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Senior Project Manager for EduTech Product

About us

Velvetech is an American global software development company headquartered in Chicago, IL, a leader in software development and consulting, known for transforming strategic business agendas into innovative IT solutions. We are committed to fostering growth and delivering success in every project we undertake.Velvetech has its developers strategically distributed in 10+ global technical job markets to deliver the best in class software engineering and exceptional client services.

We have 20+ years of experience in software and hardware development for clients all around the world, especially for US clients. As an official Microsoft Gold Partner, our company is listed in the top 5 software development companies in Illinois, USA.

US clients are leading trading and financial organizations, insurance companies, large healthcare associations, pharmaceutical and energy companies, equipment manufacturers, hi-tech startups, etc.

Areas of expertise are consulting, development, implementation, and support of software solutions. We implement modern backend solutions that support microservices architecture with the following technologies: NET Core, Node.js, Java, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ. For the web UI front-end development, we opt for React, or Angular, and for mobile development — Swift, Kotlin, Java. Most of the systems are designed for cloud infrastructures like AWS, Azure, GCP, and heavily rely on Docker, Kubernetes while modern CI/CD is made using GitLab CI or TeamCity. In September 2021, Velvetech LLC received the status of the official Training Provider of the International Institute of Business Analysis. This status gives us the right to conduct regular quality trainings for Business Analysts and anyone performing BA activities regardless their job title.

Principles are based on Agile Methodology, Scrum and Kanban. Various projects coded in GitLab or GitHub are built with multiple coordinated teams, collaborating via Jira, Confluence, MS Teams, and Slack. Velvetech constantly follows the Tech trends and actively cooperates with startups in such breakthrough areas as Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, Blockchain, FPGA, and AI.

Responsibilities

If you are a specialist capable of managing the project from design and prioritization, scheduling tasks, control, communications towards prompt problem-solving, we are inviting you to join us. We are seeking a Senior Project Manager with extensive experience in managing complex software development projects across multiple teams. This role requires a strategic thinker overseeing the entire product development lifecycle, ensuring seamless coordination between Velvetech’s development teams and various client-side stakeholders working on an innovative EduTech product.

Project Context

The product you will be overseeing serves a vital role in numerous public and private schools in North America, enhancing teaching effectiveness and student learning through innovative software solutions. This product leverages data analytics and user-friendly interfaces to deliver personalized educational experiences and real-time progress tracking, contributing significantly to educational outcomes

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred
  • At least 7 years of experience in a project management or product owner role within a software development environment
  • Proficiency in Agile, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or equivalent Agile certification is highly desirable. Experience with Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) is nice to have
  • English level – C1 (written and spoken) or better
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple project teams and manage large-scale software development projects
  • Understanding technical matters: high-load web applications architecture, relational databases, Microservices, AI/ML technologies, and mobile development specifics
  • Exceptional leadership, time management, and communication skills

    What We Offer

  • A role with a significant impact on product direction and business strategy
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a supportive and innovative environment
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • Flexible working conditions to foster a collaborative and effective work environment
  • Application Process

    Interested candidates are invited to apply through our website or send their resume along with a cover letter explaining their qualifications and past successes in similar roles to careers@velvetech.com.

    Our team

    We are a friendly team of 150+ professionals where everyone is able to achieve high results and grows professionally not only due to their own knowledge and skills but also with the support of colleagues. Values that we highly appreciate are high performance, responsibility, respect, and loyalty. In order to have a highly motivated team, Velvetech invests in their people, additional education, certification, and others. You choose your career path and we are here to support you!

    People work together in harmony, encouraging each other to continuously learn, progress, and pursue perfection. Our employees enjoy working as we turn challenges into advantages to share success with each other.

    You have a chance to become a part of a friendly and professional team that creates robust software solutions to deliver maximum value to our international clients.

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