Project ManagerBusiness Analyst

Edmonton, Alberta 22 November

Pleasant Solutions

  • Description

    Not your everyday business analyst / project manager position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

    ---Positions Available:---

    ** 2-3 positions ranging from junior up to senior (based on skill and potential skill, regardless of the amount of experience or education).
    ** Positions related to custom software (but don't let that scare you).
    ** Additional positions for specialists. Tell us your strengths in your cover letter and we’ll go from there.
    ** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (marketing-project manager, infrastructure analyst, software developer, software tester). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.

    ---Position Overview:---

    ** Full time and permanent.
    ** Fast moving in terms of variety of work and expectations.
    ** Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
    ** Gain valuable career experience in a variety of industries and project types.
    ** Gain experience with both small and large projects: from small mobile apps to large enterprise systems.
    ** Involvement in many aspects of the projects: from pre-sales analysis, requirement gathering, design specifications, and mockup creation, to project managing the project and development team (we will train you if you are unfamiliar with some parts).
    ** Involves a lot of communication with clients over the phone, email, and in person as well as communication through documents (requirements, solution proposals, features needed, usage flow) and with the development team.
    ** Responsible for assisting sales staff for potential new sales via skillful needs analysis, as well as responsible for enforcing project scopes and limits, managing expectations of clients, and ensuring projects come in on budget and on time.
    ** Does _not_ involve too much writing manuals or help documents (<2% of time).
    ** Does _not_ involve a lot of travel outside of the city.
    ** Not stuck on long and tedious multi-year projects (even when a larger 1 year project comes along, you will also be doing smaller 1-3 month projects at the same time to maintain variety).
    ** Mentoring from experienced business analysts.
    ** Opportunity for advancement and job evolution into a variety of potential positions, within reasonable time frames even.

    ---Requirements:---

    ** Highly intelligent.
    ** Superb communication and language skills, both written and verbal.
    ** Very creative at solving business problems.
    ** Passionate about finding software solutions for client needs.
    ** Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
    ** Takes pride in work.
    ** Hard working.
    ** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities.

    ---Nice To Have:---

    ** Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
    ** Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.
    ** Strong technical skills.

    ---About The Work Environment:---

    ** Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
    ** Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
    ** We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
    ** We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
    ** Free onsite massage therapy.
    ** Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
    ** Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
    ** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
    ** An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
    ** Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
    ** Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
    ** Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
    ** Fast paced
    ** Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.

    ---Applying:---

    ** What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
    ** Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!

    ---Keywords:---

    ** BA
    ** PM
    ** business analyst
    ** business analysis
    ** information technology
    ** solutions analyst
    ** solutions architect
    ** software application analyst
    ** development analyst
    ** senior business analyst
    ** intermediate business analyst
    ** junior business analyst
    ** requirements analyst
    ** requirements engineer
    ** project management
    ** technical project manager
    ** technical PM
    ** project manager
    ** computer system analyst
    ** computer systems analyst
    ** software analyst
    ** software architect
    ** presales analyst
    ** PMP
    ** Plurals:
    ** business analysts
    ** solutions analysts
    ** solutions architects
    ** software application analysts
    ** development analysts
    ** senior business analysts
    ** intermediate business analysts
    ** junior business analysts
    ** requirements analysts
    ** requirements engineers
  • Number of vacancies: 2
  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: High school
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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