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Senior Project Manager

UK Remote
Information Technology
Job Requisition Number:  UKIT86

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

 

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

 

 

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm

 

Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

 

Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

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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