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Project Manager

Project Manager

Remote – Contiguous U.S. (some travel required) 

Project Management



We are looking for a collaborative, detail-oriented Project Manager to join our distributed, growing team at Coforma.

Project Managers at Coforma are responsible for managing multiple projects and coordinating the teams who are working on various projects. As a Project Manager, you’ll bring strong situational awareness and a desire to share your tactical and team leadership with other cross-functional partners throughout the project life cycle. You’ll oversee the development of critical project integration points within a broader foundation of associated deliverables.

If you’re a self-starter with experience working with distributed teams using contemporary project management tools who is passionate about improving lives and able to connect across research, engineering, design, product, and business teams to see projects through to successful completion, then Coforma is a great company for you.

$102,000$122,000 Base Salary + Benefits + Growth Potential

Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience.

This is a US-based remote position and some travel will be required.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Day-to-day management of projects, overseeing all aspects including scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality, and resources
  • Build and develop the project team to ensure maximum performance by providing purpose, direction, and motivation, enabling holistic success for everyone involved
  • Lead project teams and drive results related to contractual objectives
  • Resolve conflict between stakeholders, partners, and the team
  • Be a bridge between upper management, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams tasked with the execution of the project
  • Implement and manage on-boarding activities
  • Proactively build relationships with stakeholders and project partners and serve as the primary point of contact
  • Understand the team’s objectives, systems, and capabilities to make decisions about project priorities and to help resolve issues
  • Coordinate partnered teams on projects to bring alignment, build understanding, and ensure successful outcomes
  • Accurately track and assess project progress, making adjustments as needed
  • Report risks, successes, progress, and failures in a timely, clear, and efficient manner
  • Manage the team’s velocity and continually improve our processes for organizing and completing work
  • Track project costs to meet budget requirements
  • Monitor time tracking for the team, ensuring all members are tracking time regularly and accurately

Who You Are (Requirements)

  • 4+ years of professional work experience
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Project Manager, Delivery Manager, Scrum Master, or Product Manager
  • Experience in an agency setting managing small- to large-scale digital design and development projects
  • Experience working with Product, Design, and Engineering teams as a cohesive unit and maintaining open lines of communication in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Passion for learning, ability to create and adapt systems, and ability to collaborate with creative, technical, and business stakeholders and team members
  • Experience using agile frameworks like Lean, Scrum, Kanban, and Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Experience working cross-functionally with strategists, product designers, developers, communications, and other disciplines
  • Experience managing milestones, dependencies, communications, and stakeholder expectations
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally (whether verbally or through assistive technologies/aids) to increase transparency
  • Strong competency in situational awareness, situational leadership, and conflict mitigation and resolution
  • Ability to nurture relationships to help drive prioritization across multiple projects and create ecosystems of success
  • A proactive, empathetic, persistent, positive, and growth mindset
  • Full-time resident of the contiguous United States (must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. now and in the future without sponsorship)
  • Applicants selected for this position may be subject to a government security clearance and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information related to the nature of some of our client’s work

Bonus Qualifications and Experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification
  • 2+ years experience working on a remote team or remote freelancing
  • Prior professional services, government, federal, or private consulting experience
  • Experience writing or editing requirements for government proposals

We Don’t Care About

  • Whether or not you have a degree of any kind
  • Whether your educational major, if you had one, is related to this role
  • Whether or not you have GitHub contributions
  • Whether or not you have worked at a well-recognized company
  • Whether you’re sure that you check every single box perfectly

We Do Care About

  • Your passions, professional or otherwise
  • Your well-informed opinions about technology, teams, and process
  • You

$102,000 – $122,000 a year

The annual salary range fro this position is $102,000$122,000/year.

We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Due to the nature of our work with the federal government, this role is required to work from the contiguous United States.

We’re Coforma

The stress of job searching can make you wonder if you’re enough. Studies have even shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs when they don’t meet every qualification. We believe that you ARE enough, and that it’s okay not to meet every requirement. We’re building a culture that’s authentic, inclusive, and diverse. If you’re excited to work with us but not sure you check every box, apply anyway! You may be just right for this role or another one.

About Us

We use creativity to get results for clients and the communities they serve.

We’ve honed a modern, agile, user-centered approach that elevates human needs through thoughtfully-designed systems and products.

From connecting families in crisis at the US border to improving the way governments consume COVID-19 mobility data through a more accessible and user-friendly tool, we’re dedicated to improving people’s lives through thoughtful technology products and services. Together. Our cross-functional team works closely with each other and with our government, nonprofit, and commercial partners to research, design, and build better products and services.

Coforma employs over 100 talented creators. Our leadership has decades of experience in improving government digital services from a civic service mindset, and a strong record of developing innovative technology solutions for government, enterprise, and nonprofits.

We thoughtfully integrate design into product development. We are experts in leading the design and development of products to meet business goals, build alignment, and deliver value through technically feasible and iterative design activities.

Business objectives and human beings are at the center of our work. We work very closely and collaboratively with our partners, from solicitation through to delivery, to ensure that the solution provides a high level of value to the business. Accessibility is never overlooked in our work, and our iterative approach validates the utility and delight of the final product.

Equal Opportunity & Inclusive Workplace

Coforma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. Background checks and other security clearances may be required for some roles as it relates to the nature of our client work.

Our team and our office aims to be an accessible and hospitable place to work. We welcome applicants, contractors, and employees who are committed to improving our culture and practices.