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Senior Technical Project Manager

Pearson

At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose.

Role Overview

Do you want to be part of the biggest digital transformation in EdTech and help people around the world learn languages and realize their dreams?

The English Language Learning (ELL) division of Pearson is looking for a talented and motivated professional to join our growing team as Senior Technical Project Manager. In this exciting role you will be playing a mix of project management and scrum master, with a background in technical product management and business analysis. You will also be responsible for supporting the agile software development teams to deliver outstanding digital products end to end.

High Level Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall development life cycle of the product/application and the management of complex cross-product technical solutions.
  • Work with product managers and stakeholders to align on product goals and strategy to support the product roadmap.
  • Develop a keen understanding of the customer including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches
  • Work well with internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making
  • Work closely with senior engineers to develop the best technical solutions and capabilities to serve a global customer base
  • Analyze requirements and identify solution gaps and opportunities for refinement. Assure deliverables meet requirements.
  • Lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with high-quality solutions.
  • Assist with project management, by defining and tracking deliverables to a schedule
  • Create reports and dashboards to track and visualize initiative progress, highlight key risks, and report spend against plan.
  • Facilitate meetings, document meeting outcomes, record and assign action points, and track follow ups
  • Coach the development team on Agile best practices to deliver high quality products and services to our customers
  • Facilitate and support all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum and Sprint Review
  • Set the team up to be self-organizing and nimble. Resolve team impediments to increase the efficiency

Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree in Software engineering or Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • Extensive years of deep hands-on technical expertise either as a software developer or through the management of highly technical programs at an enterprise scale
  • Demonstrable technical product development experience and a track record of shipping software on time
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills
  • Knowledge of an agile framework or method (i.e. Scrum, Kanban), or understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices
  • Adept at refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospection, and other Scrum techniques
  • Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Expert user of JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet, Miro or other comparable tools
  • Experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organization
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English with the ability to efficiently articulate ideas, pass along information and present visionary concepts to key decision-makers
  • Passion for education and learning
  • Experience in working with multinational, multicultural and distributed teams
  • Experience developing eCommerce solutions

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $65,000+. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7729

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Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 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 98 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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