Taoti Creative is a Drupal shop located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We’re growing, and we need more Drupal talent. In particular, we’re looking for an EXPERIENCED PROJECT MANAGER. We’re paying in the $80-100K/yr for this position. If you think that means a lateral transfer, consider all the other aspects of our offer below. Also, consider that this is a STARTING figure. Come here, prove your worth, and there is always room to discuss once you’ve shown us that we can’t get along without you.
We won’t bother with a specific list of requirements or necessary years of experience. But we are indeed looking for experience—particularly with Drupal (or at least modern CMSs). Communication and writing skills are probably top on our priority list (after of course, the ability to keep the proverbial train on the tracks!) You need to be able to do the professional equivalent of making kids (clients) eat their vegetables (stick to deadlines, revisions counts, consolidate feedback, etc.) because even if they don’t like it, it’s good for them, and some day when they have a great website, they’ll thank us for it. Hopefully.
You need to be able to write well. Which is not to say you can’t have some fun or personality in your writing. We didn’t say ‘write formally.’ (Hell, we point emoticons in contracts.) But you need to be able to get your point across in emails, on the phone, etc. And do so in a way that makes clients like you, even if you’re forcing vegetables down their throats.
And ideally, you need to be part project manager, part solution architect. We expect project managers to do much more than just shuffle tasks in our project management software. You need to be able to talk to a client and help them mold their ideas and requests into stuff that makes sense for us to develop—and then give that to the development team in a way that they can effectively and efficiently execute (or estimate) it.
We believe the role of the project manager is totally under-appreciated by both client and development staff. At Taoti, you will be an absolutely crucial link between client and build-team that will largely make or break how a project goes. You’ll have a major impact on what we build and how we build it. You’ll play a big part in interpreting scopes of work and client input and deciding if/how/what is developed.
You get the idea.
So aside from the merits of the role itself, what else can Taoti offer you?
• Interesting projects (mostly for non profits, but we do some commercial and government too.) For example, we’ve built software that lets hospitals match kidney donors to recipients. We’ve built interactive maps to let global cities establish a cultural exchange. We built a marketplace for selling herds of livestock. We’re currently working on an infographic type of web site (think of one-page/parallax) to push policy issues on Capitol Hill.
• We’re creatively and UX-focused, so your work will look stellar, both to the world and to admins. More and more, we’re working on whole campaigns in the sense that the project doesn’t stop with the Drupal site. We do the branding, signage, print material, etc. So you get to see your work and references to it out in the real world.
• We’re pro-community. We encourage taking time out of client work to commit work back to the Drupal community.
• You’ll be challenged. If you’re not, you’re not doing something right. All of our projects have components that strive to set bars, push limits, and do things better. No matter how much experience you think you have, we’ll give you more. And you’ll largely get to determine the nature of that experience (ie, we try to give employees a say in which projects they work on and who they want to work with, etc.)
• We pay well. We have benefits that are better than most non profits. We have flexible work time, an uber-casual environment, and are generally a pretty fun and laid-back group. We even knock off early on Fridays to take out the company boat for a social cruise with friends.
If you’re interested in at least chatting, drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sorry, we’re not interested in working with recruiters.
And if by chance you’re a developer or designer reading this ad, we’re looking for those roles too. Feel free to get in touch as well.