Geospatial Project / Program Manager

Critigen - Seattle, WA3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $90,000 - $130,000 a year
About Critigen

Critigen is a global leader in technology consulting and geospatial systems development. We deliver innovative applications using the best technology out there. Our project managers, developers, and analysts help our clients capture, manage and visualize their data and business information. We are curious by nature and serve as valued consultants and trusted advisors to our clients. Our team enjoys the freedom to explore new processes, tools, and methods, and apply them in a collaborative, team environment.

Position Overview

We’re looking for an experienced Geospatial Project Manager with strong leadership skills and experience managing the development of web-based or mobile geospatial solutions. Our teams work across multiple disciplines and industries, but all of our work is grounded in geospatial technology. In the Project Manager role, you will advocate for and support in the design and delivery of mapping solutions that involve a variety of different GIS technology - whether that’s a map, simple location awareness tools or complex spatial analytics. You will help plan, coordinate, organize, manage and sometimes contribute technically to multiple concurrent projects (your portfolio). This position will also include participating in recruiting, on-boarding, project-scoping and business development endeavors. The project team this role would collaborate with is primarily based in the Seattle WA area.

We need excellent communicators that can work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects and priorities, and quickly assimilate new technologies. You will collaborate with our highly skilled delivery teams to coordinate resources and tasks, manage to budgets, track the SDLC progress, identify and manage risks, facilitate hiring new team members, and support coordination with larger production teams. In general, you will become a critical part of multidisciplinary team that defines, plans, and delivers custom web-based and mobile geospatial solutions!


Participate as a member of the delivery team to guide projects, solve unique problems, and build solutions
Educate clients on the benefits of geospatial technology and advocate for integrating geospatial technology into their business processes.
Work with sales and/or technical teams to develop scope, schedule, and budgets
Manage complex projects of varying size, from project planning through to project completion
Maintain a conversant (intermediate) level of competency for the geospatial technologies used to deliver solutions.
Translate business requirements to proposed technical solution that align with the business strategy.
Apply agile methodologies to projects, selecting approaches and scaling appropriately per client and project requirements
Anticipate, identify, manage, and mitigate project risks and potential issues
Support and facilitate recruiting and hiring efforts.
Communicate constructively with emotional intelligence and respect for all team members, including working effectively with international clients and stakeholders despite potential language barriers and cultural differences
Required Qualifications

5+ years’ experience managing software development projects that deliver cool, cutting-edge web-based and mobile mapping applications
5+ years’ experience working with a broad range of geospatial open source tools and technologies
Experience working with OpenStreetMap is a huge bonus
Demonstrated experience managing both Agile and Waterfall projects. Sometimes both!
Great communicator with all levels of colleagues and clients
Experience working directly with clients on business development as well as project management, requiring credible negotiation, analytical, and leadership skills.
Experience with general accounting practices related to project budget management.
Experience and interest in partnering to support recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new team members.
Experience managing staff, including skills development, coaching, mentoring, and providing constructive input and support.
Ability to engage in local, national and international communities of practices relevant to our technical domains.
Highly Desirable Candidate Qualities

Able to effectively facilitate and motivate individuals, small and large teams
Understand what we do and why it’s so great, and can convey that message to clients and business partners
Highly motivated and independent
Creative problem solver
Innovative with ability to make decisions based on what makes sense
Adequate technical background to critically assess the work of implementation teams
Positive presence in the office
Promote fun and facilitate team building
Value diversity and seek to encourage all voices
Passion for great work; nothing less than one’s best will do
Critigen is growing rapidly and taking on new, exciting challenges in the technology sector. We value equity, diversity, and inclusion, and encourage all of our team members to promote a safe and open space for all Critigen staff to thrive. If this sounds like the perfect position for you, provide us your resume and let us know your interests.

Critigen is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Female/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.