Internship: Software Development Project Manager

Last Updated: April 17, 2024

The Software Development Project Manager is responsible for leading, planning, and overseeing software development projects from ideation through to completion. This role involves coordinating with cross-functional teams, managing project timelines, budgets, and resources, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet both customer and company standards.
Responsibilities and Duties
Project Planning and Management:
·      Develop detailed project plans that outline scope, timelines, resources, and budget.
Oversee the project lifecycle, from initiation and planning through execution, monitoring, and closure.
·      Implement project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum, Waterfall) best suited to each project.
Team Leadership and Coordination:
·      Lead, motivate, and manage project teams, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
·      Coordinate with product managers, developers, designers, QA testers, and other stakeholders to ensure cohesive efforts and communication.
·      Conduct regular team meetings to track progress, address challenges, and adjust plans as needed.
Stakeholder Management:
·      Act as the primary point of contact for project stakeholders, including clients, senior management, and team members.
·      Regularly update stakeholders on project status, milestones, and any changes to project scope or timelines.
·      Manage stakeholder expectations and negotiate solutions to project challenges.
·      Quality Assurance and Risk Management:
·      Ensure projects are delivered to the highest quality standards, meeting functional and non-functional requirements.
·      Identify potential risks and issues early in the project lifecycle and develop mitigation and contingency plans.
·      Conduct post-project reviews to capture learnings and improve future project processes and outcomes.
·      Financial and Resource Management:
·      Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring optimal use of resources and cost-effectiveness.
·      Monitor project expenditures and make adjustments as necessary to stay within budget.
·      Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, Business, or a related field.
·      Project management certification (e.g., PMP, Prince2, Certified Scrum Master) is highly desirable.
·      Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management within a software development environment.
·      Strong understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) and contemporary software development methodologies.
·      Proficiency in project management software tools (e.g., JIRA, Asana, Trello).
·      Excellent leadership and team management skills.
·      Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
·      Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
·      Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
·      Adaptability and flexibility to changing technologies and requirements.
Working Conditions:
·      This role may require occasional travel to meet with clients, vendors, or offsite teams.
·      Standard office hours apply, though flexibility is required to accommodate project deadlines and meetings in different time zones.
Physical Requirements:
·      Primarily a desk-based role with long periods of sitting.
·      Requires extended use of a computer keyboard and monitor.

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