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Software Project Manager

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
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Software Project Manager
Applied Research Institute
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking applicants for a Software Project Manager position. The Software Project Manager will work with software project leads to manage software projects from start to finish, providing scheduling, tracking, oversight, and documentation. In addition, this position will support close collaboration and communication among and between project leads, software engineers, and other project team members.

ARI translates innovation to practice as part of the thriving technology ecosystem at the University of Illinois. Its professional research staff provides translational, multidisciplinary solutions for real-world problems in defense and security, manufacturing and materials, and building science. ARI staff perform research and development leveraging their broad government- and industry-based expertise in algorithm and software development, materials development and characterization, and monitoring, diagnostics, and controls with sensors and data fusion, and workforce training. ARI possesses unique capabilities for open, proprietary, and classified projects and works with collaborators across government, industry, and academia. More information about ARI can be found at http://appliedresearch.illinois.edu/.

Urbana-Champaign is not only the home of a world-class university it is also a community that supports a comfortable, family-friendly lifestyle, including:

  • very affordable and spacious homes with numerous new building options
  • a maximum 20-minute commute time within Urbana-Champaign
  • plentiful, high quality, and reasonably priced childcare options
  • a strong public-school system with a gifted program, as well as several private options at all levels
  • a wide variety of recreational sports and performing arts engagement opportunities
  • an active regional airport with jet service to hubs in Chicago, Dallas, and Charlotte

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with software project leads to manage software projects from start to finish, including project work estimation and scheduling; task tracking; overseeing software testing, evaluation, and troubleshooting; project milestone and status tracking and reporting; and project documentation.
  • Provide close collaboration and communication with project leads and coordinate, support, and motivate software engineers and other team members in the execution of external and internal software projects. This includes being part of the ARI software engineering team in meetings/communication with current and potential sponsors and collaborators.
  • Manage software and data repositories and work collaboratively with project teams to develop documentation and reports for software projects, including tracking of change requests, support, and updates as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree.
  • A total of two (2) years (24 months) in education, training and/or work experience in software project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and change management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with a range of programming languages and/or project management methodologies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with software engineering, through work experience as a software engineer, education in software engineering, and/or software engineering project management experience or education.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply software management methodologies and tools, including project estimation techniques.
  • Demonstrated understanding of software engineering processes and project lifecycle.
  • Familiarity with security and data protection practices.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for code reuse (including design for reuse) and building efficiencies across projects.
  • Ability to stay informed about evolving industry practices for code implementation and documentation.
  • Commitment to safeguard industrial, vendor, product, and operational information, as well as comply with independent software vendor, industrial, and university legal requirements.
  • Ability to manage information coming from multiple sources and to manage multiple software projects concurrently.
  • Knowledge of and ability to manage internal software, data, and model repositories.
  • Ability to assemble teams that leverage the diverse set of expertise and experiences of the ARI staff, matching skills to project requirements.
  • Ability to ensure that project results are documented, archived, and reported through contract-mandated processes.
  • Ability to interact and collaborate constructively with principal investigators and supporting staff.
  • Ability to facilitate effective communications between technical and non-technical project stakeholders.
  • When appropriate, ability to track investigator activity related to preparation and submission of journal articles/ conference papers.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication, and listening skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Familiarity with Clickup as a general project management tool.
  • Familiarity with open-source software licensing, including academic institutional processes surrounding creation and use of open-source codes.
  • Ability to assemble collaboratively and make presentations to a variety of stakeholders and collaborators.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA, FERPA, PHI, and other data protection regulations.


This is a full-time Civil Service 5002 Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applications must be received by March 31, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three references. To be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Summer Redman at sredman@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.


Posted: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-28

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