Who we want :A highly motivated self-starter is a must for this role. This position requires a seasoned, proactive and problem-solving project manager experienced with large, complex projects and customer environments. The candidate will have the capacity to manage through customer interaction to produce positive outcomes while protecting the development team from distraction and wasted effort. The candidate will need to be comfortable leading a large team or multiple smaller teams in a growth environment where infrastructure and process have not been established or are in development. As a part of the Altia team, this role will support and participate in the development of processes and quality standards.
The Senior Project Manager will support and manage the full software development life cycle associated with Altia’s Engineering Services initiatives. The Sr. Project Manager will be the central point of contact for customers, vendors, developers, and internal leadership, and is responsible for software / services project deliverables, schedules and compliance to established processes and quality standards. As a servant leader, the Sr. Project Manager ensures execution is smooth and all activities, communication, and coordination is tightly managed to protect scope commitments and manage risk, actively tightening budget and schedule.
The Sr. PM will partner with the Technical Lead as part of Altia’s Operating Model, to ensure technical delivery is managed within project boundaries, while providing a superior customer experience.
Manage software / services development project activities for multiple projects across all project phases, including initiation, planning, execution and closure.
Integration Management – Create, manage, and track project artifacts, including, but not limited to:
Pre-Sales Scope and associated ROM Estimates
Executed Statement of Work
Risk Management Plan
Project deliverables (licensing, target, etc.)
Work with sales, product engineering and engineering services to develop resource-loaded Microsoft Project plans
Identify, prioritize, and manage risks that will impact the quality and delivery of product.
Identify and create mitigation plans to Risks before they arise
Identify and communicate with internal and external customers to develop effective engagement plan
Provide ongoing project plan/status reporting for use by the field application engineers, clients and management
Central point of contact for the customer and Altia project team
Conduit between Project Lead and Customer to manage technical issues, boundaries and delivery issues
Manage performance against plan schedule, tasks, milestones and deliverables, making necessary adjustments to ensure timely communication and corrective actions
Negotiate the use of resources, schedules, and scope creep with customer and management
Make recommendations to Resource Manager about schedules, prioritization, and resource allocation with input from team members
Work collaboratively with Technical Leads to support software engineers, lead architects, quality analysts and leadership.
Excel at administering and coordinating groups of diverse individuals by promoting teamwork, delegating tasks, resolving conflict, setting goals, and evaluating performance
Coach and train project team members on Agile principles and tools as well as Altia’s development processes and best practices
Use creative problem-solving skills and powerful negotiation strategies to bring alignment and agreement to conflict
Work with Sales Representatives to further customer involvement in the product development lifecycle
Required Education, Experience and Competencies:
B.S. Degree or higher in Business or related field
Project Management Certificate or Degree
7+ years in a direct Project Management role within a technology environment
Knowledge of PMI Process Groups
Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional project teams
Experience with Project Management scheduling and tracking tools like MS Project and JIRA
Understanding of the software development lifecycle
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to adjust and set priorities to meet deadlines
Experience managing projects following the software engineering V-model
Strong persuasion and negotiation skills, including conflict resolution skills
Self-starter with strong personal work ethic, integrity and a “whatever it takes” attitude
Preferred Additional Qualifications:
Certified Associate in Project management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or PRINCE2
Professional Services experience
Experience within small company start-up/ramp environment
Knowledge of Agile Development Methodologies
Experience using Confluence and JIRA
Previous experience developing and successfully managing requirements
Familiarity with Automotive Software Process Improvement Capability Determination (ASPICE/ISO 15504) or other Process Improvement methodologies (e.g. CMMI)
Familiarity with Functional Safety Requirements (ISO 26262)
Understanding of the automotive industry
Culture / Environment:
Altia is currently in a period of strong, consistent growth, and we expect to aggressively accelerate that growth for the next 5 years and beyond. We have an exceptionally talented and highly invested team who is focused on our continued success and maintenance of our noteworthy company culture.
We pride ourselves in our high ethical standards and employee morale. We build based on a foundation of respect. We generously partner within our communities to support economic growth and accessible education for all, knowing that providing avenues toward careers in technology can end the cycle of poverty.
We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination and harassment, where equal employment opportunity is available to all applicants and teammates. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.