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Agile Project Manager
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Agile Project Manager

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top freelance talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote company.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

Would you like to join one of technology’s fastest-growing companies and help support that growth across a fully-remote Engineering organization of over 40 technical and product development teams? If you are a project management professional with an Agile mindset and expertise, you love mentoring, coaching, and have a solid fundamental understanding of SDLC, and product management, you might be a match for our growing team.

We’re a young team, but also growing rapidly, and we have diverse and interesting opportunities across the organization. Along with helping address the challenges that come with Toptal’s 40% year-over-year growth, we’re responsible for cultivating a modern Agile culture, promoting a strong delivery mindset across Engineering, executing strategic projects, and designing the tools/frameworks to help teams perform their best. We’re not a startup anymore, but we still have that creative drive and a performance mindset.

A typical day in the PMO could see you mentoring a newly-promoted Engineering Manager and their team in the morning on Scrum ceremonies, working on one or more of Toptal’s strategic projects in the afternoon, working with Product Managers on a new business case, then wrapping up the day aligning with a Program Manager on the overall status of your projects.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.

Responsibilities:

The Agile Project Manager’s ultimate mission is to be a delivery business partner to our Product Managers and engineering teams. You will apply project management and Agile knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to ensure your projects successfully generate business outcomes, that product development and technical engineering teams are happy, and that stakeholders are satisfied.

  • Drive two-three high-priority time-sensitive projects that require coordination between multiple Agile teams and various groups of stakeholders.
  • Identify and surface any bottlenecks and impediments that could slow the project’s momentum, team up with the Program Manager to remove them.
  • Ensure project documentation drives clarity, alignment on what needs to be done, why, and what teams do what and when – whether you’re the author or not.
  • Actively communicate the project’s health, risks, issues, progress, achievements, and failures to ensure transparency and stakeholders alignment.
  • Facilitate decision-making around changes to any of the following stakeholders expectations: project scope, timeline, quality, and cost.
  • Work with the rest of the PMO team to grow a healthy, collaborative, continuously improving Agile delivery culture.
  • Teach or mentor less experienced Toptalers in modern Agile concepts, values, principles, and practices.
  • Support and mentor engineering teams in following Toptal’s internal processes, standards, and tools by ensuring there’s a shared understanding of their values.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal.
  • Get familiar with our product portfolio and team structure.
  • Learn about PMO vision, mission, and 2022 OKRs.
  • Become familiar with Toptal’s Product Development Process.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Take the lead of one of our engineering high-priority projects.
  • Gain understanding of the Engineering and Product quarterly planning process.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Gain the trust of PMO business partners.
  • Manage more than one high-priority project at a time.
  • Begin evangelizing Toptal’s Product Development Process.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Share knowledge and experience with colleagues and help to foster a mature Agile delivery culture across product and technical engineering teams.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Become a role model for less experienced colleagues.

Requirements:

  • Have professional project management experience in software product development.
  • Be a true do-er able to deal with agile at scale challenges and loads of ambiguity.
  • Ideally, have experience in scaled Agile frameworks LeSS and SoS, SAFe.
  • ​​You are a change agent: you know changes take time and you have patience and persistence to drive them.
  • You are expert in Scrum and you are at least familiar with Kanban (if not, we’ll teach you)
  • Be excellent in stakeholder management across all organizational levels.
  • Be a confident public speaker and facilitator.
  • Understand working with technical teams, but possess product mindset and business acumen.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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Who You Will Work With

Ismael Peinado

Ismael Peinado

Chief Technology Officer

As Toptal's Chief Technology Officer, Ismael leads the company's engineering organization, driving process and culture to ensure top quality delivery from our team of world-class engineers. Ismael was formerly the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue4, a distributed media system used in the aerospace and entertainment industries. He leverages over twenty years’ experience in providing commercial, operational, and technical leadership for B2B, B2C, and government organizations from early-stage startup to large-high growth market leaders. Ismael has a BE and BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Málaga.

Laimonas Lileika

Laimonas Lileika

Senior Director of Program Management

As Toptal's Senior Director of Program Management, Laimonas is responsible for scaling Toptal's business sustainably through building a culture of modern Agile project and program management, focusing on the implementation of business-oriented delivery frameworks across the Product and Engineering departments. He brings over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, working both at startups and Fortune 50 (Microsoft) and 500 (CSC) companies. Laimonas holds a Bachelor's in Business Information Management and a Master's in Communication Science from Vilnius University, where he also lectures on IT Project Management. He is the cofounder of "Agile Lithuania" and speaks at various local and international conferences.

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