Software Project Manager

Opternative, Chicago

Helping people see better. We’re a technology company with a human touch.

Who We Are

Opternative is a technology company that helps people see better. We started Opternative to provide a safe, online option for getting prescriptions between eye exams. It's a win-win for the patients we serve: eyes stay healthy; people see clearly.

Our technology connects doctors and patients in new ways and we're looking for more than just skilled and talented individuals. We are looking for outliers and non-traditional thinkers because the Opternative Online Vision Test is anything but traditional.

Our success is built upon Agility, Innovation, Passion, Continuous Learning, and Accountability. Do you have what it takes?

Job Description

Software Project Managers execute technical projects through the full software development life cycle. You'll work with Product, Design, R&D, and Business Development and engage with all members of company leadership. You'll be responsible for maintaining project plans and schedules, writing and grooming stories, leading stand-ups and demo days, and reporting on success metrics. You are detail-oriented and have a knack for solving complex problems that span multiple teams and skill sets. You're able to communicate on a technical level with engineers, on a product level with designers, and on a strategic level with company management and stakeholders. If push comes to shove, you're able to roll up your sleeves and dig into code and push software changes.

What You'll Need

  • 2+ years of web or native software project management experience
  • 1-2 years as a software engineer or equivalent understanding of software fundamentals
  • Experience leading agile software development teams, ideally in a start-up environment
  • A data-driven mindset and experience with decision analysis tools and methods
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
  • Self-starter that loves to identify new ideas and take action
Bonus If You Have It 
  • A background in computer science or engineering
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience working at start-ups or healthcare products


  • Competitive compensation
  • Health insurance, medical and dental
  • Subsidized lunches and fully-stocked snacks
  • Free eye prescriptions from our doctors on staff
  • CTA pass reimbursement
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Professional development and education stipend
  • Flexible vacation and work from home policy (work hard and take time when you need it)


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Opternative

Improving lives with vision care. We believe affordable, convenient vision prescriptions are a good thing. We started Opternative to provide a safe, online option for vision testing. It's a way to get prescriptions between eye exams. Eyes stay healthy. People can see clearly. It's a win-win. Our technology connects doctors and patients in new ways. Cost, time and hassle don't have to be barriers to seeing anymore.

Want to learn more about Opternative? Visit Opternative's website.