Puppet Labs - Portland, OR

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Engineering Project Manager

Department: Engineering
Reports To: VP Engineering
Location: Portland, OR

Summary of Role

Puppet Labs is looking for a great technical project manager to help shepherd our products from inception to delivery. You’ll help refine our development processes, make sure we’re using the best tools for our workflow, track project status using metrics and face-to-face communication, and help our engineering teams balance what they’d like to do with what they can actually do. Ultimately, you’ll shape how we build and ship one of the most widely used system tools on the planet! Initially, your responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring that engineering teams and leadership are well-coordinated and on the same page regarding project status
  • Helping make dependencies, blockers, and current status visible at all times for all projects and products
  • Working with teams to resolve blocked issues
  • Refining our development processes to ensure we’re consistently effective and organized

  • You have a track record of building and shipping high quality software using Agile or Kanban principles
  • You have obsessive follow-through; you hate to let a ball drop!
  • You can see looming process and coordination problems early, and take steps to mitigate them
  • You are experienced enough to know when to step in on a project, and when to leave it alone
  • You know how to make process changes gently and incrementally
  • You can communicate effectively with a diverse set of on-site and remote people
  • You are familiar with project management and issue tracking tools and strive to use the best tools for the job
  • Application Instructions

    Please include a cover letter with your application describing why you are interested in working for Puppet Labs, and how you feel your experience fits the listed qualifications of the position.

    Working for Puppet Labs

    Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs creates IT automation software which enables system administrators to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels, scaling from handfuls of nodes on-premise to tens of thousands in the cloud. Puppet powers thousands of companies, including Twitter, Yelp, eBay, Zynga, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom. Our investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners, Emerson St. Partners, VMware, Google Ventures, and Cisco.

    Everyone who works here has a real, direct impact on the company, and our list of interesting and difficult challenges will always be larger than the time we have to tackle them. Our work environment is relaxed yet results driven, encouraging creativity, collaboration, and challenging each other in order to foster continuous improvement. Our employees embody our values, displaying curiosity, self-motivation, adaptability, and a passion for what Puppet Labs is all about.