As a Project Manager for Canonical’s Devices IoT business, this role is responsible for the coordination and completion of large complex customer facing projects, overseeing all aspects of project delivery and acting as the primary delivery liaison between Canonical's engineering teams and Canonical's customers. This is a high-profile project management position where customer relationship management and advocacy for Canonical's technical assets are strategically crucial. You will be responsible for working with all stakeholders in development of project statements of work (SoW). You will be required to create, manage, and maintain project specific schedules ensuring projects are delivered within the time/resources/scope expectations and meet the desired business outcomes. You will be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously.
The Devices IoT Project Manager is expected to build and maintain working relationships with team members, customers, other partners/vendors (Silicon vendors, ODMs, IHVs), and other Canonical departments/teams. Regular preparation of project reports for management regarding status of project will be required. Finally, the role is responsible for managing the project through its complete life-cycle and ensuring that the overall goals for both Canonical and the client are met. Periodic international travel is required. Travel amount and duration will vary based on company and project requirements.
As a Project Manager you will:
- Successfully delivery of professional engineering services for assigned projects
- Assist in development of project statements of work
- Draft and maintain project specific schedules / project plans
- Obtain client agreement to the project schedule and agreed upon work items
- Ensure projects are delivered within the time/resources/scope expectations
- Manage project risk mitigation and plans
- Drive technical issues to reach desired delivery outcomes
- Maintain daily and weekly communication with the client and all internal stakeholders
- Manage delivery schedule of critical third party deliverables for the project
- Keep management informed of the status of assigned projects
- Identify custom engineering requests that are not part of an existing business contracts
- Advocate to customers the appropriate technologies from Canonical's product portfolio
- Support different time zones and work non-traditional hours as required to support the assigned projects.
The successful Project Manager will have:
- Project management experience in a computer oriented / technical service field, ideally with Internet connected devices
- Degree level education, preferably in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
- Good knowledge of Linux and the wider Open Source Software community, and understanding of computer architecture
- Extensive experience successfully managing projects with cross-cultural and multi-continent internal and external project resources, preferably with resources in Asia, Europe and the Americas
- Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, in English
- Strong leader and problem solver with extensive experience building successful internal and external partnerships and effective working relationships with demanding project sponsors in complex organisational environments
- PMP/PMI, or PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification preferred
- Ability and willingness to travel occasionally domestically and internationally
- Ability to work non-standard work hours in support of a worldwide sales and project team.
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