Requisition ID R12273

Project Manager
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We are seeking full-time and volunteer professional Project Managers to help us coordinate the work of distributed teams of dynamic software developers and field trial users of our products. We have product teams that work in various frameworks and platforms and field users in every corner of the globe.

The Project Manager is a holistic, mid-level leadership role for larger teams with responsibilities that encompass a scope of product evaluation and field trials extending throughout the entire product lifecycle. This role includes project schedule management and communication, dependency coordination, financial management, and extends to communication of details of progress to external funders and co-development partners. Project Managers work closely with the Development team, Language Technology leadership, partners, and supporting organizations, user communities, and leaders of field trials. A good Project Manager is expected to be a customer/stakeholder spokesperson, process expert for product development, team champion, and a strategic thinker. The goal of this role is to help Align the technology roadmaps and sprint priorities with the language program roadmap to ensure that all dependencies are addressed and accounted for. They would develop robust processes for collecting, synthesizing and presenting data on team progress and processes to support user needs and stakeholder commitments.

Job Description


Major Responsibilities

  • Champion the team’s processes and development velocity to support our partners and our user community with alignment to the overall strategy and direction of the product
  • Organize and manage deliverables around user research and the resulting insights
  • Coordinate and align products’ long-term vision and strategy with the language programs’ vision and strategies
  • Help to align product development priorities and processes with the language program’s roadmap
  • Work with the Product Manager on yearly budget and funding proposals based on product roadmap
  • Work with Product Manager and Leadership to support budget development and consistent reporting to partnerships
  • Provide quarterly reports and requested metrics to Language Technology Leadership

Minor Responsibilities

  • Research, champion, and deploy process management systems and applications
  • Oversee and report progress on integration of the Agile software development methodologies with the language program’s methodologies.
  • Lead regular project status, planning, partnership meetings.
  • Support reporting any project hardware and software budget or immediate needs
  • Be available to travel to meet with the larger development team at least once per year
  • Be available to travel biennually to the Language Technology Conference
  • Participate in professional conferences and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A servant heart attitude
  • Demonstrated team influencer and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of software development processes and methodologies
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and resolving complex team interaction and interdependencies affecting product development or priorities
  • Demonstrated appreciation for quality user interface design
  • Good interpersonal skills of communication
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to quickly analyze and learn a large existing product offering
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • The ability to generate/analyze multiple solutions to a problem
  • The ability to quickly pick up technical concepts
  • The ability to work both with a team and independently, and to multitask effectively

Education and Experience:

Project Managers should have experience in managing projects for software engineering teams, a strong understanding of the software development lifecycle, and experience leading development teams in a project management role. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent work experience is preferred, but we care more for a heart and mind that are always learning. 3 to 5 years’ experience in Project Management for software development teams preferred. PMP certification is a strong plus.

Training and Orientation:

Will complete the initial IT Software Department training program and relevant portions of IT Orientation.

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About SIL

Dallas, TX - Founded in 1934

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.

Our faith inspires and informs our commitment to expand possibilities for people to thrive. We believe all people are created by God and given language as a means for flourishing. Through language, we understand who we are, experience relationships and explore life’s most important questions.