Junior Project Manager for a Dev/Ops Team - Remote

Platform.sh

Job description:

Platform.sh is a groundbreaking hosting and development tool for web applications. We’re a European VC-Backed startup with a host of blue-chip Enterprise clients and a string of awards and grants (including €2m from the EU Horizon 2020 program).

To reinforce our technical prowess, we are looking to grow our engineering team with an engineer that also enjoys project management. If you’re looking for an exciting, high-growth opportunity with an award-winning, cutting-edge company, this could be just the job for you

For its groundbreaking PaaS solution https://platform.sh is looking for an Operations Project Manager with Good Linux system understanding, and a real hunger for the challenges of building robust, distributed systems.

This is a coordination and planning kind of job. Not an actual operations post.

Mission :

Directly reporting to our VP of Infrastructure, your roles will include:

  • Capacity planning: based on current workloads and future tasks plan with precision and rationality when we should upgrade what. When is the next window we can possibly launch a new cloud region?
  • Do follow-ups on tasks. Make sure we have beautiful RCAs when there are incidents. Bug people get answers. Be bugged. And give answers. 
  • Backlog grooming. Making it pretty. Actionable. Sublime
  • Sprint planning, estimation, critical path analysis
  • Making projects delivery predictable. Measurable. Finding impediments and helping remove them
  • Managing with brio changes to backlog. Informing stakeholders when an injected task will cause some other story to be rejected from current sprint or be late
  • Project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Tooling around project plan and progress tracking
  • Reporting and escalation when necessary
  • Quality management. Managing the “Definition of Done” hand in hand with QA
  • Delivery management (release planning, QA follow-up) coordination with the Partner Delivery Manager

That's a tall order and a big list.., right? Don't worry; This is a junior position if you show talent and interest and a willingness to learn and grow... you will find that you will be surrounded by not only extremely knowledgeable co-workers .. but also ones that are happy to invest time in sharing with you their experience.

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