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Project Manager

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

The Role

DarkMatter is looking for a Senior Secure Phone Program Manager based in the UAE to lead the Secure Phone Product Development initiatives, working closely with key stakeholders across the organization to deliver on-time and a high quality secure phone and communications products. 

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated prior experience in project managing phone and/or software development projects. We are looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to challenges. The successful candidate will interact with engineering teams, operations, IT, legal, marketing, finance, procurement and other resources inside and outside DarkMatter. 

The Program Manager will help set delivery strategy, execute on schedule and manage program deliverables with internal teams through appropriate communication, methodical documentation and escalation. 

Essential Functions 

  • Manage full software and hardware development life cycle from design, development, testing, release planning to release review and go-to-market.
  • Manage the global software development and release process, develop and implement metrics, standards and best practices.
  • The Program Manager must have a strong technical background with the ability to appropriately prioritize and drive issues to closure/resolution keeping the big picture in sight at all times
  • Must be a fearless organizer and ready to work with highly skilled engineering teams in order to identify and resolve potential risks to the schedule and quality of the product.
  • Collaborate across the organization to manage dependencies.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks and remove impediments.
  • Communicate project status, deployment milestones/timelines, schedules, risks, expectations, timelines/milestones, team velocity and other key project metrics to multiple audiences (executive management, project team, clients, key stakeholders, etc.) 

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, electrical engineering, related field or equivalent experience.
  • PMP Certification
  • 10+ years of experience managing projects across the full software development life cycle (SDLC), hardware development cycle. Must have previous software engineering project or program management experience in phone software or security industry.
  • Solid understanding of the product development life cycle. Experience with mixed development methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, SCRUM, Agile, Hybrid).
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills (verbal/written), collaboration, and interpersonal skills are essential.  
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence with a prevailing positive approach. Able to build strong partnerships across the organization to deliver the best outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and leverage technical knowledge to effectively guide programs and teams.
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, MS Project preferred

Working in Abu Dhabi

At DarkMatter, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

DarkMatter is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status or disability.

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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