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Project Manager

Blacksburg, VA
Who is Modea?
Modea was founded in 2006 with the purpose of solving age-old problems. Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked with great clients like Verizon, Disney, Graco, and Newell-Rubbermaid. Our work is rooted in designing and building innovative digital strategies for these (and many other) clients. We’re based in Blacksburg, VA, which provides a unique blend of small-town feel + top 10 engineering school (Virginia Tech) + amazing access to outdoor experiences. We love our little, mountain home. :)

Where are we headed?
Our focus is now in the healthcare industry, where we seek to bring healthcare companies into the modern era by helping them design and build consumer-grade digital tools to improve the customer experience for patients and physicians. Here are a few ways to get to know our work in the industry:

What does a Project Manager do at Modea?
We are digital consultants first, and our project management team assumes this same mentality in all aspects of their work. We tackle client projects as cross-functional teams made up of software engineers, UX/designers, project managers, strategists and web analysts. These teams work very closely with each other and the client to architect and build awesome, consumer-grade experiences.
We are looking for someone who has a mix of experience, skills, and attributes commonly associated with Project, Product, and Process management positions that have been influenced by Lean Agile practices.  The right person must be extremely detail-oriented and adept at time management. This is a job for the avid multi-tasker who will excel at producing high-quality, accurate work in a fast-paced environment.  This is a full-time position located at our headquarters in Blacksburg, VA.
Here are a few specific things we’d be looking for you to do:
Project Management:  Our team of project managers excel in organization and communication.  With this position, you will be asked to schedule and facilitate project meetings, create and maintain project timelines, and manage day-to-day communication and overall needs of multiple clients.
Product Management:  With this role, it’s not just about being a list maker or note taker.  You must be passionate about the work we’re producing for our clients. You will need to understand each client’s business, manage product requirements, and ensure the team is focused on delivering the highest quality and business value. 
Lean Agile:  Our team of project managers own work management, and are always looking for improvements that better the team and product delivery.   If you have not been trained or are not certified, you will be coached and expected to advocate for practices and principles of Lean, Agile, Kanban, and Scrum.  Risk management, monitoring team performance, and creating a transparent environment between teams and clients are all key elements of this role. 
Account Growth:  Long-term partnerships with our clients are critical to company growth and development.  With this position, you will be managing the growth and health of one or multiple healthcare accounts.  Financial health, team health, and overall client satisfaction with our services are responsibilities included in this role. 

What are we looking for?
Here is a list of skills and qualities that are critical to this role:
  • A strong desire to learn everything possible about our clients' industries
  • Ability to prioritize workload for self and other team members
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Energetic, confident, calm and assertive
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Open to change and continuous improvement in yourself and your teams
  • Strong mental stamina and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to work efficiently and hit deadlines
  • Passionate curiosity about all things digital
  • BA/BS degree in a related area or equivalent project management experience.
  • 3-7 years experience
Additionally, here is a list of skills and qualities we’d like you to have:
  • Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Project Management Professional
  • Some awareness or experience in any of the following:
    • PDLC and SDLC
    • Lean Agile principles and practices
    • Release management
    • Product Backlog management
    • Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
Why should I apply?
First, you’ll love the work we do and the people you’ll get to do it with. We’ve assembled an exceptionally smart and hardworking team and you’ll enjoy the work associations and general camaraderie with other “Modeans.” We also work with great clients who value our contributions and work side-by-side with us.
Second, Modea offers a great benefits package that provides both a fun and enjoyable workplace and great perks that will improve your quality of life:
  • Modern, open plan office
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Weekly team lunch
  • Regular employee events (parties, community service, etc.)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Paid downtown parking
  • Generous health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with fully vested company matching
  • Long term & short term disability
So what’s the working environment like here at Modea? Well, it's a fast-paced, no-holds-barred, product development atmosphere—but with a family feeling. There are things like free lunch Fridays, company parties or tailgates, and the occasional chili cook-off. We have fun, but we work hard too. We win together, and we face challenges together. And together, we’re developing world-class technology solutions for our clients.
If you’ve read to this point you should probably apply. Not ready? Shoot us a note at info@modea.com with any questions.
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