Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative accelerates the success of the university's educational-technology ecosystem. Central to this work is an approach called Learning Engineering: the use of learning research and the affordances of technology to design and deliver innovative, instrumented educational practices. These innovations improve outcomes while simultaneously generating data to refine and advance theory, fueling a virtuous cycle of research and practice. The Initiative encompasses a broad array of faculty, researchers, technologists, expertise centers/organizations, and associated projects, expertise services, technologies, innovations, and research.
We are seeking an experienced Technical Project Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Manage the full lifecycle of software engineering development projects
Facilitates stand up, iteration planning, review, and retrospective meetings
Facilitates software releases, coordinating regression and performance testing
Analyzes and creates business requirements documents and project timelines
Actively manages and grooms requirement backlogs
Guides team in estimating work and facilitates time estimation
Ensures successful iteration execution, communicates with management and stakeholders, protects the team from distractions and uncontrolled growth of scope
Works to resolve project roadblocks Implements and ensures processes and best practices are followed
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Division/Department. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Expertise in agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum or Kanban Experience leading the development of open source software projects
Deep understanding of agile metrics to analyze and improve sprint execution Excellent communication skills Self-motivated, well-organized
Bachelor's Degree Preferred
3-5 years of experience
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Program, Project and Operations Management
Staff - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Full Time/Part time
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.