Technical Project Manager - Cloud Development (Independent Contractor)

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Job title: Technical Project Manager

Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Language, is searching for a proactive individual with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills for a new project manager position. This Technical Project Manager will be responsible for planning and coordinating development that spans many branches of the Wolfram technology stack.

The position requires software or web project management experience, strong organization and communication skills, and the ability to interface with Wolfram’s technical and product development teams. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment and has an enthusiasm for new technologies.

This position is for the primary project assistant for the Wolfram Cloud team, reporting to our Director of Cloud Development. You would be working with an existing project manager on the cloud team and coordinating with project managers of other groups. Our cloud team is a distributed remote team, primarily in US Central and Central European time zones. This role would be expected to have significant overlap with the US Central time zone.

There is opportunity for advancement to a larger Product Owner role for the Wolfram Cloud and related products for exceptional candidates with outstanding performance in the first six months to one year+ in the project assistant role.

Responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining project plans and detailed roadmaps
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams within the company
  • Connecting with key stakeholders to detail the scope and timeline requirements
  • Interfacing with, creating tickets for and adapting to the processes of other groups for resource allocation
  • Proactively managing the execution and technical implementation for multiple projects
  • Monitoring the status, risks and resources for project lifecycles
  • Preparing agendas for and leading meetings, taking notes and following up on action items
  • Organizing development sprints and milestones
  • Establishing, documenting and improving internal processes
  • Maintaining project pages and dashboards
  • Tracking metrics, reporting on project performance and escalating any risks
  • Helping prepare agendas and presentations for meetings with upper management, including the CEO

Qualifications

  • Proficiency in English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field, with mathematics or computer science being a plus
  • Experience in software or web project management
  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to interact with cross-functional teams (for example, senior stakeholders, technical leads, user experience, design, web, technical content, quality assurance, support, product development teams, etc.)
  • High degree of initiative
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Willingness to learn Wolfram Language and understand other Wolfram technologies

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with or exposure to programming languages (Wolfram Language, Python, Java)
  • Experience with or exposure to web development languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Experience with Jira or other project management software
  • Demonstrated record of full lifecycle releases
  • Experience with Agile or Lean User Experience development techniques
  • Proven ability to release projects on time and with full requirements lists
  • Experience working in a distributed remote-first team

Location: Fully remote and seeking candidates from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Morocco and Armenia
Job type: Full time (40 hours per week)/Independent Contractor
Salary:  Dependent on location, candidate’s background and experience
Reporting to: Cloud Development Director

Wolfram is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at its company. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.