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Job ID: 81892
Date: 1/30/2014
Title: Software Portfolio & Project Manager
Location: Concord, MA
Description: Ready to help manage the development of a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge educational software As a software portfolio and project manager, youll be the key facilitator of the Concord Consortiums software Agile development planning and execution. In addition, youll be a technical producer on our Google-funded project to bring the Molecular Workbench to the Web using HTML5. In addition, you will: Coordinate the quarterly master schedule for a portfolio of software development projects in an Agile development environment Drive process improvement for a diverse and overlapping project portfolio Work with researchers and curriculum developers to identify and refine long- and short-term development goals and support proper risk taking and risk management Manage the technical development of the next-generation Molecular Workbench software to meet development goals in a timely fashion and ensure a high level of polish and usability Work closely with curriculum and business development staff to coordinate software development with other Molecular Workbench project goals Facilitate project planning and demo meetings for 2-4 projects weekly Aid project staff in writing and refining user stories Facilitate regular retrospectives for developers and project staff Coordinate cross-project use of resources to encourage synergy and innovation Work closely with senior developers on cross-cutting software design for long-term educational technology projects Supervise staff in charge of on-site support and systems administration Drive forward technical planning and upgrades for facilities and infrastructure Oversee hiring of technical staff and consultants To accomplish this, you need: A high degree of initiative and flexibility to adapt to quickly changing conditions Prior experience at managing staff and software development projects Excellent interpersonal, and negotiation skills The ability to quickly understand and fluently communicate technical concepts to both developers and laypeople Proven responsibility and independence The ability to work successfully on multiple projects simultaneously A proven ability to meet regular goals The ability to handle projects of widely varying scope A true passion for learning You will be even more successful if you have experience with or interest in: Science, mathematics, or related fields Software development in JavaScript, Ruby / Rails, jQuery, SproutCore, or Java Working on an Agile development team Long-range software development projects Modern software patterns and practices User interface development Deeply beautiful design of products and practices Cloud-based deployment Teaching, learning, and educational technology The Concord Consortium ( offers a rich variety of benefits, including up to four weeks vacation, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and life and long term disability insurance. We are conveniently located just outside historic downtown Concord, and next to the commuter rail stop. Our work environment is casual and stimulating. If you are authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer, and you have the required qualifications please email your cover letter and resume to The Concord Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Location: Concord, MA This is at a non-profit organization.
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