Professional Services Project Manager

  • GitLab
  • Remote, United Kingdom
  • 03 Apr, 2024

Job Description

The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.

An overview of this role

GitLab Professional Services Project Managers manage a high number of parallel projects and coordinate them for successful completion from initiation through delivery to closure. In this role, you will coordinate with cross-functional teams and our global customers to complete distinct projects both on time and within budget. Project Managers need to have substantial experience managing IT and software consulting projects and relying on traditional systems and software development methodologies, as well as practical experience with agile project management methodologies.

What you’ll do  

  • Develop and manage detailed schedules to deliver technical and consulting services to GitLab customers
  • Manage customer expectations, project scope, and resources needed to successfully deliver to customer needs
  • Develop and communicate project schedule, status, risks and issues to all levels of stakeholders, ranging from technical staff to executives
  • Manage customer escalations, coordinating with customers and GitLab stakeholders (e.g., executive team, sales, technical account managers, etc.)
  • Be accountable for reliable and repeatable delivery processes, metrics and operational procedures
  • Set and achieve forecast goals by setting expectations with the customer and working closely with the Technical Architect and project engineers
  • Act as a liaison to Partner Consultants and/or delivery partners
  • Develop a functional knowledge of GitLab technologies
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging GitLab technologies

What you’ll bring 

  • Ability to speak German professionally
  • Knowledge of specific industry project management and technical delivery methodologies for software (e.g., Project Management Institute (PMI) methodologies, agile/scrum, and/or software SDLC)
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field
  • Demonstrated progressive experience working as a project manager on IT-based projects
  • Demonstrated progressive experience managing projects with external customers or clients, preferably enterprise customers. Professional Services experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate the advisor team and individual contributors and mediate conflicts
  • Experience using various project management and/or agile tools
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle, preferably experience in an agile and/or DevOps environment
  • Excellent customer-facing and internal communication skills
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges
  • Ability to use GitLab
  • Ability to travel if needed and comply with the company’s travel policy

About the team

Customers often want to transition to GitLab, utilize features of their existing GitLab installation, or map out extensive upgrades to their existing infrastructure and process. That is where we step in. Our team has a diverse set of skills across the deployment, maintenance, and usage of GitLab, as well as deep technical knowledge with competing portfolios, allowing us to help our customers realize faster time to value with their GitLab investment.

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How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

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