PROJECT MANAGER

PROJECT MANAGER

(TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION)

About Us:

Pratham Books is a not-for-profit children’s book publisher that was set up in 2004 to publish good quality, affordable books in many Indian languages. Our mission is to see ‘a book in every child’s hand’ and we have spread the joy of reading to millions of children in India. As a publisher serving every child in India, Pratham Books has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to exploring innovative ways in which to create access to joyful stories and have been fortunate in finding partners to collaborate with who share this vision.

In 2015, Pratham Books increased its footprint by going digital. As an industry leader, we were one of the first publishers in the country to open up our content to the CC 4.0 licence. All this content is now available on StoryWeaver a digital platform that hosts stories in languages from India and beyond so that every child can have an endless stream of stories in her mother tongue to read and enjoy. All the stories on the platform can be read, translated, versioned or downloaded for free.

We are looking for a Project Manager (Technical Implementation) for our StoryWeaver team

Pratham Books has several verticals like StoryWeaver, Pratham Books, and Donate-a-Book.The Project Manager (Technical Implementation) will manage key projects across all three verticals. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of a defined scope of work on time within budgets.

A successful candidate will work directly with external partners and internal teams at Pratham Books to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. They will coordinate with other departments and also act as a Test Manager to manage the QA team across verticals. They must have hands-on experience in testing applications.

Key Responsibilities:

. Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

.  Work closely with partners to understand detailed requirements and provide clarifications as required.

. Coordinate internal teams and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.

. Ensure that all projects are delivered on time and within the scope.

. Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress.

. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques. Report and escalate to management as needed.

. Manage the relationship with the partner(s) and all stakeholders.

. Perform risk management to minimise project risks.

. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

. Use and continually develop leadership skills.

. Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs.

Required skills:

. Tech/B.E in Computer Science, Information Technology or MCA. Very good understanding of 3 layer architecture application(s), cloud-based architecture and software development processes.

.  5-8 years of work experience in the field or in a related area.

. Proven work experience in project management.

. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practises and procedures.

. Ability to understand the development team’s issues, review estimates and provide solutions to complete the feature development.

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

. Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.

Location:

This is a full-time position based out of Bangalore.

Compensation:

Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Write to us:

Email your resume with ‘Project Manager (Technical Implementation) StoryWeaver’ in the subject line to [email protected]