Software Delivery Project Manager

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Note: At PerkSpot, the safety and wellness of our employees is our top priority. To provide our employees with the support they may need to maintain their personal health and wellness, our office is open and available for those employees who are interested in using it. Our long-term goal is for PerkSpot employees to return to our Chicago office, however working remotely will be an option until everyone is comfortable, and it is 100% safe for all to return. 

Hi, welcome to PerkSpot. We’re looking for an organized, deadline-oriented Software Delivery Project Manager to join our Technology team and help drive projects that will impact some of the largest employers and companies in America. 

Our tech is at the forefront of what we do here at PerkSpot. As the Software Delivery Project Manager, you will help expand our platform and its operations to work at their most efficient for our valued members. Ideally, you will have experience in software development and understand how it relates to the success of the platform as a whole. We’re looking for someone experienced and dedicated to making PerkSpot’s platform the best it can be, with the technical knowledge and the drive to get it there. 

About PerkSpot 

PerkSpot is an employee benefits company that works with America’s top employers to offer exclusive discounts, rewards, and recognition to millions of employees. These exclusive perks and savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about the company they work for. We help employees from over 1,000 companies like Spotify, Walgreens, McDonald's, and Lyft save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

Profitable and growing, our company was founded in 2006 by good people with a great vision, and we’re carrying on the work they started. In 2018, our company was proud to announce an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. As we continue to grow, we’re excited about our leadership position in the industry, but we’re also committed to doing more - developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. Our passion is to make every place a great place to work, starting with our own. We’re a big platform, but a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than you’d have anywhere else and invest in your success and growth more than any other employer.

Meet the Technology Team

Our Technology team is made up of Software Engineers, QA Analysts, and DevOps Engineers with one goal in mind - to keep us moving and improving. Our team works collaboratively to optimize our application, making it work as efficiently and user-friendly as possible. Because of its fast-moving, project-based structure, we allow for significant opportunities for learning, growth, and diversity of work - you’ll certainly never get bored here! Our work directly impacts the PerkSpot platform, and therefore our partners and their hardworking employees, as well. 

Life as our Software Delivery Project Manager:

  • Leading Agile ceremonies such as Standups, Refinement/Grooming, and Retros
  • Working with Product and Engineering teams to define the product vision and roadmap; adjusting roadmap as needed to account for changes in business goals
  • Collaborating with departments to understand and define the application’s functional and non-functional requirements, and how to meet these in the most efficient manner
  • Splitting up large-scale programming projects into smaller stories and tasks; creating interactive tickets to track completion milestones
  • Defining and prioritizing projects; assigning resources to meet deadlines, budgets, and organizational requirements
  • Working with department heads and individual developers to gauge workload and engineering strengths
  • Running regular team meetings to check in on statuses of ongoing projects and adjust timelines accordingly
  • Presenting regular (weekly, monthly, quarterly) reports to key stakeholders and management, measuring team progress against targeted KPIs
  • Owning project dashboard and progress within JIRA

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience executing successful software projects as a Project or Program Manager
  • 3+ years of experience running Service and/or DevOps projects, separate from new dev initiatives 
  • 1+ years of experience working as a Software Engineer/Developer
  • Bachelor's Degree in Project Management, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Certification in Agile Development and/or background in software development strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in technical and business analysis; specifically in documentation, assessing project requirements, and writing configuration guides
  • Proficiency in Atlassian tools: JIRA, Confluence, etc. 
  • Understanding of Visual Studio, Git, Databases, API Services, and other tech languages
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and analytical approach to project management
  • Excellent communication skills; collaborative, team-focused mindset
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage your own workload
  • Proven understanding of PerkSpot’s values as a whole and a willingness to work hard to achieve overall company goals

Your First Few Months

During your onboarding, you will become familiar with PerkSpot’s platform as a whole, both the Engineering and Product teams, and our standard operations, processes, and polices. Throughout your training you will explore new and ongoing projects and gradually take on their overall and day-to-day management. Once fully ramped up, you will run Agile ceremonies and be responsible for on-time project completion, through collaboration with various team members. In time, you will be at the forefront of important optimizations to grow PerkSpot and solidify it as an industry leader.

The Perks of Working at PerkSpot

We’re a big platform, but still a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, and invest in you more. You’re going to grow – a lot. We work out of our office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When we are in the office, we dress how we like, encourage flexible hours and an open time-off policy, stock a good beer selection, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee. Most of all, we welcome good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, a generous parental leave policy, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage, a private gym, and a shower on-site.

We hold weekly company get-togethers where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. Every week at PerkSpot, we aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week.

Because we consider every member of our team to be a fundamental part of our success, we encourage everyone to be invested in our success, regardless of their position. We want every one of our employees to think like an owner, by putting in the effort to exceed expectations, solve problems before they come up, and always go the extra mile. It’s this drive to succeed that makes PerkSpot such an interactive and fulfilling place to work. 

How to Apply

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!

All positions require a full background screening.

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Location

320 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of PerkSpot

What's something quirky about your company?

We get to bring our furry friends to keep us company and remind us that there is always someone looking up to you.

Levi

Accounting Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

The projects that excite me most are ones where I collaborate with different departments to create something that really effectively markets our company, both internally and externally. These projects are always the ones that help deepen my understanding of our company and how we work, which is vital for a marketing professional.

Amy

Content Marketing Associate

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful PerkSpot AM takes pride in providing superior customer service to our clients and is dedicated to being their partner-in-crime throughout their efforts to inspire employees. A love for rescues is also a must.

Becky

Head of Client Success

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

The tech team has a lot of influence over how solutions are implemented, leading to scalable, reliable solutions which provide great value to our users. Ultimately these design decisions help grow the business by providing a great user experience!

Chris

DevOps Engineer

How does your team reward individual success?

Each week a member of our team is recognized as the PerkSpot "Star" of the week. They recieve a big trophy to position on their desk for the week and receive credits to spend in our gift card platform. This person has gone above and beyond to help the company and/or support multiple teams on a special project or initiative.

Anthony

Senior Account Executive

What are PerkSpot Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot Benefits Overview

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

PerkSpot offers free Financial Advisory services to all our employees from an outside Financial Advisory firm.

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