Jul 12, 2022

Lead Software Project Manager

  • FreightWaves
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
Full time

Job Description


Are you smart, driven, curious, resourceful, and not afraid to fail? Then we want to meet you! FreightWaves delivers news and commentary, data, analytics, risk management tools, and actionable market insights to the industry. FreightWaves is looking for a Lead Software Project Manager to join our fast paced engineering team. If you are ready to join our team, it is time for you to apply!


*****This position is 100% remote.

What you will be doing:

  • Plan, execute, and monitor projects to achieve the expected project outcomes on time and within cost projections, consulting with senior teammates for guidance as needed
  • Serve as the liaison between Product Management and Software Engineering. communicate and network with all stakeholders.
  • Deliver high quality project results using stakeholder needs and requirements; expert management judgment; project plans and actual status information (e.g., JIRA reports regarding velocity, version reports, burn up/down charts, schedule variance, and control charts); and tracking of projected versus actual cost forecasting, including variance analysis.
  • Ensure the team implementing the project understands and is implementing sound project management as well as Agile values and principles.
  • Review all requirements from the Product Management team, to ensure completeness and clarity. Be the gatekeeper to ensure software engineers have clear blueprints from which to build
  • Perform ongoing project Risk Management ensuring risks are identified early and that appropriate mitigation actions are taken. Specific expectations include the following: anticipate and manage risks; proactively assess risks for probability and impact; communicate risks/issues to management promptly; and offer creative mitigation solutions.
  • Drive continuous improvement through demonstrations, retrospectives, and analysis of metrics.
  • Coordinate, and manage as appropriate, internal resources, strategic stakeholders, and third parties/vendor members for the effective execution of projects.
  • Maintain project documentation in appropriate environments.
  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for program management and Agile methods.
  • Present timely, accurate, and transparent progress reports as well as identify problems and solutions to stakeholders and management.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as required

What you bring to the table:

  • 2+ years of experience managing software/technical projects
  • Knowledge of SCRUM / Agile principles, methods, and tools
  • Experience with modern Agile project management tools, and the ability to articulate benefits/drawbacks of those tools. Jira/Atlassian experience preferred, but will consider candidates with experience in similar tools
  • Strong understanding of the differences in UI, API, Database tasks, and developer skill sets
  • Ability to evaluate requirements for completeness, and ask probing questions to fill in gaps in software functionality

Our Benefits:  

  • An excellent work environment, flat hierarchies, and short decision paths.
  • Competitive salary
  • Work from home 
  • A generous benefits package including 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision and Life insurance, STD, LTD
  • Concierge doctor on-call 
  • Stock options
  • 401k with up to 3.5% match
  • Training programs and career development opportunities
  • Student-loan reimbursement 
  • Annual life achievement bonus of $2000 for having a baby, buying a house, or getting married (one per year) 
  • No set days off Vacation policy (our team takes time off as needed with supervisor approval)
  • Gym Membership (or virtual membership)
  • Audible or Kindle Unlimited subscription 
  • FreightWaves strives for sustainability. We offset our carbon emissions. 
  • Discount on Ford vehicles