Engagement Project Manager at Canonical

Canonicals mission is to streamline and accelerate the adoption of open source across the entire global enterprise technology market. Our customers embrace the Canonical approach to open source for complex projects on bare metal, on the cloud, and at the edge.

Canonical Engagement Project Managers are responsible for ensuring project success through delivery of technical cloud solutions and managed services for our Customers.

In support of that goal we are looking for a customer-facing team player to deliver projects and navigate complex engineering solutions. We anticipate and solve problems working with internal business partners, external partners and customers, engineers, and others. A Project Manager owns, drives and communicates so that the project succeeds. Within a portfolio of projects with complex and changing technologies, customer and partner satisfaction is only possible because of exceptional Engagement Project Managers.

As a Project Manager you will:

  • Successfully deliver professional engineering services for assigned projects
  • Review, approve and track commitments in agreed statements of work
  • Draft and maintain project plans
  • Maintain all necessary project artifacts
  • Obtain stakeholder agreement to the project schedule and goals
  • Manage project scope and change orders
  • Manage project risks and issues
  • Maintain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the delivery schedule of third party deliverables for the project

The successful Project Manager will have:

  • End-to-end project management experience in a technology field
  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in a STEM discipline
  • Fluent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Experience managing cross-cultural, remote and global project teams
  • Strong communication skills including experience in a customer-facing role
  • Experience managing partners & customers and cross-functional internal teams
  • Fundamental understanding of the five project management process groups
  • Project planning experience - Gantt chart creation and project status reporting
  • Understanding and utilization of PM tools and working methods such as Agile
  • Familiarity with cloud technology and terminology
  • Professional attitude to make things happen
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-changing organization
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally domestically and internationally

Nice to have:

  • Understanding of cloud technology, OpenStack, Kubernetes
  • Experience managing projects with Linux technology components
  • PMP/PMI, or PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification
  • Experience working with Ubuntu

What Canonical Offers:

  • Learning and development
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual leave
  • Priority Pass for travel
  • Flexible working option
  • Parental leave

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.

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