American Institutes for Research

  • Junior Technical Project Manager

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    ID
    11276
    Program : Country/Continent (Full Name)
    United States
    Pos. Category
    Technical Project Management
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Do you want to be a part of something innovative and cutting edge? If your answer is yes, then join our team of more than a hundred software specialists, data scientists and analysts, technical project managers, system engineers, security engineers and web designers that are smart, creative and excited by what they do!

     

    Cambium Assessment’s technology team is an innovation driver in the assessment industry. We regularly deal with technology challenges such as algorithmic computing, dynamic scalability, and artificial intelligence. Some of our ground-breaking work includes: advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country); mobile support for the user interfaces; learning management systems with social media features; user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities; innovative, machine-scorable items and that’s just to name a few.

     

    We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry and we are currently seeking a Junior Technical Project Manager to join our team in Washington, D.C.

    Responsibilities

    The Junior Technical Project Manager will be primarily responsible for the following:

     

    • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Operations Team and HelpDesk support, through proper troubleshooting and prioritization methods as well as coordination and communication between the clients and the internal team.
    • Ensure high-quality customer service and address and maintain frequent and proactive contact with the clients.
    • Proven ability to understand technical concepts, including data relationships and software configuration.
    • Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, with an inherent ability to work well under tight timelines, and have strong problem-solving capabilities.
    • Develop requirements, budgets, and schedules for the software development projects.
    • Facilitate requirements meetings, including the peer review sessions, and status meetings with clients and project team.
    • Establish milestones, anticipates issues, and monitors adherence to project scope, requirements and design documents, schedules, and to the CSSC software development process.
    • Assume day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that the project is completed on time and within budget, and that all deliverables are of the highest quality.
    • Work closely with the CSSC Technical Project Management team to: share best practices, help resolve project issues, and ensure that staff is properly allocated to tasks by considering staff’s skills and interests, and the project’s needs.
    • Maintain client relations and communications including status reporting and informal conversations.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and 3+ years of experience (must include experience with creating and deploying builds, querying the database, writing code, and/or making meaningful contributions to in design meetings).
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and 2+ years of experience (must include experience with creating and deploying builds, querying the database, writing code, and/or making meaningful contributions to in design meetings).
    • Experience in applying best practices in software development lifecycle, including waterfall and Agile software methodologies, web-based infrastructure, and data-driven systems.
    • Strong skills with SQL or demonstrated aptitude to learn SQL are highly desired, including joining multiple objects, running dynamic stored procedures and functions, and understanding of cross-server database communication.
    • Excellent documentation and communication skills, strong team-oriented attitude, and a proactive and detail-oriented nature.
    • Familiarity with software such as Jira, Confluence, TeamCity, Git, Bitbucket, and Octopus is desired.

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    Cambium Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. We offer superior technology and next-generation questions making our tests valid, innovative, and informative. Our tests are able to collect more information on what each student knows and can do in the same amount of time as a traditional test – thus freeing up teachers to teach and students to learn.

     

    Cambium Assessment joined Cambium Learning Group, Inc. as it’s sixth business unit in their existing portfolio on January 1, 2020. Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential. The company’s award-winning brands provide breakthrough technology solutions for students and teachers—including best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional programs; gold-standard professional development; valid and reliable assessments; and products that enable access to learning for all students.With this new relationship, Cambium Assessment has been positioned to grow and expand into new markets unlocking even greater opportunities for success. Click here for more information. 

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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