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Project Manager


Project Manager

Ferrous Systems is looking for a Project Manager to plan and coordinate the development steps of the company's safety-critical compiler Ferrocene.

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    Project Manager (all genders) - remote work/German resident

    Ferrous Systems is an IT development service and training provider in the Rust programming language. Founded by members of the Rust project, the company engages in all aspects of Rust development and Open-Source sustainability. Our hallmark product is Ferrocene, the first Rust toolchain for safety- and mission-critical needs.

    We are looking for a Project Manager to plan and coordinate the development steps of the company's safety-critical compiler Ferrocene. The role involves coordinating and collaborating with our technical team, sales and management to set and achieve our project goals. It includes overseeing all aspects of the project and team management. Another important aspect of the role is to provide regular reports to different stakeholders.

    We are particularly happy to receive applications from non-cis-male people and from other groups that are underrepresented in the IT labor market. No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

    This position can be filled full-time or part-time.

    We want you to join our team to:

    • Develop comprehensive project plans in close cooperation with our technical & infrastructure lead.
    • Lead our growing project team, assigning tasks and responsibilities.
    • Motivate and guide team members to achieve our project goals.
    • Foster a collaborative and positive team environment in a remote first company.
    • Facilitate regular team meetings and provide status updates.
    • Identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate or respond to them.
    • Effectively communicate and report project goals, expectations, and progress to internal & external stakeholders.
    • Maintain comprehensive project documentation, including project plans & status reports.
    • Monitor a project timeline, identify and address potential delays.

    Apply to this position if:

    • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a project management role in IT-product development.
    • Experience in managing Open-Source products.
    • Capability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
    • Flexibility to adjust plans with stakeholders and team members to achieve consensus.
    • Ability to lead and motivate a team towards project goals.
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to lead and motivate a team effectively.
    • Strong experience in writing reports for different stakeholders.
    • Very good English communication skills.
    • Experience in a remote first work environment.

    We offer you:

    • A diverse and international team that is very dedicated to project based and Open-Source work.
    • A team of currently 20 people distributed across 9 countries and 4 continents.
    • A remote first workplace: You can work from and live anywhere you like if your primary residence is in Germany.
    • An open-minded culture with a good work-life-balance:
      • Our full-time week has 35h
      • You will earn an equivalent of 75.000 - 85.000€ per year. You are welcome to work in a part-time arrangement
      • We are family and neurodiverse-friendly: Complex time needs are respected

    Your application:

    If you want to get to know us better, please send us an email mentioning the reference code 01-2024 in the subject line to before the closing date of 27. February 2024. Please attach your CV and mention what you are currently looking for, maybe include a link to your previous work and what you are doing professionally. Interviews will be scheduled in the week from 4.-10. March 2024 remotely. We are looking forward to meeting you!