Technical Project Manager

| Chicago

Technical Project Manager


Vail Systems Company Profile

The human voice is capable of conveying nuances and meaning that just can't be expressed through clicks and text messages. And for that reason, voice interactions have always had a special power to shape our perceptions and experiences. At Vail, we believe in the unique power of voice interactions to create more expressive, more intimate, and more efficient interpersonal interactions. Our experts work with Fortune 500 companies to help them serve their customers more efficiently and effectively through the use of various voice technologies. From basic network services, to state-of-the-art IP telephony, to cutting edge real-time analytics, Vail technology makes millions of voice interactions better every day.


Technical Project Manager


Our Project Management team is looking for an enthusiastic and driven Technical Project Manager who has the ability to balance both technical and soft skills to deliver multiple Telecom/IT Software Development projects on-time and within budget


What you can expect to be doing:


  • Manage the entire project development life cycle from requirements to deployment to ensure timely deliverables, project success, and quality
  • Identify potential issues and risks and work collaboratively to resolve them
  • Implement best practices and proven methodologies for managing projects, including lessons learned from previous projects
  • Manage internal and external customer relationships and expectations through negotiation and partnering
  • Document all project artifacts and ensure that they are complete, organized, and stored appropriately
  • Actively learn and understand our proprietary voice technology
  • Take a leadership role in empowering and motivating team members to do their best work
  • Communicate frequently with team members and stakeholders on status


To be considered for this position, you must have:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years' experience managing projects in a technical environment as a Technical Project Manager or Lead Engineer
  • Experience in directly interacting with internal and external customers
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Hands-on software development experience with the ability to identify inter-dependencies
  • Understand technical vision and communicate it effectively to technical and non-technical parties
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgment when troubleshooting problems
  • Passionate about team dynamics, process efficiency, and project success


Ideally you will also be able to demonstrate:


  • Telecom knowledge or work experience
  • Experience managing teams with Agile processes
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence


What we are offering:


  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Pre-taxed medical and commuter benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Health club membership
  • Company sports teams
  • Knowledge sharing events such as book clubs, lightning talks, brown bag lunches, and seminars
  • Tight-knit and collaborative culture
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • SpringFrameworks
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We are located on the Chicago River, next to Ogilvie and Union Station for easy commuting and there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from.

What are Vail Systems, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Vail Systems sponsors a summer softball league and triathlon team.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $1000.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Referral Bonuses. Gym Memberships. Collaborative Work Space. Competitive Pay.

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