Project Manager

  • Chicago, IL
  • Full-time

Company Description

Company Description

Let us introduce ourselves.  Mobility Effect is a privately owned, fast growth company dedicated to producing cutting edge mobile applications for our enterprise customers.  The Mobility Effect work environment is virtual with in-person company or client related meetings when necessary.  We provide end to end mobility professional services by bringing together the best mobility strategists, project managers, designers/user experience, developers, quality assurance, and mobile marketing professionals.   Our goal is to make complex mobility solutions easy for our customers and then support them over the long term.  We are passionate about the potential that mobility solutions can bring to the world.  If you are excited about what we do then we want to hear from you!


Job Description

Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for all aspects of the project over the entire project management life cycle.  The PM reports to the VP of our Mobility Practice.  Some key attributes of the successful candidate include a passion for creating and using mobile applications and a desire to work for a new company with unlimited potential.  The right candidate is proactive, innovative, collaborative, driven to achieve desired results and a creative problem solver. This position will have a high level of client interaction.


Project Definition, Requirements Gathering, Planning & Estimating:

  • The PM has overall responsibility to plan, execute and manage projects within their defined scope, cost and schedule.
  • It includes identifying and acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of the team members and third-party vendors and consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Work with clients to define requirements to best ascertain necessary resources, schedule deliverables, budget and manage costs.
  • Will motivate teams, resolve conflicts, assess and reduce risks, and adhere to standard methodology and quality processes.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other related meetings.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress, participate in cross-team meetings.
  • Ability to lead Mobility Readiness Assessments and Mobility Strategy engagements.
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practices.
  • Consult with management and review project proposals to determine goals, time frame, funding limitations, and procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of resources.


Project Control & Risk Management:

  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress, participate in cross-team meetings.
  • Monitor progress against the plan, leading the team toward successful milestone completion.
  • Provide weekly status reports to the customer and the business/technology team.
  • Proactively identify and communicate issues and risks, notifying and/or escalating to the appropriate manager for assistance and resolution.

Project Team Management:

  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other related meetings.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project – team members will be domestic and/or internationally based.
  • Support and encourage teamwork and coordination across the project team.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Set clear expectations, objectives, assignments and timing of individual and team deliverables across multiple time zones.


Required Experience

  • 5 years’ experience as a project manager implementing mobile or web applications in a fast paced environment
  • Mastery of industry leading project management practices including an in-depth understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Proven ability to organize and execute projects in a consistent, repeatable and reliable manner
  • Experience in managing the full software development lifecycle with internationally distributed teams
  • Experience in managing customer facing applications
  • Worked as project manager for medium to large commercial mobile or web software development initiatives with a high amount of complexity
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, organization, and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, presentation, and problem-solving skills are also required
  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Experience with BaseCamp project management software is a plus
  • Travel is required for this position, as much as 80%.

Additional Information

Compensation & Benefits


Please Respond

If you are seeking the benefits of working within a nimble and rapidly growing company and want to be a part of a team of professionals who pride themselves on success and service excellence, please e-mail your CV/résumé and cover letter to:

Allison Shea, Human Resources Director

Mobility Effect is an equal opportunity employer and firm supporter of our military veterans.

Recruitment Agencies:  We do not accept CV/résumés from third parties