Technical Project Manager at NEXT Trucking

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About NEXT:
Headquartered in “Silicon Beach” El Segundo, CA -- NEXT is a company driven by a commitment to providing world-class service to shippers and truckers alike. We’re on a mission to solve a trillion-dollar puzzle and offer painless freight.
Armed with experienced professionals from Amazon, Google, Facebook, Snap, and Salesforce, NEXT is seeking change agents who are excited to make a meaningful impact on an industry driving the U.S. economy. Forbes included us on its 2019 Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, and we’ve been recognized as one of Built in LA’s Best Small Companies to Work For and 50 Startups to Watch. NEXT is venture-backed by leaders such as Brookfield Ventures, GLP and Sequoia Capital.
We are passionate entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and decision-makers who will transform the freight transportation industry with modern technology. We create delightful product experiences that enable freight to move effortlessly, solving complex problems for our shippers and carriers. We collaborate with some of the best designers, engineers, and business partners to achieve our goals. 
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About The Role:
As a Technical Project Manager at NEXT, you will work across product development to drive alignment between agile team backlogs, the strategic roadmap, and technical roadmap. Working with key stakeholders to identify and help clear dependencies that could cause project delays. You will also create and manage the tooling infrastructure to drive visibility and transparency into product development work while also eliminating friction for the product development teams. 
You will also act as an evangelist and practitioner of Lean and Agile product development practices to elevate the delivery efficacy of NEXT’s technology teams. You will work with a rapidly growing organization of cross-functional Agile teams to mature, instrument, and continuously improve NEXT’s SDLC, to help the teams achieve extraordinary results.
Technical Project Managers at NEXT possess a passion for agile & lean practices. That passion manifests as a deep understanding of what it takes to release the potential energy stored in a team of highly motivated and engaged product managers and engineers to build amazing experiences at scale while minimizing waste. That passion also shines through as a thought leader to help team members embrace an agile mindset and values, deliver planning excellence, and create transparency & visibility.

What You'll Do

  • Create frameworks and tools for continuous improvement, transparency, delivery velocity, and waste elimination, and educate the team on how to best utilize these frameworks and tools.
  • Evangelize a build, measure, learn, iterate mindset; along with the tools to support this mindset.
  • Develop a culture of continuous learning and self-reflection to allow for the product development organization to be capable of absorbing the changes emergent from a rapidly growing organization.
  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders to manage the strategic roadmap, team backlogs, and work to identify dependencies and other project delivery risks.
  • Design and evolve NEXTs SDLC with key functional leaders.
  • Help identify and clear dependencies between teams.

What You'll Have

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience and agile certifications in one or more practices (Scrum, Lean, Kanban, etc).
  • 5 years of project or program management experience or equivalent product management or software engineering experience.
  • Experience in evolving agile practices in a rapidly growing organization with a geographically distributed team.
  • Strong soft skills with a demonstrable ability to wield soft influence.
  • Highly effective communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with deeply technical resources, and proven ability to negotiate cross-functionally.
  • Comfortable switching, as needed, between the roles of a servant leader, mentor, facilitator, teacher, partner, and hands-on expert.
  • Preferred Qualificatons
  • SAFe 4.0 Scaled Agile certification and/or prior experience in rolling out of SAFe.
  • Professional experience as a software engineering.

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Equity
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits 
  • 401k w/company match
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Fun perks: open office, dog-friendly, unlimited snacks, and monthly catered lunches! 
  • Join a rapidly growing technology company disrupting the trucking industry

NEXT is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
NEXT Trucking may collect your contact information, professional or employment-related history, and other identifiers which shall be used for the purpose of job applications.
To all recruitment agencies: NEXT does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, NEXT employees or any other organization location. NEXT is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • GraphQLLanguages
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Location

Our HQ is located in the heart of Silicon Beach with amenities like an outdoor patio, an on-site gym, and cold brew coffee & kombucha on tap.

An Insider's view of NEXT Trucking

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“If I were to describe the vibe in one word it would be grit. Everyone here comes into the office ready to learn and band together to solve the complex problems that our drivers face everyday.”

Steven

Senior Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“The challenges truck drivers face, are the challenges we are dead set on solving. For far too long, drivers have been forced to deal with the inefficiencies of an archaic, tech-devoid industry. We exist to give drivers the tools to manage their workday, exceed their income goals, and run and grow their business efficiently."

Roy

Product Marketer

What are some things you learned at the company?

"I’ve been able to hone my coding skills while working with a multi-national team to achieve success in the logistics industry."

David

Accounting Operations Manager

What is your vision for the company?

"We are committed to a greener future, using technology to limit idling and deadhead in order to reduce carbon emissions at the Ports of LA and LB."

Ashley

Director of Product Management

What makes someone successful on your team?

"If you want to solve insanely complex design problems in the logistics industry, this is the place! As product design team grows, we are looking for individuals who wear different hats- you are capable of zooming out to get a big picture view of the entire process, and doesn't scared of rolling up the sleeve and dive into some messy details."

Michelle

Senior Product Designer

What are NEXT Trucking Perks + Benefits

NEXT Trucking Benefits Overview

Competitive base salary, bonus + equity
Full medical, dental and vision benefits 401k w/ company match
Vacation and Holidays
Dog friendly office
Company trips

Culture
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
NEXT's management team is as diverse as our staff and our focus on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NEXT's 401(k) retirement plan matches up to 5% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
NEXT offers stock options that vest over a three-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NEXT's vacation policy includes two weeks paid time off for all employees and up to three weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
NEXT's offers discounted gym membership.
Professional Development Benefits
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