Work Location: Colorado (must be able to commute to Fort Collins 1+ days per week)

Work Hours: Fulltime

Salary: $75k-85k per year

This Program management position is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of projects within Keywords' Embedded Technologies team

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing a technical and/or test team’s daily activities and provide assistance whenever needed to implement new processes and procedures to align with the agreed upon SLA’s
  • Research and analysis ensuring SLA’s (Service Level Agreements), KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) and metrics are accurate and actionable
  • Hiring strong, highly motivated candidates with great technical and interpersonal skills
  • Onboarding new staff for quick and effective ramp-up
  • Perform resource allocation and workload assignment to ensure timely delivery for all active projects
  • Develop best practices to improve program/ portfolio performance of the Embedded Project
  • Ability to work within a budget and direct program/project
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team of direct employees and projects
  • Assist in employee recruitment, performance evaluation, promotion, retention and termination activities
  • Ability to think strategically, troubleshoot and solve difficult problems and drive consensus
  • Ability to present persuasively and effectively across communication settings
  • Demonstrate phenomenal customer service
  • Build and utilize relationships with key business clients to identify and act on future growth opportunities
  • Work with management to analyze program proposals and program objectives
  • Drive program/project from project initiation through delivery
  • Develop and maintain program documentation
  • Create the functional specification, requirements and/or scope that will be used as a tool in making decisions as to how the product, service and/or project will be implemented
  • Creation of reports for both internal management and external client
  • Own and provide strategy planning for multiple concurrent projects
  • Investigate opportunities to expand and add efficiency value to projects (becoming a trusted advisor)
  • Strategy Leadership for improving the projects, ensuring the company is a stand-out leader.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with clients and partners

Keywords provides a competitive compensation package, good benefits and a casual, fun, productive and supportive working environment. We empower people to perform to the best of their ability with our “can do” attitude. We appreciate and embrace flexibility and learn at every opportunity to grow ourselves through experience, training and tackling new challenges. This is what makes us Keywordians.

Requirements

  • Previous Project or Program Management experience, preferably in the gaming industry or vendor management
  • Technical background – ability to discuss with project owners, ability to build a response as requested
  • Previous experience leading or managing teams/employees
  • Quarterly and yearly forecasting experience
  • Experience with delivery of milestones and KPIs and ensuring project deliverables are met
  • Experience and proven accomplishment as a driver of multiple projects
  • Experience building and maintaining client relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions with little supervision

Preferred:

  • Testing Strategy and Road mapping
  • Test Plan, Documentation, Execution, Case Preparation, Traceability Matrix
  • End to End testing of functional requirements
  • Trend Analysis
  • Business Analysis
  • Staffing background
  • Experience responding to RFPs independently or as part of an RFP response team
  • Previous experience building transition and communication plans
  • Experience overseeing (or being part of) a transition team

Benefits

At KeyWords we provide all our contingent workforce with:

  • Paid Time Off (including sick days and holidays)
  • 401k (3% matching)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
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