Project Manager

Jul 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Project Manager

Requisition Number: STFR003857

Division/College: Information Technology Services

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Division of Information Technology Services is seeking a talented individual to fill the role of the Project Manager. As a Project Manager you will oversee the entire project lifecycle to deliver comprehensive solutions.This position requires confidence, self-discipline, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for them. As a Project Manager, you will need to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions, identify risks and come up with practical solutions. This job requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out results. Work must be done quickly and correctly, while always focusing on accomplishing the goal and demanding the highest quality work from co-workers and subordinates.

The job demands a factual, direct style of communication and significant self-discipline with attention to detail. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities.

To ensure that essential services are provided to the Northeastern community, the employee will be required to work outside his/her regular working hours and on some university holidays.


The ideal candidate will have:

- Proven project management experience of software development, digital applications, multimedia, or systems integration, demonstrating robust and deep working knowledge of the full project lifecycle.

- Experience in a digital agency a plus.

- Solid experience with Agile methodology a must.

- A track record of successful and predictable delivery of on-time, to-budget, and to-specification projects

- Strong business analysis skills with the ability to create Requirements

- Skilled at articulating how complex projects can be structured into phases and sprints to prioritize speed to market and iterative improvements and feature enhancements

- Deep understanding of the software development lifecycle and or the creative development process

- Strong planning skills applied through MS Project or similar

- Demonstrable financial management skills and experience

- Good working knowledge of project contracts and invoice schedule

- 3-5 years’ experience with formal project management methodologies, including all forms of project documentation

- Bachelor’s Degree preferred

- Project Management certification desired

- Demonstrated experience creating factual, concise and client-oriented verbal and written communications

- Ability to analyze, make decisions, prioritize, assess and mitigate risk

- Unrelenting focus on quality deliverables throughout project lifecycle (not just the end result)

- Experience communicating with several audience types, and the ability to tailor communications between clients, engineering teams, management and more

- Comfortable working with complex projects

- Proven decision-making capabilities, particularly in navigating competing or conflicting priorities

- Scrum Master Certified a Plus

- Must be proficient in MS Office

Additional Information:
A criminal background check is required for this opening.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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