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Senior Software Development Project Manager

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry. As a result of our continued growth, we are currently seeking a Senior Software Development Project Manager for our Washington, D.C. office.


Be part of something innovative and cutting edge. Join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do.

Some of our ground-breaking work includes:
• advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country)
• mobile support for the user interfaces
• learning management systems with social media features
• user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities
• innovative, machine-scorable items

Responsibilities:

• Develop requirements, budgets, and schedules for the software development projects
• Facilitate requirements meetings, including the peer review sessions, and status meetings with clients and project team
• Establish milestones, anticipate issues, and monitor adherence to project scope, requirements, design documents, schedules, and the software development process
• Assume day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that the project is completed on time and within budget, and that all deliverables are of the highest quality
• Configure systems through databases, routinely analyze data through SQL queries and generate custom reports
• Work closely with Technical Project Management team to: share best practices, help resolve project issues, and ensure that staff is properly allocated to tasks by considering staff’s skills and interests, and the project’s needs
• Maintain client relations and communications including status reporting and informal conversations
• Understand the technical details of the software product and be the liaison between technical and non-technical teams
• Conduct software integration activities between different internal and external software systems

Qualifications:

• A Master’s Degree in MIS, Statistics, Computer Science, Public Administration, Business Management or a related field and 8+ years of Project Management experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in the above fields and 10+ years of experience
• Must have excellent oral and written skills with the ability to matrix manage a software team that includes graphic designers, developers and software testers
• Must be familiar with project management tools such as Microsoft Project or BaseCamp and versioning tools such as CVS
• Experience with SQL and/or SAS to analyze data
• Knowledge of all phases of software development cycle, and the ability to develop project plans, requirements documents, and project budgets
• Familiarity with quality assurance practices
• Experience required in applying best practices in project management, including those used to initiate, plan, control, monitor and report upon all phases of project activity
• Quick aptitude for learning new software

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8837/senior-s…. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

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