Agile Project Manager / Solution Owner

Slalom Consulting   •  

Orange, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 53 days ago

Responsibilities

  • Define and work within an agile project governance framework (e.g. establish team cadence, run Scrum ceremonies and backlog grooming sessions, etc)
  • Lead the agile software delivery team, manage issues and mitigate risks
  • Be the functional and subject matter expert for the solution and act as the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Team
  • Work with the Product Owner to define the product by identifying requirements and thinking critically about what will make it successful; write user stories that effectively communicate the Product Owner’s requirements and that are easily consumed by software development teams
  • Work with the engineering team, in particular the Solution Architect, to define and validate the technical approach, strategy and deliverables for the project
  • Attend and lead meetings; provide project status reporting to management; assist with testing scenarios, and validate results
  • Prepare and deliver client presentations and work products/prototypes
  • Work with and lead QA teams in the execution of test plans, verification of sprint feature releases, assistance in triaging defects for engineering & QA teams

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of consulting experience in Agile Software development as a Project, Product or Program manager for a major consulting firm or creative agency
  • Experience in all phases of product, software, and testing life cycles
  • Able to serve as a liaison between both business and technical teams to drive effective, timely solutions that fulfill both strategic and operational needs
  • Skilled at defining and documenting business and functional requirements for ongoing system enhancement initiatives in iterative software development environments
  • Strong investigative, analytical and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong knowledge in software delivery: Agile, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP and Lean
  • Familiarity with Agile delivery toolsets (e.g. JIRA, TFS, etc)
  • Able to proactively identify risks, and drive action to mitigate and resolve issue
  • Strong experience within software engineering specifically mobile, DevOps & modern web
  • Familiarity with all types of technical documentations (process maps, BRDs, system diagrams, user experience, application maps, test plans, user stories, etc)
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a vast array of information
  • Experience leading all Agile ceremonies including: sprint planning, review, demo, and stand-up sessions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Communication, Business or other related technical field