Project Manager

Austin, TX /
Operations /
Full-time
The Zebra is seeking a Project Manager to provide planning, management, oversight and communication for cross-departmental projects. You will work alongside engineering, product, business and marketing stakeholders to develop and manage project plans and timelines. This role reports to a Program Manager.

Our team is passionate about working together to solve interesting problems with technical solutions-- and having fun doing it. With a team split between Austin and Africa, we know from experience the importance of diversity across teams, and we work constantly to ensure everyone has a voice and feels valued. Collaboration is key to our success.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

    • Facilitate cross-functional projects that are wide-spread and long term. Communicating milestones, ETAs, blockers, dependencies, etc. as well as documenting product and project decisions.
    • Control project quality and success by:
    • - Managing the decision-making process
      - Assessing risks
      - Setting meeting cadence and deadlines for deliverables
      - Ensuring timely completion of project deliverables
    • Drive negotiation of competing priorities and/or interruptions between product managers and stakeholders, escalating appropriately as necessary
    • Respond to and escalate critical situations, breaking down the problem, communicating options for resolution and driving the solution forward
    • Provide input to help improve company-wide processes and standardization

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 3+ years of experience in a project management role (ideally in a agile, startup environment)
    • Proven ability to initiate and drive complex projects
    • A desire to build strategic relationships with peers, stakeholders, and team members
    • Ability to navigate conflicting priorities, requirements and opinions to drive decision-making
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-starter with a positive, problem solving attitude
    • Calm, assertive, and fearless; even-keeled while being driven by a sense of urgency.

EXPERIENCE THAT WILL IMPRESS THE HECK OUT OF US:

    • Proven ability to move seamlessly between projects involving engineering and business teams
    • Competency and aptitude working in Agile development environments using the Atlassian tool suite (JIRA, Confluence, Trello)

BENEFITS + PERKS:

    • Competitive Compensation & Stock Option Offering
    • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages
    • HSA offering + employer contribution
    • Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it
    • Paid Parental Leave Program
    • Commuter Benefits (up to $100/month)
    • Wellness perk ($100/month)
    • Learning & Development Stipends
    • Onsite Full Service Barista
    • Wednesday Catered Lunch + Fully Stocked Fridges
    • Opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or drive our diversity & inclusion stance by creating your own
    • Join a team that truly lives their values, and values their lives (outside of the office. Cliche, we know… but we really mean it)

ABOUT THE ZEBRA

The Zebra is the nation's leading, independent insurance comparison site. With its dynamic, real-time quote comparison tool, consumers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. The Zebra compares multiple insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure consumers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their home and auto insurance. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to insurance shopping since 2012 — it's "insurance in black and white."

The Zebra has garnered the attention and investment of some of the nation’s top venture capitalists, and the company’s success has been profiled in publications like Inc., The New York Times, Forbes, and TechCrunch. Local and national publications have named The Zebra as a Best Place to Work, including Austin Business Journal in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,  2020, The Austin American-Statesman in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020 and Inc. Magazine on their nationally-recognized list from 2018-2020.

The Zebra is aiming to grow our fantastic team to add to our dynamic culture and continue building on our success. Working at The Zebra means never being bored, always being challenged, and supporting one another. We’re a happy, hardworking group, and we’re eager to add “new stripes” who share those values.

The Zebra is an equal opportunity employer and “at will” company.

As part of our dedication to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce, The Zebra provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Zebra complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Zebra expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Zebra's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

**No external recruiters or agents, please.**