Development Project Manager
With little supervision but with direction from the Brazil Development Manager, you will:
- Ensure clarity of communications between the Brazilian Development team and their global colleagues.
- Serve as liaison between Development and colleagues from the wider organization (for example, Sales, Marketing, and Support).
- Assist in developing and delivering Development progress reports and presentations -- from highly detailed reports for Development staff to high-level executive presentations.
- Monitor and report progress on complex software development projects relative to schedules, budgets, and quality.
- Define, document, and manage projects under both traditional and Agile methodologies, actively participating in all phases of the project life cycle.
- Manage and track project forecasts.
- Identify, assess, communicate, and manage risks and issues.
- Effectively manage project team conflicts, identify and resolve areas of confusion, build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders, and facilitate commitment and decision making.
- Prepare and maintain project plans and track activities against the plan.
- Implement an effective project communication plan and operating rhythm, including provision of regular and accurate reporting.
- Manage change control, gaining agreement for revisions from project stakeholders.
- The global nature of the project team will require some flexibility in working hours in order to ensure sufficient interaction across time zones. Some travel may be required.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, communications, computer science, information technology, or similar discipline.
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
REQUIRED / DESIRED SKILLS
Required skills and experience include:
- Must be fluent in both English and Portuguese, in both written and verbal communication.
- Five or more years of experience working on software-development projects, either as a manager or lead contributor.
- Experience working with cross-functional, technical teams across several locations and time zones.
- Demonstrated project planning and management skills, including working knowledge of project management methodology.
- Ability to manage projects with minimal supervision.
- Ability to interact with senior management and business stakeholders.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to synthesize complex, technical details from disparate sources into concise, written reports for stakeholders at all levels.
- Knowledge of resource allocation, budgeting, and project planning and scheduling.
Desired skills and experience include:
- Experience in the tax and accounting industry.
- Knowledge of Agile and traditional software-development project management.
- Spanish language skills.
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