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Senior Project Manager

Reference
1801117
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA
Expiry Date
27/06/2018
Senior Project Manager Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we...

Job Description

Senior Project Manager

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Ready for a Challenge?

A Senior Project Manager at Pearson is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of software on time and within budget. The SPM oversees the project schedule, manages key talent, establishes a very-high quality bar, and inspires the team with a positive and collaborative leadership style.

Qualifications

Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the full operational aspects of the development, including establishing development framework, reporting, risk management, capacity planning, resource management and budget.
  • Be responsible for coaching and mentoring a strong development team; recruiting, onboarding, and retention.
  • Work with the project leadership to define the strategy to execute against milestones and key deliverables.
  • Ensure the team has the best organizational structure, processes, and best-practices in place that allow them to produce high quality work efficiently on time and on budget.
  • Drive efficiencies and new ways of thinking with a goal of reducing waste and increasing predictability.
  • Foster an engaging, fulfilling and fun working environment
  • Help the team focus on the critical few: filters issues based on a clear understanding of the studio strategies and objectives, and helps the team break down complex problems.
  • Develop, maintain and publish project KPI’s that track project quality, delivery and predictability.
  • Establish regular communication with team and key stakeholders to provide project status updates.

The Next Great Senior Project Manager at Pearson Will Have:

  • 7 years of operations and leadership experience with the ability to challenge and influence a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience in project management on large-scale software development projects with teams working in multiple world-wide locations.
  • Experience leading teams using Agile project management principles and practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and possesses strong emotional intelligence skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills - able to work on complex problems where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Fantastic attitude. A calming influence during times of stress, a focus on solutions rather than problems, and a desire to get the best out of every team member. Willing to do the little things that make software development teams great.

Pearson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-1255 Battery St 1255 Battery St Suite 220 San Francisco 94111

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 24, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1801117

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.