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Technical Project Manager

Company: Pearson
Location: Boise
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson offers dynamic teacher licensing and performance assessment solutions. We work with multiple partners to develop and maintain highly scalable Web applications that share information between Pearson groups, customers, and clients. We have a collaborative environment and are passionate about education.The Technical Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of managing projects (such as software development, information technology, infrastructure), analyzing business processes & workflow, identifying high level business requirements, and developing project schedules. You will be the catalyst responsible for ensuring successful implementation, following the Agile methodology for development and testing. You will communicate with partners at all levels and oversee the complete project life cycle from preliminary planning through project closing.This is a hybrid remote / office position. You will work remotely with in-office activities required, as needed, in Pearsons Hadley, MA office. If you are outside of commuting distance, this position would be full-time remote.Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage software development and business process analysis projects involving cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a product or service
  • Develop and maintain project charters, detailed work plans, schedules, status reports, and risk registers appropriate for the scope and complexity of each project
  • Track the cross functional team in the execution of the project, providing positive leadership toward the successful delivery with a focus on cost, schedule, scope, quality, and communication
  • Coordinate efforts of all cross functional team members by establishing and maintaining a highly cooperative environment and fostering collaboration across all areas
  • Perform project risk assessment and implement risk mitigation plans
  • Document high level business requirements for projects, as neededRequired Experience
    • Five or more years of project management experience, including experience with business process analysis and workflow re-engineering
    • Experienced in managing multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to work independently, and lead teams, in a high-pressure, multiple-deadline environment
    • Understanding of software development life cycle and experience in managing software and IT infrastructure projects
    • Bachelor's degree required; a degree in Computer Science/Management Information Systems/Business Administration/Engineering or related discipline is preferred
    • Experience managing projects in an Agile environment is preferred
    • Change management training and experience is preferred
    • PMP certification is preferredDesired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Advanced knowledge of project management principles, requirements analysis, and related tools, such as Smartsheet, MS Project, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly assess unclear or complex situations and reduce into clear direction for the team
      • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
      • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships at all levels of the organization and with technical and non-technical staff; ability to effectively lead, manage and energize cross-functional teams across multiple sites
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience in a variety of settingsCompensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. As required by the Colorado and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:Minimum full-time salary range is between $75,000 - $90,000.This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.#LI-POSTLearning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the worlds leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. To learn more about Pearsons commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.htmlPearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENTOrganization: Assessment & QualificationsSchedule: FULL_TIMEReq ID: 7902#location

Keywords: Pearson, Boise , Technical Project Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Boise, Idaho

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