Software Project Manager
Sofia, Bulgaria
About us

We're an award-winning, Series A startup, backed by Silicon Valley VCs, as well as some of the largest security companies in the world. We are disrupting the twenty-one billion dollar access control industry through facial recognition and artificial intelligence. Our product is a frictionless and secure physical access control platform built with our proprietary full-stack software and hardware that integrates into the existing security infrastructure in corporations. Enterprises choose us to modernize their infrastructure and deliver a touchless and secure solution for their employees.

Job Description

Alcatraz is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic Project Manager reporting to the Senior Technical Program Manager to guide the development of all software related projects. The PM will be tasked with understanding the priorities that are set by the VP of Product in order to move projects forward and remove any blockers that arise. The PM will work closely with the Senior Technical Program Manager to ensure all projects are moving forward by using Agile Methodology best practices.

  • Ensure each project stays on schedule
  • Track milestones and deliverables
  • Serve as a liaison to Head of PMO (located in Boston, MA, USA) to communicate information regarding changes, milestones reached, and other pertinent information
  • Interact with engineering leadership on a daily basis (Managers and Directors)
  • Assist in administering and maintain Jira Projects and Confluence Spaces
  • Maintain, optimize, and improve our SDLC
  • Assist in developing boards, metrics, dashboards, reports, and advanced filters to provide end-users and leadership with meaningful operational/performance metrics and operational intelligence
  • Create and manage detailed schedules that adhere to deadlines.
  • Communicate with VP of Product and the Senior Technical Program Manager to keep projects aligned with goals, and escalate issues as needed
  • Partner with Product Owner (located in Sofia, Bulgaria) to prioritize work through the backlog and manage other scrum artifacts:
    – Reviewing sprint progress to ensure the latest work status is captured and updated as appropriate
    – Ensuring teams manage work and priorities effectively, all team members are engaged, and all work is captured in the backlog
  • Driving members to anticipate and resolve potential blockers (e.g., resource constraints), and ensuring impediments and blockers are removed or escalated as needed
  • 4 year college degree in STEM or Business
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a software team's Software Development Life Cycle, including agile methodologies. Not necessarily writing code, but experience with how software teams move through their process
  • Excellent communication skills (must be fluent in English both written and verbal)
  • Able to serve as a Project Lead when working with multiple Engineering Managers
  • Experience with customizing JIRA projects with various schemas and workflows
  • Values honesty and is comfortable telling leadership when they’re wrong
  • Ability to listen to requirements, formulate a plan forward, and sell your concept to stakeholders
  • Experience with Jira
Highly desirable
  • Experience in startup culture with <100 employees
  • Experience with Confluence
  • Experience with project management tools, preferably Wrike
  • Experience working with coworkers located in different time zones
    – Sofia Bulgaria (UTC/GMT +2)
    – Boston, MA, USA and Indianapolis, IN, USA (UTC/GMT -5)
    – Redwood City, CA, USA (UTC/GMT -8)
Benefits & Perks
  • Competitive pay and equity
  • Flexible hours
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Team offsites
  • Premium medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Site bonus that provides reimbursement on recurring expenses
  • Co-financed Multisport card

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