Software Project Manager

At NextCapital, we build financial software that helps everyday investors build and manage a world-class financial portfolio. Our work directly benefits the millions of Americans who can't afford traditional financial advice, by providing them a solution driven by software. Working with the world's leading financial institutions, our software tackles the complex challenges of providing financial advice through an intuitive and engaging user experience.


We're looking for talented and highly motivated software project managers to join our team. The ideal candidate is adept at managing expectations and communication across many stakeholders, and has a strong technical understanding of software, data and security systems. Learn more about NextCapital at


  • Lead one or more projects through the end to end project delivery lifecycle
  • Effectively communicate the status of all projects across the team, highlighting issues or conflicts between teams to stakeholders and management
  • Create and publish a weekly status report that outlines the state of projects
  • Obtain and define staffing requirements and form project delivery teams
  • Plan and estimate all associated work required to meet project goals
  • Provide direction and leadership to project management analysts and engineers
  • Develop methods to assess project progress while utilizing established standards and quality objectives
  • Conduct efficient project meetings
  • Communicate individual project roles and expectations to the team
  • Ensure all project team members have the tools and training necessary to perform effectively
  • Identify and remove impediments/blockers in order to keep teams productive
  • Manage project scope and diligently identify and communicate potential changes in scope
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and technical competence
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance with broad scope and high complexity



  • You have a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or equivalent experience
  • You have 2-4 years of software project management experience
  • You've demonstrated an exceptional capability to deliver large, technically complex projects
  • You have experience managing projects across large teams and working with enterprise partners
  • You're comfortable with different software development methodologies, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • You have a deep understanding of how computer and software systems work
  • You have the ability to make real-time independent decisions when conditions change, based on a strong understanding of the business and technical context
  • You have strong multi-tasking capabilities and can easily adapt to change in a fast-paced environment



  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment surrounded by top quality engineers that enjoy working with each other
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and top notch health benefits
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growth stage company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • Enjoy a newly built out office in the historic Monroe Building, on Michigan Ave, with views of Millennium Park and the lake.
  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, Thursday After Hours (cards, video games, treats), fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Sip locally roasted coffee, cold brew, iced tea or espresso at your modular sitting/standing desk

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