innovation, as well as an intrinsic ability to deal with change. We desire those who are passionate about Agile best practices but are also highly focused on business goals and can adapt their thinking and style.
 
This specific candidate will be working directly with the Amherst Enterprise Data team, which powers our Big Data Platform along with AI, Data Warehouse and Analytic Products (SQL Server, Presto, Hive, Hadoop, Tableau, etc).
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage multiple concurrent development projects
  • Work closely with Product Owners to maintain product backlog, assist with prioritization and resolution of issues, and deliver project results
  • Manage end-to-end project plans and ensure on-time delivery for technical projects assigned to you, providing regular status updates to key stakeholders
  • Provide day-to-day communication, coordination and quality assurance for projects and tasks, including informing stakeholders when any concerns or risks arise regarding the project
  • Oversee project execution and team motivation, facilitate discussions, and manage conflict resolution
  • Use quantitative skills to manage data and build reports/dashboards using visualization software systems
  • Create advanced PowerPoint presentations for internal & external audiences – charts, animation, status reports, etc.
  • Perform risk management and change management on projects
Requirements:
  • 2+ years of Technical Project or Technical Program Management experience
  • Preferred experience driving development in at least one area: distributed data platforms, recommendation/AI technologies, big data pipelines and ETL processing, and/or analytical tools (SAS, R, Python, etc)
  • Experience leading projects following Agile/SCRUM methodologies
  • Strong analytical, organizational and coordination skills are a MUST; We desire someone with extreme multi-tasking capabilities with a “get things done” attitude and approach for every project thrown your way
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite of tools with moderate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Working knowledge of Jira and Confluence
  • Intellectually curious, with the ability to quickly pick up technical tools and processes
  • Ability to collaborate and quickly build relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
  • Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
  • Stellar colleagues with proven track records 
  • Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
  • Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • HBaseDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • HadoopDatabases
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records
Free sodas, kombucha, cold brew, beer and healthy and unhealthy snacks at our Barton Springs WeWork location
Free lunch every day and breakfast tacos on Thursdays!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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