Junior Project Manager

$40 - $50 hourly

Job Category:Technology

Position Type:Contract / Temporary

Work Model:Hybrid

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [Hybrid]

Job ID:124929

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Job Description
LaSalle Network is partnered with a highly analytical, team-oriented, derivatives trading firm that employs a dynamic, disciplined approach to trading across a variety of products and strategies. They are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join their team as a Junior Project Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to grow their project management career while contributing to exciting projects in the field.

Junior Project Manager Responsibilities:
  • Assist in managing end-to-end project lifecycles, from initial planning to successful execution and closure, under the guidance of senior project managers
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, ensuring effective communication, collaboration and alignment on project goals and objectives
  • Utilize Jira and Confluence to create, update and maintain project documentation, user stories, tasks, and timelines
  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies such as Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives, ensuring that the team follows Agile best practices
  • Monitor project progress, track key performance indicators and report status updates to stakeholders
  • Help identify potential risks and issues and contribute to the development of mitigation strategies
  • Collaborate with team members to continuously improve processes and workflows, striving for increased efficiency and productivity
  • Support the implementation of project management best practices and methodologies across the organization

Junior Project Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Strong interest in project management and familiarity with the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence is a must; certification in Jira or Confluence is a plus
  • Basic understanding of Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) is desirable
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities, promoting a collaborative team environment
  • Problem-solving mindset with a proactive approach to challenges
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Relevant internships, coursework, or personal projects related to project management and Agile are a plus

If you have the experience listed above, possess a great attitude and are looking for an opportunity with a stable and established employer, this is the role for you! If you are interested in learning more, please apply today.

Thank you,

Riley Tear
Senior Project Manager, Technology Services
LaSalle Network


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.