Our stanwood family is currently looking for an additional PROJECT MANAGER who shares our passion for digital products and values the freedom to work wherever she/he chooses - with their loved ones, in the countryside or in nice places where others go on holiday* for.
You have 5+ years project management experience, preferably in software/app development.
You are (near) native in German and highly proficient in English.
You are not talking about problems but finding solutions for them.
You are smart, driven and fun to work with.
*required for our PMs: availability hours 10:00 - 17:00 German time (UTC+1) and reasonable travel time to major cities in Germany
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Job Details Project Manager (F/M/D)
stanwood helps companies unleash their true digital potential by creating beautifully designed, high-performing apps and websites that clients and users love. We help transform businesses by creating new sales channels and digital marketplaces for our customers, and we help them increase their productivity and profitability by digitizing and optimizing processes, implementing cutting-edge technology and tools and integrating existing business platforms like SAP into smart new solutions.
Stanwood is a digital pioneer and role model for our clients. Our family of 40 tech enthusiasts and digital natives work together remotely from all over the world. We are not bound by offices or locations, digital technology is the glue that holds us together. We use technology as a facilitator to work everywhere we want, to create an environment we love to work in and where we can max out our potential and stretch our limits every day. Everything we do has one sole purpose: We want to build awesome software that our clients love. And we want to do it in the most fun way.
Our team comes from a multitude of countries and cultural backgrounds. Diversity, openness and direct communication are main keys to our success. We hire by attitude and train by skill. We prefer diverse, critical thinking over conformity. And we focus on quality, not working hours.
You live and breathe digital technology and you are excited about the possibilities it offers to companies, economies and our society. You see traditional work models as outdated and are looking forward to work remotely from wherever you want to live. You take full ownership and responsibility for your projects and strive to make your clients happy. You are highly self-motivated and self-organized and proactively take on responsibilities and look for ways to optimize your daily work routine. You know, software projects are always on a tight budget and schedule and you have the resilience to give it your all to bring your project home in the last, tiresome miles.
You take on the responsibility and ownership to securely lead app and website projects from the first sales pitch to the final release. And even after that, you strive to continuously challenge the status quo and improve your product.
You plan, manage, and execute app, website and backend projects, including concept and wireframes, always evaluating budget, schedule, scope, and risk.
You will keep your clients and developers regularly updated and show a high level of proficiency in your day-to-day project communication.
You will be in charge of all project tickets and the status of your projects and take tireless action to deliver the project in time, budget and quality.
You will lead the project team remotely with a positive can-do attitude
You make sure the development team burns down its sprint tickets and you see it as your responsibility to remove any blockers for them.
You actively support your clients in their decisions and fill your role to propose improvements in process and product.
You have a strong bias for action.
You are a problem solver - goal oriented and excellently organized.
You love to continuously challenge yourself, learn new stuff and share your wisdom with others
You are smart and fun to work with. Do you remember the Apple Mac vs. PC Ads? ;-)
You love technology and great software.
You are willing to go the extra mile for your team.
You appreciate the freedom to work wherever you choose and you are happy to travel to our workshops and client meetings if necessary.
Your Skills & Experience
You have 5+ years experience in project management, preferably software projects.
You are highly self-motivated, a fast learner and don’t shy away from new challenges.
You have experience in leading agile technical projects before and you can give some examples of your most successful projects.
You have a proven track record of leading and working in a non-hierarchical team
You know basic tech project management tools and are not afraid of gitlab, jira, CRM, firebase or other tech-SAAS.
You have design and UX/UI experience (Sketch or equal)
You have strong communication skills and use them proactively with your clients and team (we mostly communicate via Slack and calls)
Language skills: Our company language is English, many clients are from Germany. As a project manager, you need to be fluent in both languages.
German: near native.
English: highly proficient, spoken and written.
Availability hours 10:00 - 17:00 local time (UTC+1)
Reasonable travel time to major cities in Germany as we have personal workshops and kickoffs with all of our clients
What we offer
Be part of a thriving company that sets standards in the way agencies will work in the future .
Remote, fun work environment based on Slack
Full transparency in our processes and communication
Team workshops at top locations all around Europe and the Middle East with fantastic team mates, burgers and beer ;-)
People development tools like weekly masterclasses, regular 360 degree feedback and 1:1s
A 40h workweek
Freelance (40h/week guaranteed): First 3 month: 35€ /h, afterwards 40€ /h, 12 month contract extending year to year
Employed (40h work week): same as our freelancers including social security and employers contributions: First 3 month: 4.300€, afterwards 4.900€