[CLOSED] Project Manager
Logicify opens a non-remote Project Manager vacancy in Kherson, Ukraine. This is a non-remote position.
We are ready to review several types of candidates. Your development plan and compensation will depend upon your type:
- An experienced, seasoned Project Manager from the IT industry;
- An IT person without any experience in project management, willing to try a new role;
- A non-IT person with a management experience who is ready to learn a lot. However, even such candidates must have at least a basic knowledge of the development process and different software development methodologies. You will be able to access this opportunity via our internship program after you pass the screening, including a test and an interview.
After the on-boarding, we will compose a training plan to build and enhance your professional and personal skills. Please find the details below or fill in the form.
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Why is this Vacancy Open?
This is simple and trivial - we are growing. We've been recently getting significantly more projects than we have people who can make them, so we started to miss quite interesting opportunities.
Who is a Project Manager for Logicify?
In our understanding, Project Manager is a person who wants the project to be completed even more than a customer does. We love and preach the value approach to work, so we expect that the project manager will fully own the product the team is working on, as well as drive the development process. We expect that the PM will not just transmit the words of the team to the client and back, but delve into all the development process details. The PM should be able to explain the technical features of the selected solutions to the client in simple language, describing their pros and cons. The PM is responsible for what we give to the client or release, so they should understand the product their team is working on, its logic, functionality, why the client needs it, what the target audience is, what problems it solves, etc. The PM’s tasks and responsibilities can be divided into several groups:
1. Interact with customer:
- Clarify and critically analyse requirements and priorities;
- Manage customer expectations;
- Assist the client in determining the product;
- Establish communication with the client, organize all communications with the team;
- Research and dive into the knowledge/business domain of the customer.
2. Interact with the team:
- Set tasks (together with the team lead);
- Control execution and terms;
- Provide primary acceptance;
- Provide regular feedback, develop and educate team members;
- Resolve disputes and conflicts within the team;
- Motivate the team using the tools available.
3. Organize and coordinate the production process:
- Choose the process, implement and control it;
- Plan. Set milestones, iterations, etc.;
- Manage risks;
- Manage time and scope;
- Distribute tasks between the team members;
- Request additional resources if needed:
- People, a device for testing, tech assistance, etc.;
- Synchronize product vision and process between the team and the customer;
- Monitor and report completed tasks, nearest plans, days off and illnesses to the customer and the company;
- Make decisions on the project;
- Prevent people from doing bullshit.
4. Understand and balance the interests of the process stakeholders: The team, the customer and the company. Defend the interests of:
- The team to the customer and the company;
- The customer to the team and the company;
- The company to the customer and the team.
MUST HAVE Skills
- At least upper-intermediate English, fluent speaking and writing;
- Know and understand SDLC;
- Know and understand the PM’s role both in the team and the development process;
- Excellent communication and leadership. Although it may sound trite, PM is all about communication, balancing the interests of different people and focusing on solving problems and realizing opportunities. Therefore, these qualities are necessary.
- Adequacy and directness. If you think that something is wrong, we expect you to talk about it.
- Problem-solving mindset.
Nice to have
- An experience as a project manager in commercial projects;
- Any experience in web development projects - as a business analyst, UI/UX designer, QA, developer, etc.
- Knowledge of any tools for planning, task management, prototyping, mind-mapping and any other, useful to a PM. Examples: Jira, Trello, OMNIPlan, Gantter, ProjectLibre, NinjaMock, Visio, PlantUML, MindMap, etc.
- Technical education or background.
At Logicify, we differentiate by being involved - both in our clients' issues and in our people. In exchange for your time, we offer:
- Personalised improvement plan, updated every 6 months.
- On-site English courses.
- Regular tech talks and discussions.
- Open culture: achievements are appreciated, achievements over your role is a clear way to success.
- Competitive compensation - similar to the outsourcing companies market, depending on the interview and your level.
- Compensation review is tied to your growth and improvement.
- Tax benefits and compensations + service.
- Office space and air. A lot of it. As of now, we have 25+ sq.m per person - the size of a studio flat.
- 24hr accessible office.
- On-site gym, shower (hello bikers), kitchen. Coffee and tea.
- Multiple meeting rooms available for calls and discussions.
- A parking space and safe haven for your bicycle.
- Open and interesting community. Easy to make friends, open atmosphere, new thoughts are welcome.
- Access to advices: You need it - you ask for it. People around will help.
- Paid sick days.
- Work from home when needed.
- Paid time off allowance.
How We Work
After the onboarding and probation period, you will be assigned to one of our multidisciplinary teams. They work towards our clients’ success by creating software products. The typical team size would be 2 to 8 people, with some local colleagues, and some remote - most likely, engineers and management from the client’s side. There are different roles - engineers solving problems by creating code, UI and UX designers creating working and beautiful interfaces, Quality Assurance engineers ensuring the result is good and project managers coaching, helping and gluing the process.
Everyone is transparent and visible on the team - we normally run daily standup calls with our clients, and we encourage direct communication. It is great because you can talk to people abroad and build friendly relationships. Sometimes we travel abroad and visit our clients, sometimes they visit us here in Kherson.
We don’t have hard working hours - whatever you and colleagues and the client are up to will shape the daily schedule. Some people tend to appear at 8 am, some at 1 pm. We don’t control your time, as soon as your tasks are completed and the team is happy, things are good. If situation demands that you stay at home - you can stay at home. Surely the sick days and vacation is yours as well.
As a company, we differentiate by being involved and sane. We care about what the client needs and what real business problem they solve. We also care about Logicify people - we do not like overworks and only offer them in critical cases and the last choice is yours. We want you to grow atop your head, and we have bootstrapped a process for continuous improvement for everyone. We are a flat organisation - all the management is directly and easily accessible and all talks are welcome.
On the software side of things, we maintain high level of engineering culture: we use source control, automated builds, continuous delivery and containers, automate what can be automated, use automatic and unit tests. The company is built and run by engineers, not by sales people. There is a crowd to share your achievement and ask for help.
How to Apply?
The application process is simple:
1. Apply online by filling in the form below.
2. Within a week, you will get an email or call with an invitation to the interview or a decline with some career/training advice if this is no match.
3. There might be a small test task (1 - 3 hours) in case you do not have a portfolio available.
4. A personal interview, up to 60m
5. We will let you know the decision within 1-3 weeks from the interview (depending on position, details during the interview) and either will ask you in for an offer or explain why it did not work out.
6. You would start with a 1 to 2 months trial period to see if there is a match between us. Full compensation and short notice period are applied. During the trial period, you would most likely work on the internal projects.
7. Please find the application form below. Good luck and look forward to seeing you soon!
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