Director, Project Management

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The Director, Project Management must be a project management expert that can evangelize best practices around Scrum and other project management methodologies (as necessary) to bring the vision of Kalderos to life. While you will initially be focused on leading an Agile team to deliver Kalderos technology solutions, you will also be responsible for helping identify, manage, and deliver projects on time, in scope, and in budget across the organization - from marketing and sales through product development and operations. You will work to map out all interdependencies, resolve daily conflicts, and establish best practices. In a world where the speed of change is forever increasing and competing priorities are common place, being able to adapt, manage through influence rather than authority, and bring a team first attitude will be essential.

 

 

Detailed Responsibilities to Include:

  • Manage project management (scrum master) for all Kalderos technology offerings - delivering projects on time, in scope, and on budget
  • Defines and manages all ongoing work streams across Kalderos
  • Establish and evangelize best practices related to project management and scrum throughout the organization
  • Facilitate all sprint ceremonies, including but not limited to backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand-ups and others you deem appropriate
  • Analyze and report-out sprint metrics and provide retrospective feedback to drive continuous feedback
  • Facilitate transparency across Kalderos and the senior management team by providing regular updates through the creation and ownership of a visual management tool - reporting on progress and escalating issues as appropriate
  • Manage all internal and external interdependencies and engage all necessary stakeholders to effectively manage all risks to time, scope and budget
  • Establish and maintain close collaboration between all commercial and technical team members
  • As we continue you will be responsible for scaling the PMO in a smart and timely fashion

 

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have experience in scrum and project management with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver technology solutions to market and will possess the following attributes and requirements: 

  • 5+ years of experience working in project management delivering technology solutions to market
  • Expertise in agile software development and the use of scrum as a project management tool
  • Personality profile to fit into a high-growth, entrepreneurial culture that requires teamwork and significant interaction with employees at all levels. You must be willing to do real work, and don’t need a big staff to get it done!
  • Be able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment where industry expertise, technology, and design share equal importance in the development of Kalderos’ solutions 
  • Inspires commitment, high energy and positive attitudes
  • Lead in a manner consistent with Kalderos’ culture that fosters open communication, personal initiative, hard work, and gratitude.
  • Analytical mindset with a demonstrated ability using data to influence decision making.
  • Executive-level communicator with a strong ability to influence without requiring authority
  • Track record of delivering complex projects on time, in scope, and in budget
  • Effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, across a wide range of stakeholders (internal and external), with an ability resolve and mitigate risks as they arise
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • react.semantic-uiLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • SparkDatabases
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • PrincipleDesign
    • StorybookDesign
    • AvocodeDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WebflowCMS
    • Adobe BizibleCRM
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SageCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • Google HangoutsCollaboration
    • SlackCollaboration
    • AsanaProject Management

Location

We’re located in a WeWork in Chicago's bustling West Loop neighborhood! Our offices are a short walk from the CTA Blue Line and the downtown loop L lines. We're also steps away from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center and easily accessible right off of all downtown expressways.

An Insider's view of Kalderos

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture encourages individuality and strong opinions. There is never a shortage of thoughtful recommendations or particular preferences. All of these differences make our conversations lively - but always progressing towards our goal of bringing transparency and trust to the healthcare space.

Allison

Client Relationship Manager

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day here is full of interesting challenges, fun filled conversations, and growth opportunities. Everyone is friendly and eager to come together to help you succeed, and this motivates me to push my limits and deliver beyond expectations.

Sameer

Principal Data Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A good attitude, an open mind, someone who is adaptable, enjoys solving complex problems and the excitement that comes with working for a startup.

Sara

VP of Finance

What is your vision for the company?

Kalderos is a purpose-driven group of multidisciplinary collaborators -- our purpose is to bring transparency to one of the most opaque parts of the healthcare system. Our solutions will empower all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem to focus on improving the well-being of people, rather than financial engineering.

Micah

President & COO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our vibe is a combination of trust, collaboration, and stimulation. We’re a young company with big ideas, super smart people, and an eagerness to make some real change. The general attitude is -- be yourself and get ready to solve some big problems.

Matt

Manager of Product Design

What are Kalderos Perks + Benefits

Kalderos Benefits Overview

We understand that our team members allow us to accomplish our goals, which is why we have partnered across all centers of excellence to create a working environment that allows each contributor to be their best selves.

At Kalderos we are dedicated to supporting team members based on their needs—

Life + work balance: We think a balanced lifestyle is a right, not just a perk. We have an unlimited paid time off policy (with an enforced minimum number of days off) and flexible work modes that allow team members to manage work on their schedule.

Health and wellness: With health, dental and vision insurance, and robust parental and caregiver leave policies, we aim to ensure you have the resources you and your family need to stay healthy.

Choose your working mode: Work remote, leverage a local coworking space, or pop into the office a few days a week—Kalderos adopts a "choose your own adventure" model for getting work done, with customized perks to support your preference.

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
Kalderos is proud to be based in Chicago and to be part of the growing local economy of tech companies. Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values at Kalderos and we are excited to influence
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
At Kalderos, we are focused on getting things done, not on the hours you spend on getting things done.
Remote work program
Kalderos is a remote-first company that gives workers the opportunity to choose their preferred working mode.
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna and MetLife.
Vision insurance
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna Vision and Metlife Vision.
Health insurance
Kalderos offers four comprehensive plans through Aetna. Additional coverage includes free membership to One Medical, Health Advocate and Teledoc.
Life insurance
Kalderos offers supplemental life insurance through MetLife.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
We welcome employees to proactively prepare for retirement with our fully-vested matching contribution of 100% of the first 3% of your employee deferral, plus 50% on the next 2% deferred.
Company equity
Kalderos offers stock options as part of our standard compensation package.
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Kalderos offers a self-directed unlimited PTO policy. We have an enforced minimum number of days off but no maximum.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Those who choose the in-office working mode can subsidize their commute.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Kalderos has partnered with DoorDash to provide every employee with a DashPass subscription. DashPass benefits include $0 delivery fees, reduced service fees, and occasional company-wide meal credits.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Those who choose a hybrid or work remote working mode have access to a home office stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Kalderos hosts monthly lunch and learns lead by our leadership and teammates.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Kalderos wants to foster a culture of continuous personal exploration and improvement - we offer money to develop new skills, refine existing skills, and explore areas of growth for your development.
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications
Our continuing education stipend gives each employee $500/yr to use towards a course, textbook, or some other form of education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Beyond our unlimited PTO policy, flexible work modes, continuous education stipend and parental/family leave we also are proud to offer contribution matching for donating to the charity of your choice, as well as a celebration stipend for successes big and small in life and work.

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