Project Manager

Technology and Engineering Seattle, Washington


Description

Blue Nile is seeking a Project Manager to join our PM team and work with our Business Systems teams. This position offers a mid-level, technical PM the opportunity to own daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning, backlog and project prioritization, and the details of our internal tools. You’ll be kicking off projects to get the team started, keeping them on track, holding Go/No Go meetings when development and test are done, and making sure the deployment goes as smooth as possible. You are responsible for tying up all the loose ends and confirming what the project team delivers is what internal stakeholders need. Excellent communication, leadership, and problem solving skills are required; a strong sense of ownership is also critical. We are a small company and you’ll be working with a small team – your work will directly impact our bottom line and the team’s ability to work through their queue as efficiently as possible.

Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our corporate offices are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district, home to the latest wave of internet startups and packed with restaurants and excellent access to transportation and entertainment. Our dress code favors jeans and our facilities include bike racks, showers, and great access to the waterfront and Myrtle Edwards Park for activities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Sprint planning
  • Requirements gathering
  • Dive into the details and make sure you understand the project from all angles
  • Work with business and technology experts to define and document the project objectives, requirements, and estimates
  • Manage the team’s priorities and workflow
  • Look forward and anticipate milestones, risks, integration points, and internal training needs
  • Track, manage, and communicate status of multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Present pre-release demos to people across the company, including senior-level executives
  • Demonstrate leadership through influence and consensus building
  • Work with your fellow PMs to provide guidance on process improvements, looking for ways we can be more efficient and scale across multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Provide weekly status updates and actively participate in cross-team planning meetings

Qualifications:
  • 5+ years’ experience working with software development teams
  • Experience in Agile as scrum master and/or product owner is a must
  • Experience with Oracle Business Systems is preferred
  • Be detail oriented, self-driven, and a great communicator
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficiency in Atlassian tools (Confluence and/or Jira), or similar workflow-management tools
  • High energy, strong work ethic, must thrive under pressure

What we offer:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage, paid by employer
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus