Ness USA

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Agile Project Manager

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: 279


: San Francisco, CA 94105, USA


: $120-130K

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: 253


: 05-07-2014

Job Description

~~Agile Project Manager

Job Responsibilities:
• Create and manage project plans, timelines and deliverables. Communicate schedules and deliverables in a concise manner and ensure that deadlines are met.
• Work with engineering, product development, QA, TechOps and other departments to resolve resource and schedule conflicts and dependencies.
• Serve as scrum master for up to three scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work.
• Act as a central point of contact for all communications relating to the project(s).
• Communicate project status at all management levels.
• Ensure that projects adhere to established standards and methodology practices. Help define new development processes and industry best-practices.
• Make recommendations on how to best approach a software development project, keeping in mind the business goals.
• Work with product managers to define requirements and maintain the backlog.
• Know at all times the health of projects, critical path items, risks and impact to timelines.
• Facilitate problem solving and escalations to maintain schedule.
• Reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal.
• Coordinate project deliverables between team leads.
• Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing
• Maintain a close working relationship with the Product Owners of the development teams.
• Develop close working relationships with all levels of management, especially the functional managers of team members.
• Work with and represent a wide variety of stakeholders that need to work with the team.
• Facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demos.
• Establish and facilitate Scrum of Scrums as needed.

Job Requirements:
• 5 to 7 years of relevant IT experience including strong Agile program/project management experience and a minimum of 3 years of experience as a scrum master.
• Strong working knowledge of web development and eCommerce for an international company.
• Must be an excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management.
• Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring.
• Must encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes.
• Must be able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation.
• Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution.
• Must understand Agile metrics and reporting techniques.
• Must work effectively in a dynamic development environment with matrix reporting structure.
• Must have an ability to communicate verbally and in writing clearly and succinctly, complex design and technical issues, as well as business and product requirements.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities.
• Must be able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments.
• Demonstrated project management fundamentals.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Solid understanding of web technology, software development lifecycle, user interface issues and quality assurance.
• General appreciation for software architecture and software development concepts.
• Ability to understand and challenge technical proposals.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
• Highly organized and detail oriented.
• Demonstrated ability with affecting change.
• Must be hard working, highly motivated and a self-starter.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

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