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Fusion Generator - Technical Project Manager

Everett, Washington · Science/Research


Zap Energy is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Technical Project Manager with detailed knowledge and experience with agile innovation project management tools (Jira/Confluence), implementation and execution. 


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and oversee parts of the larger project and are primarily responsible for the related tasks and tracking functions that maintain project momentum

  • Lead and participate in the implementation of agile methodology tool Jira and Confluence; teach, mentor, coach and facilitate the lean-agile mindset

  • Responsibilities include JIRA administration, adding Projects, Users, workflow, reports, permission schemes and troubleshooting

  • Facilitate and support the creation of the project charter and examine project related technical documentation for completeness and latest versions and insure availability and distribution to all project team members

  • Understand delivery impediments, issues, risks, and changes associated with the product development initiatives; works with responsible owners to address the items on a timely basis; updates the appropriate stakeholders as needed

  • Managing, delivering, and presenting project status, timelines, and schedules

  • Tracking dependencies and mitigating risks

  • Escalate issues early and provide concise issue descriptions to upper-level management coupled with recommended paths for resolution

  • Provide recommendations of lessons learned for improvements in process and procedure both within the PM structure as well as across groups

  • Provide ideas for using JIRA more efficiently to meet business needs and analyze, review, and document current functionality to determine potential areas of improvement


Minimum Requirements:

  • Education : B.S. in Mechanical, Civil, Systems or relevant engineering discipline a plus

  • PMP and/or CSM certification a plus

  • Years of experience: 3 – 5+ years

  • Excellent verbal, written and customer service skills.

  • Proficiency in Project Management methodologies (Agile, Lean, Waterfall)

  • Demonstrated experience in Jira, Confluence and/other Atlassian products as user as well as front end administrator.

  • Experience in a broad range of topics throughout a product lifecycle, including conceptual design, final design, construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning

Culture & Fit

Who you are:

  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork

  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design team’s effort with minimal direction

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits.

  • Attention to detail and aspiration for technical excellence

Opportunity & Zap Values

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, Zap Energy also offers the following:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Premium health insurance

  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays

Zap Energy is building a low-cost, compact and scalable fusion energy platform that confines and compresses plasma without the need for expensive and complex magnetic coils. Zap’s sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch technology offers the shortest potential path to commercially viable fusion and requires orders of magnitude less capital than traditional approaches. Zap Energy has over 60 employees in two facilities near Seattle and is backed by leading financial and strategic investors.   Zap Energy is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.  

Please contact careers@zapenergyinc.com with any questions.

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