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Project Manager

Bossa Nova is the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry. Our robots navigate the busy retail ecosystem, collecting a wealth of data that allows retailers to improve product availability, streamline operations, and create a better shopping experience. Our multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous retail service robots and deliver actionable data in real-time.

Bossa Nova’s robots are currently deployed in 50 stores across the United States, making it the largest deployment of this kind of technology anywhere in the world.  

Position: Project Manager

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary

Our robots work in retail stores, alongside shoppers, employees, carts and obstructions of all sorts while collecting data -- a complex software problem requiring top-notch software development, testing and diagnosis.  As a Robotics Project Manager, you’ll be working directly with our development teams, product teams and quality assurance engineers to ensure projects deliver our robot software to the field. 

Job Duties

  • Create and maintain project schedules & monitor project team progress
  • Make project adjustments as required, assessing risks, controlling scope, and delivery
  • Take part in weekly departmental meetings, monthly all-staff meetings, and run Scrum/Agile ceremonies
  • Own a backlog of tasks and complete them
  • Work with the Engineering team to identify schedule and budget risks ensuring alignment between company and customer expectations
  • Identify gaps in understanding and opportunities for process and communication improvements
  • Select, populate, and use project management software and tools to clearly communicate schedules internally and externally
  • Plan meetings and workshops with goals, agendas, take meeting minutes, track action items, risks and issues.
  • 3+ years of experience as a technical project manager with a demonstrated understanding of best practices, methodologies, standards and tools
  • Experience in startup/fast paced organizations a plus
  • Sound judgment of when to elevate concerns to leadership team
  • Work with Product and Engineering to help drive your team's strategy

Requirements

  • Working knowledge of engineering principles gained through work experience; software or embedded software/firmware, or robotics backgrounds are strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience with Atlassian suite 
  • Scrum and Agile know how a strong plus

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, unlimited PTO days, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as lunches twice a week, schedule flexibility, a stocked fridge and kitchen.

Bossa Nova Robotics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bossa Nova abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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