The Publisher Desk is hiring a Technical Project Manager to help build and support our portfolio of publishers.  As a Technical Project Manager you'll work with our publishers and development team to coordinate and deliver quality, large scale, and highly complex projects.  Our culture encourages all to contribute to the success of our publisher portfolio, and the Technical Project Manager plays a key role in this by promoting communication, building strong relationships, and resolving blockers.


Accomplishments:

  • This isn’t your first time managing large scale Web SDLC projects with cross-functional distributed teams

  • You’ve used Agile methodologies, including the SCRUM framework to facilitate complex projects towards on-time completion

  • You’ve been accountable for tracking 6 figure budgets and tight timelines

  • You’ve built strong, trusting relationships with client stakeholders without compromising on scope of work

  • You’ve probably earned CSM or PMP credentials

  • You’ve used Atlassian’s Jira at an advanced level to administer projects, and are familiar with GitHub

Bonus

  • Working on high-scale WordPress installs and platforms like WordPress.com and VIP

  • An understanding of the WordPress community and recent developments in WordPress

  • An understanding of how performance and Core Web Vitals play into the success of websites


Facilitate Effective Project Delivery

  • Obtain estimation/effort levels from the team for all work to be performed

  • Set up all necessary project work spaces, including Slack and Jira. 

  • Track, manage, and report on project budget, scope, and timeline while creating visibility for the rest of the team

  • Ensure projects are properly resourced and running efficiently

  • Effectively be able to identify when escalation may be needed, and escalate project concerns to appropriate channels

  • Work closely with Architects to validate technical dependencies and needs to successfully complete projects

  • Understand all components of the SOW, and ensure all deliverables are met

  • Participate in and give back to the WordPress open source community

What The Publisher Desk offers the successful candidate:

  • Full-Time, Salaried Position

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits

  • Retirement plan with company match

  • The opportunity to be part of something BIG