• Principal Project Manager - Technical

    Location US-MA-Westford
    Posting date 1 month ago(10/23/2019 7:07 AM)
    Job ID
    Project Management
  • 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

    Use your project management skills and experience as a great opportunity to make a difference in the Platform and Multiple Architecture Enablement team at Red Hat. The Red Hat Software Engineering team is looking for a Principal Project Manager to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will be an integral part of an Engineering team responsible for planning, developing, testing, and releasing cross-product software solutions. You'll work with geographically diverse engineers to coordinate their project deliverables and schedules. You'll also develop and nurture key relationships with team leads and managers from engineering, product management, and other relevant functions across the company.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value, organize and lead project status and working meetings, prepare and distribute progress reports, manage risks and issues, correct deviations from plans, and perform delivery planning for assigned projects
    • Assist in team development and work balance while holding teams accountable for their commitments, remove obstacles to their work, and make use of organizational resources to improve capacity for project work
    • Support the product owner in managing stakeholder expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance
    • Define and manage a well-defined project management process and support the ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for project management
    • Promote empowerment of the team by ensuring that each team member is fully engaged in the project and is making a meaningful contribution
    • Encourage a sustainable pace for the team

    Required skills

    • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including mentoring, coaching, collaboration, and team building
    • Excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
    • Knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish and maintain stakeholder trust and confidence
    • Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure that objectives, goals, and commitments are met
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels, including the executive level
    • Creative approach to problem solving; ability to focus on details while maintaining the big picture view
    • Bachelor’s degree

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