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Garmin Project Manager (Web API)- Golf Products in Olathe, Kansas

We are looking for a full-time Project Manager for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. This will be working on Golf products! In this role you will be responsible for leveraging advanced understanding and expertise of project management skills on complex projects or tasks, including understanding and communicating project scope, milestones, and decisions. Other essential functions include:

  • Leads provision for the timely documentation of clear project scope [i.e. assumptions, requirements (internal, external, regulatory)], objectives/targets, validation needs, resource estimates [costs, and timing], for projects of any scale or complexity, even in cases where elements are not well known (e.g. Concepts, etc.)

  • Serves as a role model for leading effective and efficient team meetings including ability to drive wide variety of efforts toward resolution/closure and identifying and resolving conflicts within the project team(s)

  • Leverages advanced communication skills to ensure team members/stakeholders are appropriately informed, leads project tradeoff discussions and drives decisions to keep projects moving forward

  • Creates and maintains complex timelines and milestone tracking and applies project metrics and risk management principles to identify and mitigate potential schedule impacting items

  • Drives project development and issue resolution through identification of risks/issues, creation of mitigation plans for projects within their segment and identification of issues which impact other segments

  • Identifies and resolves conflicts through understanding of interdependencies of and development of effective relationships between the development team(s), other Garmin teams/departments, and external entities (e.g. customers, suppliers, etc.)

  • Utilizes understanding of product domain to contribute to advanced concept/new feature development efforts and/or research of new technologies

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical discipline from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 5 years’ relevant project management experience. Other requirements include:

  • Must have solid expereince working projects with Web API's and can give examples of these projects

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to lead a team in the development of product/concept development plans as well as successfully execute projects of any scale or complexity

  • Advanced understanding of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering project management, including the ability to successfully identify and mitigate risks

  • Experience with various project management tools (MS Office, Teamwork, Smartsheets)

  • Experience with various Software development life cycle processes, including Agile/Scrum

  • Experience working with remote software development teams

  • Understanding of mobile and web based software development

  • Comfortable working with external partner on projects and working through timelines with them.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.