Technical Project Manager

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Date Posted: Friday, May 12th, 2017
Job Location: Glendale, CA
Pay Rate: $95K/annually
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Permanent
Required Skills: Technical Project Manager, PM, Software Products, Engineering Products, Technical/Engineering Background

Job Description:

The technology found in casino gaming (think slot machines, video poker) is beyond archaic and there is a huge push for games that will attract a younger audience.

Imagine if you could play Angry Birds (like) games, or Scrabble, on a slick interface while sitting on the casino floor. Imagine if it connected to your mobile device. Imagine working here!

Reporting to the CTO, drive development and deployment of technology solutions across multiple hardware formats

Drive engineering coordination and execution focused towards launching various new products

Create detailed project plans defining tasks and resourcing needed to bring projects to completion

Project manage software development from spec delivery through development and QA

Coordinate with stakeholders to manage, track and control project issues to ensure timely delivery of products

Promote strong relationships with cross-functional engineering and product teams in developing project schedules, milestones, and risk analyses

Lead planning and triage meetings with Engineering, Product Management and QA teams

Analyze and recommend alternative methods and procedures to resolve technical problems and project roadblocks

Track and report on development schedules and product/component designs

Develop reports to track planning, scheduling, issues, risks and overall status

Oversee the creation of new processes and tools as necessary to support additional needs


Requirements:

5+ years’ experience in a technical project or program management role for complex software engineering products (technical/engineering background is a huge plus)

Excellent communication, time-management, and teamwork skills

Proficiency in Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Project and Visio tools is a plus

About Technical Connections, Inc.:

Technical Connections is Southern California’s premier recruiting firm specializing exclusively in web, software and information technology professionals. The firm, based in Los Angeles, offers a full range of services, including retained search, contingency placement, and short- and long-term consulting.

Technical Connections was established in 1984 by Helen MacKinnon, an executive with extensive technical and managerial experience in the computer industry. The firm, which initially focused on serving clients within the software development field, today works with companies in a variety of industries. Clients range from technology start-ups to multinational giants. Technical Connections places hundreds of candidates annually.

The counselors at Technical Connections do not consider themselves “headhunters,” but rather professional consultants whose in-depth knowledge of both technology and the marketplace enables them to offer candidates and clients a rare level of strategic counsel. MacKinnon, who has Master’s degrees in both Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Southern California, recruits her internal staff based on their interpersonal skills as well as their technical and business expertise. Unlike many recruiters and temporary placement firms that have only recently entered the technical arena, Technical Connections has always specialized in this field.

TCI believes that when all employees have an ownership stake in their company, it is reflected in the quality of their work and therefore in the long-term success of the firm. At TCI, employees have an ownership interest in the firm through the Technical Connections Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). TCI contributes annually to a trust account for the benefit of the employees. The ESOP holds 100% of the voting stock of TCI.

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