Project Manager-Contract-1 year-Austin, Tx-Gaming Industry!

Lead planning initiatives for projects and drive the execution of work efforts to develop quality software products following our creative vision. Be responsible for the project timeline and budget and collaborate closely with producers to manage project scope and ensure quality. Ensure process consistency across teams and be accountable for the relevancy and accuracy of project information.

What You Will Do           

  • Ensure standard operating processes and procedures are clearly defined, aligned, and followed across projects in the product development organization.
  • Coach team members and implement standard methodologies in the usage of project management, documentation, and file-sharing tools and repositories.
  • Create and manage team-level and project-level dashboards to help plan work efforts on the publishing side, and communicate project progress in a consistent and reliable manner.
  • Generate and maintain Agile boards for the team’s projects, ensure tasks are created with sufficient detail, and make sure information is kept up to date and relevant.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, task prioritization, backlog grooming/refinement, and retrospective/post-mortem sessions for projects.
  • Ensure that date and dependency conflicts, project tasks that are at risk of becoming overdue, and other project timeline risks are resolved and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Guarantee early identification and detailed understanding of project risks with defined and communicated contingency and mitigation plans.
  • Templating and standardizing project tasks to support a repeatable process for organizing, planning, and implementing projects.
  • Engage and actively participate in process improvement initiatives to increase efficiency, streamline work, and reduce waste.

 What Will Make You a Great Fit  

  • 3+ years’ experience in project management or technical leadership in digital products or commercial software development
  • Collaborative verbal and written, leadership, and time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of Agile software development methodologies (Scrum/Kanban) and experience with their implementation
  • Proficient with the Atlassian Suite (Jira/Confluence)
  • Experience with the Google Suite (Docs/Sheets/Slides) for project documentation.
  • Experience and high level of comfort with leading daily team standups and providing frequent status reports to all audience types.

Bonus Points 

  • Agile/Scrum (CSM/CSPO) or PMP certification
  • Game development experience with AAA products

Pay Rate-$ up to 45/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsonconnects.com

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