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Junior IT Project Manager


Information about the position

  • Place of work: Remote work
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 000 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team’s overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities:
As a Junior Project Manager, you will lead with agility and a variety of small or mid-sized technology implementation projects. You will also be responsible for working across teams to manage resources and interdependencies as required. You will grow your Project Management knowledge through daily job experience. You will support Senior Program or Project Management as well as project stakeholders.

Scrum Master role can be also covered under Junior Project Manager where you will be primary responsible for establishing SCRUM practices in Software Development projects. You will handle close communication and cooperation with project team and stakeholders to ensure agile methodologies in project delivery are followed. You will educate team members and stakeholders in SCRUM process. You will ensure that SCRUM team is fully functional, productive, and improving its quality. You will shield the SCRUM team from distractions and help remove impediments.

Candidates should be willing to roll up their sleeves and complete the definition and set-up work required and have a high level of ownership and accountability throughout the entire project life cycle. As a Junior Project Manager or Scrum Master, you're expected to provide overall, day-to-day management of a specific task order or group of task orders including management of business process team members, managing scope of work, work assignments and resources. This position requires leadership, organization, and communication skills.

Responsibilities will include Project Management and Accountability, Resource Staffing Plans, Schedule management and inter dependencies, Communication / Change Management planning, Coordination with other teams (IBM & Client), Deliverable review and submission, Vendor Management, Reporting, Risk and Issue Management and Mitigation planning.

We bring our global industrial-strength capabilities, modernized for a cloud world, together with our world-class cloud, technology, and system integration skills. The integration of innovations and Agile practices, along with IBM Design Thinking and a world of talent, enables us to deliver continuous innovation with speed, quality, and at the cost point required to keep clients at the top of their game.

Position is in Bratislava, Kosice or Banska Bystrica.

What do you need for success?
• Analytical skills to determine the viability, feasibility, and benefit of an initiative
• Strong quantitative and qualitative assessment skills and ability to constructively challenge ideas and assumptions
• Positive attitude, team spirit, flexible personality, and ability to cope with pressure in fast paced, time-sensitive, and innovative environments

Since our organization is supporting a variety of international projects (mostly within EU), travel can take up to 0-60% or 3-4 days a week (home on weekends – based on project requirements).

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
• 2+ years project management experience with software project delivery
• First Level University Education in Economical or Technical (IT) Sciences
• Experience with managing IT projects incl. Software Development.
• Experience of dealing with the client within the business.
• Written and verbal communication skills.
• Presentation skills.
• Fluent English.
• Fluent Slovak or Czech.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:
• German language
• Any industry experience is a nice to have (Telecommunications, Financial Services, Automotive or other)
• Knowledge of actual IT Trends, market challenges and opportunities
• Experience with KPI assessments or competitive factor evaluations
• Experience with business process analysis and optimization
• Experience with IT solution implementation or integration projects
• Project Management skills

What do we offer?
• Salary starting from 2000 EUR gross, depending on your skills and experience.
• Additional Days Off
• Flexible Working Conditions
• 100% Paid Sick Leave
• Critical Illness Insurance, Life & Disability insurance, Medical Center
• Personal & Career Development
• And many more

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)


Brief description of the company

IBM is the world's IT leader, main business area of the company are
IT services and solutions, research, hardware, software and business consulting. Our business model is built to support two principal goals: helping our clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more efficient and competitive through the use of business insight and information technology solutions; and providing long-term value to our shareholders. In support of these objectives, our business model has been developed over time through strategic investments in services and technologies that have the best long-term growth and profitability prospects based on the value they deliver to clients. And inherent in the model is a commitment to employees and the communities in which we operate.