Magmalabs

Technical Project Manager in Magmalabs

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MagmaLabs is an ecommerce and software consultancy that builds software solutions for emerging, mid-size, and growing companies using innovative technologies, top talent, and nearshore teams.

Why this role exists

Teams are multidisciplinary at MagmaLabs, and we seek to keep every person motivated in the project to which they are assigned. Because of this, it is important that the person managing the project understands the skill set and capabilities of all team members; they have to assign each task to the right person in the team.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Technical Project Manager (TechPM) to join the Engineering team. A TechPM manages both the project and the team. This is a challenging role for a person who has a solid background in programming and who is now managing projects, business units or divisions of a company. The person in this role will be in charge of the project’s success and will manage client expectations so that they are met by the engineering and design teams.

What success for this role looks like

A successful TechPMs is able to maintain the project board and run the project on a day-to-day basis. The TechPM is allocated to one full-time project, or 2 part-time projects. Technical Project Managers are responsible for ensuring the project is on time, on budget, and without any impediments. Projects are managed using Agile methodologies and the Scrum framework, where TechPMs work closely with the team and clients to ensure they are translating business goals into the project and ensuring the successful delivery of the committed work.

What would you be doing?

  • Manage the project: creating well-defined tickets, planning the dev work, running the Scrum meetings, managing the project board.
  • Perform business analysis tasks to ensure that requirements are translated into tickets and are correctly understood by the team.
  • Manage client communication, in particular with the Product Owner.
  • Promote teamwork among all stakeholders and operative departments (Engineering, Design, and QA).
  • Work with stakeholders to stack rank and prioritize tasks.
  • Monitor progress: executed budget vs. percentage of project completion in order to create a weekly update report to be shared with stakeholders.
  • Ensure that Code Reviews are happening and done correctly.
  • Follow the QA process and familiarize with their statistical report for each project.
  • Work closely with QAs and Software Engineers to write use-case scenarios for testing.
  • Negotiate agreements with a client and manage their expectations.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Software Engineering experience, in order to make sure that there is a deep understanding of the project’s requirements and the team member’s capabilities.
  • Project Manager experience, having managed 1 or more projects for at least 1 year.
  • Great negotiator, able to foresee risks and reach agreements with all stakeholders to prevent them.
  • Able to communicate efficiently with co-workers and clients
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Business Case Writing
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Scrum
  • Risk MGMT
  • Quality MGMT
  • Task MGMT
  • Cost MGMT
  • Mentoring
  • Problem Solving

Plus

  • Senior Developer Level
  • Preferred languages: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus

What we offer

  • Competitive salary from $25,000 to $30,000 MXN monthly depending on experience.
  • 1-1 Meetings every month and performance reviews every 3 months with a clear career path, we have a promotion or graduation policy.
  • Monday to Friday, flexible time.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • If you relocate to Colima: Free breakfast, English Class sponsorship.
  • Savings fund up to 5% of the salary (We'll double the amount).
  • Marriage bonus.
  • Childbirth bonus.
  • Paid days off, minimum 20 days off a year.
  • IMSS

Wellness program Magmalabs offers or subsidies mental and/or physical health activities.
Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.
Pet friendly Pets are welcome in the premises.
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Meals provided Magmalabs provides free lunch and/or other kind of meals.
Partially remote You can work from your home some days a week.
Company retreats Team-building activities outside the premises.
Informal dresscode No dresscode is enforced.
Beverages and snacks Magmalabs offers beverages and snacks for free consumption.
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