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SUSE Project Manager

Job ID 309845 Date posted 11/10/2017 Location: Düsseldorf, DE

SUSE Project Manager

Location: Germany

Role Description

Our SUSE Consulting team is growing. We are looking for a project manager with an excellent background in delivering Linux projects to enterprise customers.  Project management skills and capabilities need to be balanced with very strong inter-personal skills to be able to work closely with our customers and become their trusted advisor, as well as with consulting partner organisations to develop their capabilities. This is an individual contributor role, reporting to the Services Director in EMEA. Frequent international travel will be a requirement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Expertise in identifying customer requirements and managing expectations in projects
  • Be able to articulate the key values of SUSE products, solution and strategy
  • Attend sales meetings to assist customers in the solution needs. Strong relationship with pre-sales and sales is essential
  • Leading and managing multiple projects as one time where needed
  • Arrange for project Sign-off for completed projects and produce a project report
  • Work with approved technical partners in co-delivered solutions
  • Creation and input to Statements-Of-Work and other Services documents
  • Input to best practice documents where needed
  • A willingness and ability for frequent travel to work at customer locations where required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven project management skills in IT environment. Project Management qualifications in Prince2 or similar
  • Preference to have experience in Linux/Open Source environments
  • Understanding of SUSE Solutions:
    • Enterprise Linux
    • Software-defined storage (ideally, based on Ceph)
    • OpenStack private cloud
    • Platform-as-a-Service software & Linux container technology such as Docker
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Experience in working in International environment
  • Fluency in English is required. A second language is an advantage
  • Extensive experience in high-tech or software company
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office/LibreOffice plus corporate applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Applicable Experience
  • Culture fit with SUSE is essential in the growing organization

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. SUSE is also an active member of many open source communities, such as the openSUSE Project, OpenStack, Ceph, OpenNFV, OpenHPC, and more, to help drive collaboration among global communities to help solve some of the world’s most challenging technology issues.

At SUSE, we set challenging goals for ourselves, then work to meet, and often exceed them. How far can you go with extraordinary colleagues at your side?

For more information, visit www.suse.com

Location: Düsseldorf, DE Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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