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R&D Project Manager

Tel Aviv · Full-time

About The Position

About Us

Britannica Knowledge Systems is the leading provider of training management systems for the defense and aviation industries. Our systems help NASA, various armed forces, Boeing, and leading airlines, ensure that their astronauts, fighter pilots, and army units stay operational, develop essential new knowledge within tight timelines and budgetary constraints.


We have the stability of a large company and the spirit of a growth startup. We are changing the way that organizations handle their training operation. We are currently preparing for the largest, most diverse project of our company. It’s not every day that you get to provide a solution for the largest and most sophisticated organization in the world.


Our customers implement the Fox training management system, and utilize many different systems, each with different technology and distinct sets of data entities, which are required to integrate as part of the implementation of Fox system.


Our culture

A vibrant culture is a key to our company's success and our employees' happiness. At BKS, we do what it takes. We are driven to become experts. We are real. We have grit. Our core values drive our culture, and in turn, we achieve our vision.


We are committed to an inclusive and diverse BKS. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Role

As a senior PM, you will be responsible for providing formalized project and event coordination across multiple departments. You will assist in finding unique solutions to support R&D project needs, including streamlining processes and documentation. You will help lead existing R&D processes, synchronize between the teams, manage software releases, and collaborate with developers and product management to identify risks. You will also provide technical and business risk assessments and perspectives related to new product development.


Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to R&D teams and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with R&D teams and other stakeholders
  • Develop consensus on project schedules and inform all stakeholders of project progress and potential schedule slippages
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within R&D
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Manage risks and respond to changes in risk over the course of the projects

Requirements


Requirements

  • B.Sc. degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years successfully planning/leading software projects and demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate and interact with others to achieve a common goal
  • Agile lifecycle management experience required
  • High level of experience and proficiency with Agile development management tools
  • Proven ability to manage projects through full development lifecycle - from requirement gathering to closing
  • Interact professionally with multiple teams and clients at a variety of levels
  • Take on a leadership role and direct R&D scrum and management meetings
  • Adapt Agile methodologies into schedules and release plans
  • Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Expert level in work with Jira and project management tools
  • Professional level of English

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