Head of Project Management

Challenging leadership and hands on implementation project manager position working with the largest corporations in the US and the rest of the world.

Our Deployment department implements MapsIndoors solutions for customers all over the world. A MapsIndoors solution consists of mapping the customers’ floorplans, configuring map tiles and in some cases also new functionality in the MapsIndoors platform. 

We need you, an experienced project manager, to steer our implementation projects successfully in goal and to lead our group of Technical Designers and Project Managers in Aalborg and Austin, TX.

Your job:

With direct report to our CIO you will be a key enabler for a long term successful customer relationship and for the general well-being in the Project Management Team. From contract signing to delivery of an indoor navigation solution you pull the strings internally as well as externally, ensuring successful deliveries in terms of scope, time, economy, and quality. 

You will head a team of Technical Designers and Project Managers. Typically, project team members come from both our US and Denmark based offices.

The position includes a lot of contact and coordination with customers and establishing a good and professional relationship is paramount.

Concrete tasks and responsibilities in the job:

  • Coordinate between technical designers and project managers at our offices in Aalborg and Austin.
  • Manage Jira Software and Jira Service Desk projects and workflows related to daily production and technical support.
  • Manage, maintain and develop internal procedures and guides.
  • Project management on internal projects and customer projects related to the MapsIndoors platform.
  • Develop the professional skills of technical designers and project managers.
  • Daily leadership, coaching, 1:1 dialogues etc.
  • Employee development and training.

You should expect light travel activity (one to two travels a year) primarily to USA. Also, you must be prepared for afternoon video meetings between our Aalborg and Austin offices.

Your profile:

You probably hold a relevant degree within IT and/or SW, however other educations can also be applicable. In any case, you have a solid technical foundation and we expect at least 10 years of professional experience with project or programme management of IT/SW delivery projects including a proven track record of:

  • building strong and trustworthy relationships with customers as well as with team members
  • delivering SW projects
  • Implementing project processes

It is not essential that you have experience with direct leadership, however you must definitely have the motivation for it.

On a personal level you take responsibility for delivering solutions on time, and you are comfortable being in direct contact with customers and partners in order to attain goals together. Furthermore, you...

  • have a systematic and structured approach to project management. 
  • have a high drive and a positive personality 
  • are highly team oriented
  • are extroverted 

Additionally, you are skilled at communicating in English both in speech and in writing.

We expect you to take responsibility and contribute to the achievement of our common goals. Bright ideas are quickly translated into action.

Your expectations:

You can expect a job with a lot of exciting professional and personal challenges. Your effort will make a difference for clients around the world, where our platform plays a central role in regards to indoor mapping, indoor positioning, and in the integration with various software and hardware technologies.

You can expect us to work together and pull together as a team.

You will experience modern office facilities with room for contemplation and an informal and dynamic company culture.

We offer a compensation package that matches your qualifications as well as flexitime, lunch, and retirement and healthcare plans.  

MapsPeople - guiding you anywhere, anytime:

MapsPeople is a world-leading provider of indoor navigation through our flagship product ‘MapsIndoors’. For more than a decade, we’ve been a trusted partner and provider of Google Maps licencing products.

From our offices in Aalborg (HQ), Copenhagen, and Austin (USA), we strive to bring value to our customers and end-users. We are proud to serve some of the world’s most recognized companies and institutions, e.g. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kohl's, KPMG, Google, LinkedIn, UEFA, Lego, City University of London, Copenhagen Airport, and many more.

We have a strong collaboration with Google Maps, and for several years, we have been a Google Maps Premier Partner.

At MapsPeople we value professionalism, creativity, and speed in an informal environment. We are 60+ dedicated employees who represent 16 different nationalities. To support our continued growth in 2020, we are recruiting a lot of new talent.


We look forward to receiving your resumé for this position. Please upload your documents in English and in pdf-format by clicking on the 'Apply for this job'-button below. 

For more information, reach out to HR & Talent Attraction Partner, Jaana Westenius on jawe@mapspeople.com.

NOTE for candidates: To comply with European legislation regarding the processing of personal information (GDPR), we only accept applications and resumes via the MapsPeople career site (career.mapspeople.com). This means that only applications/resumes submitted via the career site are considered in the recruitment process. Applications and resumes sent to MapsPeople employees on e-mail are discarded without notice.

NOTE for headhunters/recruiting agencies: MapsPeople does not accept forwarding of any candidate resumes or candidate description from third parties including recruiting agencies or consultancy companies without an explicit and written agreement.

In case MapsPeople hires a candidate who has connected to MapsPeople or applied for a specific job via our career site (career.mapspeople.com) or by other means, MapsPeople cannot be held accountable as well as no fee or compensation what-so ever will be paid to any recruiting agency even if this recruiting agency has forwarded a resume for that same candidate without explicit and written agreement with MapsPeople.

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