Software Project Manager

Job description

Turns out that creating the future of work requires a little bit of organization.

Which is why we're looking for you.

Jane.ai is one of the fastest growing startups in St. Louis, creating an AI-powered platform that enables a company’s team members to do their best work, by making all of a company's information accessible in the simplest way possible — through natural language. After an inaugural period honing our product-market fit, confirming market response with signed contracts, and securing funding with an $8.4M Series A raise, we're transitioning into delivery mode to deliver a supremely well-crafted product to our clients. We have a talented and experienced team that puts a high value on quality internal communications, having the team organized and firing on all cylinders, and delivering quality work to our clients, and we've grown to a size where we want to bring in someone full-time to help take all of that to the next level.

Come join us in designing the future of work by, well, designing the way we work.


The product

Jane is an AI-powered SaaS platform for business that makes company information accessible through a conversational interface. Users interact with Jane on their existing messaging interfaces such as Slack, SMS, or email, and they ask their inquiries using conversational English. On the back end, Jane can connect to cloud-based applications such as Salesforce, JIRA or Gmail, and she can mine the information out of text-based archives such as documents and websites. If a user asks Jane a question she doesn't know, she routes it to a CoPilot — a "human in the loop" who works at the company and provides a response to the inquiry. No matter where the information lives, Jane can get to it.


The role

We're looking for an experienced project manager to join the team to oversee the day-to-day management and smooth operation of our key work streams, including software product development and client deployments. The role includes continuously improving the tools and collaboration processes we use to help us do our best work together, facilitating communications among all team members, and bringing your A-game to our Halloween costume party. As a startup, we value efficiency, but also lightness - we need just enough process and structure to be efficient, and we hope you align with that. You should be relentlessly organized, tech-savvy, and have great time management skills. But above all, you should have a passion for the craft of project management and take pride in helping a team deliver quality results.


The work includes:

  • Facilitating project planning and prioritization

  • Developing detailed project plans and monitoring progress

  • Facilitating communications and collaboration between Product, Design, and Engineering to get features built quickly and effectively

  • Collaborating with Customer Success and our customers to ensure on-time delivery of new features and integrations

  • Tracking team member availability and facilitating trade-offs in task prioritization

  • Collaborating on the creation of specifications and documentation

  • Assuring the compliance of our company by working with our Security and Privacy lead to incorporate requirements into our systems and processes

  • Establishing strategic and efficient use of project management and task tracking systems

  • Delivering regular progress updates to key stakeholders

  • Continuously improving our project management processes

Requirements

The team

Jane.ai team members enjoy the opportunity and benefits of working at an early-stage artificial intelligence startup, but in an environment much more akin to a later stage company given the experience of the founding team. The culture at Jane.ai encourages innovation, independent problem solving, and collaboration as we continue to mature our product in the ever-changing work of AI.


We have:

  • Respect for each other and our clients

  • Employer-paid health care

  • Stock options

  • Casual and diverse workplace

  • Free snacks at the office

  • Unlimited vacation time

You are:

  • Motivated first and foremost by doing great work.

  • Passionate about the craft of project management.

  • Ever the pragmatic optimist.

  • Energized to join a startup, not a 9-5 job.

  • Technically curious, always interested in how things work.

  • Personable, professional, and assertive enough.

  • Very organized, but adaptive.

  • Focused on Getting. Things. Done.

You have:

  • Proven work experience as a project manager

  • Hands-on experience with and a point of view on project management software (e.g. JIRA, Asana, Airtable, Basecamp, etc)

  • Excellent organization and time management skills

  • Sufficient technical background to collaborate in software production

  • Familiarity with agile or scrum methodology, with willingness to apply “just enough” process

  • Communication and team management skills

  • An equal interest in tools, process, and people

Extra awesome:

  • You have academic experience in project management theories and processes

  • You are familiar with product design, software development, or startup strategy frameworks such as design thinking, lean startup, etc.

  • You can hold your own writing some software code of any kind

  • The art of Ursus Wehrli makes you feel like all is right with the world.

Come prepared to demonstrate your initiative, intuition and results from whatever you’ve been working on in the past. Tell us what inspires you. Show us what you’ve been up to and we will do the same!