Senior Agile Project Manager at Punchkick Interactive

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Are you passionate about delighting clients, creating organizational change, and most importantly, helping your teams create amazing products? We're looking for a Senior Agile Project Manager who is passionate about coaching teams and advocating for scrum and agile best practices.

As a Senior Agile Project Manager, you are an expert in agile development best practices. You have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference. You will be responsible for facilitating agile development and making scrum work for your clients and project teams alike. You’ll serve multiple scrum teams across a variety of projects and clients in an environment where we strive for consistent, predictable, high-quality delivery.

As the Senior Agile Project Manager, you will:

  • Coach your team in agile best practices, including self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily standup meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other scrum-related meetings; help the team and clients abide by time boxes and other agreements
  • Remove impediments to the team’s progress to its sprint commitments
  • Enact change & continuous improvement to increase the productivity of the team and quality of deliverables
  • Support the team, product owners, and clients to create clear and concise backlog items
  • Identify, manage, and help mitigate project issues and risks
  • Work with other Senior Agile Project Managers to increase the effectiveness of the application of scrum in the organization, constantly improving our standards, quality, and productivity
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices

Requirements:

  • A Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent training
  • 5+ years digital agency experience
  • Well versed in Confluence and Jira (or similar)
  • Effectively communicate complex ideas to team members and clients of all experience levels
  • Instill Agile values and make teams productive, at any level of maturity
  • Thoroughly understand the software development life-cycle, as well as technical issues at a high level
  • Understand agile software development values, principles, roles, cadence, flow and practices, including backlog sizing, release planning, Scrum of Scrums, continuous integration, continuous testing, pair programming
  • Propose creative and efficient solutions to complex, time-critical problems
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • ZendFrameworks
    • .NET CoreFrameworks
    • ASP.NET CoreFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • KissmetricsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AfterEffectsDesign
    • Adobe xDDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

We're located in a River North Novel Coworking space, conveniently near the Chicago Brown Line stop.
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An Insider's view of Punchkick Interactive

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

As a new mom, juggling being a parent and my career, seemed intimidating. But I was wrong. Punchkick is supportive of my new schedule and encourages me to focus on my family. Their support not only motivates me to work harder, but gives me confidence that I’ve chosen the right place to call my work home.

Sarah Hertzberg

Director of Client Success, TUX

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

At Punchkick, the spirit of teamwork means a lot. It’s important to the projects we are tasked with, and even more important to career growth in a flat organization. Punchkick runs lean and projects are agile, so I’m proactively forced to self-assess and look into the aspects of growth where I lack proven expertise.

Collette

Quality Assurance Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The best ideas at Punchkick come from within our team, and one of the best things I can do to foster creativity is to actively help Punchkickers surface their ideas and run them through our internal advice channel. Getting feedback and support for big ideas or sweeping change can seem intimidating to some, but it definitely doesn’t have to be.

Zak Dabbas

Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

Punchkick offers the opportunity to work with so many different technologies. No one project or client is the same. As a result, you get to work with numerous frameworks, languages, and tools throughout the year. I really enjoy the fact that I get to learn something new every day I come into work.

Gary Sperka

Full Stack Developer

What are Punchkick Interactive Perks + Benefits

Punchkick Interactive Benefits Overview

Punchkick runs flat, meaning that we have no managers, and individuals and teams support each other in making decisions. While we have core business hours, we support our team members in their personal and professional lives through comprehensive benefits like medical, vision, and dental coverage, FSAs, dependent care credits, commuter benefits, work-from-home Fridays, annual cost-of-living salary increases, and 401(k) matching with immediate vesting.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have an ongoing Party Planning Committee that focuses on company and cultural events, as well as one-off groups of Punchkickers to plan any internally created initiatives and events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Employees have several health insurance options to choose from.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Punchkick offers 3% matching with immediate vesting on 401(k)s.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Our core hours are 9am–4pm with work-from-home Fridays and one additional floating day. We also support remote work when life demands it.
Remote Work Program
Every Friday our employees are free to work from home.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We offer a company-paid Thanksgiving celebration every year. It's one of our most fun and most-loved culture events at Punchkick.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Generous PTO
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Paid Holidays
Punchkick observes all major holidays and supports observation of all religious holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have board games available for team members, and sometimes host game nights in our office.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Employees are encouraged to use our advice channel to seek out professional development opportunities.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
We try not to block employees for 40 or more full hours of billable client services work, and encourage them to use their free time for personal and professional development.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The perks we have in place have been established with a lot of employee input and feedback. We regularly update our Best Practices guide—the Punchkick version of an employee handbook—based on conversations and decisions that are made as a wider team. As a small, close-knit company, we believe in the value of supporting each other to put out our best work and live our best, balanced, professional lives.

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