Project Manager (NY or ATL)

New York, NY 10001

Posted: 12/15/2020 Employment Type: Direct Hire Skill Set: Project / Product Management Job Number: 1332

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager  to support a direct hire need for our client located in New York or Atlanta.  The successful candidate will be an experienced Project Manager who can lead teams of engineers, designers, and architects to deliver custom solutions to leaders in the sports, media, and entertainment industries.

This position requires excellent organizational, collaboration, and communication skills and has a requirement to travel up to twenty percent (20%) of the time.

  • Work  with individuals within the organization, clients, and third party organizations to plan, schedule and ensure execution of project / program activities
  • Manage  to completion development, quality and production release activities
  • Facilitate  project related meetings for relevant working groups or programs. Track  the action items generated and report  back to the larger group with notes and details
  • Conduct  the estimate process efficiently in partnership with the Product Management team using a shared WBS and assumptions
  • Coordinate  with clients when problems or conflicts occur that might impact the timely completion of work
  • Provide  transparent and clear reporting to the client, leadership, and other relevant parties on status, progress, budget, projections, and results
  • Identify  issues and problems promptly, and manage  them to resolution, elevating those that require leadership attention
  • Assure  team is properly assigned to the project
  • Control  resource allocation based on scope and budget
  • Manage  all risks and blockers to resolution
  • Run  scrums and  team standups
  • Conduct  retrospectives
  • Evaluate  results and performance via project health data, and recommend  changes to projects, approaches, processes, documents, and other areas to increase effectiveness.
  • Assist and support resources to identifies difficulties, prioritize tasks, and  define goals
  • Overcome  obstacles to achieve results

  • 3+ years delivering projects that include responsive web systems and mobile applications
  • Experience managing engagements ranging from $300, 000-$800, 000, and teams with 5-15  members
  • Well-versed in project management methodologies and frameworks
  • PMP (or equivalent) certification
  • Ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical team members or stakeholders
  • A deep understanding of digital technologies used to develop real-time web sites and mobile applications, including Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, XML and JSON file transforms and handling
  • Experience working with the engineering team to provide  estimates for projects and prepare  appropriate supporting justifications/ assumptions, explaining relationship to budget, scope, timelines/ milestones, and success criteria
  • Experience with technologies used by our clients for the delivery of projects:
    • Content Management Systems, preferably Adobe AEM
    • Digital Asset Management Systems
    • Video Content Management Systems
    • Web Analytics
    • Advertising Platforms
    • Push Notification Systems  (UrbanAirship, Braze, Fabric)
  • Knowledge of, and a passion for, sports, media and entertainment
  • Working knowledge of Confluence and the flow of projects in Jira
  • Preferred: A background or interest in golf

Key Competencies
  • Organizes and expresses ideas clearly. Can be easily understood during meetings, presentations, or emails
  • Process orientation with strong time-management skills and demonstrated ability to change course, as needed
  • Understand  the client and take  a proactive approach to meeting their needs in an effective and timely manner
  • Assume  responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering results; setting high standards for self and others
  • Adjust  timelines, results and expectations appropriately to changing needs
  • Think  and act  effectively under pressure
  • Decisive and well-informed decision-maker
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Seeks clarity where there is ambiguity
  • Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions
  • Demonstrate  tenacity and willingness to deliver on agreed-to outcomes in the agreed-to time frames
  • Proactively brings new ideas to the table, spanning people, process and product


Kinect provides career advice and advancement to tech professionals while providing best in class support to our clients.   Kinect specializes in roles in software and applications, IT infrastructure and operations.  We provide contract and project resources to a broad range of organizations on a national basis.  Contact us to see how Kinect can help you further your career goals.

Kinect provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal requirements, Kinect complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company conducts business

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