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Position Title: Technical Project Manager

Reports to: CEO

Organization: Politech

Position Location: Remote (Even Post-Covid)

About Politech

Politech is the company behind Blocks, a SaaS web application for effective political advocacy. We help organizations manage and realize their policy goals by providing them with tools that assist them in tasks such as voter registration, grassroots organizing, and outreach. Our primary focus has been to assist progressive organizations that advocate on behalf of underserved communities. Our software platform has been a vital part of keeping such organizations successful and efficient.

Who We Are

We are deeply committed to public service and progressive social change. We are 100% minority owned and operated with a diverse team, inclusive of gender, ethnicity, and race.

Position Summary

Politech seeks a Technical Project Manager to join our team. This role will be in charge of the development team’s entire process and the success of our projects. This includes generating scope of work specifications, managing our development team process and removing process barriers. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills who will work as a team player and thoughtful leader. This position will work directly with our development team and reports directly to the CEO.

The individual should be highly motivated to make a difference and to move progressive issues forward. Our employees’ opinions matter to us for the success of the company and we want you to bring creative solutions to make our work better for our clients. Interest and understanding of politics and campaigns is a plus, but not required.

Our employees are from all over the country and bring varying levels of experience to the company. First and foremost, we value honesty from all employees. We strongly encourage a work environment centered on open communication and conscientiousness. Working remotely gives our employees the ability to better maintain a work-life balance, but we expect that productivity and job performance will not be sacrificed.

We are a fully remote team so you will need to be flexible to work with staff in different time zones when requested.

Responsibilities

Generating scope of work specifications and estimates

Project management - delegating work and removing process barriers

Leading development team and projects to completion on budget and on schedule

Managing estimates and schedule

Managing deployments

Troubleshooting problems with clients/users/other stakeholders

Leading quality assurance efforts (setting up tests, monitoring performance and identifying enhancements)

Front end / Back end development

Expectations

Excellent technical written communication

Experience in web development with a desire to manage

Experience with Git/Github flow

Familiarity with Agile methodologies (we're don't necessarily consider ourselves Agile but knowledge of Agile concepts are crucial)

Experience with Elixir or Ruby on Rails or React/Javascript

Minimum Qualifications

3+ years of experience in a web development team environment

1+ years of Elixir or Ruby on Rails or React/Javascript experience

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with knowledge, experience, and qualifications.

Politech is an Equal Opportunity Employer that greatly values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How to apply

Include your GitHub account (or similar), resume, and cover letter. Write us something explaining who you are, what you do, why you want this job. We take our commitment to progressive social change and passion for web development seriously, and we expect you to be able to speak to yours in your cover letter. You should be able to show samples of your previous work upon request.

Salary Range

80-130K annually based on experience.


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