Technical Program Manager

| Chicago
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Our mission is to usher in a new era of trust and predictability to transportation and logistics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The industry is massive, as is the opportunity. We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our growing global team and help us enable a more productive and successful world. We’re changing the way the world ships, and we’re looking for you to help us get there!  

Why project44?  

  • Take an inside look into our culture!  
  • Ranked 2nd most innovative company by FreightWaves in 2018 and 2019 (right after Amazon who is our customer)  
  • “Best Places To Work” by Built In Chicago  
  • Our culture is more than a ping pong table, but we do host quarterly ping pong tournaments! 

 You are looking for your next position as a Technical Program Manager and get excited about leading large-scale, cross-functional initiatives within our product teams. You are passionate about seeing programs through the beginning to the end, ensuring a better workflow and more effective communication. You enjoy working closely with Executives, Product Managers, and key company Stakeholders to drive critical programs and activities across the company. 

You excel in defining, scoping, prioritizing and executing features spanning multiple stakeholders. This position has extremely high visibility and potential, and requires product management, base level technical knowledge, and organizational skills. 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Initiate programs by leading alignment on program scope, release planning, business goals, creating program structure, and securing cross-functional support 
  • Help to create and maintain roadmaps and milestones. Work with your team to estimate, implement, and build features while ensuring that you’re working on the highest priority things you can be  
  • Explore, analyze, and understand data deeply, and constantly look for ways to improve its quality and its value to the company and customers 
  • Provide visibility to program status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics, etc.) on an ongoing basis through push status reporting (to all stakeholders, team members, and interested parties)  
  • Provide monthly program reviews and updates at sprint reviews (deep dive into current state of project goals, risks, escalations) 

Requirements & Preferred Skills 

  • Experience in a product or program management role for a technology company 
  • Experience working with SaaS services and APIs, conducting data analysis and understanding and articulating technical concepts and to both engineers and at the executive level 
  • Experience developing roadmaps and product plans for an engineering group, and coordinating planning and execution with product and other engineering groups 
  • Proven success coordinating decisions and work across technical and non-technical teams 
  • Spent time working on closely-knit teams using Agile methodologies such as Scrum 
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and technologies relevant to the program 
  • Ability to be strategic and roll up your sleeves to accomplish what needs to be done 

About project44 

Since 2014, project44 has been transforming the way one of the largest, most important global industries does business. As transportation and logistics continues to evolve and customer expectations around delivery become more demanding, industry technology must rise to the occasion. In just a few short years, we’ve created a digital infrastructure that eliminates the inefficiencies caused by dated technology and manual processes. Our Advanced Visibility Platform is used by the world’s leading brands to track shipments, collaborate with supply chain partners, drive operational efficiencies, and create outstanding customer experiences.  

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

Located in the iconic art deco Merchandise Mart on the Chicago river and central to high energy restaurants, retail, and accessible public transit.
How project44 makes the world run faster, one global network at a time
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

When I interviewed, I was instantly attracted by the company culture, its ambiance, liveliness, and healthy vibe. I was impressed with the charisma and enthusiasm of every person I met. Our teams are highly motivated and diverse talent bringing unique experiences and knowledge with them. The vibe is upbeat driven collaboration!

Ravneet Sidhu

Senior Software Engineer in Test

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

From the start, I could tell that project44 was special; we're a group of really smart people who come together with the ability to experiment, try new things, and collaborate.

Portia LaMotte

Digital Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

There is no set track for career growth so you can take advantage of a lot very quickly. You can work on different projects and teams, develop new processes, build and improve something internally - you are able to advance and get real hands on experience.

Nate Puskaric

Strategic Account Executive

What is your vision for the company?

We are ultimately building a world supply-chain network that fits within a much broader vision of applying modern technology, data science, and data flow technologies to an industry that's as old as time.

Will Hansmann

CTO

What makes someone successful on your team?

This is a fast paced environment where everyone is ready to be challenged. To succeed, you must be ready to change your mindset and move quickly to keep up.

Jispuneet Singh

Technical Project Manager

What are project44 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
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
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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