Pearson Software Project Manager in American Fork, Utah

Software Project Manager


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The Technical Project Managertypically manages medium-sized projects and teams, covering one to threeproduct areas, including some cross-functional teams, with the capability tomanage smaller projects and teams as needed. Additionally, this role mightsupport other Project Managers or Software Development Group Managers in largerproject efforts or maintenance activities.

The Technical Project Manager managesand controls IT projects in all project-related interfaces: planning,directing, and coordinating project activities with the ownership forsuccessful completion of all project deliverables to the business withinestablished financial, schedule, and quality objectives.

CORE COMPETENCIES (Level - Individual Contributor)

  1. Manage the Work Effectively

  2. Understand and Resolve Issues

  3. Create Effective Plans

  4. Show Initiative and Commitment

  5. Readily Adapt

  6. Collaborate/Team Membership

  7. Share Information


Working closely with Program Managers, Project Managers, Product Owners, Group Managers, clients, and other team members, the Technical Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that project delivery objectives are achieved in accordance with established business goals and requirements.

The Technical Project Manager manages and controls projects in all project-related interfaces: planning, directing, and coordinating project activities with the ownership for successful completion of all project deliverables to the business within established financial, schedule, scope, and quality objectives.

At the Technical Project Manager level, it is expected that job incumbents will demonstrate basic proficiency with a majority of project management core capabilities while occasionally providing some mentoring and training support of other team members. Additionally, the Technical Project Manager may provide some informal leadership within the project management team to develop and refine best practices and process improvement.



  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 2 years previous project management experience

  • 4 or more years software development project experience (in any role)

  • Strong Agile project management experience

  • Experienced managing multiple projects simultaneously

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills

  • Knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) processes a must

  • Knowledge of project management methods and tools required

  • Strong listening, oral and written communications skills required

  • Leadership and team building skills a must

  • Self-starter orientation

  • Conflict management experience preferred

  • Ability to deal effectively with change in a fast paced environment

Other (license/certification):

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification preferred

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred

Primary Location: US-UT-American Fork

Work Locations: US-UT-American Fork-1276 South 820 East 1276 South 820 East American Fork 84003

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Technology

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 11, 2016