Technical Product Manager

 

WhiteMoon Dreams, a leading developer of Video Games, VR and related Cutting-Edge Technologies, is looking for a Technical Product Manager to join its South Pasadena Studio.  The Technical Product Manager is responsible for defining market requirements and packaging the features into product releases.  This position involves close interaction with the product owner, development leads, product architects, and key customers.  A strong technical background is required.

 

This person will be responsible for creating, executing and maintaining the project management processes in the areas of scheduling, bidding, quality, communications, change & risk/issue management.  This person will be expected to develop and maintain project schedules and calendars with the input and assistance of technical leads and internal stakeholders (Sales, IT/Dev Operations, Development Teams, Release Management).

 

This position reports to the head of the department and product owners.

 

Responsibilities and Skills
 

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently through the entire software development lifecycle from initial conception through launch
     

  • Serve as the Scrum Master on 2-3 Operations or Development teams
     

  • Act as a servant-leader and process coach to your teams, helping them reach higher levels of agile adoption
     

  • Facilitate decision-making and communication between the team and the product owners
     

  • Ensure smooth communication within the project team and other cross-functional teams
     

  • Work to anticipate and quickly remove blockers and impediments to each of their team's progress
     

  • Resolve project design or resource issues before they cause schedule delays
     

  • Track tasks assigned to the project team and prepare regular status reports
     

  • Work closely with other members of the Studio Management Team to track and balance interdependencies between applications, platforms, services, and environments to avoid blockers and impediments related to cross-functional work
     

  • Ensure projects are implemented according to requirements and launched on a timely basis
     

  • Maintain a high level of quality and consistency on all project features

 

  • Own the project vision and communicate to all parties involved
     

  • Coordinate and participate in investigative efforts for data mining, business analysis, and QA purposes
     

  • Participate in efforts to continuously improve the software development process including assessment of project delivery capabilities, gathering and reporting performance metrics, establishing corresponding targets, and measurement of on-going progress
     

Qualifications
 

  • Technology expertise: web software, application infrastructure, data center deployments, content delivery, and server architecture
     

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Technology or related, or equivalent work experience
     

  • 3 years of experience in a technology or internet-oriented project management role
     

  • Minimum of 1-year experience as a Scrum Master with technical or production teams
     

  • Experience in process and implementation management in a technology company
     

  • MUST be hands-on and able to roll up their sleeves
     

  • Able to effectively manage resources, track, and complete projects before scheduled deadlines
     

  • 2+ years software project management experience (ideally in an internet/software company)
     

  • Strong experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle
     

  • Strong understanding of user interface best practices, web application design, and usability
     

  • Experience with distributed systems including an understanding of back-end web architectures and technologies
     

  • Able to plan work, organize time, and maintain workflow
     

  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral), organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
     

  • Able to interact professionally with all levels of staff from entry-level employees to C-level executives
     

  • Bachelor's Degree required
     

  • Experience in process and implementation management in a technology company
     

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • PMI certification a plus, Scrum Master certification desired
     

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field
     

  • Past experience as a Python and C/C++ developer
     

  • CSP certification
     

  • CSM or PMI-ACP certification
     

 

***This is an On-Site position***
 

 

If after reading this you find that you meet the qualifications and that this place sounds like somewhere you could work your artistic vibes for the greater good, send your resume and portfolio website address to Fun@whitemoondreams.com. Please write position applying for in the subject line.