Software Project Manager

About Opternative: 
Opternative is a Chicago-based healthcare technology company founded in 2012 with a vision to create a world where eye care is available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Our mission is to develop digital technologies that increase access and choice while partnering with doctors and retailers to create awesome patient experiences. Opternative launched the first online refractive eye test that delivers a physician-issued prescription for glasses or 

Job Description
Software Project Managers execute technical projects through the full software development life cycle. You'll work with Product, Design, R&D, and Business Development and engage with all members of company leadership. You'll be responsible for maintaining project plans and schedules, writing and grooming stories, leading stand-ups, team meetings, and demo days, and reporting on success metrics. You are detail-oriented and have a knack for solving complex technical problems. You're able to communicate on a technical level with engineers, on a product level with designers, and on a strategic level with company management and stakeholders. You understand software development best practices, and have shown success as an engineer or managing engineers.

What You'll Need
  • 2+ years of web or native software project management experience
  • 1-2 years of experience as a developer, or equivalent understanding of software fundamentals
  • Experience leading agile software development teams, ideally in a start-up environment
  • A data-driven mindset and experience with decision analysis tools and methods
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
  • A knack for problem solving and ability to work with QA and Support teams on a regular basis
  • Self-starter that loves to identify new ideas and take action

Bonus If You Have It 

  • A background in computer science or engineering
  • Experience with SQL, Ruby on Rails, and Javascript frameworks (e.g. React)
  • Experience working at start-ups or with healthcare products

Company Perks 
Just like our patients, we treat our employees with the utmost care. In addition to competitive compensation, equity packages, and performance driven bonuses, working here is on par with the most exciting employers on the market. 
  • Monthly CTA and ride-sharing subsidy
  • Daily $10 lunch subsidy
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Gym memberships reimbursement ($40/month)
  • Free eye prescriptions from our system, on-staff doctor, or doctor of your choice
  • Option to enroll in health insurance, medical and dental programs for full-time employees
  • Flexible work-from-home and vacation policies

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