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19 Nov 2020

Full-Time Project Manager

Accuray Inc. – Posted by Accuray Inc. Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description


The Project Manager drives software development projects involving a high degree of cross-functional coordination and problem-solving. The Project Manager coordinates new product, maintenance, and obsolescence releases across different organizations and software products within the company. This includes participating in scope and requirements discussions, leading backlog building, the creation and tracking of schedules, resourcing models, bug models, and budget and spend tracking. This role is responsible for facilitating daily Agile stand-ups for software teams, weekly coordination meetings between teams, and quarterly SAFE Program Increment planning.   This person helps manages internal stakeholder interactions and expectations as part of hands-on project management, ensuring completion of project/product objectives on schedule and within budget constraints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive software engineering development projects integrating large complex medical device systems.
  • Leads the planning, backlog building, estimation, and monitoring of projects.
  • Identifies risks and vulnerabilities; creates contingency plans.
  • Manage internal stakeholder interactions and expectations.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting the status of software design history file artifacts for FDA submissions.
  • Coordinates new system development and cross-system interfaces across different organizations within the company and externally.
  • Manage third party contracts, requirements and specifications with external partners and/or collaborators.
  • Utilizes preferred tools, techniques and methods for estimating project cost and time including Atlassian JIRA.
  • Communicates reporting requirements to the Engineering Project Managers and Program Managers; creates monitoring and control mechanisms.
  • Represents the software teams at the regular and ad-hoc project and program reviews. Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties


a. Required

  • BS or equivalent in a technical discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project, program and/or Engineering functional management.
  • Experience running projects using Agile methods and/or SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).
  • Proven interaction skills with individual contributors and management within the engineering organization as well as stakeholders outside of R&D.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external partners.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some travel, domestic or international, may be required.

b. Preferred or Desired

  • PMP Certification is highly preferred.
  • Use of agile development tools such as JIRA.
  • Experience in managing projects involving external collaborators in, potentially, different time zones or countries is highly preferred.
  • Industry experience and knowledge of medical device and regulatory standards highly preferred.

EEO Statement

At Accuray, our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top — and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin – including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 41 days.

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