Project Manager
Canonical (Ubuntu) - Raleigh, NC

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Location: Home based, North America As a project manager for Canonical's Professional Engineering Services, this role will provide day to day project management for identified projects acting as the liaison between Canonical's engineering teams and Canonical's custom engineering clients. This is a high-profile project management position where customer relationship management and advocacy for Canonical's technical assets are strategically crucial. You will be responsible for working with all stakeholders in development of a project statement of work (SoW), while identifying and making known to relevant parties work items that were not initially part of the contract, requirement specifications or similar business documents between Canonical and their custom engineering clients. You will be required to create, manage, and maintain project specific schedules ensuring projects are delivered within the time/resources/scope expectations.

You will be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously. Finally, the role is responsible for managing the project through its life-cycle and ensuring that the overall goals for both Canonical and the client are met. Periodic international travel is required. Travel amount and duration will vary based on company and project requirements.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities: Successful delivery of professional engineering services assigned projects. Development of a project statements of work. Draft and maintain project specific schedules / project plans. Obtain client agreement to the project schedule and agreed to work items.

Ensure projects are delivered within the time/resources/scope expectations. Manage project risk mitigation and plans. Conduct weekly status meetings with customers for assigned custom engineering projects. Customer status meetings will take the form of teleconferences and at times face to face meetings.

As needed, maintain daily communication with the client via email, shared wikis and other means. As needed, manage the delivery schedule of critical third party deliverables for the project Identify custom engineering requests that are not part of an existing business contracts Managing assigned projects through their life-cycles. Keep management informed of the status of assigned custom engineering projects. Effectively manage customer relationships for cutting-edge projects.

Advocate to customers the appropriate technologies from Canonical's portfolio. While this job is predominantly focused on support of SoC enablement projects, the candidate will be expected to deliver upon a very broad range of Ubuntu based projects. SoCs are located throughout the world in different timezones, therefore the candidate will be expected to work non-traditional hours as required to support the assigned projects. Required skills and experience: Strong understanding of ARM SoCs and its use in both the hyperscale server and mobile device applications.

Linux opensource SoC enablement processes. Knowledge of Ubuntu OpenStack, MAAS, and JuJu a plus. Knowledge of Linux and the wider Open Source Software community Degree level education, preferably in a technology field Strong experience required of project management in a technology company. Project management experience on custom engineering projects highly preferred Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, in English Ability to be productive in a globally distributed team through self-discipline and self-motivation, delivering according to a schedule Strong technical negotiation skills PMI or Prince 2 Certification preferred Project Manager" AND "Linux" AND ("hyperscale" OR "Cloud Computing" OR "Big Data") AND "Hadoop"