Professional Services Senior Project Manager

  • London
  • Product Management
  • Full-time
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R3 Professional Services helps customers build new business models on Corda via the creation of new Corda applications (CorDapps).  We help customers design, develop and deploy Corda based solutions and Corda business networks.

We are looking for a strong Project Manager to join a fantastic group of technologists, industry experts and thought leaders who will bring high-quality project delivery expertise and discipline to R3. As part of the Professional Services team, you will apply best practices and continuously think about improving our project delivery with our customers to ensure we are delivering engagements on time, quality and budget. You are knowledgeable in mainstream project management approaches with a good understanding of Agile Software Methodology. You are comfortable working autonomously and can adapt your approach depending on project needs.

You will have project management experience and exhibit a natural passion for getting the most out of the teams, complementing your strong organisational skills and attention to detail. You will have a strong sense of foresight for potential challenges and risks and devise plans to address and mitigate these. You will accountable for the overall success and delivery of our customer projects through rigorous project management processes, maintaining documentation relating to project delivery processes and contributing to the day-to-day positivity within R3

Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of project deliveries applying appropriate project control techniques to ensure the execution of projects within specific timeframes and budget.
  • Continuously demonstrate the principles of R3 project management and governance, providing consistently reliable service to sponsors, key stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Apply robust and appropriate project planning to capture and track activities so technical project teams can work as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • Proactive communication to internal and external stakeholders using a variety of techniques appropriately tailored to the audience to ensure expectations are managed.
  • Produce, validate and publish accurate project reports on a regular and timely basis.
  • Partner with customer-facing teams to identify, own and mitigate risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies; and manage accordingly with the right escalation paths in place.
  • Create fast learning loops, obtain customer feedback and reduce cycle time. Create the shortest path possible to outcomes, amplify or pivot work.
  • Display flexibility under changing priorities and actively collaborate with R3 teams to achieve common objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for efficiency and development process improvements including but not limited to the use of off-the-shelf tooling and the adoption of best practices
  • Deliver weekly status report and time tracking ensuring transparent updates and management of overall delivery health internally and to stakeholders.
  • Manage communication of internal and external end of month customer processes including customer billing and revenue reporting.
  • Provide accurate resource forecasts at any point in time for use in decision making around project resource request management or change impact analysis.

Competencies

  • A deep understanding of project management principles, particularly Agile methodologies.
  • 6+ years of experience delivering enterprise software to external clients.
  • Atlassian Jira & Confluence experience is an advantage.
  • Comfortable and able to work under pressure.
  • Understanding of how to work with multi-national firms paired with a strong passion for driving change and innovation.

Nice to Have Competencies

  • Have worked in a large enterprise, consulting firms and start-up environment
  • Matrix management skills within a project framework
  • Relevant Project management certifications Prince2 or Agile.
  • Any experience in Payments, FinTech or Distributed Ledger technologies a huge bonus

 

How We’re Handling Covid-19

We are extremely grateful to continue to grow as a company during these unprecedented times. Our #1 priority is the health, safety, and wellbeing of our current and future R3’ers. We want to share with you what we’re doing and what you can expect throughout our interview and on-boarding processes.

Since March, most R3’ers have been working remotely, although we have opened some key office locations global, with limited capacity for those that cannot work from home or need to come into the office.

As you go through the virtual interview process with us, please don’t worry if children or pets make a guest appearance. We understand these things happen- it’s real life after all! If we are fortunate enough to welcome you to the team, we’ll get a laptop couriered to you and get you set up virtually on your first day.  We also provide you with a “Work From Home” allowance to enable you to purchase some equipment to be more comfortable and productive.

We Have And Will Continue To Take Steps To Ease Some Of The Burden For Our R3’ers

We understand that Work From Home (WFH) life can be challenging in many ways, so some of the additional support measures we have in place include;

  • New Starter WFH allowance (as mentioned above) to get you setup to work productively at home
  • Additional access to wellbeing resources (as well as the support provided as part of your Vitality Private Medical) including a year’s free subscription to the Headspace app and modules on our Lessonly training platform from MindGym (including Goal getting, Stress Busters and Virtual Work)
  • We also have additional health and wellbeing resources available on our wiki pages when you join.

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