Project Manager

Full Time Posted 9 days ago
Main Location
Madison, WI, United States
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Give hope. Give health. Make your mark in the fight against cancer.

At Accuray, we make a direct and powerful impact on the lives of cancer patients every day — helping them live longer, better lives. But our commitment to innovation offers a truly unique opportunity: the chance to change the fight against cancer — helping to develop, introduce and support new treatment delivery systems and software that will give new hope and new health to cancer patients and cancer survivors around the world.

OUR VISION AND MISSION is to work passionately to create a future without the fear, pain or human suffering of cancer. We pursue this by developing precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that empower clinicians and help cancer patients live longer, better lives.

The Project Manager drives software development projects involving a high degree of cross-functional coordination and problem-solving. The Project Manager coordinates new product, maintenance, and obsolescence releases across different organizations and software products within the company. This includes participating in scope and requirements discussions, leading backlog building, the creation and tracking of schedules, resourcing models, bug models, and budget and spend tracking. This role is responsible for facilitating daily Agile stand-ups for software teams, weekly coordination meetings between teams, and quarterly SAFE Program Increment planning. This person helps manages internal stakeholder interactions and expectations as part of hands-on project management, ensuring completion of project/product objectives on schedule and within budget constraints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive software engineering development projects integrating large complex medical device systems.
  • Leads the planning, backlog building, estimation, and monitoring of projects.
  • Identifies risks and vulnerabilities; creates contingency plans.
  • Manage internal stakeholder interactions and expectations.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting the status of software design history file artifacts for FDA submissions.
  • Coordinates new system development and cross-system interfaces across different organizations within the company and externally.
  • Manage third party contracts, requirements and specifications with external partners and/or collaborators.
  • Utilizes preferred tools, techniques and methods for estimating project cost and time including Atlassian JIRA.
  • Communicates reporting requirements to the Engineering Project Managers and Program Managers; creates monitoring and control mechanisms.
  • Represents the software teams at the regular and ad-hoc project and program reviews. Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties


a. Required

  • BS or equivalent in a technical discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project, program and/or Engineering functional management.
  • Experience running projects using Agile methods and/or SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).
  • Proven interaction skills with individual contributors and management within the engineering organization as well as stakeholders outside of R&D.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external partners.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some travel, domestic or international, may be required.

b. Preferred or Desired

  • PMP Certification is highly preferred.
  • Use of agile development tools such as JIRA.
  • Experience in managing projects involving external collaborators in, potentially, different time zones or countries is highly preferred.
  • Industry experience and knowledge of medical device and regulatory standards highly preferred.
Other Benefits

Relocation available

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Accuray, our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top — and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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Project Manager