Technical Project Manager

Engineering Los Angeles, California Remote


Description

Position at J2 Cloud Services

Technical Project Manager

Reporting to the Network Operations and Platform Engineering organization, the Technical Project Manager will be responsible for successful delivery of projects within J2’s Security, Privacy and Data Protection business unit. 

J2’s Security, Privacy and Data Protection business unit has a diverse portfolio that includes a range of both B2B and B2C focused businesses.   Key product lines include the VPN brands IPVanish and StrongVPN, security solutions under the VIPRE brand and both B2B and B2C Data Protection brands including LiveVault, KeepItSafe, LiveDrive, and SugarSync.  

The project manager must be able to work with a minimal amount of supervision and drive time frames. Communication skills and time management are essential to success in this position. Projects will involve coordination between engineering, product management, network operations and finance teams.

 

Job Duties:

  •   Manage and drive internal resources and external parties upon who successful project delivery are dependent.
  •   Initiate, plan and manage assigned projects to successful completion.
  •   Drive project delivery and ensure excellence in project deliverables.
  •   Effectively and completely communicate project status, issues, accomplishments, budgets, risks, etc.
  •   Follow processes established for the initiation, tracking, planning, execution, and release of projects.
  •   Develop or manage the development of project documentation and artifacts (e.g. project proposals, project plans, status reports, requirements and design specifications, training documentation, customer communications).
  •   Collect and post project documentation on internal wiki.
  •   Schedule and run meetings for ongoing and prospective projects.
  •   Provide status updates to management, to team members, to stakeholders, and to interested parties.
  •   Track completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines; track milestones and timelines across projects and provide recommendations when necessary to meet project deliverable expectations.
  •   Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken to reassess, renegotiate and amend scope of work responsibilities.
  •   Identify, establish and maintain business relationships and promote inter-departmental cooperation.

Work with Product and Engineering teams to coordinate product deliverables and execute on migrations.

 

Job or Project Requirements and Experience:

  •   Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Technical Environment with 3+ years as a Project Manager.
  •   Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  •   Excellent presentation skills are required; candidate must be well versed in Google or Microsoft Office products and will be required to develop process documentation.
  •   Experience with Jira and Confluence is an asset.
  •   Excellent interpersonal, team building, influence, and decision making skills are required.
  •   Project Management Certification (e.g. PMP) is preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.

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