ABB Group
R&D Project Manager - Software
At a glance
Location: US-WI-New Berlin Map
Posted: 11/16/2021
Closing: 12/15/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
ABB Group
Job description

R&D Project Manager - Software

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

In this role you will be responsible for Research and Development (R&D), the R&D Project Manager - Software plans, leads, schedules and controls the software development, release, and deployment process, in Drive Products – Motion in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Reporting to the Director, Research and Development, you will be responsible to lead, schedule, plan, and control the software development, release and deployment process. Coordinate across R&D, product management, operations, and program management to determine the potential value of a software release.

Your responsibilities

  • Work across release teams to ensure a timely test schedule and roll-out of a quality software release to production and sales, Coordinate with team Product Owners and Scrum Masters to align the committed release work into PIs and Sprints and to understand the impacts of branches, freezes, and code merges
  • Work with the Agile Coaches to determine the application of the FW Release Model and contribute to the improvement of Agile methodology for configuration management and software development
  • Work with Product Management to set scope, MVP, release deliverables, and desired timeline for release of a consumable solution for customers
  • Work with Program Management and other Release Managers to schedule release readiness reviews before each milestone toward deployment and to work through any priority issues and Forecast release timeline with consideration of development schedules and the need to pay down technical debt by resolving necessary bugs
  • Identify risks, create time for discussion and mitigation of risks that impact scope, schedule, and /or quality, and create means to quickly resolve issues to deliver a quality product
  • Determine the overall SW release project budget and work with individual teams to determine their roll-up to the overall budget and Maintain proper communication across teams to update release stakeholders, Compile Release Notes and inform teams of release progress
  • Define and track performance metrics across teams participating in the release and Work with technical teams to plan appropriate measures (e.g. testing plans, features, development schedules, team collaboration) to ensure current and future market requirements are met through timely software releases to production
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations, Practice and enforce strict compliance with all safety rules whenever subordinates are working on energized electrical equipment and help enforce such safety standards with others who may be involved in work on such energized equipment

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field (electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science preferred) and minimum 8 years of related experience in R&D or product development OR
  • Master’s degree in technical field (electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science preferred) and minimum 5 years of related experience in R&D or product development
  • 3-5 years of previous software release and/or project management experience (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
  • Travel less than 15%
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB Drive Products is a technology leader serving industries, infrastructure and machine builders with world-class drives and softstarters. With our products, global scale and local presence, we help our customers to improve energy efficiency, productivity and safety. Our people and culture are the foundation of our success. We all together make the difference for our customers every day.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

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R&D Project Manager - Software