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Project Strategist

At Big Nerd Ranch we empower individuals and organizations to dream big and achieve more through innovative digital product development and training.  We do this through our signature immersive bootcamps, our quality online trainings, our elite consulting capabilities and our best selling Big Nerd Ranch Guides.  

We have a vision to build relationships that drive partnerships with 20 Fortune 500 companies and train 200,000 designers and engineers by 2020.  How are we going to do it?  It’s all our people -- we only hire the best.  We are passionate about great development.  We then live through our values.  We are a community of Nerds who are Brilliant and Curious, Hard-working and Accountable, Kind and Authentic.  

Sound appealing? Learn more about us.

We are looking for an Atlanta-based Project Strategist.

Project Strategists at Big Nerd Ranch are a delicious and nutritious combination of project manager, product manager, and scrum master. Strategists are many things, but ultimately just one thing--obsessive about ensuring that products are sustainably built and projects are successfully completed. Think of a project strategist like the grease between the gears, the buttresses of a cathedral, and the neurotic coworker that loves to nerd out on software development methodologies.

Project strategists are proactive, authoritative, and relational. They love being helpful. They love their teams. They love their job.

You’ll be successful if you:

  • have at least 3 years as a digital product or project manager, or scrum master
  • look for new and effective ways to improve building products for clients
  • have excellent habits in documentation and planning
  • can compare and contrast various project and product management methodologies
  • love data
  • are self-motivating and self-directing
  • love people and are empathetic to their needs
  • aren’t afraid of conflict and difficult conversations
  • are comfortable with public speaking
  • think quickly--really quickly
  • embrace quickly changing needs, requirements, and environments

You’ll be amazing if you:

  • can effectively teach various Agile methodologies in front of people, and can clearly compare and contrast Lean vs Agile. 
  • have experience doing competitive analysis, business model canvassing, and product visioning sessions
  • can eloquently explain the business models of today's leading tech companies
  • have previous experience in a software development agency or consultancy
  • nerd out on technology, whether it’s keeping up with the latest in mobile technologies, or spending weekends learning to code

​​The benefits we offer to full time employees:    

  • Health, dental, vision, life insurance; 401k matching, short and long term disability
  • Any hardware, software or services you need to do your job are always 100% on us.  
  • A flexible, remote-friendly and learning based environment where creative ideas are explored and the desire to learn new technologies is encouraged and valued.

At the Big Nerd Ranch you’ll help companies build and launch useful products, and share what you’ve learned with the world. Are you up to the challenge?

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