Program Manager, Engineering at EVERFI (Remote)

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EVERFI is the leading education technology innovator that provides learners of all ages education for the real world through scalable digital learning platforms. Founded in 2008, EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model and has certified millions of learners with thousands of partners across 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. EVERFI is an industry convener that builds Networks that tackle the toughest social issues. These Networks include the Prescription Drug Safety Network, Campus Prevention Network, and the Financial Capability Network. Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EVERFI investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, Advance Publications, Rethink Education and Rethink Impact. To learn more about EVERFI visit everfi.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn orTwitter @EVERFI.

The Program Manager acts as the Scrum Master to one or more applications or services within the Engineering organization. The Program Manager integrates agile principles into product development practices, helps facilitate the build of software applications, supports process management, and interacts with internal stakeholders to successfully complete projects within technical, schedule, cost and quality commitments.

Responsibilities

  • Plan sprints and facilitate scrum meetings such as daily stand ups, sprint review meetings, and sprint retrospective sessions.
  • Successfully completing sprints ontime with agreed upon tasks and resource allocation.
  • Delegating tasks appropriately and ensuring the team is working on the right tasks at the right time.
  • Resolve conflicts and remove impediments for the team, such as clarification on specifications and pushing past blocker software defects.
  • Prioritize and facilitate timely resolution of bugs and major issues in collaboration with customer success, quality assurance and engineering teams.
  • Facilitate backlog grooming and risk assessment with Senior Program Managers and Product Owners to maintain and prioritize the product roadmap.
  • Tag epics/tickets appropriately, create and analyze appropriate agile management (JIRA) reports to track and help adjust team commitments and delivery, and to report out on progress.
  • Utilize team feedback, retrospectives, and metrics to identify areas of opportunity for continuous improvement amongst the team. 
  • Conduct meetings to communicate project progress with internal stakeholders and leadership team. 
  • Help foster and build a productive development environment by celebrating team successes to motivate team members and optimize performance.
  • Build and maintain thorough understanding of application/product suite.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in a technical discipline preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years of experience as a Project Manager or Scrum Master; 3 years preferred
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to stay focused on task at hand
  • Experience in SaaS product engineering preferred
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), or Certified Product Owner (CSPO) certifications preferred

Work-life, culture, & perks:

  • Competitive base salary and bonus potential
  • 401k program and equity plan
  • Comprehensive health care and excellent parental leave benefits
  • Generous PTO and holiday schedule
  • Casual work environment
  • Annual company-wide retreat
  • Opportunity to work with talented people who have fun in the workplace

Company Values:

We’re looking for future team members who are energized and inspired by our values, as well as people who bring new backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. At EVERFI, our eight core values are an active part of everything we do:

  • Relationships First
  • Demand Excellence
  • Embrace Diversity of Thought & Drive Change
  • Act Like an Owner
  • Always Show Up
  • Share the Credit
  • Require Honesty & Positivity
  • Always Ask: “Did I Matter Today?

EVERFI appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment. It is EVERFI policy to provide equal opportunity for employment to all qualified employees and applicants, regardless of race, religion, religious affiliation, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, placement, training, transfer, promotion, termination, pay, and other forms of compensation and benefits. EVERFI will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

More Information on EVERFI
EVERFI operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Boston, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL and Walnut Creek, CA. EVERFI was founded in 2008. It has 520 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all jobs at EVERFI, click here.
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