Technical Project Manager

Charlotte, NC

Position Description

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative Technical Program Manager to drive the technical implementation of new strategic products within our Disrupt and Research and Development vertical.  As a key member of a small team, you will have the unique opportunity to influence and shape the outcome of strategic products across a variety of exciting industries.  You will be a key point of contact for a diverse cross-functional team that will look to you for leadership and guidance as the team brings new products to market.  This is a highly visible role - offering the opportunity to interact internally and externally across senior levels of the organization - that is ideal for someone who wants to have a big impact on this fast-growing, cutting-edge, business.

 Who We Are

Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform. Through deeply integrated brand partnerships and consumer-facing assets, Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services in the home services, financial services, and healthcare industries. We use advanced analytics, data science, and integrated technology to cultivate and customize digital connections between brands and customers. We marry the speed of a start-up, the DNA of a digital agency, the strategic thinking of a consultancy, and the analytical skills of a big data company. Red Ventures is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and has more than 3,500 employees in offices across the US as well as in Brazil and London.

How We Work

  • Iterate - Red tape doesn’t get in our way. We believe that "Speed Trumps Perfection" so we test and deploy daily.
  • Autonomy – Aspiring entrepreneurs succeed here because you will have full-ownership over your work from beginning to end. 
  • Collaborate – Teamwork is the key to our success. Through open work-space, Slack and peer reviews, our teams work together to build amazing solutions.
  • Innovate – With the belief that “Everything is Written in Pencil”, we encourage our teams to test new technology learn new languages and challenge the “status quo” to make us better.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Software Engineers, Business Leads, and partners to understand the business requirements and translate these requirements into technical/functional specifications. Discover the true requirements underlying feature requests; recommend alternative technical approaches; lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines.
  • Balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
  • Work with our Directors of Engineering to coordinate the technical development effort, track/drive the project, and manage the operational implementation process. Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management and make tradeoffs; encourage risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit; identify interdependencies between concurrent projects to prevent downstream problems.
  • Understand requirements from partners and guide Red Ventures’ engineering towards implementing functionality that will help our partners meet their compliance obligations.
  • Work with the product managers to launch these projects and provide ongoing technical support as appropriate.
  • Evangelize within and outside Red Ventures to encourage a fast and smooth adoption of the services; be the primary conduit for gathering requirements for future enhancements; develop demos, sample and technical collateral as required.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • A thorough understanding of software processes (development, configuration, testing, and deployment)
  • Attend Cross functional team meetings: Ops, DevOps, Other development teams scrums to follow up and prioritize work and follow up 
  • Manage time tracking and estimates for work being developed
  • Act as Scrum Master / Kanban leader for teams
  • Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and provide updates
  • Assessing incoming feature request and work with engineering teams to determine level of effort
  • Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, leadership skills essential to successful program/project management
  • Be a motivated self-starter who is also a team player with great cross-group collaboration skills
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Track record of successfully delivering high quality projects on time in a fast-paced/rapidly changing environment
  • Detail oriented, yet able to look at a wide array of choices & identify what truly matters
  • 3-5 years experience leading large, cross-functional technical projects
  • 4+ years experience working on a software development team (as a developer, dev manager, QA engineer, or TPM) managing projects and writing technical specifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience in managing large scale enterprise projects and writing public technical specifications
  • Solid foundation in service-oriented and web-service technologies to be able to understand service interdependencies and drive towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems

About Red Ventures

Red Ventures is a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of digital companies that specializes in bringing consumers and brands together. Through bespoke technology, integrated digital commerce and sales, distinguished partnerships, data science and original content from the company’s proprietary brands and marketplaces, Red Ventures provides better end-to-end consumer experiences throughout the buying cycle.  Headquartered in the Charlotte metro area, Red Ventures has more than 3,600 employees globally in offices across the US, UK and Brazil.

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