Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
We understand that our employees are the invaluable drivers of our success. Working together to find the best ways to give our institutional investors the tools they need to capitalize on market opportunities in the world’s largest and most complex debt market is a challenge we don’t take lightly, and strive to outpace the competition. That’s why we hire the most talented, passionate individuals who enjoy contributing to a growing, winning team focused on being a world-class leader in developing analytical tools and advisory services to drive better investment decisions.
Amherst is hiring a Senior Project Manager that has experience leading and driving results in the management of agile-based software development projects. We desire quantitative thinking individuals that will be responsible for providing project information transparency, improve efficiency in planning and execution, possess leadership skills that evoke creativity and team innovation, and demonstrate an intrinsic ability to deal with change.
An ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent communication and negotiation skills and have significant experience managing software development and IT project teams to meet their goals. We desire those who are passionate about Agile best practices, yet highly focused on the business goals and can adapt their thinking and style.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage multiple concurrent development projects, lead SCRUM meetings with multiple teams (stand ups, sprint planning, backlog grooming, etc.)
Work closely with Product Managers to maintain product backlog, assisting with prioritization and resolution of issues
Manage end-to-end project plans and ensure on-time delivery for technical projects assigned to you providing regular status updates to key stakeholders Provide day-to-day communication, coordination and quality assurance for projects and tasks, including informing stakeholders when any concerns or risks arise regarding the project
Participates in overseeing project implementation, team motivation, facilitates discussion, manages conflict resolution
Use quantitative skills to manage data and build reports/dashboards using visualization software systems
Create advanced PowerPoint presentations for internal and external audiences – charts, animation, status reporting, etc.
Perform risk management and change management
7+ years of Project or Program Management experience
Experience leading projects following Agile/SCRUM, waterfall, and/or hybrid
Strong analytical, organizational and coordination skills are a MUST. We desire someone with extreme multi-tasking capabilities with a “get things done” attitude and approach for every project thrown your way
Proficiency with MS office suite with moderate to advanced skills in Excel
Working knowledge of a project management tool such as: Jira, Confluence, MS Project, SNOW, etc.
Intellectually curious, with the ability to quickly pick up technical tools and processes
Ability to collaborate and quickly build relationships with cross functional teams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Nice to have: Experience with leading application development projects such as: Salesforce, FSL, Service Cloud, custom applications, or integration software
Nice to have: An understanding of the property management lifecycle and complexities of the different business units including resident experience, maintenance, applications, lease renewals, accounting and operations
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.