Senior Technical Project Manager

Palo Alto, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Requisition ID: R13451
Do you love:

To work in a fast paced envi­ron­ment?

To work on mul­ti­ple projects and cross-functional teams?

To Mac­Gyver prob­lems with a ballpoint pen, a stick of gum, and mul­ti­ple solu­tions?

Help­ing smaller teams see their value in the big­ger pic­ture?

The idea of work­ing in ecommerce or a web dev environment?

Groupon is seek­ing an experienced Tech­ni­cal Project Man­ager to work with a vari­ety of engi­neer­ing teams located in over 5 countries across the globe. This role will focus on lead project man­ag­ing engineering-related projects. This will include project track­ing from ini­ti­a­tion to com­ple­tion, resource and ven­dor man­age­ment, and con­tract nego­ti­a­tion, software development lifecycle and various large scale project/program initiatives.

Require­d Skills:

7+ years of proven suc­cess­ful project man­age­ment expe­ri­ence

Pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in lead­ing mul­ti­ple large-scale projects with cross-functional teams in a fast paced envi­ron­ment

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of build­ing out large-scale project plans (150+ lines) with resources, effort, depen­den­cies, and full SDLC

Proven suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tion with both devel­op­ers and non-technical busi­ness part­ners, includ­ing progress and issues report­ing to all lev­els within the orga­ni­za­tion, as needed

Famil­iar­ity with soft­ware devel­op­ment life­cy­cle, includ­ing sched­ul­ing and scop­ing

Experience working closely with Production Operations teams, including site reliability, networking, hardware, and systems engineers

Famil­iar­ity with Google docs, Jira or sim­i­lar project plan­ning tools

Amaz­ing time man­age­ment skills

Strong prob­lem solv­ing, nego­ti­at­ing, influ­enc­ing, facil­i­ta­tion, orga­ni­za­tion, pri­or­i­ti­za­tion, deci­sion mak­ing, and con­flict res­o­lu­tion skills

Desired skills:

Bach­e­lor’s degree in tech­nol­ogy, CS, or infor­ma­tion sys­tems

Agile project man­age­ment expe­ri­ence

PMP or other project certification preferred

Expe­ri­ence with startup envi­ron­ments as well as larger scale enter­prise projects

Expe­ri­ence in Inter­na­tional / Global com­pa­nies; e-com­merce pre­ferred

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.