8allocate is a global provider of end-to-end custom software development solutions to companies all over the globe, from North America to the EU to Israel to Australia.
Headquartered in Estonia, we run offshore R&D centres in Kyiv and Lviv. Our team is 50% remote and distributed. We specialize in flexible interaction exclusively with international clients (we cover industries from commercial aviation to fintech) thanks to a multinational support group of experts and management.
Currently, we are looking for an IT Project Manager who will support our engagements team in the delivery of cutting-edge, highly scalable enterprise software embedded with knowledge technologies, machine learning, deep learning, NLP, open-source intelligence on top of a cloud-agnostic, serverless architecture. We are looking for a natural project leader, technology-savvy, with a passion to disrupt the digital transformation industry.
Our client is a uniquely positioned data science and Intelligence insights product company. They enable the creation of enterprise-level AI-empowered Business Applications to data-intensive organizations, that impact both top line and bottom line.
What responsibilities & tasks will wait for you?
— You will take end-to-end responsibility for projects led for our clients managing them from Presales till Early Life Support and Closure;
— You will work with business and technology audiences to establish project priorities appropriately and achieve desired organizational goals and benefits;
— You will develop and execute project plans and drive project delivery including scope management, stakeholder management, project team management, meeting milestones, managing resources, budgets, escalations, changes, project status meetings and communications, reviews, quality assurance procedures — caring about the highest quality of our engagements;
— You will build solid relationships across the Engagements division and the organization, navigate multiple, interdependent workstreams, technical concepts, and conversations across different areas and stakeholders to drive collaboration and consensus;
— You will work closely with stakeholders and tech teams to resolve any impediments, escalations, or delays;
— You will be responsible for effective implementation of project management methodology/delivery playbook, promoting and enforcing project standards, creating high standards in this area;
— You will contribute to the continuous improvement of the PM framework. Will be a bridge between technical, process, and business audiences.
What skills/qualities are required:
— Fluent English speaker;
— At least 4 years of experience working as an IT Project Manager fully responsible for the budget, schedule, and client’s satisfaction, with at least 2 years in business-critical software development engagements for external clients;
— Experience in coordinating project teams and managing IT projects of global scope, in multicultural, international environments;
— Proven track record in defining, implementing, and executing the standardized ways of project management utilizing best practices from both Agile and traditional frameworks;
— Knowledge and understanding of software development and testing methodologies;
— Flexibility, adaptability, working experience in a fast-paced, agile environment with the rapid change of priorities — being willing to tackle any project task required;
— Efficiency, confidence, and experience working remotely with the client and virtual delivery teams;
— Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical groups;
— Problem solver with ‘can do’ attitude;
— B.S. in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience;
— Willingness to travel (up to 20% of the time after Coronavirus).
Will be a plus:
— Knowledge of German;
— Business knowledge of Banking, Insurance, Health, Compliance;
— Industrial experience in Software Development, DBs, Algorithms, Cloud, Big Data, Machine Learning/Deep Learning, familiarity or experience using knowledge graphs;
— Scaled Agile frameworks (SAFe, Disciplined Agile Delivery) and traditional project management methodologies (PMI PMP) certification;
— Knowledge and hands-on experience on JIRA and Confluence.
You can work from 9 am till 6 pm or from 10 am till 7 pm.
Why choose us?
— “Family and Friends”. We are no longer a start-up, but still, have a family atmosphere in our supportive and spirited team, who are all working together on the same goal.
— “Just break down all barriers and find a better way”. Every day you’ll meet with interesting and challenging (international) projects that are covering industries from commercial aviation to fintech (different technologies, different products).
— “Hungry for learning”. You will get a lot of chances for career advancement and the development of new skills, opportunities for mentorship, or learning from more experienced colleagues.
Benefits from 8allocate:
— You’ll work in a supportive and spirited team of professionals.
— Corporate events, holidays, and team buildings for your joy.
— Training and development: we have a huge library (about 500 books!) and a budget for your professional development.
— People-oriented management without bureaucracy.
— Paid vacation and sick leaves.
— Relocation program: if you are from another city and want to move to Kyiv, we will be happy to help you!