Location: France City: Vélizy Department: R&D Contract Type: Full time

Flexible work:  mix on site - remote

Are you looking for a career in an R&D environment, coordinating international technical projects? Are you motivated by challenges and eager to achieve goals & meet deadlines, with a sound customer & quality focus?

Are you a problem solver with a strong sense of responsibility & motivation?

Job Context

For over 20 years, Ekinops has been driving innovation in network systems. We provide open, trusted and innovative network connectivity and enable our customers’ success by delivering high value-added software-driven solutions. Today, over 120 international service providers, including numerous Tier 1 carriers around the world, trust our people and technologies.

Over 50% of our near 500-strong team works in our multi-national R&D centers. Our company has a strong international background, with sales offices strategically located around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be part of the PMO (Project Management Office) team of 10 people located in France, Belgium, India & Brazil, reporting to the Director R&D Operations.

You will have the overall coordinating responsibility for R&D technical projects.

Ensuring to accomplish them on time & within budget, in accordance with the goals setup by the company.

  • Drive the planning and roll-out R&D projects from its inception to completion
  • Develop full scale project plans & facilitate the follow-up of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Manage project budget, plan & schedule timelines & track deliverables
  • Monitor and report on the status & progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present regular reports on project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage changes & interventions to achieve project goals
  • Co-operate closely with program managers, team-leaders & project teams from various R&D teams
  • Adhere to the company Quality goals in accordance with international quality standards ISO 9001
  • Work in a multi-site & multi-language environment with all R&D centers

With a solid R&D background, you will interact with many departments in Ekinops:

  • Product Management
  • R&D SW & HW Agile development teams
  • Industrialization & Manufacturing departments
  • Senior management
  • Fellow R&D Project Managers

Profile and skills


  • M. Sc Eng or equivalent
  • Min. 5yrs experience as Project Manager in a technical R&D environment

Qualification / Competencies:

  • Strong background and successful experience in technical Project Management (focusing on software, embedded software and mixed hardware-embedded software projects)
  • Good understanding of datacom technologies
  • Good ability to interpret requirements & technical specification documents
  • Fluent skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, power point
  • Practical experience with a professional planning management tool (MSProject, SciForma or equivalent)
  • Excellent ability to monitor and report project status
  • Knowledge & experience in Agile project management – Scrum & Kanban
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 Quality Management

Hard/soft skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Planning and organizing skills, ability to prioritize in a challenging environment
  • Sense of responsibility and problem solver
  • Customer minded (internal and/or external clients)
  • Diplomatic and motivator
  • Conceptual and operational analytical skills
  • Clear and factual reporting skills
  • Languages :
    • English : fluent – written & spoken
    • French : fluent – spoken

To apply

Ekinops endeavours to be an employer of choice. Our teams are dedicated, imaginative and astute. We strive to work together around our core values, which includes dynamism, empowerment and customer focus.

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