Project Manager

Exciting opportunity

Edmonton, Alberta 20 January

Pleasant Solutions

  • Description

    Not your everyday 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 (business analyst, 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.
    ** Delivering custom software solutions to the client that are in line with the contract and meet the clients' expectations. (we will train you if you are unfamiliar with some parts).
    ** Coordinate with multiple departments within the company.
    ** When change requests are made that greatly affect the budget or functionality of a solution, engage the business analysts to ensure the solution meets the clients needs.
    ** Functional manager of the developers (within the scope of your projects).
    ** Managing client expectations for timeline, functionality, and budget.
    ** Involves a lot of communication with clients over the phone, email, and in person as well as communication with the development team
    ** Responsible for managing the invoicing process for assigned clients and monitoring balances on client accounts.
    ** Prepare regular project status reports.
    ** Manage the testing confirmation and delivery of solutions to clients, including managing the warranty periods for fixed price project deployments.
    ** 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 project managers as needed.
    ** 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 effective at managing projects.
    ** 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:---
    ** Apply online today at our careers website

  • Number of vacancies: 3
  • Requirements

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

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Job summary

  • Project Manager

  • Employer

    Pleasant Solutions

  • Location

    Edmonton, Alberta

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary

    Negotiable

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