Project Manager

Working at Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines is a data science startup. Our vision is for the Philippines to become a global hub for data science. To do that, we create data science cultures, one organization at a time.

We’re a company made up of intellectually curious, civic-minded, forever-learning individuals. We believe that great data science products are built with care for people, and that the best way to drive inclusive innovation is to start with a diverse team.

Our field of work is incredibly dynamic, so we want to work with people who are committed to growing with us. We want to hire people who can demonstrate an ability to learn, then provide them with personalized coaching, growth opportunities, and a great working environment to get them to world-class.

Role Description

As a Project Manager, you are key in the successful and timely delivery of our data science projects. As our operations expand, so does the number of projects and their complexity. We deliver strategic projects for some of the largest organizations in Southeast Asia and having a dedicated project manager will allow us to take on more projects while maintaining the level of commitment and quality that our clients have come to expect from us.

You will be the main point of contact for our clients, keeping them informed of relevant milestones, blockers, or changes that a project needs. It’s not good to over or under-inform, so the project manager must be able to cascade the right information to the relevant people at the appropriate time.

You will be in charge of the projects’ schedule, requirements backlog, and to-do lists. Expect to work with both internal and client teams, and sometimes even push back on them, to keep the project on track -- effectively communicating at varying levels of seniority and contexts is a must. You will be expected to systematically break down big, vague requests into smaller, more actionable tasks for our teams. As such, being able to consolidate information from various parties and craft next steps from them will be very important.

Internally, you will be establishing workflows for your project teams depending on various factors like the nature of the project and the working style of your members. You need to quickly identify and improve on things that don’t work, as well as document and codify the things that do as best practices. The Project Manager is expected to create appropriate protocols, remove blockers, and address risks in a timely fashion, so that your team works at maximum efficiency. You must be able to build a strong rapport with your project teams. Making sure the project is delivered successfully through tough times while keeping your team motivated and not burnt out will be one of your most important responsibilities.

Qualifications and Competencies

We are looking for someone who has:

Ideal candidates have:

Huge bonus points for candidates that are familiar and have experience with:

Additionally, we are requiring candidates to have an internet connection speed of at least 12mbps and a viable work from home setup, as we are now operating as a fully remote company.

Benefits and Perks

We offer the following compensation and benefits:

How to Apply

If you fit this profile and we sound like the kind of people you want to work with, fill up the form below with your information and resume. After submitting the form, please expect an email from us within the next 15 minutes, detailing the next steps for your application. If you do not receive an email from us, please contact [email protected]

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