Project Manager with Analytical Expertise

Job Locations US-CA-Sunnyvale | US-CA-Pleasanton | US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 3 months ago(5/1/2020 1:24 PM)
Information Technology


Project Manager with Analytical Expertise/ Technical Program Manager


The Technical Program Manager’s primarily role would be to provide quality and innovation assistance to the Q&I Director and the existing project management teams with a secondary, parallel goal of identifying engineering functionality that would provide increased efficiency to the project management team regarding quality control and process improvement. The Innovation Engineer would liaise with platform engineering, gathering and designing feature requirements for the project team.  The Technical Program Manager would have a strong technical understanding of the workforce management platforms and annotation tools, their capabilities and current processes.



  • Responsibilities
  • Continuous Improvement Collaboration with Client Teams : To identify engineering functionality that would provide increased quality and process improvement through automation. Create databases to capture defects in order to perform trend analysis.
  • Liaison with Engineering: Gather design feature requirements for the project teams. Review Platform requirements and specifications in order to foresee potential issues, provide input of functional requirements and advise on design.
  • Leading Metric Development: Identify and develop internal leading metrics, reporting for project teams to improve quality and delivery performance (prior to Client impact).
  • Visualization Techniques: Define and develop Client SLA, KPI and CPI metrics, reporting and interactive scorecards.
  • Collaborate with Rater Community Manager:In support of ‘Crowd as a Customer’ initiative.
  • Communication:Lead and/or participate in regular team meetings. Where necessary, complete additional tasks as assigned.


  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • 2 to 3 years of qualified experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or equivalent degree / work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Information/Business Systems.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience programming with C#, .NET, MS SQL Server, Python, Excel Macros (VBA), HTML, SAS(Basic) 
  • Support the design and development of database and analysis in Appen Connect platform.
  • Develop strategies with other engineering teams to optimize the usage and efficiency of platforms.
  • Excellent ability to serve as the liaison between Client and Technology teams delivering solutions.
  • Technical/professional expertise is demonstrated through problem solving, applying professional judgement, and competent performance.
  • Consultative, collaboration approach and demeanor.
  • Motivated self-starter who can establish a course of action for self and others and drive initiatives to completion.
  • Flexible, independent, self-motivated; able to deal calmly and professionally with ambiguous data while leading in an environment of constant change.
  • Excellent communication skills including an ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing or verbally. Must also be an attentive and careful listener and respond appropriately to others. 
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills with attention to details.
  • Excellent analytical skills including ability to proactively identify problems, gather information and set course of action. 





About Appen 


Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1996, Appen has customers and offices globally.


At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions, and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due, and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we don’t give up.





We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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