Project Management

Team Operations Manager

Bengaluru, KA   |   Full time

PurpleRain is a US-headquartered 8+ year old close-knit, fully distributed bootstrapped and profitable product startup with a 50+ rock star team members who enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems together with inc 500 clients globally through our B2B SaaS products.
 

We are a hybrid remote company, with in-house teams in Bangalore, London and remote teams globally in 20+ countries where each employee works from home or a co-working space. 

Even though we're far away, we're in contact throughout the day in Slack, Basecamp and Zoom. 

PurpleRain is actively searching for a  Team Project Manager who loves to run to join our remote team.  


 

This role is a combination of account management + project operations where you will be responsible for the productivity of in-house team members in Bangalore and also serve as a single point of contact for all remote team members to ensure all tasks assigned are coordinated and completed on time.   


 

30% managing web development projects + 40% managing inhouse team tasks + 30% manager role in terms of reporting, mentoring and creating roadmap. 


  • Dedicated to developing your skills as part of a highly collaborative team 

  • A genuinely nice person who approaches each situation with a positive, “How can I help?” attitude 

  • Proactively monitors project status and communicates with stakeholders, team, and management about potential scope changes and other issues 

  • *Slightly* obsessive about details when defining goals, creating project timelines, tracking budget use, and overseeing and documenting technical project plans 

  • Embraces using data to identify risks and opportunities when defining project requirements 

  • Comfortable planning and running meetings: creating agendas, taking notes, directing conversations and discussing budgets, timelines, and tasks 

  • Values communication as the cornerstone of good project management, and have a flair for both written and spoken communication 

  • Takes ownership of a project’s success 

  • Thinks testing a new productivity tool or building an awesome spreadsheet sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon 

  • Genuinely enjoys interacting with clients and are kind, patient and respectful in all communication with them 

What will you be doing? 

  • Participates in multiple cross-functional project teams. 

  • Supports project teams in monitoring the execution, progress, and risks of Engineering project deliverables and overall program elements. 

  • Coordinates project meetings, communicate status, readiness, business issues, technical issues, resource requirements and their resolution across functional teams and management. 

  • Facilitates and organizes daily stand-up meetings, sprint sizing and planning, retrospectives, and demonstrations 

  • Collaborates with Product Managers, and Engineering team leads to plan releases and ensure backlog maintenance 

  • Tracks teams velocity and project release schedules 

  • Identifies and helps to removes any obstacles that prevent the Engineering team from attaining sprint goals 

  • Reports project progress, team status and issues to project stakeholders and  management team 

  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement, creativity, and innovation 

  • Aids project teams with determining suitable commitments for stories, defects, and tasks 

  • Coordinates and schedules the execution of deliverables across multiple teams 

  • Communication the workflow, ideas and project details clearly to all stake holders and ensure deliverables 

  • Act as a single point of contact between all internal stake holders  

  • Take ownership for productivity of remote and inhouse team members  

  • Provide daily and weekly reports to the management 


 

Essential Requirements: 

  • a solid understanding of agile development practices 

  • project management experience (PMP certification a plus) with a proven history of delivering software projects 

  • experience managing every aspect of multiple concurrent CMS or other SaaS implementations 

  • experience working with a team of off-site developers 

  • experience managing multiple concurrent implementations 

  • Ability to influence others to achieve results 

  • Skilled leading and working with geographically distributed teams 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Advanced problem analysis and problem-solving skills 

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and work independently with limited supervision 

  • Strong organization, and time management skills 


We'd love it if:
 

 

  • You hold a Master's degree or equivalent, but not essential 

  • You hold a business management + engineering degree  

  • You are a Certified Scrum Master but not essential 

  • You  are comfortable with the communication skills and tools required to  work effectively with a distributed team (like Slack, Asana, Basecamp and Zoom) 

  • You know your way around WordPress 

  • You like writing and editing blog posts, tutorials and documentation 

  


 

So what can you expect after you apply? You will: 


  • Take a brief survey. Be sure to check your email after you apply. 

  • Have a phone conversation with someone on our Recruiting team. This is a high-level conversation about you, but also a good opportunity for you to learn more about us. 

  • Meet with our Engineering team. This will be an opportunity for us to get an idea of how you got to where you are, and if where you want to go lines up with where we are going. 

  • Provide us with some references. 

  • Speak with a member of our senior leadership team. If you have made it this far, just be yourself, and everything will be fine. 


Our Core Values 

  • We lead with empathy: We believe kindness and empathy lead to effective communication. We assume good intentions and seek mutual understanding from our teammates, customers, and users. 

  • We lean into vulnerability: We are not afraid to ask for help or give and receive feedback. We build off our failures and don’t shy away from tough conversations. 

  • We rise above the status quo: The status quo leads to pain for the people we serve, our communities, and our clients. We do our best to rise above the status quo, and to do things that no one else are doing. On an individual level, we strive to improve ourselves and always be learning. 

  • We match grit with wit: We're creative and resourceful. We find solutions to every problem 

...and to further support you, we offer: 

  • Excellent health, vision and dental benefits 

  • talented, young and motivated team 

  • 2x year all-company in-person retreats (fully paid for by us of course) 

  • work with a fun team on a product that customers love 

  • Share in our organization-wise personal development benefits and leave entitlements 

  • Monthly perks reimbursement for Netflix/Amazon Prime 

  • Monthly wellness reimbursement 

  • Flexible work schedule with work-from-home options 

  • A comprehensive tech setup. 


 


 

CTC upto - 6 lakh P/A 

Notice period - upto 30 days  

Should be willing to work on flexible shift (India or UK)

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