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IT Project Manager, Background in Web Development, APIs or Shopify

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Who We Are

Cables & Sensors is a highly efficient, fast-growing company that manufactures and distributes accessories for the medical industry in the US and Europe. Although being a small company, we have been awarded with the prestigious Inc 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, ranking at number 377. We are a group of young, smart, perfectionists who love what we do and are proud of being very different from other companies in our industry. We are a high-tech, e-commerce company with a distributed workforce allowing us to work remotely, from our homes of where we most enjoy spending our time. Because we have built an incredibly efficient and organized business, we are very selective about who we hire. If you make it in, we promise you will love working with us.

Summary/Objective

This position will assist the IT Director with daily activities including managing web development teams for current and future projects as well as managing our API-based workflow automation running multiple web applications including Shopify. This role will be responsible for maintaining and writing software specification documents, documenting processes, managing projects and basic coding. This position requires a high level of organization, creativity and excellent communication with a wide variety of people. It also requires the ability to properly manage time and prioritize as well as making many decisions and/or know when to consult others on them. This person must have prior experience managing development projects be very comfortable with web technologies such as API connections and the Shopify platform.

Essential Functions

  1. Interacting with external development teams who are developing Cables and Sensors’ IT projects, answering questions and resolving requests

  2. Writing detailed, high-quality specification documentation for new developments

  3. Writing low to mid-level code to maintain current developments, perhaps adding new basic features that can be done in-house

  4. Exploring and identifying new tools and solutions for existing problems or improving current technology

  5. QA testing

  6. Managing timelines for various projects and keeping the teams well informed, coordinated and on schedule

Competencies

  1. Technical capacity to understand complex web developments involving APIs, front end technologies and databases.

  2. Capability to understand and write API documentation

  3. Thoroughness, the candidate must be detailed oriented and capable of following complex projects until their completion.

  4. Time management, capability to prioritize important tasks and manage large volumes of data.

  5. Communication proficiency, capability to easily communicate with remote teams by phone and email.

  6. Self-driven, motivated and capable of managing his or her own time and work.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will supervise external, remote development teams.

Work Environment

This job is a remote position. All office and computer equipment required to perform its duties will be provided by C&S. A dedicated, quiet location with a strong internet connection at home will be required for this position.

Our team’s management style is very hands off. Each team member knows their responsibilities and has lots of freedom to do the job how they consider best. Because of this (and our remote style of working), excellent communication is very important within the team. With the high level of freedom comes an equal dose of responsibility.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5PM EST. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. If working from a timezone different of US Eastern Standard Time, after a few months of training, independence of working hours can be achieved.

Pace of work is regularly quite high. This does not mean we expect the candidate to be overworked, but rather focused and productive during working hours. We believe that an employee produces best when they have a healthy balance of work and rest (social life, hobbies, family, free time). There will be times when deadlines are at hand and working long hours and weekends will be necessary, as there will also be slow periods when time can be taken off to compensate and take care of self.

Travel

A couple yearly trips might be required to train or work on-site with other team members.

Required Experience

Pre-requisites:

  1. 3+ years experience in development such as Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Shopify or API development

  2. 2+ years experience managing web development projects

  3. Experience with time management tools such as Trello, Bugherd, Asana, Slack, Google Docs

  4. Experience managing multiple, complex, continuous IT projects

  5. Experience writing software documentation

Nice-to-haves:

  1. Basic to medium experience developing APIs and Shopify

  2. Experience managing various IT consultants

  3. Medium to advanced experience with databases

  4. Familiarity with agile project management techniques

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Because C&S is a small, young company, it will be expected, from time to time, for every position in the company to perform tasks that are beyond their job description.

Reports to

Andres Orjuela, IT Director

 

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