Technical Project Manager - Consultant to Hire

about 1 year ago
Contract position
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Job Description

What's better for the environment should be better for business! 

SmarterX connects the product, economic, logistic and regulatory data customers need to maintain compliance and gain competitive advantage. Retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and transportation companies use our decisioning services to ship, handle, store, and dispose of regulated products while maintaining environmental safety and regulatory compliance. Our services help companies reduce costs, remain compliant, avoid costly fines, and reduce their environmental impact. 

Our goal is to take valuable products, currently being driven hundreds of miles and burned, and have them be used for their original purpose in local communities.


About the Role

As we continue to grow and evolve our services to an API-first SaaS model, the Tech team needs detail-oriented guidance and organization to meet expanding customer needs. The Technical Project Manager role ensures SmarterX can meet tech roadmap commitments and launch integrations with our customers’ mission-critical systems.

The right candidate will be able to connect the Tech team with Product and Operations providing project updates, strong planning and cross-team coordination, risk identification and mitigation, and a solid understanding of business needs for future development. This person will be most valuable if they can quickly become knowledgeable in product features, dependencies, and statuses and serve as the communication hub between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

While this is a temp-to-hire role, covering for Maternity Leave (minimum 5 months), there will be an opportunity to transition to a permanent position for the right person who demonstrates strong performance and value to the team.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Act as Scrum master for 2 teams, running the day to day execution for the team, knowing what work is in motion and whether it is on track or behind 
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies and other project/feature meetings using strong problem solving to dissect and synthesize issues to lead the discussion,  document the path forward, and follow up on action items in order to help the team connect the dots and work through implementation and requirements questions/issues
  • Understand and track Tech team sprint boards/tasks in Jira to identify and push delinquent/problem tasks
  • Help plan sprints and set priority within teams based on quarterly initiatives and commitments
  • Serve as communication hub for scrum team and stakeholders with information on sprint status, blockers and developer skill sets to mitigate barriers, drive projects and meet sprint commitments
  • Escalate risks and slippages to management early and often
  • Manage capacity planning and resource allocation, timelines, and risks for sprints, projects and cross-team dependencies
  • Triage bugs and support tasks requiring cross-team troubleshooting

Your Experience + Skills:

  • 3+ years technical project management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or related field preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to break down systems into key components 
  • Growth mindset and willingness to ask questions preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Proficient in Scrum and Kanban processes, SDLC, and project management platforms 

Compensation: equivalent to annual salary between $90,000 - $120,000 based on experience (note that benefits do not apply during the contractor period)

Your Benefits & Perks

Competitive Compensation Packages

401k Program with Non-Elective Company Contribution 

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

Generous Family Leave 

Short-term Disability Insurance

Discounted Pet Insurance

Flexible Paid Time Off and 14 Company Holidays 

Job Related, Continuing Education Support

All-Hands Offsite, Volunteering 

Remote First

Remote Office Stipend

Annual Costco Membership 

Annual State or National Parks Pass


Why Us?

You choose us not only because this is the role you’ve been waiting for, but also because we are a purpose-driven company committed to our mission. You’ll be joining a group of machine learning experts, successful serial entrepreneurs, data scientists, sustainability experts, recovering consultants and national account program managers whose passion for data-driven sustainability drives us. You choose us because our values resonate with you. At SmarterX this means: We do what it takes. We begin from a position of curiosity. We are driven to become experts. We are real. We have grit. You share our belief that a healthy culture is key to the company’s success and more importantly our employees’ happiness. 

Better decisions. Better data. Greener planet. All made possible by the best people. Come join our team!

At SmarterX, we understand that a workforce that includes a robust mix of genders, ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds is more likely to reflect a variety of perspectives and thought patterns - leading to more innovation, brainstorming, problem-solving and strategizing. That is why we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


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