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Senior Project Manager

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.


Job Purpose

Sophos is looking for a highly motivated individual committed to leading complex projects to join our IT Application Services organization. In this highly visible role, you will be the Project Manager leading team members from the business and IT on strategic initiatives spanning multiple functional areas. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple technologies to address some of the most challenging IT issues facing companies today. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive business relationships throughout the business community and IT, while delivering timely, viable solutions to our customers. In turn, you will have the opportunity to work with a leading-edge IT organization with top quality people focused on customer satisfaction, execution and delivery.
 

Main Duties

  • Establish and manage project schedules and work breakdown structures to ensure project objectives are met
  • Create and drive project plans to optimize cross-functional resources
  • Coordinate activities of sub-teams
  • Controls the day-to-day aspects of projects (may include multiple projects) with regard to scope, schedule, resources and budget
  • Document and communicate status, issues, and risks in a timely manner to project team and senior management
  • Serve as the first point of escalation for the project team
  • Ensure high team morale
  • Mentor and train team members in project management
  • Build strong business relationships
  • Manage project issues to resolution
  • Actively participate in the execution of the project management strategy within the organization
  • Engage, promote and improve the Sophos IT Applications project management methodology

 

Skills & Experience

Required

  • Excellent project management, organization, and team collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading IT software projects with project team sizes greater than 5 people
  • Demonstrated experience in applying and improving project management methodology
  • Demonstrated understanding of software development lifecycles (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, waterfall)
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering projects in scope, on-time, and within budget
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Outstanding facilitation and presentation skills
  • Outstanding negotiation, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality

Beneficial

  • University degree in Business Management, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related area
  • Experience working at large consulting firm leading software implementations
  • Prior experience managing or working on large IT/Business Transformation projects

 

(Job code 3927)

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.


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