Project Manager at Phenix Real Time Solutions

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Project Manager

The Project Manager will play a pivotal role in driving the success of our internal engineering projects as well as client success. S/he will be responsible for overseeing enterprise-level technology development projects from kickoff through launch, coordinating and collaborating with cross-functional teams to create exceptional user experiences, while managing timeline and budget. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, communications and problem-solving skills, and a passion for applying cutting-edge technologies to create innovative business solutions.

We Are Looking For Someone Who:

  • Has knowledge & experience related to technology development including cloud, web, mobile and back-end and, as a bonus, IP video streaming
  • Has managed client development projects across a range of industries, technologies and project management methodologies (agile, Kanban, waterfall)
  • Has a proven ability to improve on existing practices and thrive in a culture that consistently delivers high quality software in a rapidly changing market
  • Thrives in a fast-paced startup environment and is capable of anticipating and meeting business demands
  • Is an effective communicator with both technical, business and executive team members and customers
  • Operates with a sense of urgency and has a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and push projects through from inception to post-production release
  • Values accountability and displays a high degree of integrity

Responsibilities:

  • Overall accountability for project profitability and timeline
  • Proactively manages client communications and expectations to ensure client satisfaction in partnership with internal teams
  • Defines and scopes client requirements and deliverables
  • Creates and maintains detailed project plans
  • Collaborates with internal teams and client stakeholders to creatively solve problems and brainstorm solutions
  • Coordinates tasks, assigns appropriate resources, and ensures proper task completion
  • Identifies risks, threats, or opportunities that could impact the success of the project, notifying the team and escalating issues when appropriate
  • Identifies deviations between project scope and desired deliverables, initiating change requests as needed
  • Controls quality by reviewing deliverables prior to client presentation; enhances internal and external deliverables/documents as needed; suggests process improvements as appropriate
  • Establishes a deep understanding of the client's business, processes, and procedures and applies that knowledge to affect the project's success
  • Ensures the use of best practices and applies lessons learned from previous projects; shares findings with other project management team members

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of relevant project management experience, preferably within a consulting firm or digital agency
  • Experience managing complex projects, with budgets and timelines in excess of $300k and 3 months
  • Experience in a client-facing role as the main point of contact
  • Experience coordinating, encouraging and motivating internal teams
  • Experience in, and a high comfort level with, a fast-paced, deadline-driven culture
  • Experience working in start-up and enterprise-scale environments
  • An understanding of industry trends, development principles, and project methodologies
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Perks:

  • Located in downtown Chicago
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Collaborating with and learning from a world class team of business professionals and technologists
  • Working with a global and diverse customer base
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

Our newly renovated HQ is located in the Loop downtown Chicago. We are surrounded by restaurants and an easy walk to the metro, subway and bus stops.

An Insider's view of Phenix Real Time Solutions

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work life balance is very important to our company. While everyone works very hard for the vision of our company, we want our team to enjoy their much deserved time off. We strongly believe and provide an unlimited paid time off policy.

Ada Gjepali

Office Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team members are successful because of their unmatched work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile for their colleagues. We are a small but mighty team accomplishing the technical feats equivalent to a large tech company. I’m proud to be part of a team that gives 110%.

Kyle Bank

Chief Operating Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We have a relatively flat organizational structure, and pride ourselves on communication. Every team member feels comfortable raising issues with or making suggestions to executive management, and in turn, executive management wants to hear from everyone as to how we can improve how we operate for the benefit of our employees and our clients.

Roy Reichbach

CEO

What is your vision for the company?

Boundless human connections. We want to be the "go-to" provider for interactive broadcasting.

Stefan Birrer

Co-Founder & Chief Software Architect

What are Phenix Real Time Solutions Perks + Benefits

Phenix Real Time Solutions Benefits Overview

Competitive benefits package
Collaborate and learn from a world class team of business professionals and technologists
Work with a global and diverse customer base

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch on Wednesdays ordering in from a rotating list of restaurants.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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