Project Manager – Webnames.ca

Webnames.ca Inc. is one of Canada’s top domain name registrars and provider of web hosting and other Internet solutions. We are 100 per cent Canadian owned and are a spin-off from the Internet pioneers who founded and managed the .CA domain registry from 1987 to 2000. Located in historic Gastown, the multi-million dollar company thrives on an exciting, high-paced team environment.

Webnames.ca is seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage and coordinate fast paced technology-oriented internal projects through the project life cycle. Projects will include new product development, integration of third party products and services, customer service and CRM tools. Individual projects are typically less than 500 hours and less than 3 months duration.

Webnames.ca is a great place to work and grow with excellent opportunities for career development and advancement. Enjoy working with leading edge technology within an amazing corporate culture where each team member has the opportunity to make a difference and is recognized for key contributions. Excellent benefits package includes Medical, Extended Health, Vision Care, Dental, Life Insurance, and two weeks vacation to start increasing to three weeks after the first year. Outstanding perks include annual performance bonuses, education benefit, fitness benefit, employee of the quarter awards and much more. Join our growing and award winning team today!

Job details after the jump.

Qualifications

You will have a minimum of five years Project Management experience, at least two of which must relate to managing technology projects. A background in web application development, web development or software development would be an advantage.

You will not be creating detailed technical documentation for the development team, however you will be familiar with general principals of the software development life cycle including agile methods and more structured frameworks.

PMP certification would be an asset.

Responsibilities

Business Analysis – Gather and prepare business requirements for projects that support strategic and operational goals. Use competitive analysis, focus groups and internal consultation with departmental stakeholders to refine solution proposals for presentation to senior management. Prepare financial projections, ROI and risk analysis to enable management to make informed decisions about proposed projects.

Project Planning – Plan and manage tasks and milestones within budgetary and scheduling frameworks.
Project Implementation – Coordinate multiple resource groups though the the project life-cycle for consistent on-time, on budget execution of project deliverables. Liaise with specialist resources including information architects, graphic designers, systems architects, DBAs and sales professionals to meet project goals.

Project Documentation – Document and/or coordinate suitable project documentation including proposals, requirements, specifications, quality procedures, user acceptance testing and other project documentation as required.

Reporting – Report to senior management regarding project progress, budgetary and resource needs
Continuous Improvement – Work with, and contribute to, the ongoing improvement of frameworks, best practice and policies for the company.

Knowledge Building – Keep up to date with project management techniques, developments within the industry, company product and service offerings, corporate goals and objectives and competitor offerings

Advocacy – Define and advocate the use of best practices across all phases of the project lifecycle and across all departments

Organizational Status

You will report to the COO and CTO and liaise directly with lead developers as well as with members of the management team, marketing, operations and finance.

Term, Hours and Remuneration

Position is full-time based on a 40-hour work week. Hours to be determined by CTO, and may be anywhere between 7am and 5pm. Extra hours may be required at times.

Excellent benefits package after a three-month probationary period. Salary commensurate with experience.

Email your cover letter and resume to careers@webnames.ca. No phone enquiries please. Closing Date August 15, 2008.