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Project Manager

The Project Manager (PM) role at Axelerant is responsible for managing the implementation of resources and billable Team members on primarily Drupal/web based engagements. The PM is responsible for making sure a project is completed within a certain set of pre-defined restraints. These restraints will involve schedules, budgets, personnel and materials. The project should adhere to Axelerant’s policies and standards for generating exceptionally high-quality work.

Responsibilities

  • Managing and leading the project team.
  • Negotiating and recruiting project staff on need basis.
  • Managing coordination of the partners and working groups engaged in project work.
  • Working closely with Sales & Delivery Management to ensure the project meets business needs.
  • Work with geographically distributed client timelines 
  • Participate in regular portfolio calls for intra-project knowledge sharing.
  • Self-knowledge management via participations in webinars, workshops, trainings events.
  • Detailed project planning and control
  • Developing and maintaining a detailed project plan.
  • Managing project deliverables in line with the project plan.
  • Recording and managing project issues and escalating where necessary.
  • Resolving cross-functional issues at project level.
  • Managing project scope and change control and escalating issues where necessary.
  • Monitoring project progress and performance.
  • Regular project control on the basis of project constraints (Time, Cost, Scope)
  • Providing relevant status reports to the project stakeholders.
  • Managing team member trainings within the defined budget.
  • Liaises with and updates progress to senior management.
  • Managing project evaluation and dissemination activities.
  • Continuous and proactive risk management during the entire execution cycle.
  • Identifying team training needs and devising and managing user training programmes.

Requirements

  • Should have a minimum of 3 years experience in managing projects as a “Project Manager” in IT-Software
  • Should know MS Project or any other similar project scheduling software
  • Have excellent people management, communication (including written) and negotiating skills
  • Be willing to work in participative management environments
  • Willing to work on multiple projects at one time and handle multiple geographically separated team members in a semi-agile environment
  • Have a proactive in approach to planning, monitoring and execution
  • Be willing to work in high-pressure fast-paced environment with frequent deliveries, if needed

Preferred

  • Project Management Certifications from PMI (PMP/Prince2), ITIL, CSM from Scrum Alliance
  • Managed Drupal, WordPress, TYPO3, PHP or any open source technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

About Axelerant

At days end Axelerant is an enthusiastic, open, and giving software company of empowered and distributed teams who leverage and contribute to open source software to help clients with their mission. We provide high-end strategy, implementation, and support services for our partners

Our team members span the world and we follow agile delivery processes. Further, we’re actively giving back to many open source communities and have fostered an innovative, incubator culture to give ideas a chance to succeed.

Perks Of Being At Axelerant

  • 52 weekends and 35 days per year of consolidated leave (inclusive of bereavement leave) plus maternity, paternity, and sabbatical allowances.
  • Our BYOD assistance terms are simple. We’ll cover 50% of purchase or repair costs up to 50,000 INR.
  • Annual retreats, quarterly town halls, and monthly celebrations.
  • Group health insurance.
  • An engaged working environment with frequent feedback and clearly set expectations.
  • Extremely flexible work hours.
  • Hackathons and community contributions.
  • Professional development, certifications, and training.
  • Referral bonuses.
  • Sponsored domestic and international event attendance.
  • Work from home or anywhere via location independence.
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