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Software Development Project Manager

Company: Jenzabar
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

For over four decades, the higher education experts at Jenzabar have been helping colleges and universities across the world thrive through multiple services. The Jenzabar culture is one that fosters an entrepreneurial environment, where employees are encouraged to be creative, work hard, and have a great time while doing so. We believe in open doors, asking tough questions, respecting each other, and surpassing our clients' expectations every step of the way. It's an enjoyable place to be, with casual dress and a relaxed atmosphere.

Mission Statement:

Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, we believe all lives are worthy and capable of greatness and are blessed with masterpieces within. Jenzabar's mission is to explore, build, and invest in innovative and disruptive technologies and services to empower and transform higher education for all to achieve greatness personally, at home, at work, and in the world.


Work closely with the Director of Product Development, Product Managers and Scrum Masters for each development and product team, to help define project objectives and obtain the scope of work from each member of the project team for each phase of the project. Identify and implement project processes and workflows and lead multiple small and large software application development projects from conceptualization to launch, delivering those projects on time and on budget. Facilitate and lead where appropriate, planning meetings, reviews, retrospectives, technical architecture discussions, and systems design discussions. Be familiar with every aspect of the project, including all short and long-term goals, and the entire project calendar.


  • Collaborate with the Product Managers and Scrum Masters of the various product teams to create and implement project plans in accordance with business requirements and manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project plan and scope.
  • Monitor and update the project plan daily, including deliverables, dependencies, assignments and outcomes to ensure project deliverables stay on time and on target.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects throughout their full lifecycle, from business analysis through project start up, execution, completion and wrap-up.
  • Work with the Director of Product Development for approval on proposed scope and prioritization changes and to better understand the cost and budget of each project.
  • Continuously keep the project teams informed as to the project's purpose, background, scope, requirements, and important issues.
  • Prepare project reports for the Director of Product Development providing updates on activities and deliverables, project risks, critical paths, as well as significant changes and risks
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans, including managing risk mitigation strategies working with Director of Product Development and project teams.
  • Conduct project post-mortems and create a recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Follow development process and project management best practices, and drive their continuous improvement while being flexible to customize project management processes, tools, and templates as required for each individual project.
  • Help to coordinate and mediate regular stand up meetings, grooming meetings, and sprint planning meetings.
  • On projects which are not completely routine, will be fully capable of the creation or adaptation of a wide range of technical and/or management procedures while still adhering to the principles of good Agile practice.
  • Facilitate and lead where appropriate, planning meetings, reviews, retrospectives, technical architecture discussions, and systems design discussions.
  • Assist with department R&D tax credit reporting, including tracking department time and associated projects
  • Identify and propose project process changes to management for consideration and implement proposed changes as approved by management
  • Document and publish all project and workflow departmental processes

Preferred Skills & Experiences

  • Scrum Master experience for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Project Management certification. PMI-ACP certification or Certified SCRUM Master is a plus.
  • Experience using Microsoft's Azure DevOps.
  • Experience with SharePoint and Aha! is a plus.
  • Experience writing SQL queries for project reporting is a plus
  • Ability to work within the resource and budget confines of the department


Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance

Jenzabar does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetics, genetic markers and carrier status, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by state and federal laws.

Please Note: Jenzabar does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Keywords: Jenzabar, Charlottesville , Software Development Project Manager, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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