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Project Manager

Backstage, Brooklyn, NY

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Backstage.com seeks a mid-level project manager who aspires to grow into a product owner. You’ll be working with members of our engineering, design, data, marketing and operating teams to help drive the completion of our product roadmap. You will be essential in establishing priorities, project managing and communicating across teams, updating the company on our product development and overall keeping our product + engineering vertical running as efficiently as possible. If working together to take a product successfully through its development life-cycle and into the customer's hands excites you, keep reading!

What You Will Do

  • Guide the Engineering, Data and DevOps engineering teams through the full software development lifecycle from concept to launch, including estimation, dependency management, timeline creation, documentation, and blocker removal
  • Work with engineering leadership and other key partners to create and maintain a team roadmap that takes company and team priorities and constraints into account
  • Focus on execution and shepherding projects to completion while maintaining accountability and quality
  • Develop metrics to measure product and projects success using our existing tooling, such as Amplitude, Looker, Google Analytics and others
  • Run team and project meetings, including setting agendas, tracking action items, and documenting key decisions
  • Serve as the point person for all communication related to your teams and projects, both within the technology team and to the rest of the business
  • Mentor cross-functional teammates to level up those around you
  • Partner with engineers, business analysts, designers, operational teams and management to research, ideate, and prioritize projects
  • Actively work to make your teams more productive and effective by implementing and iterating on processes
  • Build relationships with teams and individuals of varying levels across the company and potentially externally
  • Be in the weeds on a project while also maintaining a high-level view of all projects impacting your teams

Your Background

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that can be tailored to suit a variety of individual personalities and levels of seniority
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including driving consensus and alignment
  • Familiarity with multiple software development methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban, and the ability to find the right process and tools for the situation on a case-by-case basis
  • Proven experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and methodologies
  • Experience with market landscaping and competitor analysis
  • Experience with web products and web technologies, bonus points for subscription based services
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, related field, or equivalent industry experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience with 2+ years experience managing complex, high-value, cross-functional projects
  • Experience with project and task management software (bonus points for Jira)
Backstage, LLC, is the leading platform in creative talent placement. We are a close knit, agile team that is changing the way casting works through technical innovation, product design and a solid business model. At the heart of our success and growth resides a group of hardcore technologists and product designers who share a tight bond and believe that collaboration creates a better experience for our users. As part of the company you will be a part of creating a world class user experience by utilizing your talents anywhere they will be useful.

About Backstage

Our Story For over 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors and performers to find jobs and career advice, and for casting professionals and talent seekers to find the right performers for their projects. Today, Backstage is the largest online casting platform in the United States, with over 4,000 roles posted every week, and over 100,000 members building their careers on the platform. Casting professionals can take advantage of sophisticated application management tools to make the job of finding the perfect performer a breeze. At Backstage, a team of casting experts review each casting notice posted to ensure the quality and legitimacy of the project, and to quickly reject any illegitimate listings. No other casting service takes the steps we do to protect performers. We take the safety and privacy of our members seriously, with the customer success team always available to respond to any questions or issues you may have on your journey as a performer.

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