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 Common Data Services Project Manager - Mayfield Heights, Ohio, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Project Manager
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-11259 / Latpro-3832131 
Date posted: Oct-14-2021
State, Zip: Ohio, 44124


Location: Mayfield Heights - Ohio

Job Description

Common Architecture and Technology (CAT) Engineering Team is searching for a PROJECT MANAGER focused on our newly created Common Data Services software development project. Our mission is to build a platform of toolkits to allow adopters efficient and secure access to data services that include first and foremost RA EtherNet/IP, also our legacy Factory Talk Live Data as well as open standards (e.g., OPC UA/DA, MQTT, etc.) and even communication standards from our competitors.

Position Summary:

In accordance with generally accepted engineering principles, the Project Manager role coordinates and manages various development projects through all phases of the development lifecycle including initiation, planning, execution, release and closing.  The Project Manager will manage stakeholder communications, project requirements, work breakdown, development engineering, testing and release. 

Project management responsibilities include scheduling and planning across multiple functional areas, coordinating internal and external development and test resources and working with resource managers and other project managers to insure proper staffing, project alignment and integration.  The Project Manager will own the project responsibility for the definition and clear communication of project priorities, delivery of project expectations, and identifying and mitigating issues and risks among a cross-functional project team, all while representing the best interest of the business unit.

The Project Manager role may, at times, assist in the development of business and marketing strategies optimizing the performance of new and existing product lines to achieve business objectives. This requires the project manager to maintain an understanding of the BU's business practices (program management, portfolio plans, strategy, etc.) and provide input to program management, product management and the engineering organizations regarding technical staff coordination, resource allocation, performance feedback and development planning.

Project teams may consist of resources in global facilities. Cooperation with other PMs managing teams contributing to the same project will be part of the job. Working with an international team may be required on some projects.  Also, some travel, including both domestic and international travel, may be required to meet with team members and facilitate project progress.

Project Manager will report to the Manager Common Architecture and Technology R&D, Cleveland Campus with dotted line to the CDS Program Manager in Prague Campus and will be part of an existing PMO structure.

Essential Functions:

Provide project management of internal and external product development projects with minimal direction. Responsible for planning, scheduling, cost forecasting, monitoring and control and reporting on all aspects of assigned projects.

Coordinates the requirements.  Develops project implementation schedules and work breakdown structures.  Manages the project costs. Identifies, manages, and mitigates project risks, resulting in proactive contingency planning as required. Manages project documentation.  Facilitates the development team.  Is responsible for the acquisition of product resources, capital equipment and direct expense items and services.  Supports the development of team members.  Uses project management techniques, project management tools and established standards to ensure project deliverables are met.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering discipline, Computer Science, or equivalent experience (MS and/or MBA desirable)
  • 5+ years of experience in product or application development.
  • 5+ years of experience in a project management or project leadership role
  • Knowledge of both Waterfall and Agile software development methodologies,  (such as Kanban and Scrum is required), knowledge of scaled agile methodologies (such as SAFe) is a plus
  • Proven ability to lead multiple teams, partner with management and lead indirect resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading project development efforts.
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, execution, risk management
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of RA production line and general understanding of modern industrial automation is a plus
  • Knowledge of Jira, Jama and similar tools
  • Knowledge of modern software CI/CD practices
  • Experience with use of open-source software
  • Similar industry experience such as technical knowledge in industrial controls, new product design, hardware/software, product testing, manufacturing and/or continuation & product life-cycle engineering, is a plus.
  • Advanced training or certifications in PMI/PMP, Lean Six Sigma, Business Administration, Management, Operations or Project Engineering is desirable.

This position is part of a job family. Experience will be the determining factor for position level and compensation.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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