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Technical Project Manager

Community: Technology
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: Occasional

Job Description

Description

Technical Project Manager

Bogota, Colombia

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*

 

 

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Technical Project Manager to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.   

 

 

At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.

 

 

For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com. 

 

 

As a Technical Project Manager for Blackboard’s Architecture and Foundations team, you will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to key operational and strategic initiatives within the Product Development and Delivery (PDD) organization. This team is working on enterprise architecture and platform development initiatives to accelerate Blackboard’s EdTech platform vision. In this role, you will manage projects and programs related to improving our architecture and software development processes, as well as helping teams organize backlogs, plan work, and facilitate agile ceremonies.

 

 

To be successful in this position, you’ll use your ability to collaborate on large, complex, cross-functional projects. You’ll add additional value to the role by having knowledge and experience in both project management and agile practices, especially experience in championing both disciplines and working with teams through change.

 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating on large, cross-functional projects and process improvement efforts
  • Working with parties within and outside the organization regarding policies, practices, and procedures
  • Communicating effectively around project details and processes within and outside the organization
  • Prioritizing and driving projects to conclusion based upon business priorities
  • Championing effective practices designed to enable teams to succeed
  • Managing projects through the project management lifecycle
  • Identifying and managing cross-team project dependencies and helping teams mitigate risks in schedule and scope
  • Advancing and achieving outcomes through leadership, collaboration, and a willingness to listen and learn
  • Helping engineering teams plan, organize, and execute on a well-defined backlog of features and improvements
  • Facilitating SAFe agile ceremonies in the role of Release Train Engineer

 

 

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 2-5+ years of experience working in a program/project management role managing multiple concurrent large-scale projects
  • Experience working through the project management lifecycle
  • Experience and comfort defining project scope and identifying and tracking dependencies
  • Ability to identify and solve problems with limited guidance and resources
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functional, globally distributed teams and stakeholders to establish and secure a reliable and productive working relationship
  • Comfortable presenting to stakeholders including technical experts, business owners, and occasionally engaging with executive level staff
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for Agile development methodology
  • Adaptable to an evolving environment
  • Desire to build relationships and influence others through integrity and trust
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience working in a SAFe environment

 

 

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).

 

 

The Office:
Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.  

  • Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district
  • Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours 
  • Benefits in prepaid medicine, dental plan, and wellness allowance
  • Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100
  • Free parking for employees and paid parking for visitors 
  • Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings
  • Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments
  • Sodexo card provided for employees
  • Daily budget to spend on beverage vending machines
  • Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page


 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.  

 

 

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor. 



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