Zoral is a fintech software research and development company. We were founded in 2004. We operate one of the largest labs in Europe focused on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), predictive systems for consumer/SME credit and financial products. Our clients are based in USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia.
8 октября 2021

Project Manager (вакансия неактивна)

Киев, удаленно

Zoral, a leading provider of research and development to the software industry, is searching for an experienced Project Manager to join its development center in Kyiv.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Break down projects into milestones, deliverables, critical path and activities
  • Clearly track and promptly report on project status, including schedule, budget, resource allocation, risks and issues
  • Lead regular check-ins with project groups and help keep critical deliverables on track
  • Create detailed project timelines and make adjustments as needed, setting clear expectations for the working group
  • Lead change, anticipate how other teams might be impacted and facilitate scoping and process design with them
  • Identify, communicate, and mitigate potential risks to the success of projects you lead
  • Working cross-functionally among engineering, marketing, risk and finance to balance competing forces, negotiate optimal outcomes and prioritize.
  • Liaise with partners and vendors outside of the organization to drive execution of projects with external dependencies
  • Do what it takes to get the job done and motivate a team
  • Be able to say “No,” but back it up with reasoning
  • Maintain a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity
  • Lead resolution efforts for issues that may arise and follow through until they’re completed
  • Lead key initiatives on client facing projects
  • Maintain proper project documentation and facilitate relevant meeting such as kick-offs, Stakeholder prioritization, status meetings and project summary reports
  • Plan and conduct project kickoff meetings.
  • Create project schedules and define project deliverables based around project scope supplied by internal or external stakeholders.
  • Track and manage project milestones and customer reported issues.
  • Manage scope and change rigorously
  • Leverage subject matter experts and stakeholders relentlessly to determine the optimal delivery approach
  • Communicate status, issues and risks to project stakeholders.
  • Create and distribute relevant project status reports detailing objectives, tasks, accomplishments, concerns/risks and action steps
  • Prepare weekly client-facing status reports
  • Prepare weekly internal status reports
  • Report weekly cross-project KPIs to leadership
  • Maintain project documentation, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, scope amendments, and key customer communication archives.
  • Apply Agile Project Management best practices on projects
  • Assist key business users (product owners) with backlog creation, grooming and prioritization
  • Drive project from SOW deliverables/Feature Roadmap to completion
  • Support in resource planning, schedule management, scope, project and task definition
  • Drive alignment on cross functional team initiatives across Product, Eng and Business Stakeholders
  • Be the primary point of contact for all client inquiries for projects being managed.
  • Provide regular input on process improvements and best practices.
  • Track individual and team time reporting for assigned projects and ensure adherence to established expectations with stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with the integration/sales teams during implementation lifecycle and post-launch stage to maintain customer relationships and communication.
  • Provide insights for strategic improvements and make recommendations for continuous improvement to enhance delivery effectiveness

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving abilities. This position requires extensive interaction on the phone, web conferencing and by e-mail with our external customers, third-party vendors, and other employees/ contractors.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with customer stakeholders at all management levels.
  • 5+ years of professional experience managing technology projects
  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or Project Manager to manage Agile projects with Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience in leading process improvement and/or change initiatives
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high-level
  • Exceptional facilitative skills, able to lead and demonstrate value add principles with transparency
  • Scrum Master or other agile certification is a plus
  • PMP Certification is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Ability to focus on several different projects while still maintaining attention to detail
  • Extensive experience interfacing with external stakeholders including written and face to face interactions and project level communications
  • Ability to perform successfully in a high-pressure, fast-paced working environment.
  • Careful attention to detail in all aspects of the job

We offer:
Attractive salary and good opportunities for career and personal development
Compensation package
Good opportunities for career and personal development

Project description:
We specialize in advanced software fields such as BI, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning (AI/ML), High Speed Computing, Cloud Computing, BIG Data, Predictive Analytics, Unstructured Data processing, Finance, Risk Management and Security.

Depending on the project, it can be consulting in data analysis and risk management, with customers geography stretching all over the world or creation of extensible decision engine services, data analysis and management solutions, real-time automatic data processing applications.