*** This role could located either in Madrid, Porto, Cambridge or Remote ***
Would you like to be part of Vizzuality’s story?
Vizzuality’s purpose is to reach a fair and sustainable planet by creating tools that radically empower people to make positive changes now.
We are a world-leading technology agency based in Madrid, Cambridge, and Porto. We design and develop data-driven tools and applications for international organizations who focus on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Inequality.
Solving such large and complex problems will bring you into contact with new technology and some of the world’s most interesting organisations and academics in machine learning, remote sensing, and planetary data. You’ll be working on projects like these:
Our Culture “This is how we do things here”
Our aim is to help the world become a better place, therefore we need to make sure we care about our people and empower them to build great things. These are some of the things that defines our culture:
Our team structure relies on self-organisation.
We want to work with colleagues who don't have to look ‘up’ for approval, nor look ‘down’ and give instruction.
As soon as you put a foot inside, we will provide you with the best tools and technology, and then will trust you to do great things.
For ourselves, our colleagues, the organisation.
We are driven to change the world for good and that's embedded in everything we do.
As we are always embarking on new projects and challenges, a continuous learning mindset and a “Can Do” attitude is a must
We are conscientious, we focus on learning and achieving our goals
We empower people to make decisions, to plot their own paths with help from all around them
We have fun:
We know what we do is important and we have a strong sense of responsibility for the work we do.
But we also know that you need to balance seriousness with fun. If you can make people smile you will be off to a great start!
A day in the life of a Project Manager at Vizzuality
We’re looking for someone who can work across teams at Vizzuality, collaborating with peers in business development, technology, design, science and user research. You will help improve the skills and performance of your peers and also allocate people efficiently to projects. You are someone who doesn’t have to look ‘up’ for approval, nor look ‘down’ and give instruction. You will be ultimately responsible for the client happiness and timeliness of our projects, as well as keeping team members informed and engaged so they perform at their best.
A PM at Vizzuality deeply understand our purpose and works relentlessly to align it to our projects, the way we make decisions, and ultimately to our partners success.
They are able to figure out how to work with them most effectively and to create a fruitful relationship. As part of that you’ll be able to describe how our teams work at Vizzuality, to help clients understand the project process and the key collaboration points along the way.
You will be responsible for ensuring projects are developed on time and to the highest quality.
As our projects are flexible and all different in nature, some days you could be focusing on defining a roadmap and project strategy. Some other days you could be thinking about product definition and what's the best way to solve a client’s need. And other days you will see yourself helping your team grow and deliver better. Its key that you are able to have a flexible and adaptable approach.
You will spend a lot of your time being the point of contact between the client and the project team. Understanding needs both from the client and the team so you can add value to their projects through clear communication as the team delivers functionalities valued by the user and client.
You are also a great communicator and facilitator. You are constantly scanning the skills and expertise of your team, to seek opportunities to do a better job in terms of quality, value and client satisfaction. You know when to lead and when to delegate and empower your team to do great things.
As our partners and projects are implemented across the world, you are comfortable working across different time zones, in english, and sometimes running workshops and face to face meetings abroad.
These are some of the things you will be achieving in your first year at Vizzuality
1) On your first month:
You’ll shadow one of our PMs so you get used to the way of doing things at Vizzuality.
You’ll familiarise yourself with much of the project documents from previous wireframes, designs, and feature descriptions, initial proposals and client communications
You’ll have time to learn the various software systems we use for running projects and join in with weekly and daily project meetings.
You’ll get to know people from the rest of the functional teams - science, design, front-end, back-end and business development.
At the end of your first month, you’ll be assigned to a project to work on with support from another PM.
2) During the following months:
You'll begin to be the first point of contact with our clients.
You'll input into new proposals, come up with new ideas about existing or new work.
You’ll be involved in the work planning of your team, to enable delivering our projects on time and budget.
You will work closely with your project team in order to plan the next releases and development sprints.
3) By the end of the first year:
You’ll be PMing one or more of our ground breaking projects (we absolutely mean this!);
You'll be meeting with clients, working with our teams and building the next great work from Vizzuality.
“Must have skills and experiences of the role”
1) People (Partners & Team)
Building Relations: Creating honest and durable relationships with our clients that generate new work opportunities.
Leadership: Working closely with the team and our clients to shape the project from the beginning. You can galvanise a team to deliver a project vision, and provide the tools they need to succeed.
Communications:You are an excellent communicator, both in writing and speaking. You can effectively communicate project expectations, motivate the team and command the attention of a room. You feel comfortable communicating to financial and exec teams about performance, expected closing dates, progress, risks and opportunities.
Strategy: Developing a project and product strategy and the means to track progress involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility and client satisfaction.
Creativity: Identifying needs and opportunities to implement new ways of doing things or solutions in a project. You are relentless when it comes to exploring and finding better solutions and making suggestions to improve the way we do things.
Coordination: Coordinating team mates and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects, and delegating tasks and responsibilities when appropriate.
Delivery: Ensuring that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget. Managing changes in project scope, schedule, and costs.
Knowledge: Making sure that your team creates and maintains comprehensive and easily accessible project documentation.
Compensation, Benefits & Growth “This is what you get when you join Vizzuality”
Our compensation and benefits are part of a great career opportunity with the potential for you to grow and work in something with a massive transformational purpose. So if you really care about the real-world impact of your work and are inspired by our mission to transform the world, we can offer you:
1) Compensation & Benefits:
A competitive salary. We are offering for this role between 30K - 40K Euros depending on your experience.
A yearly bonus up to 10% of the salary depending on the company's performance and your own.
If you are based in our Madrid or Porto office, you will get Health & Dental Insurance subsidized by the company.
Flexible Benefits: Depending on your location you could be benefiting from allowances on transport, food, bikes and / or kindergarten.
22 Holiday Days + 1 Day for your birthday
One extra month of paternity leave
2) Work and Personal Life Integration:
We are a “remote friendly culture” and we try to run our meetings online as much as we can.
We offer a flexible work environment and flexible hours, and as long as you do what you have to do, meet your objectives and coordinate accordingly with your team, we are not so worried if you work at the office, in a coffee shop, on your sofa at home, or at the beach!
3) Learning and working in new and interesting things is fun so we offer many opportunities to do so:
You will get annually a training allowance of 1000 Eur so you can spend learning cool things (ie. courses, conferences, workshops, books, etc.)
Get your hands-on cool technology and applications to do your work, communicate, and build great things
You will work alongside a talented team of engineers, designers, and scientists with multiple backgrounds and skills
Peer mentoring and agreed career paths
Support for giving talks and contributing to open source projects/initiatives that align with Vizzuality
“Do you have what it takes? Recruitment Process Overview”
Do you have what it takes to change the world? We’re always excited to grow our team with curious, empathetic and honest people with whom we can learn and develop professionally and personally together.
If after reading the description of the role, you like our culture and you believe you have what it takes to join Vizzuality, please send us your application.
This is how the recruitment process looks like and also some suggestions for you to include and consider in your application:
Send us your CV and Cover Letter, explaining why you would like to work with us and what you can bring to the team. Please include any samples of your code and projects you find relevant to the offer.
Fluent English is really important to us, so if it’s not your first language please demonstrate your abilities in your CV and Cover Letter
Having a legal permit to work in Spain/Portugal/UK is mandatory and required, so make sure to state and confirm you are eligible to work in one of our offices. In other words, even if you match all requirements for the role and have the best skills, if you don't have the legal permit to work in one of our offices, we won't be able to include you in the recruitment process.
2) First Screener
3) The Challenge
5) Catch Up with the team