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UX Design Project Manager

Job title: UX Design Project Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Newark, CA
Discipline: Technology
Remote: No
Reference: 402945
Contact name: Alex Morgan
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

As a SW UX Design Project Manager, you: Are responsible for planning, scheduling, prioritizing, allocating resources, and driving SW UX projects through the entire product development lifecycle. Outstanding leadership skills, a passion for process, and the ability to plan out a calendar will be crucial for this role.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and monitoring project or program schedules, progress, and costs to ensure that expected results are delivered on time and within budget
  • Allocating project resources with discipline functional manager
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating project plans as needed
  • Building process and systems in coordination across multi-disciplines including: Product Management, SW Development PM’s, Architects, QA and Embedded SW Dev teams
  • Consolidating, communicating, and driving issue resolutions to closure
  • Maintaining and publishing a project dashboard to communicate the status of projects
  • Scheduling project kick-off meetings/reviews with stakeholders
  • Publishing meeting minutes, action item logs, and updated schedules to track project status
  • Providing functional expertise to assess potential schedule risks and operational impact
  • Process & drive external vendor SOWs to closure via contract tool in partnership with Design Lead and Legal Partners
  • Process POs, forecast costs, and update budget / financial trackers

Skills:

  • Prior experience managing SW UX projects a must. You must bring the following behaviors to our team:
  • Be a self-starter and independently manage projects and processes
  • Be an avid learner of new processes and systems
  • Connect the dots at a strategic level to support cross-functional teams
  • See the big picture and get granular with the details
  • Lean in and learn new systems and processes
  • Bring an open and curious mindset to everything you do Impeccable organizational skills
  • Have an upbeat, can-do attitude and work well with creatives
  • Team-player able to seamlessly partner with designers, marketing and engineering
  • Strong change management and scheduling skills
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented with a positive attitude to challenges
  • Able to juggle conflicting priorities
  • Be fun to work with!!

As a Design Project Manager, you have:

  • 3-5 years Project / Program Management experience in high tech and consumer products environment with cross-functional teams
  • Superior project scoping, project timeline development, risk assessment, and prioritization skills
  • Experience managing large scale software development and front-end design projects
  • Expert in Agile process/methodology and use of Jira to track projects across multi-disciplines and workstreams
  • Experience creating comprehensive project timelines utilizing project management software, e.g. MS Project, Workfront, At-Task, Smart Sheet., etc.
  • Understanding of how to use Google -- Drive, Documents, Sheets, and Slides
  • Education: 4 Year College Degree, BA or BS from accredited university/college or equivalent job experience.
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