HarperDB is looking for an experienced Technical Project Manager to coordinate, oversee and execute on technical projects to drive the work of our engineering and delivery teams. This person will manage professional services engagements as well as internal core development projects. This position reports directly to the SVP of Product and, as a part of the broader delivery team, you will work to ensure that HarperDB continues to deliver an innovative product to the market.

We are looking for a highly organized, detailed oriented individual capable of driving technical and tactical strategic projects. The ideal candidate will have product and project management experience, experience working with software development languages and familiarity with ITIL or PMP methodologies.

Duties

  • Drive projects to completion within a planned timeline, manage multiple projects at a time, understand technical nuances to be able to identify risks and issues, be a creative problem solver, and write documentation clearly and concisely
  • Perform a variety of tasks including creating project plans, setting up meetings with team members, evaluating solutions, and ensuring projects meet requirements
  • Build relationships and work directly with various stakeholders internally and externally, to ensure project scope is defined so that deliverables may be planned and met

Skills

  • 10 to 15 years experience managing technical projects
  • An understanding of Node.js and software development
  • Organized, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • No official certifications for this position are required, but we are looking for a candidate with significant familiarity with ITIL or PMP certification methodologies

Qualities

  • Command the respect of engineers while running extremely effective projects on a compressed timelines, while dealing with ambiguity
  • Able to work independently, a self-starter
  • Comfortable calling out risks and raising concerns
  • Ability to manage up
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects and tasks effectively
  • Distill complex issues into concise, easy to digest communications
  • The ability to form relationships with our external customers

HarperDB is a distributed database focused on making developers' lives easier while delivering easy to use tools that help reduce global data latency. We are primarily focused on Gaming, Media, and E-Commerce use cases, but also work with customers in other areas.

We highly value transparency, focus, accountability, and kindness in our team. We try our best to be good humans. We work very hard but also believe strongly in supporting a healthy work-life harmony. We value creativity and flexibility of thinking. We believe in finding good people and helping them grow in their careers. We are mainly in the Denver area but have teammates spread out across the US.

Some qualities we look for in HarperDB team members:

  • Understands it’s a marathon not a sprint
  • Aligned with and embodies our core values - Transparency, Authenticity, Focus, and Empowerment
  • Aligned with and believes in company vision and strategy
  • Strong sense of personal accountability
  • Values process, but not when it gets in the way of execution
  • Empowers peers and team over personal success
  • Focused on success of company, not only themselves
  • Able to equally give, receive and accept feedback
  • Ability to have challenging conversations in a constructive manner
  • Knows that perfect is the enemy of good
  • Is able to be transparent even when it's uncomfortable

HarperDB is experiencing massive growth, which is fun and exciting but also intense. We are still very much a startup, with a startup culture. This gives team members a lot of flexibility and room for growth, but also means we sometimes lack the structure of a larger organization.

If you are not scared away yet we would love to see your resume!