ST Engineering iDirect

  • Engineering Project Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
    Engineering Enablement
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are seeking an expereinced Engineering Project Manager who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continues to break new ground and create significant opportunities for network operators, for service providers and resellers, and for corporate networking professionals.


    Candidates must have a strong technical background and be capable of coming up to speed on new technologies quickly. Good communication skills, great problem solving skills, and the ability to work both individually and collaboratively in a team environment are required. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!


    • Successful delivery of large software development programmes in an Agile development organization.
    • Working collaboratively with cross functional and cross divisional teams to meet defined goals and objectives, as part of overall roadmap and programme delivery
    • Work with vendors, stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop detailed work package definitions, budget, resourcing plan and implementation plan
    • Drive collaboration and teamwork to execute the plan and monitor progress against the plan
    • Must be able to do lead project team responsible for design and implementation of key technical components, frameworks, interfaces
    • Leadership of a highly technical staff assigned to programme team as technical subject matter experts
    • Engage all stakeholder groups to create project teams responsible for the development, testing and operational handover of systems.
    • Create and maintain detailed level program plans, risk registers, and other program office deliverables
    • Carry out effective and proactive risk, issue & change management
    • Works independently and seeks creative solutions and alternatives to unusual and difficult problems
    • Conduct Risk Planning with Mitigation and Contingency plans and manage project risks
    • Provide accurate and timely status reporting for internal and external customers
    • Manage project forecasting of allocated resources and overall budget
    • Capture and report on performance metrics with respect to team productivity, quality and customer satisfaction
    • Work with various areas of the organization within and outside the Engineering including project members, management, vendors, and other business groups to understand requirements, approach and solution.
    • Provide status reports and deliver presentations to leadership and project stakeholders
    • Keeps abreast of current Project Management trends in areas of expertise
    • Proficient working experience with Microsoft Project


    • The successful candidate must have 7+ years of experience managing telecommunications development, integration/engineering teams on implementation of major software development projects
    • Strong programme management and negotiation skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are musts.
    • 5+ years proven competence in delivering successful software development programmes utilizing both Agile and DevOps development methodologies in a complex business / technical environment
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills – including oral/written communications, relationship building, collaboration, negotiation and conflict mediation – across a broad range of levels in the organization.
    • Experience with iterative agile development and continuous software delivery best practices
    • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment, able to balance multiple projects and tasks, complete them successfully, and within timelines
    • Prior technical experience in design, development and integration engineering projects
    • First Degree or equivalent in Computing Science, Software Engineering or related technical discipline
    • Strong interpersonal skill and oral and written communication skills
    • Experience of implementing and controlling change Management
    • Project planning, forecasting & reporting to project stakeholders
    • Highly proficient in Jira, Business Intelligence and Reporting industry standard tools
    • Ability to travel internationally

    Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

    • Experience of Cloud technologies; AWS, Docker, Kubernetes
    • Programme/Project Management Certifications; PMP, ITIL, Prince2
    • Knowledge of satellite communications


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