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Project Manager

Data Recognition Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Start date
Jun 29, 2024
Closing date
Jul 29, 2024

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Full Time

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DRC is one of the largest educational assessment and curriculum/instruction companies in the industry.

Data Recognition Corporation, Maple Grove MN

Project Manager

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Today, DRC's business units serve the K-12 and adult education sector, Federal and state governments, licensure boards and associations, and commercial clients worldwide!

DRC has more than thirty years of proven experience in reporting and analytics, supporting Educational Technology (Ed Tech), Federal Research, and Commercial Services. We're committed to being an innovative and disruptive force in the reporting and analytics space as a company. We desire to provide modern, cloud-based advanced analytics solutions that create value and drive progress.

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated project manager who has proven leadership skills, the ability to think critically and problem-solve, and a track-record of ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manage expectations and scope of work with both the development team and stakeholders
  • Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact and work with implementation teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources.
  • Facilitate Release Planning readiness by preparing development backlogs that drive the Release.
  • Establish and communicate release cadences.
  • Facilitate project team discussions; asks appropriate questions; identifies gaps in the project plan; identifies assumptions; manages risk; negotiates disagreements; finds creative solutions.
  • Understand dependencies of other projects within Information Technology
  • Manage quality into the software development lifecycle through adopted methodology

  • 3+ years Project Management background
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management methodologies and tools
  • Strong facilitation, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills; ability to successfully direct the work of others
  • Experience in software development or business analysis
  • Familiarity with change management/release management
  • Experience using JIRA
  • Familiarity with Google Suite

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field OR equivalent experience
  • Local candidates preferred

Essential Requirements:
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Atlassian, Google suite, Lucid Charts, and applicable data analytics tools
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse workgroups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased workload
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Other duties as needed

DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran

Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered here in the Twin Cities, with offices in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, and eight other locations nationwide.  DRC’s three divisions – Education, Survey Services and Document Services – provide high quality programs and services to state departments of education, medium-to large sized global businesses, and the United States Government.  DRC delivers full-service educational testing and assessment programs; large-scale survey research and data-collection programs; and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions.  DRC continues to achieve extraordinary growth and provides superior career opportunities for talented professionals.


*Health Insurance
Medical and Dental
*Term Life Insurance/AD&D
*401(k) Plan
*Profit Sharing
*Personal Time Off
*Short Term Disability
*Long Term Disability
*Tuition Reimbursement
*Educational Grants for Children of DRC Employees *Community Service Leave *Discount Programs

Locations: Maple Grove Headquarters/494 & Bass Lk Rd, Brooklyn Park/7303 Boone Ave N and the Brooklyn Park Distribution Ctr./8900 Wyoming Ave N.  If interested in applying,  please visit the Careers page on our website at


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