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Senior Technical Project Manager

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 6325 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Description

Cox Automotive is seeking a Senior Technical Project Manager to join our dynamic operations team. This is full-time employee position based in our Atlanta, GA office, and will be "hybrid" work-from-home role requiring the selected candidate to come into our Atlanta office approx once a week.

the selected Senior Technical Project Manager will play a critical role in managing and delivering complex technology projects in our infrastructure operations environment. The ideal candidate should possess a deep understanding of Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum and Kanban, as well as PMI Project Management concepts. The candidate must also be familiar with the Scaled Agile Framework for the enterprise (SAFe) and have experience supporting Agile Release Train organizations and/or infrastructure operations teams. Desired candidate must be assertive and possess strong leadership skills and the ability to build consensus across teams.

What you will be doing:

Project Management : Lead and oversee the successful execution of technology projects from initiation to closure, ensuring adherence to project objectives, timelines, and budget constraints. Apply Agile principles to enhance project efficiency and adaptability.

Agile Expertise: Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum and Kanban. Experience supporting Development teams who maintain an Agile Mindset. Will facilitate regular agile sync meetings and attend release train team meetings to share updates and gather inputs for projects.

People Engagement: Possess exceptional leadership and facilitation skills to effectively guide cross-functional teams and foster a collaborative work environment. Strong people skills are essential to motivate and inspire team members. Must demonstrate servant leadership skills, and a friendly, positive, “can-do” attitude. We are a “willing to help” team and are looking for team-players who possess a similar disposition. Will work with operations leadership team to write features and provide updates on progress made toward project completions.

Communication: Communicate complex technical concepts and project updates in a clear and concise manner to non-technical stakeholders. Facilitate training activities and support continuous learning initiatives across the organization. Surface issues in a timely manner and create a mitigation plan for risks as they arise.

Issue Resolution: Proactively identify and address project issues as they arise, preventing them from escalating into significant challenges. Demonstrate a proactive and solution-oriented approach to problem-solving.

Organization and Planning: Exhibit strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively. Develop detailed project plans, track progress, and identify potential risks and mitigations.

SAFe Implementation: Support and contribute to the successful implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) within the organization. Collaborate with Agile Release Trains and ensure alignment with organizational goals.

Certifications: Preferred certifications for this role include SAFE Certifications, PMI Project Management Certifications, Certified Scrum Master, and Kanban Management Professional.

Rally Experience: Experience working with Rally, or similar Agile project management tools, is a plus.

Operations and AWS: Experience working with infrastructure operations teams and AWS experience are desirable but not required. Ability to successfully coordinate projects across operations teams.

What we require from you :

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field plus 4+ years of relevant work experience; or a Master's degree plus 2+ years of relevant work experience; or a PhD plus 0-1 years of relevant experience

  • In lieu of a degree, qualified candidates would require 8+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Proven experience as a Project Manager in an infrastructure technology environment.

  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies, Scrum, and Kanban principles.

  • Strong understanding and implementation experience with PMI Project Management concepts and best practices.

  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Agile Release Train organizations.

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities to work with diverse stakeholders.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

  • Enthusiastic, positive, and friendly demeanor.

  • Initiative-driven and able to take ownership of projects and tasks. 

Join our team and be part of an innovative and dynamic organization committed to excellence and continuous improvement. We offer a competitive compensation package and a collaborative work environment that fosters personal and professional growth.


Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 

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Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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