Agile Software Project Manager

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At Westermo quality is everything – the products, the people and the organization.

Welcome to a rapidly growing international company, thriving at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Westermo develops and manufactures advanced devices for industrial data communication, used in mission critical installations and harsh industrial environments. The very robust and secure communication networks built with our products provide high value for our customers.


We are passionate about taking advantage of the growth opportunities in our market. The work environment is very dynamic. Our people are dedicated and loyal, which create a fantastic team spirit. Everyone is expected to take initiative and our flat organization creates efficiency and provides opportunities for those who are closest to the task of solving it. We are devoted to delivering the best industrial network solutions. At Westermo you will have a clear impact on the results of your area of responsibility.
  

Are you our new R&D Project Manager - Agile Software Development?
To take the next step on a successful journey, Westermo is recruiting yet another Project Manager for agile software development of communication devices, to the office in Kopparlunden, Västerås. In this role, you will drive agile teams for software development from requirements break down, through development and testing, all the way to release to our products in serial production. We are proud to say that we have our own factory for electronics production here in Sweden, located not far from the engineering office!


The Westermo brand is representing very high quality and robustness in the eyes of our customers along with our strong ability to solve their challenges. We achieve this using our in-house developed products and application know-how. We act globally and in a big variety of markets such as Trains, Trackside, Energy sector, Infrastructure etc.

What you’ll be working with and responsible for:
If you choose to join Westermo you will be part of a small team of skilled and dedicated HW and SW project managers working side by side helping each other out, sharing knowledge and experience. In this team we encourage everyone to contribute to improve our ways of working going forward. We try to work in a structured yet pragmatic way. We need to stay agile but with good control as we are an important part of a growing business, on a global market.


As a Project Manager at Westermo for our software development you will drive daily development from an agile approach, based on our own defined software development model influenced by Kanban and Scrum. The pace is high, we continuously run several projects in parallel with some 10 releases per year running on over 140 product variants, and you will be responsible for a subset of them. A major part of our development projects relates to WeOS 4 or WeOS 5. WeOS is our very own operating systems based on Linux with advanced industrial data communication services. WeOS is the very heart of our successful and robust products and very much appreciated by our sales teams, application engineers as well as by our customers, simply a major contributor for winning orders.  Regardless the project, you will interact with the development teams, other project managers, department managers, software and hardware architects, SW test team, our state-of-the-art automated test system, requirements managers, production, external key customers and/or partners.

So, who are we looking for?
At Westermo we like our project managers to have integrity, take ownership, apply teamwork and trust, believe in innovation and learning, and have customer and quality in focus. If you share this mentality, then Westermo will welcome you with a positive, family-like and flexible workplace atmosphere!
We are looking for someone who would fit in our Westermo company culture and who meets most of the following requirements:


Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent acquired education
  • At least 5 years of experience from software development
  • At least an additional 3 years of experience development in agile teams as SW project manager or as Agile development coach, managing multiple teams
  • Good understanding of managing development of software where open source software and proprietary software work together in products
  • As a leader you actively drive teams’ progress and drive a proactive dialogue with stakeholders 
  • Good knowledge in Swedish and English, both written & spoken 


Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in software engineering
  • Experience from software development in data communication 
  • Project management experience from working with distributed development
  • Project management experience working with external customers/external partners
  • Education in agile methodologies
  • An established understanding of different development approaches, focusing on agile methodologies

 

In return, we offer:
Great opportunities for personal development, motivated and competent colleagues, mature and caring leadership, good coverage through our collective bargain agreement and challenging work. With our focus on a healthy and fun workplace with several regular company and team activities, we offer an environment where you can perform and enjoy!

 

And we actually live our company values!   

 

Basic information:
Location: Kopparlunden, Västerås
Job type: Full time
Employment contract: Regular
Expected starting date: Feb 1, 2021
Last day to apply: 13/12 2020 (we reserve the right to close the recruitment process earlier, if the perfect candidate appears)


Don’t miss out on this opportunity – apply today! We look forward to meeting you!

 

For further information please contact:

Hiring Manager:  Christian Poljén, christian.poljen@westermo.com, Cell phone:  +46 70 611 00 03


Robust industrial data communications - Made easy
Westermo is a leading supplier of Industrial Data Communications equipment to the World market. Sales are conducted through our own offices in key markets in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, as well as through distributors and OEM customers worldwide. Development and manufacturing take place in Sweden, Ireland and Switzerland. Westermo was founded in 1975 and has today more than 300 employees with a turnover around 800 MSEK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijer Electronics AB, listed on the stock exchange.

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Västerås, Sweden

Westermo Network Technologies
721 30 Västerås Directions info@westermo.com +46 16 42 80 00 View page

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  • Quality in everything we do – the people, the organisation and the products
  • Competent, ambitious and dedicated
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