AEM project Manager

  • Location

    Chicago, Illinois 60607 - United States

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  • Contact:

    Dave Fox

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Project Manager who can lead teams of engineers, designers, and architects to deliver custom solutions for our clients—leaders in the sports, media, and entertainment industries.


  • 3+ years delivering projects that include responsive web systems and mobile applications
  • Experience managing engagements ranging from $300,000-$800,000, and from 5-15 team members
  • Well-versed in project management methodologies and frameworks
  • PMP (or equivalent) certification
  • Ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical team members or stakeholders
  • A deep understanding of digital technologies used to develop real-time web sites and mobile applications, including Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, XML and JSON file transforms and handling
  • Experience working with the engineering team to provides estimates for projects and prepares appropriate supporting justifications/ assumptions, explaining relationship to budget, scope, timelines/ milestones, and success criteria
  • Experience with technologies used by for the delivery of projects:
    • Content Management Systems, preferably Adobe AEM
    • Digital Asset Management Systems
    • Video Content Management Systems
    • Web Analytics
    • Advertising Platforms
    • Push Notification Systems (UrbanAirship, Braze, Fabric)
  • Knowledge of, and a passion for, sport, media and entertainment
  • Working knowledge of Confluence and the flow of projects in Jira
  • Preferred: A background or interest in golf

Key Competencies

  • Organizes and expresses ideas clearly. Can be easily understood during meetings, presentations, or emails
  • Process orientation with strong time-management skills and demonstrated ability to change course, as needed
  • Understands the client and takes a proactive approach to meeting their needs in an effective and timely manner
  • Assumes responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering results; setting high standards for self and others
  • Adjusts timelines, results and expectations appropriately to changing needs
  • Thinks and acts effectively under pressure
  • Decisive and well-informed decision-maker
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Seeks clarity where there is ambiguity
  • Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions
  • Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to deliver on agreed-to outcomes in the agreed-to time frames
  • Proactively brings new ideas to the table, spanning people, process and product


  • Works with individuals within the organization, client, and third party organizations to plan, schedule and ensure execution of project / program activities
  • Manages to completion development, quality and production release activities
  • Facilitates project related meetings for relevant working groups or programs. Tracks the action items generated and reports back to the larger group with notes and details
  • Conducts the estimate process efficiently in partnership with the Product Management team using a shared WBS and assumptions
  • Coordinates with clients when problems or conflicts occur that might impact the timely completion of work
  • Provides transparent and clear reporting to the client, leadership, and other relevant parties on status, progress, budget, projections, and results
  • Identifies issues and problems promptly, and manages them to resolution, elevating those that require leadership attention
  • Assures team is properly assigned to the project
  • Controls resource allocation based on scope and budget
  • Manages all risks and blockers to resolution
  • Runs scrums / team standups
  • Conducts retrospectives
  • Evaluates results and performance via project health data, and recommends changes to projects, approaches, processes, documents, and other areas to increase effectiveness.
  • Assists, supports, resources to identifies difficulties, prioritize tasks, or define goals
  • Overcomes obstacles to achieve results