Senior Project Management Office Analyst

Permanent employee, Full-time · Germany, Switzerland, Ireland

Your opportunity:

Our PMO and Project Management Team is looking for a Senior Project Management Office Analyst to join our growing team. As a Senior PMO Analyst at the Cardano Foundation you will be providing day to day support to the PMO function through various tasks in a fast dynamic environment. Your responsibilities will include:

Strategic Planning

  • Contributing to strategic planning efforts including the PMO strategic plan and roadmap.

  • Support the alignment of project portfolios with organisational goals and priorities.

Reporting and Performance Monitoring

  • Own and deliver Management Information (MI) for executive audiences.

  • Create high quality reporting, transforming data from multiple data sources for advanced data analytics and forecasting. 

  • Monitor and report on project performance, including KPIs and milestones. 

  • Manage and own the reporting process for projects and programs

  • Support reporting for the Project Steering Committee and Board, including commentaries and insights 

  • Create and own dashboard creation, have knowledge of reporting principles and data validation techniques. Expert in data modelling, report optimisation and visualisation. 

Project Delivery Support

  • Complete PMO administrative tasks as the project/programmes require. Supporting the planning, execution and monitoring.

Process Creation

  • Experienced with creating and rolling out new processes company-wide. 

  • Optimise PMO processes, tools, processes and methodologies company-wide.

  • Create and implement a capacity planning and resource forecasting process for projects (incl. maintaining accurate records of resource availability, allocations and dependencies).

  • Create and implement a Projects Benefits and Value Management framework, also change management processes. 

Portfolio Governance & Control

  • In collaboration with the Head of PMO and Project Management, quality assure project artefacts/collateral submitted to PMO (Business Cases, Change Requests, Status Reports, Closure Reports, etc.) Provide constructive feedback to colleagues to ensure project management standards are applied consistently.

  • Own RFI and RFP process administrative work (compiling requirements and contacting vendors).

  • Create and own the process of ‘the lessons learnt’ reviews.

  • Run quarterly retrospectives with the PMO team.

  • Knowledge management; keep PMO Confluence and PMO documentation up to date incl. version control and records management.

  • Ability to build and influence business cases for change and lead these through to completion.

Stakeholder Management

  • Provide education, training and first line support on the agreed PMO procedures, processes and tools.

  • Provide expert guidance on project-related queries, also advice and support. 

Quality Assurance

  • Support with project audits.

  • Support quality assurance activities by ensuring project documentation and assets meet quality standards.

Your story:
  • 5-8 years experience within PMO and Project Management.

  • Broad experience of designing and scaling PMO processes and standards.

  • Strong understanding of project management & demand management tools (JIRA, Asana, Google Suite, Google Data Studio, Confluence, Power BI)

  • Experience working within a variety of PMO offices and working on software development projects

  • Possess a degree ideally in Technology, Engineering, Business or similar discipline.

  • Ability to synthesise a large amount of information into relevant and concise reporting. 

  • Strong data analysis and attention to detail, but can also consider the bigger picture.

  • Apply knowledge and analytical skills to call out portfolio insights and recommendations whilst collating management information.

  • Must possess strong English spoken and written skills. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable supervising others and delivering effective presentations.

  • Adaptable, intuitive and good problem solving techniques. 

  • A proactive and action-oriented approach, driving progress via self and others.

  • Ownership is a part of your DNA.

Your impact:

Drive Efficiency and Scalability: Design and optimize project management processes to streamline workflows and ensure successful project delivery.

Empower Data-Driven Decisions: Develop comprehensive reports and intuitive dashboards to track key project metrics, identify potential risks, and provide actionable insights for informed decision-making.

Influence Strategic Direction: Utilize data analysis and reporting to provide strategic recommendations, aligning project outcomes with organizational goals and driving continuous improvement.

Nice to have:
  • PMP or PRINCE2. 

  • SCRUM or agile qualifications.  

  • Tech experience and ideally passion or interest in Blockchain.

About us

The Cardano Foundation is an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. The Foundation is tasked with advancing the public digital infrastructure Cardano and works to anchor it as a utility for financial and social systems, thus empowering the digital architects of the future.

The Foundation facilitates the worldwide advancement of Cardano in enterprise applications. It develops infrastructure tooling—including where there may not be an immediate commercial use case—plus strengthens operational resilience, and drives diversity of on-infrastructure use cases as well as the development of sound and representative governance.

Another significant part of the Cardano Foundation’s mission is to engage with and support the Cardano community. The Foundation assists the development of tools the community can use to leverage Cardano to solve problems in new ways.

The Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents, working together to grow the Foundation. 

Here at the Cardano Foundation we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. We aim to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • You will have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. We work remote, but also have the chance to meet together for team off sites and different events and conferences. We encourage a culture of collaboration in a remote work environment.

  • You will have access to an annual learning budget dedicated to professional and personal development. Moreover, we encourage and create a deep learning environment where you also learn from the passionate people from your team and during various trainings, workshops and AMA sessions 

  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 

  • You will have the opportunity to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to serve as an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 

  • You are given an additional day off on your birthday and  additional days off as per established work anniversary milestones.

Equal opportunities employer:

The Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed to being a discrimination free organization - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct applications regardless of the channel through which we receive them.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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