Headspace is hiring a

Technical Project Manager

Santa Monica, United States

About Headspace:

Headspace was founded in London in 2010 by Rich Pierson and Andy Puddicombe. Originally conceived as a meditation events company, Headspace has evolved into the world’s most popular meditation app. Using proven mindfulness techniques, it will teach you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier life. Sessions take as little as 10 minutes a day, and you can do them wherever and whenever you like. Our app has now been downloaded more than 5 million times in 150 countries, helping so many people to enjoy the benefits of a clearer calmer mind. Today, we’re ready to embark on the next phase in our evolution: to become the world’s most comprehensive guide to health and happiness.  

Last summer we completed a $30mm Series A funding round. The round was led by The Chernin Group, with significant participation from other media and tech leaders including Jim Breyer (via Breyer Capital), Allen & Co, William Morris Endeavor, Freelands Ventures (the venture arm of Elisabeth Murdoch) and Advancit (the venture arm of Shari Redstone). Rounding out the raise were a handful of influential individuals including Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn CEO), Jessica Alba, Ryan Seacrest, and Jared Leto.

You can read more about us in Fast Company or the New Yorker.

About the Technical Project Manager role @ Headspace:

Headspace is seeking a Technical Project Manager to lead and coordinate the activities of cross-functional teams working toward ambitious goals.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with cross-functional partners including Marketing, Design, UX, Product, and Engineering teams to ensure a coordinated and deliberate approach toward launching complex projects.  
  • Ensure that all stakeholders to a project are completing their deliverables on time and with high-quality.  
  • Lead the execution of individual projects on an assignment basis.  Project types may range broadly, from backend payments work to front-end customer features and functionality.
  • Provide status updates regularly and in a variety of formats to ensure that stakeholders and senior management are aware of progress and road-blockers.
  • Support other teams in finding alternative solutions and implementations to lead or assist with data analysis in support of projects to help determine priorities, customer impact, and financial impact.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 4-7 years of overall work experience.
  • 3-5 years project management or product management experience at a top internet company OR similar startup experience.
  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and a commitment to communicating often.
  • Ability to manage many competing priorities and constant reprioritization, while ensuring that stakeholder expectations are set properly.
  • Experience driving consensus across a diverse group of stakeholders, setting/working toward common user engagement goals, and project managing a vast set of initiatives.
  • A bias toward action, a predilection for getting hands dirty and doing any work required to get the job done.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Extreme tendency towards organization
  • Experience working in a software engineering environment
  • Experience with mobile and web user interfaces
  • CAPM, PMP, or PMI-ACP certification preferred

How to get started:

If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.