• Senior Technical Project Manager - Ansible Engineering

    Location US-NC-Durham
    Posting date 2 months ago(10/18/2019 7:22 AM)
    Job ID
    Project Management, Software Engineering
  • Company description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Project Manager to join the Ansible Engineering team in Durham, NC. In this role, you will work closely with a team of talented engineers helping the team to improve efficiency and achieve results through your contributions. You should be friendly, collaborative, and passionate about working with engineering teams to achieve success.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Work with the Ansible team to introduce, facilitate, and promote new ideas and processes which will improve the performance, productivity, and sustainability of the organization
    • Identify and remove impediments, sharpen team focus, and operationalize continuous improvement with the team
    • Prepare estimates and detailed project plans for all phases of the project; manage project scope and changes
    • Develop tooling, metrics, and processes to measure team performance and progress  
    • Facilitate cross-team coordination by helping to define and implement scalable practices across the organization
    • Mentor, coach, train, and help existing teams reinforce best practices
    • Actively partner with the Product Manager and Technical Leads to maintain an effective work backlog for the team

    Required skills

    • Bachelor's degree in a technology-related discipline
    • 5+ years of experience working as a technical or agile project manager for a software development team
    • Data-oriented analysis skills for measuring and managing delivery
    • Ability to understand the technical details of the software your teams are working on
    • Knowledge of and experience with agile techniques, including release planning, scrum of scrums, continuous integration (CI), continuous testing, paired programming, and automated testing
    • Experience working with geographically distributed teams
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment
    • Experience working with Jira or similar software

    Experience with the following are considered a plus:


    • Knowledge of the Red Hat’s enterprise software solutions, Linux operating systems, open source software development, and application container technology
    • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), or other equivalent certifications
    • Previous engineering management, product management, or product design experience within an agile environment

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