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Project Manager Engineering

Software Engineering - Video | Mumbai, India | Full Time

Job Description

Are you ready to revolutionize entertainment?

Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 3 years, the company has grown to more than 2000 employees in 17 countries, including over 600 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies.  

We are presently looking for a Project Manager: Engineering 

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users. PM may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods  in a fast-paced  environment that may cross multiple business divisions. The PM may play a number of different roles in actual practice:

  At an enterprise level, lead and manage large, complex enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple agile teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the agile teams.

 At a team level, play a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project teams

  In situations  that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within project constraints.

Essential Job Requirements:

   Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.

  Team Management – Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members.

 Product Owner Support – Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

  Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management.

Team building – promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged  in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of qual

FOR THIS ROLE WE ARE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE:

  •  Bachelor's / Master’s degree  in Computer Science / Engineering / IT and equivalent experience (8-10+ years) is required.
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software development projects using Agile methodologies  including 3+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment  with multi-function teams. CAPM / PMP preferred.
  •  Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies  with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
  • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
  •  Balanced business/technical background.

Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring,  coaching,  collaborating, and team building.
  •  Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met.
  •  Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
  •  Agile Project Management tools such as Atlassian Jira / Confluence
  • Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level.
  •  Creative approach to problem-solving  with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view.

Our passion for music, TV, movies, and sports is at the heart of everything we do. But what really makes us tick is our people. From Emeryville to Sydney and Queensbury to Amsterdam, we are building the team that’s going to disrupt the digital universe. This starts by creating a workplace where all things entertainment are celebrated and innovation can come from anyone. If you are interested in being mission critical and on the leading edge of global entertainment technology then please contact us today!

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.