Project Manager at SambaSafety

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Who we are:

Hi, we’re SambaSafety and we offer the industry’s most comprehensive driver monitoring software. Our technology helps everyone from large corporations to small companies ensure only the safest individuals are driving on behalf of their business. These companies trust SambaSafety to keep their employees safe on the roads, helping protect their brand, greater community and bottom line. Simply put, we save lives and are on a mission to reduce crashes on American roadways 20 percent by 2025. 

We’ve built an inclusive, supportive, and exceptional culture where every employee is empowered in their role. Don’t take our word for it; we’ve been recognized as a Top Workplace by The Denver Post and Built In Colorado. And our employees rate SambaSafety top-notch, with a rock solid 4.7-star rating on Glassdoor.

What you'll do: 

  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software projects using Agile methodologies including 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
  • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
  • Balanced business/technical background - Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
  • This role will oversee scheduling and carrying out regular status meetings to capture and record product-related tasks and initiatives on a day-to-day basis. In this critical role for SambaSafety, the Project Manager will work with a diverse set of teams and drive success at SambaSafety as we grow our leadership position in the driver monitoring space.

CORE EXPECTATIONS:

This role requires someone with a combination of strong project management, organization, and communication skills, who also has strategic experience working with the product, marketing, operations, sales, legal, accounting and support teams in software, product, service, or development organization. The right candidate will bring experience and insight, an incredibly positive attitude, and a good sense of humor. Combined, these attributes will drive the right candidate to excel in the following initiatives:

  • Define, estimate, and schedule project tasks and interdependencies to achieve the project scope through a clearly defined project schedule/work breakdown structure
  • Accurately obtain and record product inputs, timelines, and key deliverables from cross-functional teams
  • Support simultaneous product launch initiatives and customer implementations
  • Support customers through implementation and ensure a smooth transition to production support
  • Work with multiple teams across the organization to ensure successful customer implementations
  • Implement against a recommended plan that is structured and disciplined, yet smartly flexible to absorb change
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, explore contingencies, and provide escalation management
  • Identify and mobilize the team and track key measures of success for the project

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • A passion for software products
  • A proven ability to influence others without formal authority
  • An action-oriented mindset; not afraid to roll up your sleeves
  • Sharp business judgment, detail oriented yet able to see the big picture
  • Able to work autonomously with high variability
  • Fun, outgoing and a great sense of humor
  • A highly driven self-starter who is motivated, with exceptional communication, presentation and organization skills
  • Impressive attention to detail
  • Able to effectively coordinate resources from multiple areas of the company
  • Comprehensive troubleshooting and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt well to new technologies
  • Ability to handle several tasks and juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently and productively in an unstructured environment

What you'll need:

  • BS/BA required or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years of experience in project coordination and business management within the software development space
  • PMP and SCRUM or Agile certifications desired
  • Expert understanding of traditional and agile product development practices
  • 4+ years managing concurrent SaaS initiatives with a track record of successful management of resources, external stakeholders, budgets and schedules
  • Deep understanding of the SaaS implementation and release process
  • A demonstrated history of managing complex projects, specifically focused on product release
  • Great computer skills, and proficient in MS office applications
  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a "can do" attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off and Paid Volunteer Days
  • 401k and generous Healthcare Benefits including a fully employer paid family medical plan
  • Wellness &Tuition Reimbursement
  • Zoom Happy Hours
  • Flexible Work From Home schedule & Monthly Internet stipend
  • Lots of Samba swag
  • Samba Virtual Events including our famous Samba Sprint

Our team of talented and committed safety professionals is exceptional. At SambaSafety we strive to foster an inclusive culture that supports, encourages and celebrates a wide array of diversity. We are committed to create a space where all employees can show up as their authentic selves every day, and we work to advance employee equality, diversity and inclusion.

SambaSafety provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, and expression or genetics.

Come join us to find out for yourself what all the excitement is about!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

Located at the steps of DTC along the I-25 corridor. Our location has a breathtaking view of the Rockies! Steps from bars, breweries, food, and RTD!

An Insider's view of SambaSafety

What's something quirky about your company?

When you’re here you’re family. Olive Garden stole that from Samba Safety. Instead of endless bread sticks there’s endless career development, opportunity & the chance to be part of something much bigger than yourself. To wake up everyday & sell something you believe in is rare. To do it with people you consider friends & mentors is a blessing.

John Russell

Account Executive, Transportation

What does your typical day look like?

There is a great work/life balance at Samba. Our organization makes an impact to businesses and their employees so we’re usually available, however being in the office 24/7 is not what Samba is about. The high level of trust that we’re all here to work hard and be the best trumps clocking in and working typical 9-5 hours.

Abby Abreu

Senior Account Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started a couple months ago, and was extremely impressed, not only with how fast they came up with a new program to onboard people from home but also with the quality of the training and how impactful it was to a new person to the organization. The people and culture are amazing and II am very happy with my decision to come work for this company

Kyle McGaw

Account Executive, Mid-Market

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Samba is full of collaborative, highly engaged, driven people continuously looking to outperform. We harness and direct this energy towards intelligent risk-taking leading to greater innovation. Our program encourages dialogue on the vast amount of ideas surfaced by our teams. Selected ideas are assigned to a team for completion.

Kevin Lawlor

VP of Human Resources

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The environment we create is one of experimentation, where anyone can bring anything to the table as a solution to accomplish a task to enhance and grow our product. No idea is too mundane or question too simple to be discussed and used to grow our people as well as our product offering.

Tommy Cordova

Software Architect

What are SambaSafety Perks + Benefits

SambaSafety Benefits Overview

SambaSafety offers an amazing culture with a strong career path, an ability to have a deep impact on our success, a competitive salary, and benefits include excellent healthcare options, a health savings account with company contribution, flex spending accounts, 401 (k) with employer match and unlimited paid time off, paid holiday and volunteer days, tuition reimbursement, and products that help keep communities safer.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Participated in park clean-ups, taking disadvantaged children to the zoo, providing coats and shoes to the homeless and raised thousands of dollars through our Samba Sprint to support diversity orgs
Partners with Nonprofits
Support non-profits that focus on furthering the advancement of diverse individuals
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Culture Team, SambaUnited, and Communication Committee
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Provides diversity & inclusion topics of interest training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
SambaUnited
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Gender neutral job descriptions, commitment to EEO, diversity applicant targets, post roles in diversity heavy sites, diverse interview panel
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Samba Sprints.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Reimburse internet up to $50/ month
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-many program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Tuition Reimbursement up to $5250 annually.
Paid industry certifications
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