Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Project Management
Job Category:  Engineering

Software Project Manager

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent, and flexible energy infrastructure - unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology, and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability, and integration and a more sustainable world for us all.


The primary function of this role is to accelerate our software products delivery and support our development teams. The role will be an integral part of the Software Engineering teams in a Research and Development roles, supporting new product development initiatives in the field of Energy Storage & Optimization.

The location for this position is Herndon, Virginia. This position will be a hybrid work structure where the employee can work remotely or from the office, as needed and based on demands of specific tasks.


Essential Responsibilities 
• Meet regularly with stakeholders for backlog grooming and prioritization of upcoming efforts. 
• Capture the vision of what we are building and then accelerate the realization of that vision by keeping the priorities organized. 
• Manage the interdependence between new feature development and Software Engineering group’s software release schedules, ensuring successful execution of our product roadmap. 
• Develop and maintain the roadmaps, tracking progress and reporting regularly. 
• Work with technical experts to develop project scopes and objectives to ensure technical feasibility. 
• Ensure resource availability and allocation.
• Perform risk management notifying stakeholders of expected results as soon as possible. 
• Maintain comprehensive documentation. 
• The candidate must be able to embrace the fast and dynamic environment and comfortable with adjusting quickly to changing priorities. 


• Demonstrated software project management experience and accomplishment with commercial software product companies.
• Demonstrated ability to capture and document requirement.
• Solid technical background in software development 
• Agile methodology and proficient in issue tracking tools such as Atlassian tools. 
• Excellent verbal and written communication and skills 
• Excellent organizational and people skills 
• Attention to detail in the context of managing multiple software projects simultaneously. 
• Previous hands-on coding experience


Desired Characteristics 
• Embedded software experience
• Experienced working in STEM context.  
• Prior experience with production systems running advanced statistical algorithms and machine learning.
• Strong leadership record with active participation in renewable energy associations, forums, clubs, or groups


Last application date: 17/06/2024 


Why you and us:

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application. At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.


We are not accepting unsolicited submissions from 3rd party recruitment agencies.

Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship. We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.





Nearest Major Market: Washington DC