Marc Hughes

I am a developer from a bit west of Boston.

Boston area job opening Project Manager

02 Jun 2009

The company I work for is hiring a project manager with an engineering background.  I think we'll be doing some cool stuff over the next couple years if you're interested. This product will make a difference in a lot of kid's lives.

Every time I post one of these I get a flood of contact from way too many people.  Here's a few answers:

  • Yes, this is an on-site position we are not considering any remote option.
  • No, do not email or call me, I'm not the hiring manager / contact person on this one.  The email address to contact is below.
  • No, recruiters are not welcome to contact me in any way about this or anything else whatsoever.

Software Engineering Project Manager

Tom Snyder Productions, a Scholastic company and developer of innovative educational software products, is seeking a Software Engineering Project Manager for a major new math education project.  This position is directly responsible for coordinating the resources, schedules and deliverables of multiple engineering teams working on components of an innovative software-driven math curriculum product.  The ideal candidate for this hands-on position has:

•    Ability to provide schedule and deliverable management for multiple engineering teams •    Experience with Agile methodology for focusing on manageable development iterations and coordinating the work of multiple engineering teams with “Scrum of Scrums” process •    Excellent communication skills – listening, verbal and written •    Strong problem-solving skills •    Desire to work as part of an efficient, agile software development and publishing organization •    Enthusiasm about education

Responsibilities include: •    Recruiting and staffing of multiple engineering teams tasked with developing multiple application modules, including content authoring/management system application, classroom course-delivery software, individual response/polling systems, interactive mathematics tools, individual differentiated-instruction environment, and performance data collection and analysis framework •    Development of master engineering schedule; management of schedules, milestones and engineering tasks across multiple teams •    Synthesis of technical requirements from detailed use cases and functional requirements •    Estimation of task labor, tracking of engineering progress metrics and adjustment of future scheduling

This position offers the tremendous satisfaction of contributing directly to the lives of young people by delivering extraordinary learning products into their classrooms.

Tom Snyder Productions, a Scholastic company, is the developer and publisher of award-winning educational software products for K-12 classrooms.  We offer a vibrant and friendly work atmosphere focused on making a difference in the lives of students and teachers.

Compensation is based on experience and includes excellent benefits.

Job Qualifications/Requirements •    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. •    Minimum 4 years experience in software industry, including at least 2 years of technical project management •    Hands-on problem solving skills, and outstanding oral and written communication skills •    Software Engineering skills desireable, including experience coding in object-oriented languages and frameworks such as Java, ActionScript 3, Flex •    Experience with configuration management, defect and test case tracking, design patterns •    Capable of learning new processes and technologies quickly

How To Apply Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to: Email: