Infrastructure Program Manager (Senior Manager or Associate Director)
*This role can be based in Munich or Frankfurt*
Currently I am working with a Global Management Consultancy that is currently experiencing tremendous growth across the DACH Region. This enterprise has secured multiple Global Projects and as such they are seeking an experienced Infrastructure Program Manager to join the team.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience overseeing resources on-site, near-shore and offshore (around 200 people).
This role you are responsible for successful execution of critical infrastructure programs (IT Transition & Infrastructure Transformation). You are also responsible for budget, resource allocation and delivering project on times agreed.
Work closely with engineering managers, technical leads and project owners to drive project planning and execution of complex open source data center solutions and software development projects.
Ensure projects are well-planned, executed efficiently, and delivered with high quality.
Manage and maintain project information, including feature definition and scope, and delivery schedules.
Identify significant risks and unknowns, and define and drive resolution plans.
Manage cross team dependencies, and coordinate cross-team initiatives and blocking issues.
Track and ensure release criteria are met against project lifecycles.
Perform higher-level project tracking, reporting and metrics across Solutions and Engineering.
Drive information sharing, and capturing and disseminating of best practices across Engineering.
Demonstrate knowledge of open source ecosystems issues, industry, and business operations.
Work closely with Managers to ensure maintenance of the project backlog, release plans, and roadmaps are consistent.
Preferred Experience and Competencies
8+ years in large-scale, data center software development projects, managing complex software projects within the open source community or cloud solutions companies.
Demonstrated ability to help teams define clear deliverables and meet them.
Strong technical background, and ability to understand complex product/project functionality, design, and technical issues in order to drive priorities, trade-offs, and resolutions.
Extremely well-organized with project information, attention to detail, and exacting quality standards.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially in the areas of teamwork and influencing skills, and ability to facilitate dynamic meetings and discussions.
Ability to manage and multi-task across multiple projects and teams. Experience working with remote teams.
Significant experience leading complex, cross-functional open source projects with multiple stakeholders; experience with a rapidly scaling business is a plus.
Strong relationship-building skills and experience working closely with senior executives.
Highly analytical, good at breaking down problems and delivering results.
Humble attitude: willing to shift from high-level strategic thinking, to rolling up your sleeves and supporting implementation.
Comfortable with ambiguity and a rapidly evolving business landscape.
Fluent in English and German
Bachelor's degree in computer science or a technical field or equivalent experience. PMI certification is a plus.
Due to the nature of this role you must be flexible to travel (up to 50% of the time).
If you are interested in this role, please send me an updated copy of your CV, alongside your salary expectations and the earliest start date.
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