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Project Manager – senior role, permanent position, full time, reporting to Director

Ascertia is a global leader in PKI and high-trust electronic signature solutions.  The company designs and develops software products in-house and sells these to a global audience, mainly through a network of local reseller partners. Ascertia is involved directly in the delivery of specific strategic projects using its own professional services team. We are extending our professional services team with an experienced senior project manager to deliver PKI and digital identity transformational projects in Pakistan. The projects that we are targeting utilize the latest PKI and digital identity technologies and will contribute to the digitization of services in the government and private sectors, to speeding up and streamlining the business processes and interactions of the citizen with the government and private entities.

The nature and scale of the projects we will be targeting are such that the technology element is only one important factor and others important outcomes will include the delivery of business and technical processes necessary to implement and operate the targeted technical systems, the development of operating and organizations models necessary to establish the structure necessary to operate the target systems. Basically, a new way of thinking and working are required in order to deliver these projects.

The project manager will lead a project team that will be responsible for a turnkey delivery (design, implementation, testing, deployment, acceptance, go-live of the project’s objectives, ensuring that the objectives are clearly defined and agreed with the customer and achieved within the agreed time and budget. The project manager will lead the delivery team on a day-to-day basis and ensure proper communication and governance is established with the relevant internal and external stakeholders. The project manager will report to the Ascertia professional services director and communicate with him accordingly. The project manager will ensure he agrees to a project charter with the customer that will incorporate all agreed metrics for the successful project delivery (communication plan, change management, risk and issues management, etc.)

The project manager will ensure the best service delivery level are engaged in servicing the customer and will work closely with Ascertia management and other Ascertia teams in order to ensure customer satisfaction is maintained while the project delivery constraints are protected (budget, time).

Job Description:

The typical day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Project Management
  • Project plan and communication plan drafting and ownership
  • Project governance and reporting
  • Budget management
  • Resourcing management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risks & Issues management
  • Change Management

Desirable skills: To be successful in this role, candidates shall have the following:

  • Proven experience and track records in the delivery of complex projects in the government sector
  • Proven experience in the delivery of complex IT transformational program in the government and private
  • Ability to perform stakeholder management and to build strong working relationships with
  • Ability to engage project team members, to follow up delivery and be proactive with the identification of risks, issues and dependencies and seeking agreements/trade-offs to keep delivery on track within budget and time scales;
  • Ability to work hard to tight timescales, managing priorities and ensuring continuous quality
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a non-technical audience and to understand technical communication from team members and customers
  • Flexibility to undertake other duties related to the successful delivery as reasonably requested by Ascertia project services high management
  • Ability to review the documentation and perform sanity checking before the documentation is released to the customer
  • Ability to coach team members and support them to execute their duties and ability to seek support from within the Ascertia organization as and when required
  • Proficiency in the relevant tools that allow developing presentations, executive summaries, spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps for communicating and reporting with the customer and from within Ascertia

Qualification and professional memberships required:

  • University degree in IT, business administration or related fields
  • Successful candidates shall be PMP and Prince2 practitioners with relevant certification.
  • Proven IT qualifications are also a must.

We offer: 

  • Market competitive remunerations
  • Provident Fund, medical allowance, medical insurance
  • Six monthly bonuses
  • Six monthly appraisals
  • Paid holidays
  • Complimentary meals
  • Team building activities along with regular social events
  • Company-sponsored yearly excursion trips such as cricket, gaming or clubs

Why work for Ascertia?

Ascertia is a UK limited company.  The focus of the company is the development of high trust PKI products particularly focused on long-term digital signatures, mainly sold through our global partner network. Ascertia is a recognized brand for high trust cryptographic security.  A good number of security industry leaders recommend or resell Ascertia products.  Gartner rates Ascertia very well for our leadership position in providing high trust digital signature solutions and our global delivery capability. 

We are a successful global provider of products and services with a friendly and caring approach to our colleagues.  We are a friendly team of people that focus on getting the right relationships with our key partners and clients. Around the world, there is approximately 100 staff with a strong focus on R&D and technical high trust sales.  Ascertia has seen strong year on year growth and needs to expand it Customer Service and Operational teams. There is excellent growth potential at Ascertia.  There is no limit to the progress a successful candidate can make.  We are heavily dependent on the personal skills and experience people bring and the way these can be harnessed for a company and personal success.

Product Information

Since 2001, Ascertia has been a global leader in delivering high-trust solutions for digital signatures, timestamping, certificate validation, certificate issuance.  Ascertia has two strategic products:

SigningHub (more business-focused) delivers a complete signing solution enabling organizations to workflow documents for digital signature approval.  When integrated into core business applications or used standalone, SigningHub optimizes how internal and external users can review, approve, and sign documents at any time on any device.  Available as an on-premise product, private cloud service or multi-tenanted public cloud service.

ADSS Server (more technical focused) is an advanced framework product that offers a full range of PKI related services.  It is the cryptographic engine that powers SigningHub and includes support for qualified and AATL certificates, central key management, local and remote signing and long-term signature creation and verification.  Modular license options exist for CA, RA, OCSP, SCVP, TSA, central signing, local signing, authorized remote signing and long-term archiving.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Software Development
Job Location:
Gulberg 2, Lahore, Pakistan
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Bachelor's in IT, business administration or related fields
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
10 Years - 15 Years
Apply Before:
Jul 25, 2020
Posting Date:
Jun 25, 2020
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Ascertia (Pvt) Ltd.

Information Technology · 51-100 employees - Lahore

Ascertia is a UK limited company. The focus of the company is the development of high trust PKI products particularly focused on long-term digital signatures, mainly sold through our global partner network. Ascertia is a recognized brand for high trust cryptographic security. A good number of the ...Read More

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