Project Manager (M/F)

  • Feedzai
  • Coimbra, Portugal
  • Jul 20, 2018
Full time SCRUM

Job Description

Feedzai is AI. We’re coding the future of commerce with a leading platform powered by artificial intelligence and big data. Founded and developed by data scientists and aerospace engineers, Feedzai has one critical mission: make commerce safe. The world’s largest banks, payment providers and retailers use Feedzai’s machine learning technology to manage risks associated with banking and shopping, whether it’s in person, online or via mobile devices.


We want your incredible talent to drive growth and help our customers be successful. Backed by years of hardcore work and funding from amazing investors (Citi, Capital One, Oak HC/FT, Sapphire Ventures, Data Collective) we're at the inflection point of growth.

As a Project Manager at Feedzai you should have a combination of Technical and Engagement skills.

You will combine tactical execution skills with strategic expertise to lead cross-functional teams through pre-sales, kick off, and deployment. You will be the client's primary point of contact, so you must have strong communication skills and the ability to translate technical details into business terms.

You should be able to juggle multiple priorities, which include but are not limited to: project planning, risk management, internal/external communication, and oversight of the software development lifecycle. You will hold the accountability for project delivery to cost, time and quality parameters;

We are looking for a Project Manager who is a clear communicator, incredibly organized and demonstrates strong passion for project delivery.

You will work with our Delivery Team, which has the goal to implement and customize Feedzai's solution to best match our client's unique use case(s). Our team works with clients all over the Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Your day–to–day:

  • Lead technical teams consisting of software engineers and/or data scientists;
  • Lead pre-sales meetings, discovery workshops, story boarding;
  • Communicate project status including timeline, risks, delays, and the overall progress to select key stakeholders;
  • Define and assess project risks, both technical and non-technical in nature and effectively deploy mitigation plans;
  • Lead the scrum team in sprint planning and backlog grooming. Must have experience leading daily stand ups;
  • Lead a project from start to finish, working with teammates from strategy, business analysis, development and quality assurance in a variety of projects;
  • Lead as a consultant to clients by understanding their expectations and requirements and effectively communicating across functional teams.

 Your know how:                           

  • MSc or BSc degree in Computer Science or a similar technical degree;
  • Willingness to travel (between 30% to 50%);
  • Experience of managing projects for external clients;
  • Experience managing Software Engineers (being on a delivery team a huge plus).
  • Skills in leadership, adaptability, problem solving, and critical thinking;
  • Be solution oriented, and when issues arise, be able to roll up sleeves and tackle them with a ‘get it done’ attitude;
  • Clear and concise writing ability in different communication mediums (email, formal client-facing documents, etc...);
  • The ability to cultivate relationships with clients;
  • Be able to control client expectations and push-back when necessary to ensure the success of the project;
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum/Kanban) and Waterfall SDLC methodologies.

Nice to have requirements:

  • Experience leading discovery workshops and project kick-offs;
  • Experience managing Data Scientists;
  • Past experience as a Software Engineer is a big plus;
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence.