Technical IT Project Manager (d/f/m)

Full Time (32-40h a week)

We are looking for a Technical IT Project Manager to join our diverse team.

Are you collaborative and open-minded and on the lookout for your next challenge? Would you love to find a team where you can dedicate your skills to fight climate change and shape a more sustainable future? Are you living in Germany?

We are a growing team at a sustainable tech startup developing solutions for a systemic change towards a circular economy. Our focus is in the textile industry, one of the biggest climate challenges. circular.fashion unifies an international team of 20 people with interdisciplinary backgrounds of software engineering, textile, design, business and sustainability. You will have many opportunities for learning and creativity.

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Your roles & tasks

As a Technical IT Project Manager, you will work closely with the circular.fashion team but also in close collaboration with our research partners. This role contains a good mix of project management tasks (50%) and development within our backend system (50% )in cooperation with our software team.

Your tasks will include:

  • Represent and coordinate the activities of circular.fashion in several research and pilot projects with other partners to work on topics related to a Digital Product Passport and the circularity.ID®
  • Coordinate and realise integrations (API) with partner organisations and their software systems
  • Project management of our running research and software development projects related to our sorting solutions using ID-based sorting, computer vision and spectroscopy as technology
  • Contribute to our vision and product strategy
  • Writing maintainable and elegant code that’s easy to read and well documented
  • Working on new software as well as maintenance of existing software tools and databases where needs arise as the business requirements develop
  • Testing the software you write for reliability and robustness
  • Represent circular.fashion in standardisation committees such as ISO and DIN to work on topics such as ontologies, taxonomy, data exchange protocols and similar
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Skills & Experience

  • Project and partnership management skills
  • Experience with multiple programming languages, different kinds of infrastructure, MVC and other software engineering paradigms. Our current stack is Django/ Python with Vue.js, but as our future roadmap looks to be more distributed and API-centred, we’re also looking to technologies such as TypeScript and GraphQL
  • Experience designing API-first applications and general experience designing software architecture
  • Experience with decentralised systems and IoT can be beneficial
  • Experience with interdisciplinary work and bridging between the technical and non-technical sides of a team
  • Open-minded, communicative, dedicated team player with a high sense of responsibility and ability to integrate with new teams quickly and adaptive to changing processes
  • Excellent communication skills in both German and English
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Further details

This position is open as soon as you can start. Compensation is defined by a fully transparent growth and reward framework that our team designed collaboratively and is calculated by a formula that depends on a combination of experience, level of responsibility, and tenure at circular.fashion. We are looking for a candidate who is available for at least 32hrs per week and can work remotely, but must be located in Germany.

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About us

Our team: You are surrounded by a highly motivated, collaborative and solutions-focused team.

Industry-leading: Closed loop recycling in the textile industry and Digital Product Passports are very new, but are going through massive growth and will have a huge positive impact. Having been in the space for several years, many of the things we do in-house also influence EU-wide and global policies and standards. We also collaborate with universities in developing cutting edge technologies for the circular economy such as the crtx.ai project, where we are developing a garment classification system via computer vision and material analysis spectroscopy for textile sorters.

Self-development: We’re a small but growing interdisciplinary team - we all wear many hats. There are plenty of opportunities for you to try on new responsibilities and there are loads of learning opportunities.

Interdisciplinary collaboration: We are open for everyone on the team to bring in skills and interests beyond their main role since we are convinced that interdisciplinary exchange brings out the best solutions.

If you are curious about getting to know us please send us your application at jobs@circular.fashion with your CV, and answers to the following questions:

  • What motivates you to work for circular.fashion?
  • Would you prefer working remotely or in Berlin?
  • What are your salary expectations and when could you start?
  • (optional) A link to your GitHub, blog, portfolio website or anything else you might want us to know about you!

Do not hesitate to apply even if you don't fulfil all the qualifications. We look forward to receiving your application!

Your circular.fashion team