Agile Project Manager

| Chicago

Founded in 2001, Adage is a web design and development firm that combines strategic thinking with a passion for technology to advance our client's purpose. We bring together a diverse team of creative and technical professionals who partner with our clients to create their digital strategy. It’s our people first approach that drives us to win awards, work with prestigious clients, and break ground with exciting technology.

As Agile Project Manager, you would work with cross-functional Scrum teams to deliver CMS and ecommerce solutions. You and your team will work closely with clients to understand what they want to achieve through their website, and you will be responsible for assisting in the planning, communication and prioritization required to bring the clients' ideas to life in a desired time and budget.

Project Managers interface directly with clients and utilize their knack for communication both to gain clear understanding of the desired end product and radiate information on this vision to the internal team. Throughout the delivery lifecycle, the Project Manager collaborates with the Scrum Master, client and internal team to continually iterate while keeping the project on track.

You will also be responsible for, providing clarity in the client’s timeline and budget while mitigating risk to delivering a successful website or product.

Our ideal candidate will be familiar with basic software development practices, have a strong background in project management and client services, and a desire to work in a highly collaborative, open, and dynamic environment. 
 

What you'll be doing:

  • Gather requirements for client digital ecommerce solutions
  • Manage a portfolio of clients in different lifecycles of product delivery
  • Drive and create a shared vision or roadmap of clients' final products
  • Track project budgets, deadlines and general progress towards the completion of client requirements
  • Maintain an open and honest line of communication with clients to update them on our project progress
  • Monitor threats, risks and opportunities that might affect the success of projects and communicate them to the management when appropriate
  • Prioritize and groom a backlog of user stories and tasks to create this vision
  • Create and maintain clear acceptance criteria for user stories
  • Translate and communicate project requirements to your team
  • Participate in testing for quality assurance and user acceptance
  • Continually learn and apply the latest CMS solution strategies in the web development industry as a digital consultant to our clients

 

We want someone who:

  • Has prior experience at a web or software development organization in a full-time project manager or account manager role
  • Has at least 2 – 3 years’ experience cultivating new work with existing clients, writing SOW's, estimating project costs and estimating project timelines
  • Understands and can create tangible clarity around abstract ideas
  • Has strong business writing skills and presentation skills
  • Communicates exceptionally well in phone calls and through email
  • Can effectively communicate vision to different kinds of stakeholders and team members
  • Has proven organization skills and attention to detail while retaining big picture goals
  • Enjoys working with developers and designers to understand technology requirements
  • Is unafraid of asking questions
  • Is willing to challenge certain feature sets or ideas in a positive and collaborative manner
  • Has experience in web content management
  • Experience in Scrum delivery is a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Location

Our office is along the river between Madison and Monroe. We're conveniently located to the train stations and public transit, steps from West Loop.

An Insider's view of Adage Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love that I can come to work and be myself, surrounded by a Scrum Team that supports each other and laughs at each other's jokes. All the while, is able to get it done!

Marissa Mare

Scrum Master

What does your typical day look like?

I come into work every day knowing that I am going to solve multiple problems. Brainstorming different approaches is a challenge but, rewarding at the same time. We are problem-solvers and build solutions in difference spaces ranging from branding, user experience, optimization, technology integration, and more.

Will Moran

Senior UI/UX Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

At Adage, we are given the opportunities to explore and implement new trending technologies. This makes a huge difference in our work and helps us continue to grow in our careers. This is part of what makes Adage such a great place to work.

Johnny Chin

System Admin

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone shares a love for karaoke. After every company event, we always find ourselves headed to the nearest karaoke bar.

Rene Reiter

Marketing Manager

What are Adage Technologies Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Adage offers Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA so that you can take care of those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
We cover 100% of cost for Short Term Disability for all full-time employees, which pays out 60% of your salary up to $1,500 per week
Dental Benefits
Adage uses MetLife dental and pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield and offer HMO and PPO plan options. Adage pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Life Insurance
Adage provides life insurance at no cost to employees, with benefit up to $50,000
Pet Insurance
We understand family extends to the furry members too
Onsite Gym
Our in-building gym has machines, free weights, and a studio with on-demand fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Adage offers a 401k plan that you can start contributing to immediately
401(K) Matching
After 1 year of service, Adage makes a 3% match of your compensation package into your 401k
Performance Bonus
Adage provides quarterly profit-sharing bonuses based on company and team performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Adage offers Dependent Care FSA so that you can pay for those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide paid leave for all new parents. Bonding leave is for new parents and covers up to 2 weeks fully paid. Maternity leave is for birth moms and covers up to 6 weeks fully paid
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible schedules outside of core hours (10am-4pm)
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Adage offers 20 days of PTO per year that covers vacation, sick and personal time. At 3 years that goes up to 23 days and at 5 years you accrue 25 days annually to use however you want.
Paid Holidays
We observe 8 paid holidays each year and include 1 additional floating holiday to use on any other holiday, including your birthday
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some people like to wear dress shirts, some people like to wear jeans and sneakers
Commuter Benefits
Adage offers pre-tax commuter benefits for CTA and Metra
Company Outings
At Adage we "Enjoy the Journey" as much as possible, with quarterly outings, holiday parties and an annual employee retreat, APEX.
Stocked Kitchen
We've got the snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. We're stocked with soda, LaCroix, a coffee machine that makes lattes and espressos, and a smorgasbord of brain food and treats.
Some Meals Provided
Between Lunch & Learns, Quarterly Update Presentations, Project Celebrations, holidays and employee appreciation events
Happy Hours
Adage hosts monthly Happy Hours so our employees have the chance to kick back and get to know one another outside of teams
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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