Ankura Senior Technical Project Manager, Data & Technology in Maine
Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.
Practice Overview: The Noragh group within Ankura develops and maintains a portfolio of analytics products, centered largely but not solely around high-volume unstructured text. Rather than a pure machine-learning plus dashboards approach, we focus on opportunities to interactively support human analysts as they organize, explore, and exploit data with the assistance of machine learning and an intuitive user experience. Our products include platforms that can be configured for specific re-sellable applications or delivered “raw” for unique needs, as well as custom development when required.
We believe in modular, distributed design, clear code, robust testing, collaborative innovation, happy clients, mutual respect, and a real work/life balance. We also strive to build upon and maintain a culture that is inclusive, rewarding and in keeping with our organizational core values.
The Senior Technical Project Manager is a hybrid role that involves managing technical team projects and facilitating Scrum methodology within a software development team. This role is responsible for refining project scope, identifying objectives, meeting deliverables, and ensuring project requirements are clear and achievable. The Technical Team Project Manager guides the team through Scrum events, removes impediments, and fosters an environment of productivity and self-organization. They also monitor project progress, manage changes, and provide regular status updates.
This role combines technical knowledge, project management skills, Agile expertise, and leadership abilities to drive efficient software development and maintain an effective Scrum environment. In this role, you will approach technical team projects with a comprehensive view and collaborate with technical team managers who possess in-depth knowledge of the platform’s architecture, design, and capabilities.
The Senior Technical Project Manager will be part of the Otter Analytics team.
Companies encounter substantial hurdles when managing and leveraging vast volumes of data scattered across multiple applications and sources, impeding their ability to extract actionable insights and make timely, informed business decisions. Otter Analytics addresses these challenges through its patented analytics platform capable of handling vast amounts of data from diverse applications and sources. Through the real-time analysis of structured and unstructured narrative text and proprietary AI capabilities, Otter empowers companies to operate at “the speed of the problem” and make well-informed business decisions in a timely manner.
Please visit Ankura Otter Analytics - Ankura.com (https://ankura.com/services/ankura-otter-analytics) for more information regarding our Otter Analytics Team.
Interfacing with the requirements, business and development teams to understand feature requirements and translate them into action items for the technical team. Create stories and epics in our issue & project tracking system (Jira).
Coordinate with team managers to convey feature requests, clarify requirements, promote discussion and capture development needs.
Contribute to prioritization discussions for features based on the needs of clients, business, and technical team.
Sprint Planning / Execution / Review
Facilitate 2-week software development sprints.
Hold planning meetings to identify tickets (features, stories, bugs) that have been scoped and are ready for development in the next sprint in accordance with ongoing priority discussions.
Identify features that have priority, but lack development requirements and need architectural, design and implementation discussion. Coordinate discussion needs to Tech Team stakeholders.
Monitor & Report sprint progress, burndown, and risk to feature delivery.
Orchestrate sprint review efforts that summarize feature status and sprint delivery.
Identify and vocalize resource constraints impacting the team.
Feature & Software Delivery
Monitor features through requirements, planning, development, testing and delivery phases, coordinating with stakeholders to obtain accurate status throughout the life cycle.
Associate feature and bug delivery to a given software release in our project tracking system.
Maintain plans, timelines, and milestones for our software delivery process in accordance with our release frequency KPI’s. Coordinate with key deployment stakeholders.
Assist with Client Engagement
Assist leadership and business development teams in client pursuit efforts as needed.
Contribute to discussions around project scope, deliverables, and timelines.
Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, business or related field.
Project management certification (PMP, PRINCE2, etc.) is preferred.
SCRUM certification (CSM, PSM, CSPO, etc.) is preferred.
Proven 5+ years’ experience as a Project Manager in software development or similar complex projects.
Strong understanding of software development methodologies and experience adapting them to project-specific needs.
Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate requirements gathering, manage project plans, and drive software delivery across multiple servers.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proactive and results-oriented mindset.
Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Proficiency in project management tools, issue tracking systems (JIRA), and collaboration platforms.
Knowledge of analytics platforms, data processing, and database concepts is preferred.
For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $85,000 to $200,000; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.
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