Philips Software Project Manager m/f in Klagenfurt, Austria

Software Project Manager (m/f)

Within the Digital Innovation group as part of the Kitchen Appliances, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Project Manager. As a Project Manager, you will prepare and implement projects in multi-discipline areas in accordance with agreed conditions on specification, time, cost and staffing. You will play a critical role to manage the project team and coordinate among the sub-projects. The projects you will be handling are innovative, multi-site and complex projects with big project value.

MAIN TASKS

  • Drive the solution: Facilitate workshops and discussions to generate ideas and agree requirements for specific backlog items.

  • Feed the pipeline: Work with Product Owners to maintain a prioritized backlog of enhancements, features and defects.

  • Keep it simple: Collaborate with the Product Owners to specify lean requirements, which do ‘just enough' to achieve their aim.

  • Know the ‘why': Understand the rationale behind the requirements.

  • Analyze the Impact: Assess the impact of upcoming features, enhancements to facilitate successful release planning.

  • Support technical design: Provide a valuable sense-check for technical design decisions, using knowledge across the whole backlog to future-proof decisions.

  • Champion quality: Knowing inside out what working software should look like and work with the Product Owners and development team to drive speedy defect resolution.

  • Communicate: Use open and honest communication to engage, get buy in and bring people with you.

  • Foster collaboration: Facilitate direct communication between the Product Owner(s) and the Engineering Team during the build to enhance the quality of feedback and, ultimately, the Product.

PREREQUISITES

  • Good knowledge of I2M (Idea to Market) process with proven expertise to contribute to I2M products/systems

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in coaching and mentoring a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience of working with teams in using an agile methodology. (We broadly follow Scrum with small tweaks depending on the nature of the work)

  • Track record of creativity, innovation and pragmatism in a technically challenging environment.

  • Examples of success in managing complexity, ambiguity and prioritizing competing interests.

  • Ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure the creation of clear software requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and business view point.

  • Working knowledge of web/mobile technologies and the characteristics of high performing and available systems.

  • A degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of managing the life cycle of an application through the Google and Apple App Stores with an understanding of the process for submitting and resolving issues with submissions.

  • Ability to enable and motivate teams in order to get things done

  • High level understanding of safety, security, privacy and legal aspects related to software.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with business partners. Demonstrated project management skills. Knowledge of basic development cycle processes, strong consultative skills, capable problem solver, ability to build consensus.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS/ABILITIES/SKILLS

  • Able to identify problems; structuring and definition skills (“getting to the point”)

  • Holistic thinking (systematic thinking)

  • Open for new ideas and new options

  • Target-oriented and disciplined

  • Independently puts plans into practice

In this role, you have the opportunity to prepare and implement projects in multi-discipline areas in accordance with agreed conditions on specification, time, cost and staffing. You will play a critical role to manage the project team and coordinate among the sub-projects. The projects you will be handling are innovative, multi-site and complex projects with big project value.

You are responsible for

  • Driving the solution: Facilitate workshops and discussions to generate ideas and agree requirements for specific backlog items.

  • Feeding the pipeline: Work with Product Owners to maintain a prioritized backlog of enhancements, features and defects.

  • Keeping it simple: Collaborate with the Product Owners to specify lean requirements, which do ‘just enough' to achieve their aim.

  • Knowing the ‘why': Understand the rationale behind the requirements.

  • Analyzing the Impact: Assess the impact of upcoming features, enhancements to facilitate successful release planning.

  • Supporting technical design: Provide a valuable sense-check for technical design decisions, using knowledge across the whole backlog to future-proof decisions.

  • Knowing inside out what working software should look like and work with the Product Owners and development team to drive speedy defect resolution.

  • Fostering collaboration: Facilitate direct communication between the Product Owner(s) and the Engineering Team during the build to enhance the quality of feedback and, ultimately, the Product.

You are a part of the Kitchen Appliances Organization in Austria in the area of digital (connected devices, applications and services).

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Good knowledge of I2M (Idea to Market) process with proven expertise to contribute to I2M products/systems

  • A degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in coaching and mentoring a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience of working with teams in using an agile methodology. (We broadly follow Scrum with small tweaks depending on the nature of the work)

  • Track record of creativity, innovation and pragmatism in a technically challenging environment.

  • Examples of success in managing complexity, ambiguity and prioritizing competing interests.

  • Ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure the creation of clear software requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and business view point.

  • Working knowledge of web/mobile technologies and the characteristics of high performing and available systems.

  • Knowledge of managing the life cycle of an application through the Google and Apple App Stores with an understanding of the process for submitting and resolving issues with submissions.

  • High level understanding of safety, security, privacy and legal aspects related to software.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with business partners. Demonstrated project management skills. Knowledge of basic development cycle processes, strong consultative skills, capable problem solver, ability to build consensus.

In return, we offer you attractive career opportunities in an international organization as well as various social benefits. You will be part of a passionate team and contribute to deliver innovation that matters.

The minimum yearly salary is equal to € 57.750.- / gross with willingness to overpay. The actual annual income is commensurate with the market, your qualifications, and experience.

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