Project Manager (Delivery Lead)

Cluj, Romania | Job Posted 09/10/2018

Do you love a good challenge? We are looking for a passionate person that is dedicated to maximizing potential, inspiring others to be the best version of themselves and keeping our development teams focused on continuously delivering the highest possible value to sustain our product evolution.

The Project Manager (Delivery Lead), effectively operates as a Scrum Master across many self-organizing teams, and combines the Project Management approach to identify delivery / implementation risks, tracking milestones and our product release plans.

You will be closely working with our product Darwin™, a cloud-based global benefits management and employee engagement software, used by some of the world’s most innovative companies.

What will you be doing:

Team

  • Build a trusting environment, where delivery is a team commitment
  • Build up new teams and coach team members on how to apply the internal methodology
  • Guide and coach the delivery teams in order to use the internal practices and values to their maximum potential, and to get the most out of self-organization
  • Coach the team towards cross-functionality
  • Coach the team to think, communicate and work towards a common goal
  • Challenge/empower the team towards continuous improvement of the delivery process, quality, velocity and deliver value to the business as quickly as possible

Communication

  • Close collaboration with our cross-locations Delivery Leads, regarding future deliverables, resourcing, and product roadmap
  • Liaison between teams and other stakeholders, create a balance between the project’s key stakeholders and help the team perform at the highest level
  • Constructively and positively challenge other people’s ideas and approaches

Organisational

  • Handle multiple teams/projects at a time, of about 6-7 people each
  • Manage tight resource constraints and conflicting priorities, ensuring that appropriate work is prioritized
  • Keep track of many tasks, documents and communication threads
  • Optimize and maintain a consistent approach between managed teams

We are looking for a PINK person, with:

Personal Skills:

  • Inspiring  Leader – Able to gain respect and trust from the team and willing to "get their hands dirty" to get the job done. Be skilled at building strong relationships and partnerships
  • Communicative and social – Able to communicate well with teams (High standard of communication in English - both verbal and written)
  • Facilitative – Able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to the teams and other stakeholders (project, initiative and management)
  • Assertive –  Ensure that  Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are implemented while being a voice of reason and authority
  • Situationally Aware – Be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and flag them to management
  • Enthusiastic and high-energetic
  • Continuous improvement - Ongoing interest in growing and  learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Conflict resolution - Facilitate discussion and offer alternatives or different approaches. Be comfortable in challenging and supporting colleagues
  • Attitude of empowerment -  Able to guide the team  towards self-organization
  • Attitude of transparency – Bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with common Agile practices (iterative development), service-oriented environments and able to adapt the methodology to the specific project context
  • A minimum of 3 years in delivering software throughout its full lifecycle
  • Previous experience in Scrum Master or Project Manager roles
  • Ability to identify and manage risk, notice early signs of failure and respond promptly 
  • Good time management and scheduling skills and a history of making sound decisions quickly under stress
  • A good understanding of all disciplines involved in a software development process
  • Presentation and negotiation skills
  • Proactivity and  demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise workload  whilst responding to the evolving needs of the team and stakeholders
  • Strong sense of responsibility and self-motivation
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by the  development team

What we offer:

  • A yearly budget and the opportunity to build your own flexible benefits package
  • Work as part of a geographically distributed team, with colleagues in UK and Singapore
  • Fast-paced, agile work environment and the opportunity to work with our impressive clients