Project Manager

Product Development Santa Clara, California


Collinear Networks is looking for an experienced Project Manager to create and manage the schedules for our software and hardware development projects and work closely with project leads to deliver exceptional business value to our customers.  The position requires experience in developing schedules from scratch by sourcing inputs from agile cross-disciplinary teams and tie them together in an Integrated Master Schedule, both for development and production type projects, and then follow through on execution according to those schedules. Needs to enjoy working in a fast-paced growing company and able to respond well to changes and tight reporting schedules.

Job Requirements

Project Planning & Scheduling
  • Define project scope and schedule, source required input and lead the effort of integrating the results across all teams, with all required milestones, dependencies, deliveries etc.  When applicable, also work with outside partners to establish key milestones and deliverables related to these same projects
  • Establish and publish a fully Integrated Master Schedule (based on MS Project) and then monitor schedule changes on a daily basis
  • Perform required analysis (impact, critical path, what-if etc.) and effectively communicate the result to all relevant parties.
  • Work closely with the project leads to optimize synchronization of information between the various tools used by the individual teams to execute and report on their activities, including JIRA and MS Project.
  • Prepare and distribute progress reports on a weekly basis and lead various project status and working meetings based on those results.
    Product Owner/Project Lead Support
      • Support the Development Product Owners and Project Leads in managing customer expectations for project deliverables and managing stakeholder communications.
      • Helping to implement an effective system of project governance
    Process Management and Improvement
      • Collaborate with development leads to define and manage a well-defined project management process, enabling the required accountability at all levels throughout the company.
      • Champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices project management and tracking activities across the company, both for agile, hybrid and waterfall based projects

    Skills Required:

    • 7+ years’ experience of developing fully integrated schedules across teams.
    • Proven ability to lead software and hardware development schedules and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
    • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
      • Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
      • Agile Project Management tools such as Jira
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
    • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
    • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
    • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
    • BS Degree and PMP preferred

    Collinear Networks offers competitive benefits, 401K plan, unlimited time off, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, gym membership discounts, company provided lunch & snacks and much more….

    We are an equal opportunity employer

    We do not consider candidates who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status

    Local candidates only