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Technical Project Manager

Product Development | Chicago, IL | Temp to Full Time

Job Description

About FUNL Studio

FUNL Studio delivers experience, leadership, entrepreneurial drive, positive team dynamics, innovation, and fun (it’s in our name after all!). We build products for innovation departments of Global 500 companies and invest operationally in early-stage startups. Our team utilizes time-tested frameworks, strategic thinking, story-driven design, and rock-solid engineering to bring products to market for digital, IoT, and other emerging technology sectors. We are a fully remote organization that works across time zones and borders. We are located in the USA and Serbia. Every member of FUNL is expected to bring a genuine entrepreneurial spirit and drive to the work. This is a remote contract role that can be freelance, part-time, or full-time. If you have the desire to do something meaningful and important, the urge to get better at your craft, and the desire to be self-directed, you should submit your resume to FUNL Studio. 

About the Role

The Technical Project Manager (TPM) is responsible for providing technical project planning, management, and oversight for FUNL enterprise and startup projects. Ensuring that these projects are completed on-time, within scope, and budget. The TPM will ensure the optimum mix of cost, schedule, performance, and system supportability throughout the project’s value chain or life cycle (EG, design, development, testing and evaluation, production, launch, growth, analysis then rinse and repeat) for each project. The TPM acts as a project management technical lead and business analysis subject matter expert and is responsible for working with project stakeholders to deliver technical solutions in a timely and high-quality manner. 

The TPM at FUNL will manage all phases of technical service delivery including analysis and design, configuration and build, testing and training, and deployment of solutions and will be accountable for all aspects of project management, project planning, scheduling, scope management, internal communications, status reporting, and resource management (internal and partners). 

You have excellent time management skills and are able to prioritize effectively while creating space for original thinking and thoughtful analysis to support the team. You will succeed if you are someone that has an eagerness to learn, flexibility to pivot when needed, savviness to navigate, and thrive in a dynamic environment. You have the growth mindset needed to empower yourself, the team, and project(s) to continue to learn and grow. You have the intellectual curiosity to understand core issues, determination to uncover the solution, and the desire to roll up their sleeves and execute. You will work directly with FUNL leadership and clients to deliver data solutions that tell a story and provide new and innovative insights enabling us to make better decisions and improve our services. You will serve as a thought leader with the Product, Engineering, Operations, and Business Development teams.

This role will report to a FUNL Co-Founder and Partner. 

Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of projects

  • Analyze, plan and develop requirements and standards in reference to scheduled projects

  • Research and evaluate software technology options and weigh the cost/benefit analysis on behalf of the company and clients 

  • Hold regular technical team meetings to determine progress and address any questions or challenges regarding projects

  • Determine and define clear deliverables, roles, and responsibilities for all members

  • Analyze the economics of project plans and provide actionable feedback relating to cost-benefit and return-on-investment standards.

  • Develop comprehensive project plans and scope that merge client requirements with company goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation

  • Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout the entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques such as monday.com, airtable, etc

  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks

  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals

  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis

  • Responsible for leading project meetings on assigned projects and publishing the meeting minutes to the project team and stakeholders

  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs

  • As needed, based on skillset and learning - provide ad operations support to digital marketing campaigns; research, configure and manage technology tools and platforms; conduct analysis of campaigns and projects to provide insights

  • Potentially provide mentorship to other members of the team on best practices for the design and implementation of cutting-edge analytics

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, equivalent or related technical field required

  • Proven working experience in project management for 5-7 years

  • 2 or more years of experience in Data Analytics preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies, and method

  • Strong analytical skills regarding project management issues

  • Excellent oral & written communication and presentation skills including the ability to present technical issues to a non-technical audience and communicate effectively

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, G-Suite, Slack, time-tracking tools, project management SaaS products, and other relevant tools. 

  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively complete multiple tasks concurrently and deliver quality results under pressure constraints

  • Energetic and motivated, with an inquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation

Good To Have

  • Proficiency with at least one web development language, such as Javascript or Python

  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and developing rising talent in the technology department

  • Budgeting and forecasting

  • Planning and monitoring

  • Financial modeling

 

If you share our Core Values and have the aforementioned skills, then FUNL Studio is the perfect place to grow your career:

COLLABORATION. We take a team-focused approach to every project. It takes collaboration within our team and with our clients to help businesses achieve their vision and grow.

ALWAYS LEARNING. We have an always-learning attitude- always learning new trends within our industry, and always learning with our clients to help them stand out, get noticed and grow.

ANALYTICAL. We analyze in order to optimize and amplify in every area of service we provide.

BUILD TRUST. The foundation of great relationships is based on trust. We build trust through integrity, positive actions, and ability. 

BE HUMBLE. No matter the result, we keep our feet on the ground and understand that true learning and growth comes from humility. 

 If this describes you and you’re excited by the thought of helping clients grow their businesses successfully, then apply immediately!

 Perks

  • This is an absolutely remote role. 

  • Continuous education and skill development.

  • Competitive wages.

  • Huge growth opportunities. Being a part of a quickly growing company in a growing industry, you have an opportunity to learn a lot and grow fast professionally.

  • Working with leading market technologies.

  • Super fun, professional, forward-thinking, fast-paced, international work atmosphere. 

FUNL Studio LLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.