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Software Project Manager

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Software Project Manager
Central Dublin
€65,000 to €75,000 p


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This Dublin based Software Project Management job is a great opportunity for an individual with a passion for what they do and who is coming from a background where they have built up strong structures and processes in a software engineering management capacity. You will have excellent SDLC knowledge and strong experience with AGILE, Scrum and Waterfall based approaches. The company is innovative, close knit, deeply technical and offers an opportunity to be involved in something at an early stage that will get much, much BIGGER!



Our Dublin based client is seeking to recruit a highly experienced Project Manager to manage multiple teams, working on multiple projects through the full software development lifecycle to deliver their innovative technology products.

Projects to be managed will range from low-level Java Virtual Machine development, embedded software development, to web based GUI to manage their solution.



The critical competence required for this role is that the applicant must be an established project manager with a proven track record in monitoring and controlling all aspects of delivery from initiation to closure, including small development bug fixes to large scale system optimisations and improvements. Not only must the applicant be expert in project planning, scheduling and budget control, this is a collaborative role where the Project Manager will be required to interface and engage with product management, field technical support and functional groups including QA, and engineering operations, from project inception to closure.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure project objectives are met within the constraints of project scope, time, cost and required quality.
  • Work closely with Product Development and functional teams to define project scope and all required deliverables, activities, activity sequence, Work Break-down Structure (WBS) and work estimates to create a framework for the project schedule.
  • End to end project planning including Schedule Development, Resource Planning, Budgeting utilizing all internal project management tools.
  • Coordinating and communication with project resources, internal team, stakeholders and vendors on all aspects of project progression/status
  • Measuring progress and monitoring performance (overall, scope, schedule, costs, quality)
  • Risk Management including issue escalation and resolution

Essential Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business
  • 5 years + experience in a similar project management role, preferably in a fast paced service delivery environment
  • Project Management Certification (PMBOK, Prince 2 or equivalent)
  • Proficiency in the use of Project Management Tools or approaches including Scrum or other agile development methodologies
  • Experience in managing multiple projects concurrently in a highly technical environment
  • Extensive hands-on experience in producing detailed project schedules, extrapolating work break down structure, and resource requirements and tracking to schedule
  • Exceptional communication skills with fluency in both verbal and written English with good technical documentation/writing skills
  • Extensive experience in project reporting including executive level briefing


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working with Technical Product Management Teams, experience and exposure to the following technologies, C++ and J2EE in Client server based environments
  • Software Development background would be advantageous
  • Analytical Skills with ability to truly understand the full scope and impact of the project requirements
  • Customer service orientation with ability to manage relationships with internal customers
  • Ability to drive consensus among various internal stakeholders, including executive management and third parties


This is an excellent opportunity for candidates to get involved in exciting new large scale IT projects, progressing from the research & development stage all the way through to implementation.


Education Level:

  • Graduate Degree or higher



  • Competitive salary and benefits package, according to experience



Next Steps
Contact Hugh McCarthy 01 662 1000 or send your CV to quoting reference number (HMMID46630)





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Brightwater opened in Dublin in September 1998. The company was established because a genuine gap was identified in the still fledgling, agency-led Irish Recruitment market: The need for a Recruitment Consultancy. Brightwater's professional, specialist approach was enthusiastically embraced and within 5 years the company became one of the 5 biggest employment agencies in Ireland.Brightwater
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