Senior Project Manager

Position: Senior Project Manager
Department: Project Management Office
As a Senior Project Manager at Mindstorm you will play a key role in product development by taking ownership of the development process and focusing on time management, build processes, task shuffling, and follow-up, as well as progress tracking and delivery. By working closely with the product manager, development, design, and production team you will take all necessary means to ensure our game builds get completed on time, and with the highest quality. You are the right person for this job if: You are a project management veteran having completed at least 5-6 complete bespoke software development cycles, preferably within the mobile industry (preferably gaming industry). While you know the ins and outs of Agile, have had experience of running projects within this methodology, and know why its taking the industry by storm, you also understand the other leading methodologies and have an ability to discern, extract, and use whatever works best for the task at hand. You love to lead, inspire, and motivate teams to achieve goals while maintaining enthusiasm and energy throughout the process. You can multitask like no tomorrow, even in your sleep! You have excellent communication skills and can present with one hand tied behind your back. You enjoy working with people and can foster strong relationships with those around you. You are highly organized, thus love bringing structure to chaos. What you will be doing: -Develop project management standards and processes as part of the project management office. -Evaluate project management tools, and introduce / improve such tools across the company, taking into account stakeholder feedback. -Conduct training and knowledge transfer sessions on a regular basis on Agile /selected tools, other leading methodologies, and best practices. -Using the Agile methodology, work with product managers and game designers to extract user storyboards that will be a part of the product roadmap. From the roadmap, establish a procedure by which the relevant stories enter the product backlog, and create short but effect sprints that you must track through the selected project management tool. -While managing projects, ensure all stakeholders are aligned and buy in to deadlines, report risks, issues, budget overruns. -Manage changes in scope by ensuring stakeholders are aligned and understand the risks and cost of any changes. -Develop and maintain the project schedule and issue weekly progress reports against sprints and product backlogs. -Drive project execution through conducting daily scrum meetings, and ensuring resources are aligned and committed to the same goal. -Clear, concise, consistent, and frequent communication of tasks and deadlines to the game production team and other stakeholders, developing and maintaining clear metrics of performance -Coordinate with all functional teams for build release/feature testing/server updates with focus on timeline and release timings -Manage multiple game projects when necessary Qualifications: -BS-CS or equivalent, post graduate degree preferred -2+ year project management experience on mobile platforms -7+ Years of experience in a software project management position -Experience writing project plans and specification documents -Strong understanding of PM methodology in an Agile working environment, certification is a plus -Experience with leading project management tools such as JIRA, Trello, or equivalent -Exceptional time manager, strong ability to foresee risks, and prioritize tasks. -Self-driven, self-motivated, takes initiative, innovative, and execution focused. -Exceptional communication skills -Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail -Ability to handle multiple projects and adapt to a constantly changing environment -Knowledge and passion for interactive entertainment and games is desirable We Offer You: -A career in Pakistan’s leading game development studio -Promotion based on excellence -Performance based rewards -Complete health care -Fun HR events, birthdays, cakes, trips, video games, and sports -Career trainings based on targeted improvement paths -A horizontal, value based, no-politics, fun and positive world class environment -Top of the line industry compensation with benefits If you are looking for a new challenge, want to work with creative and innovative people, and want to push the forefront of game development in Pakistan, apply for this job NOW!

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