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Product/Project Manager

Department: Sales/Customer Service
Location: San Diego, CA

Who we are:

Founded in 2008, Underground Elephant is the nation’s premier direct response marketing company, leveraging proprietary technology to help leading brands find great customers.


What we’re looking for:

We are seeking a talented Product/Project Manager to support our product development cycle. In this role, you will have a meaningful impact on the mission-critical products and services that clients rely on every single day. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of software development activities for the company, to ensure consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals. Includes indirect management of software developers, designers and quality assurance personnel. Plays a key role in working with product owners, and business stakeholders to determine priority of product development projects and initiatives.

  • 2 years or more organizational experience in software companies with Agile practice or in a project management role

  • 2 years or more work experience in scrum teams, preferably as scrum master

  • Undergraduate Degree Required (computer science or business preferred)

Assets (bonus points):

  • Scrum Master Certification (CSM) preferred, but not required

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) preferred but not required


What you’ll do:

  • Planning

    • Work directly with senior managers and business owners on a regular basis to prioritize the backlog

    • Lead the planning and implementation of projects and ongoing tasks

    • Plan and schedule project timelines and coordinate resource allocation

  • Communication

    • Monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders and provide consistent communication and support between team leads and key stakeholders

    • Ensure progress reports define project progress, problems and solutions

    • Track project deliverables using PM software (JIRA/Gantt Charts, Scrum Boards, Scrum Burndown Charts.

  • Problem Solving

    • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

    • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

  • Team Building

    • Provide direction and support to project team

    • Build a trusting and safe environment with an emphasis on problem solving.

    • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.


Learn more about our products at http://undergroundelephant.com/products.


Why you want to work for us:

What makes Underground Elephant a great place to work? It's the people. We staff our team with driven, intelligent, passionate and creative people. We encourage every employee to identify, cultivate, and put into practice their own values alongside those of the organization.
Our new headquarters, located in the heart of East Village, is a space that lends itself to our open and collaborative culture. Complete with an indoor schoolhouse, five century-old olive trees, and an in-house bar, the space inspires creativity, leadership, and innovation.
Our perks and benefits are aimed to foster a culture of cooperation and teamwork, and to create an environment where employees love what they do. That’s why we offer all UE employees:

The benefits you’d expect...

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage

  • 401k matching

  • Paid Time Off

And so much more...

  • Student loan repayment program

  • 529 college savings plan

  • Stock options

  • Red Bull, coffee, snacks, and breakfast

  • Billiards and ping pong

  • Pet-friendly office


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