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Associate Project Manager

Liferay Tokyo

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Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Liferay is looking for an Associate Project Manager who has a hunger to put their knowledge to the test and apply it to real world projects. You value people over process. You strive to find ways to improve complex systems across the organization. You understand that success of a team is dependent on its members, and you enjoy cultivating this culture. You know how to manage expectations of stakeholders while pushing the team forward to succeed in projects and initiatives. You are a highly organized and detail-oriented problem solver, team player, and communicator. 

If you identify with the profile, and think you have a good fit with that position, apply and come and talk to us!


The Associate Project Manager will work under the direction of the Project Manager and / or Senior Project Manager and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of ongoing projects.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Serve as a single point of contact for project accountability, planning, communication for multiple customers
  • Successful delivery of projects based on scope, schedule, and budget
  • Work with the project team to Record, triage, track and escalate customer issues
  • Following Liferay’s Services methodology for delivery
  • Effectively manage tracking status and resolutions to help the project stay on course to achieve targeted outcomes
  • Managing scope and change control through project phases, stages and milestones
  • Develop project deliverables, status reports, and other work products including project plans, schedules, and documentation to customers
  • Lead customer meetings and product demonstrations
  • Develop and document customer requirements
  • Release planning and coordination within project teams
  • Help high-performance teams and individuals to track through progress and clear any project roadblocks
  • Proactively communicate a clear picture to team members of what project success looks like, and work with customer leadership to build the comprehensive plan to get there
  • Take ownership of tasks assigned


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in information technology, software development management, software engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • Knowledgeable in Agile/Waterfall Project Management Methodologies.
  • Passion about personal development, continuous improvement and problem-solving.
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Certification (such as Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional (PMP)®)
  • Proficient with Google and Microsoft product suites
  • Assist with project requirements gathering 
  • Ability to speak and write Japanese fluently 

About the Company

Liferay is a uniquely profitable B2B enterprise software company with 1,200+ fiery-eyed employees all across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. As a renowned provider of enterprise open source technologies, we have been recognized by Gartner for empowering businesses around the world to solve complex digital challenges. Liferay Experience Cloud is an all-in-one solution that unites our Liferay DXP and cloud platform capabilities with built-in analytics and B2B commerce functionality, reducing the time to market and allowing for accelerated innovation - serving notable customers across the globe such as Airbus, US Bank, Honda, and Desjardins. 

But we don’t just make awesome software, we are also fueled by a greater-than-profit vision. By building a vibrant business, making technology useful, and investing in communities, we make it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. We give our employees five days off to volunteer at charities they’re excited about, and Liferay donates 10% of our profits to charities around the world. Oh, we’re also self-funded which gives us the freedom to work on whatever we think brings the most value to customers and communities in the long run!

What We Offer

  • Opportunities to take responsibility, grow professionally, and Stay Nerdy
  • A positive and collaborative work culture
  • Working at a leading open-source company

Equal Opportunities Employer - Statement

Liferay is committed to the equal treatment of all candidates, customers and employees and to fostering a culture of dignity at work. Our operating procedure provides for equal opportunities in recruitment and employment with the aim to eliminate discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or beliefs, marital or civil partnerships status, family or dependency status, disability, pregnancy and maternity or membership of a traveling community.