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Harvard University Sr Tech Proj Mgr, HBSO in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64380BRAuto req ID:64380BRJob Code:I0058P IT Project Manager IV Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Senior Technical Project Manager, HBS OnlineSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Agile Certifications: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO), or equivalent Agile certifications are highly desirable.

  • Deep understanding of various Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban) and the ability to implement the best fit for the organization's needs.

  • Proven ability to manage and resolve conflicts, drive team collaboration, and foster a culture of transparency and trust.

  • Proficiency with Agile tools like JIRA and Confluence.

  • Pitches in where needed - “no job is too big or small”

Additional Information:

This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus several days per month. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here

This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.

Department:Harvard Business School OnlinePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Business School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy Project Management Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferred

  • PMP, Prince2 or other relevant certification and experience preferred, e.g., Scrum Master

Position Description:

Harvard Business School Online is Harvard Business School’s vision of business education reimagined for the digital age. Our mission is simple: to create learning experiences that bring business education to life.

HBS Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. To see these techniques in action and gain actionable skills and insights, check out HBS Online's Sample Business Lessons ( (

HBS Online is in search of an experienced Senior Technical Project Manager with a strong background in Agile methodologies to lead projects on a team of Software Engineers, Business Analysts, QA Engineers, and UX Designers. This role will oversee several concurrent, complex, and impactful technology projects, collaborating across technical and business teams to drive key decisions on scope, resource, and time to ensure their successful completion from ideation to delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning & Execution: Develop detailed project plans, including scope, budget, and timeline. Manage projects from initiation to closure, ensuring that they are completed on time and within budget.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate closely with product owners, ensuring that the product backlog is well-defined, prioritized, and aligned with stakeholder expectations as well as with business analysts and software engineers to gain clear insights and understanding of tasks, ensuring accurate implementation and timely delivery.

  • Resource Management: Work with Program Managers to allocate and manage resources efficiently, ensuring that projects are adequately staffed and that resources are used effectively.

  • Risk Management: Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success.

  • Quality Assurance: Oversee all project deliverables, ensuring that they meet the defined quality standards.

  • Metrics & Reporting: Track and communicate project metrics, such as velocity, sprint burn-down, and release burn-up charts, to monitor team performance and ensure project transparency.

  • Agile Leadership: Serve as an advocate for Agile practices, ensuring adherence to Agile principles, values, and practices.

  • Scrum Mastery: As needed, act as Scrum Master facilitating sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. Remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics.

  • Other duties as assigned

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)