The Senior Technical Project Manager will manage cross-functional and internal technology projects, to ensure efficient project execution by monitoring project performance, give roadmap deliverable updates, and provide weekly project status updates. Reporting directly to the Director of Technical Program Management, you will serve as a liaison between cross-functional and technology stakeholders. You will create the project plan of record (POR), dependency matrices, identify potential risks and mitigation, support project team members by coordinating work, and remove obstacles/distractions to allow the team to focus on execution and delivery.
Why You'll Love This Role:
You will get to work with leaders across Newsela, while managing key projects for our Technology organization that impact the solutions we use for our customers. You’ll be working alongside engineers, QA, product managers, IT and Infosec, who are also investigating and answering strategic questions that will impact key business decisions that ultimately help shape the future of K-12 education to deliver content at the just-right reading level. And because we're a technology company focused on improving the way students learn, you’ll be part of a Technology team culture that values learning, teaching, and questioning.
Why We’ll Love You:
With 8+ years of SDLC project management experience, specifically with enterprise applications and internal technology projects, you have proven project management experience, knowledge of software delivery best practices, and the acumen to navigate business and technology challenges related to the delivery of technology projects. You’re also well versed in SaaS, mobile and web applications, and can show demonstrated success in past or current jobs in delivery of project implementations. You have project credentials (ideally PMP, CSM or similar certification(s)), and are proficient in JIRA or similar software project applications to track tasks and develop reporting dashboards. You have also demonstrated success in breaking down complex technical problems and projects into manageable goals, aligned to broader department/company priorities. You’re also an excellent communicator who is able to translate complex, technical updates across various audiences, levels, and stakeholders.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.