dscf5341

Agile Project Manager

Join the P'unk Ave team!

Who We Are

P'unk Avenue solves problems and explores new opportunities for people and organizations making a positive social impact in fields like urbanism, health & wellness, arts & culture, education, and the environment. It is our goal to work on projects that empower people, improve quality of life, support the creation of knowledge, and strengthen our cities.

We are a small company with a large impact. We are engineers, developers, producers, designers and leaders. Our attentive care for and direct collaboration with our clients has led to opportunities for innovation and creativity. We are expanding our team to handle an influx of new projects, all while continuously experimenting with our team structure and evolving our design and development practices. We need people who thrive in this kind of dynamic and intense environment.

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, read on...

P'unk Ave Team Photo February 2019

What You Will Be Doing

As an Agile Project Manager at P’unk Ave, you will be focused on ensuring the successful delivery of our most complex and challenging technical work.

You will plan, lead, organize, and motivate project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users.

You will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

 

P'unk Development Team at work

Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for defining project scopes and schedules while focusing on regular and timely delivery to our clients.

  • You will organize and lead project status and working meetings and prepare and distribute progress reports on complex projects across diverse groups of stakeholders.

  • You will assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work, and leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.

  • You will support Product Owners in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.

  • You will be expected to define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for project management.

  • You will be a constant resource for projects, handling any issues that arise before they get to the practitioners.

  • You will be responsible for organizing retrospectives / post-mortems and then working with the team leads to fold those learnings back into our process.

  • In addition to your role as an Agile Project Manager you will be expected to actively participate in growing our overall culture, supporting your coworkers, and helping to make P'unk a wonderful place to work.

 

P'unk coffee
illustration of clustered post-it notes with drawings and text on them

What You Should Already Have, Know and Do

  • A solid understanding of software development life cycle models, as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.

  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile-based methodologies.

  • Prior experience overseeing multi-function project teams.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building.

  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and technology individuals at all levels including the executive level.

  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view.

  • You should feel comfortable giving and receiving critical professional feedback.

 

You Will Be Valued

P'unk Ave is built on a culture of trust and autonomy. Our focus is on meeting our responsibilities and finding ways to make our company better.

Most of the team work approximately 9 to 5, but with a great deal of flexibility. We have a generous vacation policy and encourage you to use it to stay healthy, engaged, and inspired. We also support sabbaticals.

We strive to maintain a culture and environment that makes our team members want to be in the studio. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance. We have a retirement plan, with matching. Because we believe in on-going learning, each person has a discretionary yearly conference budget. We also believe that everyone should share in our success through profit sharing.

We are located in the heart of South Philly, right on E. Passyunk Ave, which is one block away from the Italian Market—accessible within reasonable walking distance from the Broad Street Line.

Most of all you would get the opportunity to work with motivated and intelligent people!

If you would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you!

We strongly encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Please send us an email that includes your experience and a few examples of relevant work.