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Junior IT Project Manager

| Austin
Junior IT Project Manager – Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
 
Let us introduce ourselves:
Founded in 1993, Amherst Holdings LLC is a privately owned financial-services holdings company headquartered in Austin, TX. We provide a variety of products and services for institutional clients across the globe and pursue opportunities in the capital markets leveraging our deep expertise and proprietary market-leading data analytics platform. We have developed cutting edge tools and methodologies that give us the competitive edge in our securities, loan origination, and asset management lines of business.
 
What we’re looking for, in a nutshell:
Amherst is hiring for an energetic, hungry and highly organized Junior IT Project Manager that enjoys wearing multiple hats and thrives in fast-paced environments. In this role you have a variety of duties in support of our technology team including; managing multiple complex IT projects concurrently, providing day-to-day communication, coordination for projects and tasks; assisting with prioritization and resolution of issues.
 
A little more about this role:
  • Desire to learn and take on any projects or tasks assigned to you
  • Prepare business and project plans with limited direction
  • Schedule meetings with project teams, stakeholders and other participants; prepare agendas; and take meeting minutes including discussion points and action items
  • Drive the execution of project plans, direct and monitor work efforts on a daily basis, identify resource needs, perform quality review; escalate functional, quality, and timeline issues appropriately and ensure issue resolution
  • Provide leadership to project team members in order to achieve project goals
  • Participate in overseeing project implementation, team motivation, facilitate discussion, and manage conflict resolution
What you’ll need to have:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a preference for technology or business based programs or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of IT project coordination/management experience
  • Strong analytical, organizational and coordination skills are a MUST; We desire someone with extreme multi-tasking capabilities with a “get things done” attitude and approach for every project thrown your way
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite of tools with moderate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Familiarity with software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Kanban, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Jira, Confluence, and/or Asana
  • Intellectually curious with the ability to quickly pick up technical tools and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Perks of joining our team:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k and Life insurance
  • Accrued sick/personal time, Flexible vacation days, Maternity/Paternity paid leave
  • Continued professional development
  • Catered lunch every Friday
  • 8 paid holidays
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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