. To apply contact with Verónica García

R&D Project Manager

  • €50-€70
  • Hybrid
  • Flexible working hours
  • Holidays: 23 days

Top three reasons to build your career at Superna:

Modern Tech Stack: Our tech stack leverages many cutting-edge development tools and targets without getting distracted by every shiny new library. We develop microservices leveraging Kafka, Docker, ReactJS, GraphQL, Ansible, Hadoop, Spark, Hbase and others in an up-to-date and maintained VS Code environment. Developers at Superna implement enterprise grade software targeted at Amazon Web Services using cloud formation, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and on-premise targets. We do pretty well on The Joel Test too.

Opportunity for advancement: Superna is continuing to grow, and with growth comes ample opportunity to advance in seniority while continuing to be mentored by those who’ve been down the path before.

Location and work-life balance: Superna’s hybrid location model allows YOU to choose if you want to work in our offices in Ottawa, remotely, or whatever combination of those locations suits you. We understand that work-life balance is important to everyone’s long-term productivity, health, and happiness.

Tasks and reponsibilities

You will work as a member of the Superna Eyeglass test team as they develop new products and extend their existing projects. This is a junior level role and will require hands on product manual testing.

Role: Reporting to the VP of Research and Development, the Software Project Manager coordinates the completion of projects on time and within scope. Oversee all aspects of projects, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of projects. Maintain dashboards for upper management regarding implementation and delivery status of projects. The successful candidate will work directly with all internal stakeholders to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and release schedule.

Tasks and Responsibilities: Throughout the course of the contract, you will work as part of a dynamic team working with one or more team members of Superna. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate internal resources for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed and comprehensive project plans to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals


Skills and knowledge required will include but are not limited to following areas to execute this role:

Things You Should Have

  • Proven working experience in software project management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience

Superna values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an inclusive work environment and as such accommodations are available upon request for any candidate during the recruitment & selection process. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, will only contact those under consideration.

Reports to: VP Product Delivery

About the Team

Andrew MacKay – President

Andrew brings 27 years in technology across many segments of the industry including National Police force, Global Technology manufacturer, Enterprise Data Center design and Service Provider technologies.  He has worked in many aspects of technology from Engineering, R&D , patents, CTO, Strategist and Product Management. Previously worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police & Nortel Networks.

Dorothy Stockburger – Execute VP

Dorothy Stockburger has been working in the technology industry for over 27 years. She has leveraged her bachelors degree in chemical engineering to gain experience in diverse technologies from fuel cell to VOIP to Optical Network Management Software.  She had roles in technology start-ups Natural Convergence and Broadview Networks and corporate experience at Nortel Networks within New Product Introduction working across functional groups to deliver new products to market.

Kyle Fransham – VP R&D

Kyle brings over 13 years of experience in developing mission-critical and high-performance applications for public and private sector organizations. A long-time veteran of big data and cloud computing, he leverages his experience from Silicon Valley based research institutes as well as the Canadian federal government’s research computing department to lead Superna’s charge on cutting edge software development. 

Derek Manning – CIO

Leveraging over 25 years of industry experience, Derek Manning is Superna’s Chief Information Officer & Principal Product Architect who spearheads Superna’s IT transformation from global storage and data center certification center of excellence to global leaders in software development.  With a career spanning over four decades, Mr. Manning’s multi-generational expertise, previously at Nortel, Ciena and,  since 2012, Superna spans cloud, virtualization, computing, storage, networking, converged infrastructure, software, power, and cooling design, implementation and lifecycle..