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R&D Project Manager (Embedded and SAFe experience)

Location: Krakow, MA, Poland
Job ID: R0030704
Date Posted: Oct 10, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY POLAND SP. Z O.O.
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

We are looking for an R&D project manager to our project management office in the HVDC R&D organization specifically working with R&D projects targeting our control & protection platform MACH. The platform consists of many building blocks both hardware and software that is used for building applications for controlling and protecting HVDC systems delivered to customers all over the world.

In this role you will lead R&D projects in the SAFe framework to develop our system software. You will work close to system architects to define the changes in architecture and design patterns that is needed to solve the needs of our customers. You will also work together with product owners and cross-functional development teams working on embedded platforms including hardware, FPGA, embedded software, and system software. Since the system software spans over many hardware targets it will also be necessary to collaborate with other project managers.

The development teams are working in a distributed agile setup so a good understanding of agile and specifically using the SAFe framework is beneficial.

On the personal side we are looking for someone curious with a positive mindset, analytical capabilities and a strong drive for collaboration with teams and stakeholders to build the best possible product.

What we can offer is a great possibility to grow in your career as a Project Manager and working with a great team that is delivering solutions in high demand on a global scale. There has never been more exciting time to join Hitachi Energy than now! 

Your responsibilities

  • You will take on the role as a leader of one or more Epics in the SAFe framework.
  • Develop detailed work plans, schedules, budget and project estimates.
  • Collaborate with system architects, product owners, stakeholders and development teams on requirements and design.
  • Communicate with our stakeholders to the Epics about the status and the plan going forward.
  • Lead the work with preparing features for each program increment. 
  • Conducting risk analysis and monitoring the progress of the plans against agreed milestones and budget.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers (Electronics Manufacturing Services, Hardware & Software vendors) if necessary.
  • You will be living Hitachi Energy core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own. actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

  • MSc degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer or information engineering or other similar education.
  • 3+ years as project manager and/or system architect. Proven target orientation & strong leadership to get an alignment for the way forward.
  • Experience from development of embedded systems, system integration & validation. Synchronization of hardware and software development cycles.
  • Understanding of Control & Protection systems principles.
  • Good understanding and/or working experience with project budgeting and forecasting in agile developments.
  • It is beneficial if you have experience from real-time operating systems and SoC solutions and it is an extra plus if you also have experience or knowledge from FPGA development (VHDL or Verilog) or hardware development especially including electronics design.
  • Eager to learn more and develop new skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
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