Project Manager

Agile, Budget, Business analysis, Enterprise content management, Project implementation, Project planning, Project management, Professional services, User stories, Use cases
Full Time
Up to $100,000
Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Position Summary:

Orbis Technologies, Inc. provides award-winning products, solutions, and services powering enterprise software for hundreds of clients across four continents and fourteen countries. Orbis software and services support mission-critical Enterprise Content Management Software, Solutions, Services, and Analytical Software Solutions. We make semantic technologies perform on a global scale. Every day, thousands of users at our prestigious commercial, military, and federal customers depend on our software and solutions. When other partners miss the mark, Orbis gets the job done.

The Project Manager is the primary customer contact for the daily operations of professional services engagements. Typical engagements range from defining strategic direction (e.g., clarifying content and product strategy and creating a roadmap for a client) to full-enterprise systems implementations, predominantly supporting our own software products. The ideal candidate will have a history of successful project executions based on their expertise as a Project Manager/Analyst and their ability to build relationships, influence, and negotiate with project participants and partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead customer-facing projects. Manage joint project teams and activities as well as project relationships, expectations, and communications.
  • Collect and analyze customer business needs, translating them into requirement backlogs that are created with, reviewed, approved, and prioritized by the client.
    • Employ multiple techniques for determining customer requirements including, but not limited to, interviews, document analysis, workshops, facilitated sessions, surveys, and site visits.
    • Document customer requirements as User Stories and tasks. Related artifacts may include use cases, process and workflow diagrams, etc.
  • Collaborate with both technical and subject matter experts (internal, external, and client staff) to maintain focus on the project vision and manage the scope of the project.
  • Analyze tradeoffs between usability, cost, and performance. Assist the client in assessing those tradeoffs and work to ensure timely decision making.
  • Perform all project management activities using Agile methods and tools for project planning, definition, scope management, issue and risk management, reporting, etc.
  • Build positive relationships with clients to ensure the successful completion of projects and the identification of future consulting and software opportunities.
  • Build positive relationships with the internal project team and supporting functions (e.g., product development) to facilitate project execution.
  • Facilitate Scrum events: planning, daily calls, backlog grooming, demos, retrospectives.
  • Leverage Agile methods to manage project scope for on time and within budget delivery.
  • Track lean metrics.
  • Assist in the creation and review of Statements of Work for projects.
  • Report progress (percent complete) for the deliverables outlined in the SOW.

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.


This position reports to the Director of Professional Services.

Work Hours:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, employees may work from home. After the restrictions of COVID-19 are lifted, the candidate is expected to work out of the office, Monday to Friday, between 8 am to 5 pm.

Experience and Skills

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • A BA/BS + at least 15 years of relevant experience with solid references.
  • Collaborative, team player with superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A proven track record of implementing software systems in complex business environments. Project experience must encompass all project phases (start-up through the rollout and support) and include end-to-end experience in the system development life cycle.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities as evidenced by experience analyzing and documenting complex business requirements and processes.
  • Successful track record interacting directly with all potential customer roles: business sponsor, project manager, senior and middle managers, executives, project team members, subject matter experts, end-users, etc.
  • Must be results orientated - a practical and creative problem solver.
  • Experience with Agile/Lean methods including Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Knowledge of publishing (e.g., professional, commercial, scholarly, technical, non-profit, etc.) and/or content management processes and/or technologies is highly desirable.
  • Industry experience working with organizations in the Publishing, Media, Education, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Legal, and Public Sector domains.
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Very well organized.
  • Able to multitask effectively.
  • Have excellent time management, task planning, and prioritization skills.
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing client requirements.
  • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and team members.

Job Benefits

  • 30 days flexible PTO including 15 vacation days, 5 sick days, 10 holidays, 2 of which are floating holidays
  • 1-week additional time off, for life events such as adoption, childbirth, and marriage
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) with 100% match of up to 4% of contributions and with immediate vesting
  • Great health insurance, Free dental, Free vision, Free life insurance (terms and conditions apply)
  • Free short-term and long-term disability insurance

And more!

Orbis Technologies, Inc. employs and promotes a highly talented and diverse workforce and environment, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or any other protected class.

**3rd Party Recruiters - Please do not contact - There is no interest in using your services for this position.**

Dice Id : 10445151
Position Id : HR-264
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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