Senior Project Manager / Team Lead - Ziff Media Group

Project Management Austin, Texas Remote - United States


Description

Position at Ziff Davis

Ziff Media Group (ZMG) is dedicated to delivering exceptional user and partner experiences across a portfolio of leading brands in the Tech, Lifestyle, and Shopping verticals. Our leading brands include Mashable, PCMag, AskMen, RetailMeNot, Offers.com, and BlackFriday.com. Our mission is to be the most trusted purchase companion, helping users make the best decision for their interest and need. We connect brands and partners to large contextually-aligned audiences and deliver measurable performance.

ZMG seeks an experienced Agile project-driver to lead teams in releasing most valuable features, and iterating and continually improving mobile web and app experiences. We need a dynamic relationship-builder and cross-team collaboration enthusiast. 

Scrum Master/Coach/Mentor for multiple product and engineering teams, delivering a full product evolution, two weeks at a time. Should be a natural at guiding and protecting team’s sprint commitments, keeping all eyes on the business prize. Will coordinate across 8-10 development teams to improve efficiencies, ensure quality code and deliver what RMN customers want. Our team embraces the philosophy: Can we do better? Always.

Responsibilities:

  • Player/Coach team lead for PMO team
  • Agile Coach for multiple product and engineering teams
  • Facilitate Scrum of Scrums, cross-team retrospectives, and other cross-team gatherings
  • Remove and resolve impediments, risks and dependencies across teams
  • Collaborate with Developers, QA, UI/UX, Content and Product Management to establish effective processes with predictable output
  • Organize and lead Release Planning on a quarterly basis
  • Monitor and track team roadmaps and landmarks
  • Manage team JIRA boards, Confluence sites, calendars, mailing lists and chat rooms
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that cross-team projects are delivered on-time, within scope
  • Ensure team resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress across teams
  • Manage changes to the product roadmap scope and schedule using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Meeting management mentorship, including teaching others scheduling and note-taking best practices
  • Implement digestible project status template, and push updates to Leadership

Qualifications:

  • Proven 5-7 years working experience in project management in the information technology sector
  • Proven ability to lead and manage others
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment that requires frequent shifts in focus
  • Ability to prioritize, work independently and take initiative to solve problems
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, ability to think strategically, creatively, and judiciously
  • Attention to detail
  • A technical background is a plus, with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about delivering excellent customer experiences
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Deep understanding of JIRA and Confluence
  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies and practices; Agile certification a plus

ABOUT ZIFF MEDIA GROUP 

Ziff Media Group (ZMG) is a leading, global digital media company operating in technology, culture, entertainment and shopping. ZMG reaches over 100 million digital content enthusiasts and online shoppers every month. ZMG includes ZMG Shopping Group  (Retailmenot, Offers.com, BlackFriday.com, Techbargains.com) and ZMG Tech Group (Mashable, PCMag, Extremetech, Askmen). We build trust with our readers and fans through inspired and influential storytelling. This trust has led our readers to purchase over $5B of the products and services we’ve recommended each year. Ziff Media Group is a business unit of Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of J2 Global, Inc (JCOM).

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