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Agile Project Manager - Application Experience

| Greater NYC Area

At OnDeck, we make small business a big deal. We’re improving the world’s economic landscape by changing the way small businesses access capital. We care intensely about each other, our company and the customers we serve, and are committed to making every day count.

We are looking for a passionate and seasoned Agile Project Manager to join the Application Experience Value Stream, the group at OnDeck with the mission to provide streamlined and seamless application experience across all channels.

You will be responsible for enabling and ensuring great collaboration throughout the product development cycle of our Loan Application and Origination systems, while keeping true to tech, product & design principles. Your job will be to amplify the effectiveness of this complex, cross-disciplinary team, as well as collaborate with key stakeholders.

Who you are

  • You have at least 5 years working in technical project/program management roles, preferably in lending organizations working with complex systems
  • You have practical experience with agile and lean values, principles, and techniques
  • You have experience running large, cross-functional software projects and can easily communicate status at a moment’s notice
  • You are flexible, and use your judgment to apply the model and approach that best fit with the context
  • You confidently and coherently communicate across the organization, translating complex ideas for stakeholders.
  • You’re a supreme communicator within your team and bring clarity to the projects you take on: defining goals and success measures, freeing up lines of communication, identifying and removing blockers, encouraging collaboration, and, most importantly, continuously looking for ways to improve how we work.
  • You are the glue that keeps software development projects together from conception to implementation. You ensure the right people across the organization are coming together to collaborate and deliver on functionality that moves the business forward.
  • You are a champion of awesome!

What you’ll do

Working with team leads, you will help drive, and own outcomes for key internal and cross-functional initiatives, in support of the Application Experience Value Stream mission. You will have a broad array of responsibilities including:

  • Project Management (primary responsibility)
  • Manage multiple agile software development project teams through delivery
  • Work with Scrum Master to ensure development team’s backlogs are groomed and planned
  • Establish, track, and communicate milestones and delivery dates
  • Work with vendors and ensure they deliver on their commitments
  • Support project management best practices within the Application Experience Value Stream
  • Track action items and decisions
  • Ensure project status is communicated
  • Identify stakeholders - who needs to be involved, who needs to be aware.
  • Identify work streams and teams potentially impacted by new functionality
  • Ensure central source of project information is created & maintained
  • Facilitate effective meetings and ensure the team is collaborating at appropriate intervals
  • Ensure engagement and signoffs from all stakeholders as needed
  • Ensure security and architecture reviews are occurring
  • Help resolve blockers when they are identified
  • Help make your project team be awesome

About OnDeck:

As the largest online small business lender in the U.S. serving more than 700 different industries, we have been trusted by over 80,000 small businesses by providing them with a term loan or line of credit to help them build growing and thriving enterprises. Since 2007, we’ve issued over $10 billion in capital.

Join us as we enable small businesses to achieve their goals. At OnDeck, we’re reinventing small business financing. We care intensely about each other, our company and the customers we serve, and are committed to making every day count. We are small enough to be nimble and strong enough to make a big impact.

OnDeck believes that each and every team member plays an important role in our company’s success. That’s why we strive to provide you and your family with a competitive and comprehensive benefit program with a variety of options and opportunities. We offer: 

  • Generous Vacation
  • Comprehensive Healthcare
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • 401k Matching
  • Parental Leave
  • Sports Teams
  • Stocked Kitchens
  • Loan Consolidation

We are going to ask you to talk about your accomplishments. Here are some of ours: 

  • WorldatWork, 2017 Seal of Distinction
  • Fortune 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 2016
  • Fortune 50 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For, 2016
  • Fortune 30 Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, 2016
  • Built in Colorado, Top 100 Digital Companies in Colorado, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Crain’s New York Business Fast 50, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Fortune and Great Place to Work 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, 2015
  • Fortune/Great Place To Work Great Rated! People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services, 2015
  • Crain’s New York Best Places to Work, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Colorado SHRM Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, 2015
  • Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies, 2013, 2014
  • Selling Power Magazine Best Company to Sell For, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 500|5000, 2013, 2014

 As part of our dedication to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce, OnDeck 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, OnDeck complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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.

OnDeck 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 OnDeck’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

A short walk from the Empire State Building and Times Square, our office is located amid the bustle of midtown Manhattan.

What are OnDeck Perks + Benefits

OnDeck Benefits Overview

OnDeck believes that each and every team member plays an important role in our company’s success. That’s why we strive to provide you and your family with a competitive and comprehensive benefit program with a variety of options and opportunities.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees have the option to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible Medical, Dental and Vision expenses as well as eligible child care expenses.
Disability Insurance
Our STD plan provides a level of continued income in the event you become disabled and cannot work. Should your disability extend lpast 26 weeks, LTD kicks in at 60% of base monthly earnings.
Dental Benefits
Employees can choose from two dental plans including one that is offered at no cost for employee only coverage.
Vision Benefits
The OnDeck Vision plan provides affordable eye care and discounts to cover routine eye exams, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses,
Health Insurance Benefits
OnDeck offers employees flexibility to choose from several comprehensive medical plans.
Life Insurance
Our basic life insurance plan is a core benefit provided by the company at no cost to you. You can purchase additional life insurance for yourself, spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents.
Pet Insurance
You have the option to elect pet insurance which includes coverage for veterinary expenses related to accident and illnesses
Wellness Programs
As an OnDeck employee you have access to additional discounted resources such as weight management programs, massage therapy and more.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Our 401(k) plan provides you with an opportunity to invest in your future with the option of contributing pre-tax into your retirement account.
401(K) Matching
OnDeck currently matches 50% up to the first 4% of your deferrals. In 2019, this is changing to 6%.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
As a member of OnDeck, you will be able to participate in our ESPP and purchase OnDeck stock through payroll deductions at a discounted rate.
Performance Bonus
Annual incentives also referred to as bonuses are based on achievement of personal and company performance targets.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
OnDeck provides a maximum of 16 weeks combined paid Disability and Parental Leave depending on years of service
Remote Work Program
We are rolling out a formal Remote Work policy in 2019. That said, team member requests to work remote are evaluated based on variety of factors and we currently have approx. 30 remote team members.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
OnDeck will reimburse up to $5,000 in expenses related to the adoption of a child under the age of 18.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
If team members volunteer during the work day, they are paid for their time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
The commuter benefits plan provides you with the opportunity to pay for your commuting costs (mass transit and parking) with pre-tax dollars (up to the IRS maximums).
Company Outings
We have a company party in each office twice a year to celebrate team member and company achievements. This is in addition to department outings and celebrations.
Game Room
In our kitchen, we have a ping pong table where team members can play at their convenience.
Stocked Kitchen
Variety of healthy and delicious snacks including yogurt, cereal, nuts, oatmeal...as well as drinks and coffee.
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly social hour in each office, alternating breakfast and evening to accommodate different team member lifestyles.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Each department gets a set budget every year to send their own team members to job training and conferences relevant to their job and development.
Tuition Reimbursement
Team members are eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement for various career and professional development opportunities. Job-related courses will be reimbursed up to $5,250 a year.
Diversity Program
We currently have a Women in Tech ERG and our Culture Committee plans events throughout the year with inclusion in mind - whether a guest speaker or celebrating a heritage month.
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