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Sr. Project Manager

Company: Forcepoint
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding peoples intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec. Position Overview: Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that delivers innovative, leading-edge security solutions to some of the most important organizations in the world? We are looking for a bright, passionate, and organized Sr. Project Manager to lead large and complex cloud and on-premise software projects all the way from project inception to launch. If youre an experienced project manager with a strong passion for technology and have a keen interest in fostering an environment of openness and collaboration while being part of a team that builds security software used around the world, wed like to hear from you. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: - Manage and execute the delivery of multiple software projects. - Work closely with the implementation and dependency teams, across multiple geographically distributed locations, to deliver projects on time and within scope. - Collaborate with engineering leadership to use resources efficiently and technologies to the best benefit of the project and companies long term goals. - Work with all stakeholders to assemble the engineering teams, assign responsibilities and identify the correct level of resourcing for success. - Collect and share required project status metrics with key stakeholders as needed to accurately reflect project health. - Coordinate planning and change activities in an Agile manner with key stakeholders to ensure the integration and delivery of all features in a single release. - Foster an environment of continuous improvement of engineering development and release processes. - Assist in balancing the business needs and technical constraints in a measured way. - Promote measured risk taking to maximize the benefit and reduce the execution time. - Drive escalation paths and measured risk management methodologies. Qualifications & Skills: - Bachelors degree in Computer Science (or related field) or equivalent experience. - 5+ years program or project management experience - 5+ years of experience in software development from concept through delivery. - PMP/PMI/CSM or similar certification or experience preferred. - Ability to travel nationally and internationally - Experience leading or managing teams that have successfully delivered software to a defined schedule. - Excellent communication skills ability to effectively communicate with others in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner across group and department boundaries. - Prior experience working in a commercial development environment - Demonstrate ability to concurrently manage multiple projects and tasks - Ability to demonstrate understanding of best practices for: developing software, building and meeting schedules, building and refining efficient processes, managing defects, managing code & continuous integration environments, and adhering to and establishing formal quality practices. - Proven team building skills to motivate all participants to drive towards a common goal. - Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, willingness to adapt to change and proceed on decisions made with varying levels of uncertainty. - Ability to manage and reach solutions to competing priorities. - Experience using project management tools. JIRA and Confluence experience is a plus. - Previous experience working in an international and geographically distributed company.

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