TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

| Chicago

Technical Project Manager - (0099306)

 

About this Role:

As a Project Manager, you will be joining an elite team in Chicago that focuses on delivering the most important organizational initiatives of ensuring accurate receipt and ingest of client data.  You will be aligned to our Data Warehouse engineering team as a scrum master along with managing and driving several cross-functional internal projects. A Project Manager must be able to work independently, troubleshoot issues as they arise, adapt to the agile environment and clearly communicate all stages of the initiative to key stakeholders.  A key responsibility is working within an established process framework to ensure milestones are met.  

 

Job Responsibilities and Expectations: 

  • Excellent and versatile communication skills: can you understand a technical walkthrough and explain it in plain language to others?
  • Work with members of the Conversant Product and Engineering teams to manage the most important organizational Initiatives.
  • Drive Stakeholders from all areas of the company to ensure clearly documented/defined scope and wins.
  • Understand the priorities of various internal projects and help steer organizational tradeoffs so we get the right things done.
  • Facilitates Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums and Backlog Grooming
  • Work with a wide range of cross functional teams within the entire company: Engineering, Product, Media, Decision Sciences – you will be the central hub for ongoing work from a variety of teams.
  • Work as an in-demand helper to other teams to ensure delivery of cross team efforts.
  • Manage a variety of projects concurrently with varying degrees of scope and urgency.  
  • Understand the nuances of your projects and communicate to audiences from Senior Management to hands-on engineers so everyone has the information they need and can be effective. 
  • Familiarity with Software Development Life Cycles (Agile, Waterfall, hybrid).

 

What you are:

  • Motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills. Able to elicit cooperation from a variety of resources.
  • Able to coach development team(s) on scoping work for delivery cycles appropriately and control scope creep.
  • Able to work with a diverse team and adapt communication styles and message content to appropriate audiences.
  • Effective communication skills to mediate disputes and uncover hidden objections or concerns.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to anticipate problems and resolve them before they happen.
  • Experience with software integration projects that are across multiple teams.
  • Experience with managing remote teams.
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible process structure and comfortable with a startup and/or high growth environment where individuals sometimes serve in multiple roles.
  • Experienced with JIRA in a software development setting.
  • Robust understanding of internet applications, intranets, extranets, applicable project management, bug and resource tracking software and team collaboration platforms.
  • Background in internet advertising and a familiarity with web analytics.
  • Experience in the Digital Ad space a large plus.
  • Solid technical background with application programming, database and system design a plus.
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Technology we use

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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Conversant

What's something quirky about your company?

We have a company band, made up of anywhere from 30 to 40 employees at a given time. The band has a large following and performs at charity events around Chicago. They also perform a full set at Conversant’s holiday party each year at the House of Blues. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my peers up on stage rocking out.

Paul

Associate Automation & Infrastructure Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My days are a mix of execution, idea generation and collaboration. Our focus on executing revenue-generating strategies for clients requires attention to quality while looking to automate and innovate our processes. My creative mindset comes into play daily when discussing how we should approach a client campaign and other objectives.

Omair

Client Integration Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Conversant is deeply invested in helping you grow your career. I started as a Database Administrator and was promoted to Senior Database Administrator. After a brief stint away from the company, I was re-hired as a Senior Client Integration Engineer in Operations and am now a Senior Solutions Integration Engineer.

Susan

Senior Solutions Integration Engineer

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

Conversant has a very good work-life balance, including unlimited PTO. As a young adult, traveling around the world is one my top priorities and working with a company that aligns with that is a huge plus. I have had the flexibility to visit 7 countries. That flexibility is one of many things that has kept me at Conversant for five years.

Alba

Team Lead, Engineering

What are Conversant Perks + Benefits

Conversant Benefits Overview

At Conversant, we offer benefits and perks that enable our associates to thrive and foster a culture of innovation.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Conversant participates in local community activities such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Off the Street Club, Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Conversant has a Social Committee that organizes social, charitable and sports activities.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Conversant's team fitness initiatives include intramural softball, volleyball and soccer.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Conversant provides back-up care benefits.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conversant hosts an annual summer boat party on Lake Michigan and a holiday party at the House of Blues, where our employee-run band performs the live entertainment all night.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Shuffle Board.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Conversant offers employees professional development opportunities like on-site training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Conversant hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program and career mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Conversant encourages employees to complete 48 hours of professional development training per year.
Online course subscriptions available
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