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Project Manager, AI Lab

Published on Apr 19, 2021
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DataRoot Labs

A Product company founded in 2016 with offices in Kyiv, Ukraine.

3-5 years
Kyiv, Ukraine
Job Type:
Data Science
Requirements Management

Overview Project & team

DataRoot Labs (dba DRL) is a full-cycle R&D center focused on AI-Powered product development. Founded in 2016, we are a US company with development hubs in Ukraine (Kyiv and Lviv). DRL connects top AI/ML talents and high-tech startups with an ultimate goal to make an impact on the world using state-of-the-art AI technologies.

Started in 2017, DRL supports the community by running DataRoot University with a mission of delivering the most comprehensive data science and machine learning courses completely for free.

What You Will Do Responsibilities

As a Project Manager, you will manage a distributed R&D team of 5 — 7 engineers. You must ensure the smooth execution of engineering projects involving infrastructure, backend, frontend, and QA. You must also ensure effective collaboration between the Client and Ukraine-based teams.

Project Planning & Control — Create, maintain and report on-site project scope, schedules, and sprints. Work closely with the internal and Client teams throughout the project lifecycle from the creation of project plans to project closeout. Directly communicate with Clients and Partners about requirements gathering, demos, retrospectives, contract terms negotiations, drafting and submitting the proposal of projects’ new scope.

Workflow — Work with team members to establish and track milestones. Conduct pre-project planning, project handoffs, and ensure software architecture design delivery and verification. Identify and respond to project risks and high-priority issues rapidly and effectively via timely action and appropriate escalation.

Forecasting — Support leadership with forecasting and budgeting efforts and expectations as required. Share current project status with upstream and downstream team members, ensuring crisp and complete handoffs between teams. Plan rotations, new staffings, and participation in interviewing candidates. Track and manage project change requests.

Learnings — Document data points to assist with field coordination of projects. Support development of Project Management best practices and initiatives. Manage individual team members’ performance and career growth. Gather individual feedback on team members from the client and teammates.

What You Should Bring

— Strong tactical planning and leadership skills.
— Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
— 3+ experience in a role of Project, Product or Delivery Manager.
— Proven track record of successful project development deliverables.
— Experience with Jira, Confluence, GitHub, GitLab, G Suite Ecosystem, and Figma.
— Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with team members located in different time zones, locations, adjusting to cultural differences.
— Ability to navigate through ambiguity, manage and coordinate multiple project assignments simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment, accepting ownership and accountability of the process, and delivering on commitments.


— Ability and motivation to complete Data Science Fundamentals or related courses curated by our team.

What You Will Get Benefits

— 20 working days of annual vacation leave.
— Up to 50% expense coverage for specialized training.
— Working with the newest technical equipment (e.g. MacBook Pro 16″).
— Medical insurance after successful probation period completion (100% coverage, premium package).
— Work anywhere — you can work both remotely and from the office, or a hybrid model with 3 days in the office and 2 days a week from home.

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Anna Orehovskaya
Anna Orehovskaya
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Location Polova Street, 21, Kyiv, Ukraine