Software Development Project Manager

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools or neighborhoods for them. is all about finding where you fit in, and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. Our management team is dedicated to our award winning workplace that encourages shared values, teamwork, and collaboration. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.

About the Job

We are currently seeking an energetic and bright Software Development Project Manager who will manage and coach Product Teams through the development lifecycle. This position manages multiple ongoing software development projects and contributes to the team using their agile project management skills. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support and communicate with the Product Owner and Development Team to help create and manage projects, including assistance with breaking down large projects into smaller units of deployable work
  • Track project progress, which may consist of multiple tasks across the Design, Product, Research, Data, Front End, Back End, Infrastructure, and Quality Assurance teams
  • Identify and track cross-team dependencies, and ensure that the team has all necessary requirements and deliverables to drive projects forward
  • Identify and assist in the alleviation of impediments affecting the team and/or individual members
  • Facilitate team meetings - daily standups, planning meetings, retros, etc
  • Guide the team and act as agile coach to continuously improve process
  • Collaborate with Project Management team and contribute to the evolution of workflow processes across the company

About You

You are passionate, spirited, hard-working, and feed off of collaboration and coordination. You have a proven track record in the software development industry for delivering high-quality results, especially under the pressure of a fast-paced culture. You place value in the team as a whole—above yourself or any other individual contributor. You understand the need to be flexible with process in order to stay nimble and provide just enough space for the makers to do what they do best: contribute to the enhancement of a highly dynamic, high traffic website. Most importantly, you want to be a part of something big that helps millions of people, and you want to have fun doing it.  Technical essentials include:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years project management experience in a software development environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the Engineering team on a technical level
  • Ability to translate technical information into language more accessible to non-technical stakeholders

Preferred Technical Abilities:

  • Agile project management experience
  • Scrum Master or Product Owner experience

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation (base salary + commission)
  • Premium health plan, including vision and dental (provided at no cost to the employee)
  • 20 PTO days, 10 paid holidays and 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and SIMPLE IRA
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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