Acquia is hiring an

Engagement Manager

Melbourne, Australia


Aligned to Acquia’s amazing success is Acquia’s talent. Acquia is continually seeking exceptional talent to contribute towards this exciting journey of growth, innovation and success of the Acquia global brand.


Acquia is looking for a full-time Senior Engagement Manager to oversee ongoing web development and enhancement projects leveraging the fast growing open-source project, Drupal.


The ideal candidate is a self-starter and team player who is passionate about open-source, web development, and has a relentless desire to deliver the highest level of client satisfaction. Experience running large-scale web development and support projects, particularly with CRMs, with the ability to guide customers through their digital transformation.   Experience managing an eco-system including partner, internal, and client staff in the global delivery of large-scale application development efforts is a must. Candidates will have a strong sense of methodology (agile, waterfall, etc), prioritisation and team management, metrics reporting and perspective on best practice and thought-leadership in the delivery of solutions. To be successful in the role candidates must have a robust attention to detail, and an ability to negotiate mutually successful outcomes, while driving budget, margin, project quality, and on time delivery of solutions to Acquia’s highest profile clients.

The Engagement Manager will:

  • Represent Acquia by ensuring implementation success while easing customers across Europe through their digital transformation
  • Be hands on engagement manager with experience managing distributed and complex project teams supporting multiple clients
  • Oversee projects that include cutting-edge Drupal application development, enhancement, and maintenance efforts, driving process, quality, and velocity to achieve customer success
  • Negotiate with partners on the scoping, pricing, methodology and delivery of approach for subcontracted engagements
  • Manage the day-to-day delivery of engagements inclusive of project staffing, partner progress tracking, risk mitigation, issue tracking, change management, and escalations
  • Track and report weekly and monthly on project budget, margin, team utilisation and other metrics
  • Advocate for customer success on engagements with a focus on team harmony and execution, and adherence to Acquia metrics and revenue goals
  • Build deep customer trust in Acquia’s delivery process and team, with an emphasis on proactive expectation setting and change management


 Job Requirements:

  • Ability to negotiate mutually agreeable outcomes in complex project scenarios with customers, partners and Acquia stakeholders
  • Experience defining and delivering large scale engagements
  • Web development project experience is a must, familiarity/experience with Drupal or other CRM technologies is desirable.
  • Strong understanding of and experience in managing complex project financials including tracking forecast, actuals, and revenue targets
  • Excellent customer and partner relationship management skills
  • Agile and/or scrum experience a must

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience managing large scale ($1M+) web development projects in a digital agency setting or development environment.
  • Must be a self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with CMS technologies, especially Drupal and/or open-source is a plus
  • PMI Certification is a plus
  • Scrum Certification is a plus

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