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Project Manager, Software

Reference ID: 2019-3151

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Job Description

At Avigilon we are helping solve some of the biggest challenges around safety and physical security by developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and products that are used to help keep people, businesses, and cities around the world safer. Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops, and manufactures advanced AI, video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions that help change the way people interact with their security systems.

Founded in 2004 in Vancouver, Avigilon has been a driving force behind the security industry's AI evolution and has continuously been a company that stands for innovation and growth. At Avigilon, you will find a culture of thought-leaders who are passionate about creating exciting new solutions for security and surveillance. We seek problem-solvers who are eager to rise to the challenges of a continuously evolving technological industry, and those who want to make an impact of the safety of people and businesses globally.

Avigilon's Engineering Project Management Team has an exciting opportunity for a Software Project Manager to work on the delivery of key products from the company roadmap. Working with an energetic, highly skilled and diverse team within engineering and across several business functions, the Software Project Manager will be responsible for early scoping, planning, innovation, execution, control, and closeout of cutting edge new software features and products built upon the latest and greatest in hardware and systems technologies. Projects are designed and delivered in a fast-paced, and highly collaborative environment, where customer satisfaction and time to market are key success factors. A complementary part of this position will be acting in the role of Scrum Master for one or more feature development teams. As a Software Project Manager and Scrum Master, you have an opportunity to be creative and blaze new territory in navigating projects and teams to success.

    • Create complete project schedule and planning documents, including but not limited to: effort estimates, resource requirements, capital costs, and risk management plans • Establish project milestones and iterations based on risk and priority analysis • Work with other Project Managers, Product Managers, and Technical Leads to monitor progress and coordinate project and feature dependencies across teams and departments • Liaise with 3 rd party vendors and suppliers as appropriate• Actively monitor project progress, track outstanding issues and risks, chair project meetings, follow up on action items, and provide timely project status updates to engineering management team • Assist in the creation and coordination of features across Agile scrum teams • Perform the role of scrum master for one or more scrum teams: facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives • Coach these scrum teams to a higher level of self-organizing maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization • Utilize Avigilon's issue-tracking system and existing tools (JIRA, Confluence) for project planning, execution, and tracking; as well as to effectively visualize scrum teams' work and activity with insights toward sprint level and release level goals • Facilitate decision-making moments, even during difficult times, and to summarize those decisions, with rationale and assumptions, when communicating them to a wider audience • Continuously evolve software project management processes to ensure an efficient project lifecycle, borrowing concepts from modern software development methodologies and the community

    • Enjoy seeing work carried out to completion, and drives towards getting over the finish line • Extensive experience with software project management in an Agile environment • Motivated by seeing teams thrive, and in helping them achieve success through continuous improvements • Extensive experience guiding, coaching, and educating teams towards product delivery using Scrum and Agile methods, and affecting positive change in process and team dynamics • Ability to suggest ways forward and get consensus during difficult conversations • Can grow trust from stakeholders, partners, and team members, with openness and transparency • Experience working in complex, multi-project, multi-team and multi-site environments • Demonstrated experience in promoting and championing change • The ability to visualize project progression and anticipate and avoid risks to project success • Can address and navigate conflict with poise and fairness and knows when to elevate issues • Good understanding of the Software development process and its project planning challenges • Self-motivated and proactive with exceptional organizational skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:
    • 5+ years of experience in a software project management role • Previous experience as a Scrum Master on several teams • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate, nice to have • Previous experience in roles related to Software development, Releases, Maintenance and 3rd party programs • A University Degree or Technical Diploma in computer science, software engineering, or a combination of related education and experience.

Perks and Benefits:

As a full-time employee at Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental, and medical insurance while travelling. You will also receive a health spending account to cover additional healthcare costs, such as vision care, RMT and chiropractor visits.

We believe that diversity spawns innovation - the more diverse our employees are, the more ideas and talents we have to excel as a leader in the technology sector. If you would like to be part of a dynamic team of people who are ambitious, focused, and hardworking then we look forward to meeting you!

Posted: January 19, 2019
Closes: March 20, 2019
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501-1000 employees

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About Avigilon

Avigilon (TSX: AVO) is defining the future of the security industry through innovative, end-to-end solutions. Delivering the world’s best technology, Avigilon’s industry-leading HD network video ma...