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Senior Technical Project Manager

Company: Marqeta, Inc.
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Named as a Forbes Fintech 50 in 2019, Marqeta powers modern payment solutions for companies innovating new services and process flows in a digital world. Our platform, open API, and advanced analytics provide unprecedented control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions and manage payment operations in real-time. -
We are a team of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. We power possibilities for our customers by bringing the best talent together in an open and collaborative work environment that rewards creativity and perseverance. -
Marqeta is proud of its Oakland roots and strives to build a global team as diverse as the markets we serve, staying true to our values to Connect the Customer, Find a Way, Make Simple, Take Risk and Build One Marqeta. We are not expecting any single candidate to meet all job requirements listed below, so please apply. It's an exciting time to join Marqeta. As we grow, your career and opportunities will grow as well.
Position Summary
We are seeking a talented and unique individual to help us manage and deliver projects for technology, product, and business initiatives, in a fast-paced, high-growth, start-up environment. This role requires a diverse knowledge set, as well as an ability to handle multiple, complex projects, collaborate with all internal teams, and follow through on timelines and deliverables. You will have the opportunity to focus on projects across numerous fronts, including, but not limited to, infrastructure build-outs, product feature releases, and strategic business objectives, while continually learning and growing through this highly visible role.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead project teams and manage all activities in a project life-cycle
  • Consult with stakeholders to clarify and define requirements
  • Leverage project management methodologies and best practices
  • Identify process inefficiencies and strategies to improve
  • Address project blockers and delays in an urgent and timely manner
  • Provide project leadership and direction to team members and stakeholders
  • Act as a liaison between business and technology teams
  • Interface with platform vendors and third-party organizations
  • Escalate and communicate project/program status, issues, and risks
  • Utilize project management tools, including JIRA, Confluence, and Smartsheets


    • 5+ years of technical project management experience
    • Demonstrated experience in managing successful large, cross functional projects
    • Strong leadership skills; able to successfully influence without authority
    • Strong communication skills and a direct style
    • Inherent organizational skills
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize complicated projects
    • Ability to garner strong working relationships across multiple teams is a must
    • Strong curiosity to all things and a desire to problem solve
    • Ability to adapt to a fast growing and changing environment
    • Working knowledge of application and network infrastructure
    • Administration level skill set in Atlassian Cloud
    • Experience with technical project rollout planning and execution
    • Previous experience in a technical field, such as software engineering or SDET
    • Expertise leading projects using standard SDLC practices
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services, or comparable IaaS offering

      Bonus points for

      • Project management certifications (e.g., Six Sigma/Lean, PMP, PPM, CSPO, CSM, SAFe)
      • Experience in the financial and/or fintech industry
      • Experience working on international expansion projects
      • Experience using version control applications, such as Github
      • Experience with SQL or comparable database querying languages

        Perks -

        • Rich suite of benefit plans; employee premiums paid 100%
        • Generous Paid Time Off
        • Full paid Parental Leave
        • Pet insurance
        • 401k plan with a Company match
        • Competitive pay
        • Meaningful equity
        • Bi-annual "Hack Week" to support and reward innovation
        • Monthly commuter and parking subsidy
        • Open, transparent culture that includes All Hands meetings, Lunch-and-Learns, all-company offsites, etc.
        • Access to corporate gym membership rates, other discounts and employee perks
        • Fully stocked kitchen, catered lunches twice a week, breakfast on Fridays and more! -

          As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Marqeta - is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Keywords: Marqeta, Inc., Oakland , Senior Technical Project Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Oakland, California

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