Senior Technical Project Manager

  • 2301 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Us 
With over 20 years of experience and 700+ associates across 7 different countries, CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction) is the most trusted and established name in performance marketing.  

We specialize in cultivating partnerships between top brands and trusted publishers to help them drive revenue and grow their businesses. CJ’s industry-leading solutions and services are what makes our innovative marketing technology (“martech”) the platform of choice for over 3,800 global brands across all industries including retail, travel, finance, technology, and home services. As part of Publicis Groupe, our data capabilities, future-focused tech, and strategic expertise power meaningful connections so brands can reach consumers wherever they are.  

We take just as much pride in our innovative technology and comprehensive data as we do in the expertise and dedication of our people. Our collaborative teams are equipped with advanced tools, training, and career development opportunities in order to provide our clients with cutting edge solutions, strategies, and support that drive meaningful results. Our people are at the heart of it all—people who dare to think big. 

So, what is Affiliate Marketing? 
Think about the last time you bought something online. Maybe your favorite influencer shared a product that caught your eye. Perhaps you already knew what you wanted to buy, but there were so many options that you needed help from a trusted review site. Or maybe you simply love combing coupon sites for hot deals. However you finally made your purchase, chances are you interacted with affiliate publishers along the way—whether they influenced you, provided helpful information, or made sure you got the best price. CJ provides the performance marketing platform that connects brands with these publishers to create valuable resources frequently used by shoppers such as yourself.  

Here's why you’ll love working here 
In addition to competitive salaries, 401K matching, wellness reimbursement programs, life insurance, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, we also offer: 

  • Flexible time off, no accrual necessary 

  • Paid holidays 

  • Company-sponsored team building events 

  • Business Resource Groups 

  • Annual recognition awards 

  • Flexible work arrangements 

  • Parental bonding leave 

  • Back-up child/elder care 

  • Employee discount program  

  • International SOS program  

  • Employee referral program 

Just to name a few of our perks. 

Job Description

Job Summary 

We are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Technical Project Manager to help us deliver a wide variety of successful projects on time, in scope and with high overall team satisfaction. You will be working very closely with the Vice President of Engineering, the Product Owners and the engineers. 

This position will facilitate the definition of project goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; and develop methods to monitor progress of project or area. This role will require detailed project documentation development, facilitating process and system engineering sessions, root cause analysis, and expert problem solving. 

Responsibilities:

Planning 

  • Ensure Engineering has the necessary requirements to make informed architectural decisions and provide accurate estimations. 

  • Ensure Product has a good understanding of the project’s impact on the existing roadmap, how priorities might change, resource reallocation and other snowballing effects. 

  • Ensure that the team fully understands and agrees on the scope of the project and the metrics for measuring success are well defined. 

  • Identify the shared resources that will be participating in the project and negotiate their availability, so they can be slotted in at the right time. 

  • Help the team identify hidden dependencies that could impact the effort and the timeline of the project. 

  • Identify any 3rd party components of the project, establish communication channels, enable the team’s access to whatever they might need.  

  • Update the roadmap with the team’s effort and estimates, highlight the milestones and deliverables, share the updates with the key stakeholders. 

 

Progress 

  • Daily check-ins with the engineers and the product owners. 

  • Monitor the progress, review the milestones and deliverables, analyze the team’s confidence. 

  • Help the team remove any roadblocks they might have, work with them to predict possible future challenges. 

  • Ensure scope & priority changes are kept at a minimum and are fully justified, bring senior management into the loop when needed, anticipate and present the impact on the roadmap of such changes. 

  • Document all changes that impact the effort or the timeline of the project, share the updates with the senior management. 

  • Report on the progress throughout the lifetime of the project. 

 

Postmortem 

  • Create a postmortem of the project, with a summary of the milestones and deliverables, comparing the plan with the execution and identify areas for improvement. 

  • Present the postmortem to the key stakeholders. 

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree - Business Management or related field preferred; or related work experience. 

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. 

  • Flexible schedule for occasional early/late meetings with CJ’s global Engineering teams. 

  • 5+ years in a mature SaaS environment as Technical Product Manager / Business Analyst / Product Manager / Product Owner, with a strong component of customer interaction. 

  • Extensive experience having managed complex software projects from ideation and design to post release support and maintenance, understanding how business priorities affect the development pipeline, remove roadblocks and communicate ETA changes. 

  • Extensive experience working in an environment with highly agile cross functional teams, including Product, Engineering, QA and DevOps. 

  • Deep understanding and experience with AGILE framework, including SCRUM and Kanban methodologies. 

  • Proven technical knowledge for communicating with developers and testers, determining a team’s strengths and weaknesses, and understanding technical specifics and project limitations. 

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) – must be able to communicate at a business and technical level with internal teams, customers, partners and executives.  

Additional Information

Why CJ Affiliate? 

CJ Affiliate is the leader in Affiliate Marketing.  We take pride in our innovative technology, comprehensive data solutions and our people.  We equip our teams with advanced tools, training and career development opportunities all to provide cutting edge solutions, strategies and support to deliver high quality results for our clients. We work in an energetic, results-oriented, collaborative, team environment that recognizes exceptional performance. As we evolve and grow as a business, so do you.   

We're a community of creative and passionate problem solvers who go the distance to tackle the tough questions, think outside the box, and drive intelligent growth, for our clients—and ourselves. We foster and embody an inclusive and collaborative culture where diverse perspectives are sought, relationships are valued, and people feel accepted with a sense of belonging in expressing themselves authentically. We pride ourselves in having a workplace environment that values both work and play. Business Resource Groups, Fun team outings, office events, and flexible time off mean a work life balance with colleagues that turn into lifelong friends.

Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of certain background checks which unless prohibited by applicable law may include criminal history checks, employment verification, education verification, drug screens, credit checks, DMV checks (for driving positions only) and fingerprinting.

Great People Deserve Great Benefits

We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly.  If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career. 

CJ Affiliate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CJ Affiliate’s policies prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.   CJ Affiliate also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

 

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