Technical Project Manager

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Product Development

🗓️ March 2nd, 2023

Position Summary:
The Technical Project Manager is responsible for the leadership of application development based projects in a highly visible and fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with a large cross-functional team of resources (30+ people) across the enterprise to deliver assigned initiatives on time and within budget. The Project Manager will utilize their expertise of the software development life cycle, along with excellent communication skills to provide direction to the project team.

Essential Job Functions:
As a Technical Project Manager, you will lead projects that deliver key capabilities to Penn Foster applications. Your teams will solve complex problems through your leadership in applying your project management, systems engineering, and people skills. Your Technical Project Manager career will challenge you to apply your skills across the Penn Foster enterprise.

This Technical Project Manager role will be highly focused on the implementation of Penn Foster’s new ERP product.  

Knowledge and experience with ERP products, data migrations and mergers is highly desirable. 

Technical Project Managers drive critical technology programs and turn user needs into operating capabilities. Your responsibilities involve integration of programmatic, technical, systems engineering, business, and personnel elements of project, including:

Defining requirements
• Tailoring and applying program management and systems engineering processes
• Leading technical and programmatic decisions
• Leading diverse teams (i.e., multiple domains, across geographies, potential partners involved) to deliver integrated solutions that achieve measurable business results
• Developing, and managing cost and schedule
• Understanding the financial profitability of projects - revenue, costs, etc.
• Providing project and program reports to the executive team
• Driving project process change
• Estimating level of effort and project costs
• Managing incoming requests from Penn Foster management team
• Managing updates of releases and demos to Penn Foster executive and management teams

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
• Engineering
• Computer Science
• Information Systems
• Business

Master’s degree preferred
Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner preferred  

Skills and Abilities 
• 5+ years of Project and Program Management 
• Previous experience in a large organization/consultancy is highly desired 
• Experience in managing complex IT projects with teams of 30+, must have been part of multiple full project lifecycles 
• Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously (preferably in an integrated program) 
• Led a Business Design and a Technical Design phase 
• Led teams with multiple discipline representation (especially technology, user/creative experience, and business/end users) 
• Experience managing MS .Net projects 
• Familiarity with Agile and Iterative Development (or other recent PM methodologies)
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Ability to work independently and in a group
• Self-starter attitude with initiative
• Creativity
• Ability to solve complex problems

Equal Employment Opportunity:
At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We encourage underrepresented groups to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Us:
At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals.  Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that’s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

What We Offer:
We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.