Progress Rail Services Corp. Technical Project Manager – Software / Devops (AWS) in LaGrange, Illinois

Auto req ID: 3492BR
Posting Title: Technical Project Manager – Software / Devops (AWS)
Job Category: IT
City: LaGrange
State: Illinois
Alternative Work Location: Chicago

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

Responsible for coordination, management and delivery of internal and external software and process-related projects. Successful execution of contract related deliverables and new customer requests.

Key Job Elements

• Manage all activities and deliverables from contractual agreements

• Coordinate resources for testing and acceptance functions

• Respond to suppliers regarding test feedback, non-compliance and acceptance notices

• Track and resolve project issues and risks

• Identify new project needs and prepare action plans

• Interact with supplier project manager(s)

• Manage deliverables from various internal Progress Rail division resources

• Interact with Progress Rail’s customer, communications teams and program managers

• Manage the activities related to cloud infrastructure development

• Conduct weekly, monthly, quarterly reporting and status preparation

• Develop documentation

Education / Training

• Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study

Qualifications and Experience

• 5-10 years of project management experience, focus on IT Data Center, Cloud, software development, or large enterprise cloud projects

• Experience with cloud services (Amazon Web Services preferred), Agile methodologies (Scrum / Kanban), and IT infrastructure needed

• Strong understanding of advanced project management functions including risk management, communication, and negotiation

• Ability to manage multiple cross-functional teams

• Ability to manage projects in a matrix organization

• Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Solid organizational skills including attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

• Project Management Professional (PMP) / AGILE certification is a plus

• Experience in software development, especially with 3rd party software development companies

• Experience in an engineering / manufacturing environment

• Experience in a cloud development and hosting environment

• Experience in management of off-shore and multi-location resources


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


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