Technology Project Manager

Saint Paul, MN 55102
United States

Category
Industry
Computer Software
Listing Start Date
9/20/2021
Listing End Date
10/18/2021
Application Closing Date
10/18/2021
Pay
From $72,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Description

 

Imagine yourself here. Be a part of something great at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

The Science Museum of Minnesota knows that diversity generates better ideas, inspires creativity and is essential to building a positive workplace. As an employer of choice we hire and retain the best employees by valuing differences, creating a collaborative work environment, and providing promotional and career development opportunities. Read our Statement on Equity and Inclusion.

Join our Museum Technology team as a Technology Project Manager. This role leads project teams of technologists and business subject matter experts to deliver value for Science Museum of Minnesota customers across the entire institution. Technology Project Managers help write user stories, plan team work capacity, prioritize work around museum strategies, and ensure rapid delivery of value to museum visitors and staff.

Technology Project Managers help technologists collaborate with teams across the organization in the delivery of digital aspects of Exhibit Development, Infrastructure, Business Tools, and Customer Experience. Current projects include: 

  • Developing digital components for exhibit experience for SMM and client institutions.
  • Reimagining SMM’s ecommerce and ticketing experience for our visitors.
  • Empowering our educators through improved data systems to connect to schools throughout Minnesota.

Work Environment: Hybrid work environment, where some regular on-site work is required. Occasional travel off-site to facilitate team work and meetings. Temporarily remote work from home to be assessed every 3 months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, office setting on-site. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Lead technology project teams to ensure the agile delivery of projects while monitoring budget, schedule, scope, and support of SMM’s Technology Strategy.
  • Advocate for SMM customer needs with business owners across the organization to turn ideas into actionable technology requirements and user stories that can be developed by in-house staff and external contractors.
  • Act as a translator for technologists by describing technical work in terms that all project team members can understand and make decisions around.
  • Coordinate the smooth flow of work by holding regular project team meetings to prioritize work, eliminate roadblocks, and surface decisions that need to be escalated to a different group.
  • Advocate for technology innovation and features in service of the customer and the principles of the overall SMM Technology Strategy.
  • Lead agile project management processes such as daily standups, sprint planning sessions, and team retrospectives.
  • Document and manage project details in a central project management tool (Jira) for visibility across the organization.
  • Manage project budgets by working with the Director of Museum Technology, internal and external partners, and SMM’s Finance & Accounting team.
  • Source, recruit, and manage external contractor relationships to assist with staff capacity augmentation and specialized technology development.
  • Communicate proactively with the SMM community, external service providers, and customers to share the status of projects throughout the value-delivery pipeline.
  • Collaborate with project leadership staff throughout the museum to solve capacity, schedule, budget, and priority conflicts in service of the SMM’s overall strategy.
  • Develop a high-level understanding of SMM’s technology stack that powers our Infrastructure, Customer Experience, Website, and Exhibit products.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • No formal education necessary. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading Agile teams in the delivery of technology products.
  • Proven experience managing the delivery of digital projects.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities.
  • Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds.
  • Fluency in language(s) other than English valued (Hmong, Somali, Spanish). 

Hiring Pay Range: $72,000 USD or more per year / Depending on Qualifications. 

The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents.

We exist to turn on the science and inspire learning, inform policy and improve lives. We envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. We value science as an essential literacy and strive for inclusion inside and out so that our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. It is the museum’s policy and practice to hire and promote qualified job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

No formal education necessary.
Demonstrated experience leading Agile teams in the delivery of technology products.
Proven experience managing the delivery of digital projects.
Preferred Qualifications:

Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities.
Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds.
Fluency in language(s) other than English valued (Hmong, Somali, Spanish).