Technical Project Manager

Your main focus will be the planning and day-to-day management of ongoing projects and product development.


Who we are

Factry helps industrial companies improve their production processes. And we’re one of a kind, because we’re experts in connecting industrial equipment with modern open source software.

We’ve been international since day 1: while based in Ghent, Belgium, we maintain Factry software all over the world! And we’re good at it, too: our clients love our work. We wouldn’t settle for less.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a technical project manager for Manufacturing Execution System projects, or MES, to help us bridge Industrial IT with open source IT in a project management role. You will work side by side with our COO, where your main focus will be the planning and day-to-day management of ongoing projects and product development at Factry using SCRUM methodologies.

As a Technical Project Manager, you will help our team with:

  • Translating functional project/product requirements into technical user stories.
  • Planning of development, while creating the backlog tasks.
  • Scheduling and designation of tasks to team members.
  • Managing the execution of each phase of each project/product development, while balancing the workload over different projects.
  • Testing new features to see if they meet the requirements.
  • Tracking and measuring progress together with budget adherence.
  • Communicating and negotiating with all stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Go on-site to customers for status meetings / commissioning / …

Our Core Values

  • Transparency We believe open and accessible information is the best way to help others, to transfer knowledge and to create trust. We help our customers to gain clear insights by implementing an open data culture in their company.
  • Excellence Backed up by 20 years of experience, we strive for maximum customer satisfaction by enhancing operational efficiency and productivity. Our secret goal is to make clients say they should have met us earlier.
  • Innovation Factry believes radical innovation is key to operational improvement. We evoke change by guiding our clients towards a digital factory, delivering solutions that create value today and in the future.
  • Authenticity We believe in being the same people we are online and offline, in the office and outside of it. We take our time to understand your challenges, deliver solutions and to continuously build genuine customer intimacy.
  • Optimism We believe that any industrial process can benefit from automation, even on a very modest scale. We spread the power of optimism, as we believe small steps can make a big difference in creating the factory of the future.
  • Fun factor Factry is about creating fun and exciting user experiences. We love empowering people to explore, experiment, and make better operational decisions based on historical data. Anytime, on any device and in real-time.

About You

  • You have a masters degree in Engineering and/or Computer Science or equivalent, and 2+ years of relevant project management experience.
  • You have worked with enterprise customers before, preferably in a manufacturing context.
  • You have experience in leading a team.
  • You have at least some experience in software development. You are able to think and communicate about development principles. You can read and understand code. You know your way around in a terminal.
  • You’re a motivated learner who is open to learn any new technology. You know how to google things.
  • You have a pragmatic and entrepreneurial mindset, thinking beyond today’s needs.
  • You take ownership and are proud of your work. We value people who learn from mistakes and improve themselves in tiny ways every day.
  • You feel comfortable in a fast-paced working environment. As a startup, we don’t have all the corporate-y features !
  • You’re motivated to understand and solve hard problems.
  • You have good communication skills.
  • You are an active listener, trying to figure out the underlying needs of the client.
  • You’re proficient in English and Dutch. Knowledge of any other language is an advantage.

So what do you get?

  • A dynamic work environment with plenty of room for your ideas.
  • The opportunity for personal growth and development of new skills.
  • A healthy work / life balance adapted to your needs. A healthy dose of remote work is part of the culture.
  • Competitive salary depending on your experience.
  • A creative working environment in a nice office in the center of Gent.

YES! That’s me! Now what?

  1. Send your resume and motivation letter to We will respond within 1 week, and maybe invite you for a first interview at our office.
  2. We give you some technical challenges to test your skills.
  3. Finally, you have a second conversation with our management.
  4. Go? Go!

Questions? Contact Jeroen.