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Junior-Mid Level Software Product/Project Manager

Crowdlinker Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted May 9, 2018.

Crowdlinker is seeking to hire an enthusiastic and motivated PM with a passion for product management and project management.

This position will suit someone who has experience as a developer or a designer, or anyone who has the soft skills this position needs and has demonstrated their passion for the software industry.

You must have some technical proficiency in order to confidently be able to work with and assign work to developers. In addition you will need natural communication abilities and poise, as you will be the point of contact for the clients whose projects you own and manage.

The ideal candidate has 1-2 years experience working as a product manager with a design/development agency, however we are also interested in designers and developers who are looking to transition into product management. Individuals from other disciplines are welcome too, however as stated before you must be able to demonstrate your ability to work with a technical team, and communicate technical requirements to a client. Tech entrepreneurs will likely excel in this position and we strongly encourage you to apply.

Project management is not a one-fits-all job. Please only apply if you have a passion for the software industry and fit the job description.

Responsibilities

  • Lead local developers and designer to execute project deliverables.
  • Organize collective work efforts, creating and allocating stories in Jira, managing backlogs, facilitating scrum and sprint review sessions, and helping the team meet their goals.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes, while also developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Foster the relationship with the client. You are their representative within our walls and their point of contact. Know their business, know what they need and collaborate with them to determine product roadmap and strategy
  • Spearhead client engagement by organizing weekly checkpoint meetings, updating on status/progress, requirements gathering and being the PM they never had.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Skills And Experience

  • Technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software development and web/app technologies.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of organization. We are looking for individuals with the ability to think on their feet and prioritize effectively.
  • Empathy and passion. We need people who truly care about the client and their project.
  • You have a strong vision. We are a product studio, we own all our work. We do not just take requirements and spit out website, we think it through and create living breathing software products that drive business.
  • Natural leadership and the ability to lead by influence. You will be working with developers and designers who probably know a lot more than you do, but you need to be able to guide them.
  • Nice to have : UX/UI Design experience/background.

About Crowdlinker

Crowdlinker is a full-service digital agency, specializing in the design and development of web and mobile applications, as well as SEO and Digital Marketing. We work on cutting-edge digital projects for our clients which include some of the hottest startups, as well as established corporations and Fortune 500 companies.

Crowdlinker is recognized as a leader in the local tech community, having just celebrated its 5 year anniversary. We are a 20-person company and are well funded, having raised $1 million to-date. We are growing quickly, which means there are always new and exciting challenges at Crowdlinker, with the opportunity for rapid advancement.

This is the exact opposite of a slow, boring enterprise job. We are looking for someone who is comfortable taking risks and solving burning problems. We embrace change, see challenges as opportunities and focus on solutions. We do offer great pay, benefits and potential stock options, but we won’t hire someone “just looking for a paycheck”. We hire people who want to build a career. We are confident that you will learn more and advance your career further by working with Crowdlinker and our many varied clients. Are you up for the challenge?

Perks & Benefits

  • Learn and implement the latest and greatest tools and techniques in the industry. Learn from experienced peers and receive up to $10k to take relevant courses.
  • Grow your career faster by working on a variety of client projects throughout the year.
  • Competitive compensation, as well as the potential for stock in the company and revenue sharing.
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plan, which includes $800 per practitioner (e.g. massage therapy, physiotherapy, orthotics, acupuncture, etc…)
  • Downtown office in trendy King West area at 548 King Street West.
  • Flexible hours with an option to work from home once a week.
  • Up to 5 weeks paid vacation.
  • Optional company GoodLife gym membership.
  • Optional computer hardware.
  • Optional company mobile hardware and phone plan.


If you are interested in this position, please visit our website at crowdlinker.com/careers and apply directly there.

Skills

Leadership, Communication, Organisation, Empathy, Project Mangement, strong technical skills, Excellent product management skills

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