Sr. Project Manager

Dockyard - permanent

United States

12 Aug

Applicants must reside in: United States


  • Use extensive knowledge of multiple project management frameworks to stay flexible and pragmatic across client industries, needs, and contract types
  • Encourage and facilitate close collaboration and open, transparent communication within all-remote, cross-functional product teams
  • Facilitate all product phase iterations, including project planning, client demos, retrospectives, release planning, and maintaining a living backlog of prioritized work
  • Conduct product estimation sessions utilizing the methodology most suited for the project type and scope
  • Deliver regularly updated project plans to communicate design and implementation details to internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor the project budget and estimates, working with your team to achieve maximum value within the approved spend
  • Utilize risk management best practices to predict, prevent, and mitigate risks to project, product, and relationship 
  • Collaborate with account management to identify areas of success, improvement, and opportunity -- as well as lean on your own emotional intelligence and client relationship-building expertise in the day to day
  • Enthusiastically contribute to the evolution of DockYard-wide processes and best practices
  • Rigorously remove impediments to encourage focus and flow for your team


Must Haves:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the software environment as a project manager or similar roll
  • Demonstrated experience with UX design, software development, and web technologies in a scrum or other Agile environment
  • Ability to patiently learn, contribute, and persuade within a strategically growing, small company environment
  • Proven experience with and in-depth understanding of team empowerment and servant leadership, and the skills to balance empathy with the art of delegation
  • Ability to deliver and receive transparent and constructive feedback 

Nice To Haves:

  • Experience in and affinity the agency or consultancy context
  • Experience developing and maintaining long-term client relationships
  • Experience managing projects with all-remote teams
  • Familiarity with GitHub or other common project management tools

Salary and Perks

Competitive salary and remote working.

DockYard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,  disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, pregnancy, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

This role is a U.S.-based remote position. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

About Dockyard

DockYard is a digital product agency offering exceptional strategy, design, full stack engineering, and custom software consulting. We work with innovative brands such as Netflix, Apple, Zipcar, McGraw-Hill, Nasdaq, Harvard, Fidelity Investments, Constant Contact, MassMutual, CollegeVine, and WNYC, as well as funded startups. DockYard helps organizations transform ambitious, complex new ideas into fully deployed web applications using Ember, Elixir, and Phoenix. On the bleeding edge of technology, DockYard often pioneers the field, and invests heavily in the open source community. Our firm is smart, relatable, and deeply knowledgeable about modern application design, UX, and architecture. DockYard’s integrated approach allows us to solve problems quickly with stability and maintainability. We also offer testing and QA, project management, training, support, and staff augmentation.


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