Project Manager

3 weeks ago
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Project Management




At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.



Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Project Manager in our Detroit office located in Livonia, MI. The Project Manager role is intended to manage and adapt continuously to project goals. This highly collaborative role will need to work closely with all departments, including account, creative and technology teams, in order to deliver quality solutions to our customers. 




The initial assignment is to fulfill the role of Product Manager and the following responsibilities:


  • Serve as a core member of a product team that designs and develops REST microservices and other software applications
  • Facilitate Daily Standups, Team Iteration Planning Meetings, Team Retrospectives, and Story Acceptance Sessions
  • Work closely with Business Partners/ Product Owners & Consumers to understand their product vision & requirements and break it down into an actionable backlog of user stories for the development team.
  • Manage and Prioritize a backlog of User Stories for the Product Team
  • Work with team members to establish best practices to maximize efficiency and minimize risk.
  • Interact and work closely with anchor to devise solutions and break them down into incremental production-ready user stories
  • Identify exciting opportunities for adopting new concepts to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges
  • Grow subject matter expertise and provide guidance to other members on the team and the program



Required Experience:


  • 5+ years of Information Technology experience (e.g., business analyst, project management, architecture, design, full application/system development lifecycle) – prior project or product management experience is a must.
  • Ability to excel in a Lean Startup / User Centered / Agile operating manner
  • Ability to balance technical feasibility, with Business Viability, and User Desirability when defining Features and User Stories in the Product Backlog
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and establish trust and positive relationships across teams
  • Excellent organization skills to support working in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Ability to perform tasks under pressure
  • Open to travel and/or work with teams in different time zones
  • Ability to operate in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to translate technical concepts into easily understandable concepts understood by multiple cross functional teams
  • Knowledge of Features, user stories & acceptance criteria
  • Willing to work on a highly collaborative team fulfilling different roles and fill gaps
  • Proactive attitude and not afraid to ask questions
  • Strong desire to help the program and the company be more efficient and build solutions that make the team more productive and increase quality confidence
  • Prior experience working with project management software such Pivotal Tracker, Jira, or Rally


Nice-to-Have Skills/Experience:


  • Exposure to automated testing concepts, tools, and frameworks, i.e., CI, CD and Test Driven Development – using tools like GitHub, Nexus, Jenkins/Concourse, automated testing tools
  • Behavioral Leadership (ability to handle difficult situations and build relationships)
  • Experience with Kanban or XP methodology and practices
  • Prior experience coaching/mentoring teams
  • Prior experience using Postman and SoapUI
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and become productive in new concepts quickly
  • Experience helping troubleshoot application and performance issues
  • Understanding of PCF / Cloud Foundry will be helpful



Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


More About Perficient


Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 



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