R&D Program Management Team Leader

  • eToro
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 21/06/2024
Full time Forex Fintech IT - Software Development IT - Systems Engineering

Job Description

The Inbound Project manager will orchestrate and lead large-scale technical and business projects that span organizational boundaries, involving cross-organizational stakeholders.

The project manager will be in charge of the delivery on time of the domain under his/her responsibility, communication, and synchronization with other domain’s managers (business, architecture, security, IT, and others), process implementation, and risk management.


  • Lead, mentor, and manage a small team of project managers in related domains, and be part of the Project Management Leadership Team.
  • Responsible for long-term Portfolio planning (working with the domain’s Product managers, Business Owners, and R&D leads), based on company goals.
  • 60% of his/her time, the candidate will manage projects and 40% will be leadership activities.
  • Build an execution plan while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value.
  • Control all the project's activities and progress in a result-oriented manner, in a matrix environment.
  • Ensure execution of management decisions and priorities - Understands the company and its lines of business, and can translate the company vision into a project vision.
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders: Development, security, IT, architecture, Product, customer support, Data Engineering, 3rd party partner/providers, and other Project Managers.
  • Define and manage integration plans.
  • Organize and lead project status and working meetings.
  • Communicate clearly and transparently projects status across the organization internally and externally. Be able to deliver bad news.
  • Proactively identify and resolve project conflicts - Manage and mitigate deviations from plans.
  • Perform project post-mortems to pinpoint improvement areas and document lessons learned.
  • Continue evolving and developing the methodology together with the rest of the team using a continuous improvement mindset.



  • 3+ years of proven hands-on experience in leading a team.
  • 5+ years of proven Project Management experience in leading R&D projects (Team/group lead - an advantage).
  • Software engineering degree or equivalent - an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, including Agile and Scrum.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • High level of English.
  • Fintech industry domain experience - an advantage.

Professional Skills

  • Can-do attitude mindset, with the ability to push tasks/projects through.
  • Independent, Self-motivated, Self-Learning.
  • Skilled in leading cross-functional teams without direct authority, fostering collaboration, and driving team performance to achieve project objectives.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships.
  • Proven ability to create comprehensive project plans spanning multiple teams, set realistic goals, and successfully execute projects from initiation to completion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate project status, requirements, and progress to stakeholders at all levels. The candidate should be able to convey messages and updates clearly to both technical teams and management.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly identify and resolve project issues, make informed decisions, and adapt plans as necessary.