Manager, Embedded Devices Project Management, Job in Kenya


  • Lead a diverse and distributed team of project managers including performance management and mentoring
  • Contribute to the success of our sales team in winning new opportunities
  • Promote industry-recognized, best-in-class project management practices
  • Lead the evaluation of project management tools, systems, and processes
  • Drive resource capacity planning for the team, identifying gaps and actively looking for solutions to ensure efficient and effective team allocation utilization
  • Drive continuous improvement and implementation of best practices
  • Establish KPIs for project status reporting across Canonical
  • Collaborate with cross-team leads to address common challenges across projects
  • Drive execution excellence through continuous feedback and improvement
  • Review customer feedback and participate in customer meetings
  • Develop your project management team through coaching, mentoring, and training
  • Serve as the first customer escalation point on critical projects
  • Act as a trusted adviser to company leadership, collaborating with stakeholders to enable customer success


  • Experience leading diverse, remote project teams in a technology company
  • Experience with cross-cultural and multi-continent projects
  • Experience hiring, managing teams, and developing skills
  • Strong software engineering project management experience
  • Strong delivery of commercial technology projects to device manufacturers
  • Adept at making things happen while successfully managing risks
  • Experience building collaborative internal and external partnerships
  • Solid commercial skills; experience in dealing with SoW creation
  • Effective negotiator, comfortable in a customer-facing pre-sales role for complex projects
  • Able to travel 4-6 weeks a year, up to two weeks at a time, sometimes internationally
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours when required, in support of a worldwide sales and project teams
  • PMP/PMI or PRINCE2 practitioner certification

Additional Skills

  • Experience with the enablement of hardware and devices under Linux and delivery of commercial software technology projects to device manufacturers
  • Knowledge of Linux and the wider the Open Source Software community
  • Knowledge of Agile project management methodologies is an advantage
  • Familiarity with a wide range of technology such as embedded device/IoT software development
  • Ideally a Masters degree, MBA, or similar qualification
  • Practical experience in automotive, including functional safety, embedded systems, and related software trends
  • Automotive industry standards experience (ISO/IEC 27001, TISAX, ASPICE, etc.)

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