IT Project Manager

Information Services Remote, United States Chicago, Illinois Diamond Bar, California

About Liferay 

Liferay, Inc. is a uniquely profitable B2B enterprise software company with 1,000+ fiery-eyed employees all across Europe, the Americas, Middle East, and Asia. As the leading provider of enterprise open source technologies, we have been recognized by Gartner for empowering businesses around the world to solve complex digital challenges.  Our flagship product is the Liferay Digital Experience Platform, which companies like Honda, Bank of the West, and Airbus use to build customized experiences for their customers and employees.

But we don’t just make awesome software, we are also fueled by a greater-than-profit vision. By building a vibrant business, making technology useful, and investing in communities, we make it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. We give our employees five days paid off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about, and Liferay donates 10% of our profits to charities around the world. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run!

About You and this Role

You're a stellar PM who knows that Agile is all about valuing people over process and you delight in seeing solid projects released and great teams made even greater. You have enough knowledge and experience about different PM processes to know how and when to apply them and when to refrain. You like improving efficiency, hardening our security stance, helping execute projects, and being the glue for all the details scattered about. It feels pretty satisfying when you can take the disjointed lego pieces of a project and help deliver creations that are scalable, intuitive, and sharp. You enjoy taking on the challenge of standardizing our IT implementations globally. If that describes you, apply now, and let’s chat.

Key Objectives

  • Drive planning and delivery of global infrastructure projects around systems uniformity, enhancements and third party implementations.
  • Within 60 days, analyze the strengths, opportunities, weaknesses of our global Help-desk support teams and present your findings with solutions to improve tracking, organization and priority management.
  • Improve workflow and process for end-user workstation and global software procurement.
  • Launch global security compliance program in collaboration with Information Security.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate projects to success through an Agile, iterative process.
  • Serve as a Scrum Master for the IT teams and facilitate scrum meetings - stand-up, grooming, sprint planning, retrospective, etc. 
  • Identify and manage project issues/risks, and handle project communications.
  • Track and communicate team achievements and progress of release/sprint.
Required Qualifications
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Solid understanding of IT systems, networking and related software.
  • Experience in working with multiple stakeholders and prioritizing competing requests.
  • Excellent decision-making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to tackle multiple tasks and projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and must be able to interact effectively with all levels of management.
  • Team player, with strong interpersonal skills, and skilled in developing collaborative relationships.
  • Self-starter, quick learner, detail-oriented, and proactive in completing responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent technical background.
  • PMP, CSM, CSP or equivalent certification.
  • Experience with JIRA.
  • Experience in vendor management and budget planning.

What We Offer

  • Salary package w/ competitive benefits according to qualifications and experience
  • Opportunities to take responsibility and grow professionally
  • A positive and collaborative work culture
  • Check out what employees say about us on Glassdoor
  • Working at a leading open-source company

Equal Opportunities Employer - Statement

Liferay is committed to the equal treatment of all candidates, customers and employees and to fostering a culture of dignity at work. Our operating procedure provides for equal opportunities in recruitment and employment with the aim to eliminate discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or beliefs, marital or civil partnerships status, family or dependency status, disability, pregnancy and maternity or membership of a traveling community.