Project Manager

Confidential Company  •  Augusta, ME and 2 other locations

5 - 7 years experience  •  Government

$100K - $160K
Posted on 08/04/17 by Ahtisam Shaikh
Augusta, ME
5 - 7 years experience
Government
$100K - $160K
Posted on 08/04/17 by Ahtisam Shaikh

Position Details:

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Phoenix, AZ 85007

Duration: 12+ months (Strong possibility for an extension)

Responsibilities:

Position Description

Imagine designing world-class online educational experiences for hundreds of thousands of K-12 students, teachers, parents, and school staff. Client is creating award-winning educational web applications and you can contribute to our success by crafting the very best user interfaces using the bleeding-edge web technologies.

Position Summary

Client seeks Project Manager Candidates who are self-driven and thrive working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that operates on collaboration and partnership with all business stakeholders. The successful candidate will demonstrate previous experience and success in large, enterprise-wide products/projects with an emphasis on software development.

Responsibilities

  • Directs and monitors all activities for major technology-based projects from initiation through delivery; these projects may cross platforms, other applications, and/or business lines
  • Works with stakeholders to develop technology concepts, requirements, design alternatives, acceptance criteria, project schedules, and costs for projects assigned
  • For assigned projects, monitor and track budgets, complex program schedules, dependencies, risks, and strategic goals to meet project and area objectives through all phases
  • Provides consistent and comprehensive status reports, project updates, and ongoing cost analyses, significant issue management and resolution, escalation of issues to management when needed
  • Utilizes shop standard and appropriate Agile/Scrum/Kanban principles and methodologies to manage project output
  • Manages product backlogs, sprint backlogs, and negotiates priorities with business leadership
  • Delivers all work efforts and project artifacts with transparency and traceability
  • Ensures the activities of project staff meet shop standard practices
  • Is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources are allocated and maintained to facilitate the successful completion of the project
  • Ensures the ongoing process/system capability associated with projects and manages any changes required to meet or exceed the expectations established in project designs
  • Works with team  and product owner to manage change control
  • Performs additional duties as assigned or apparent

Requirements

  • BSDegree CS or MIS or equivalent
  • 5+ years' experience in Project/Program Management, Scrum Master, or Business Analyst roles
  • Agile/Scrum, Six Sigma, PMP certification strongly preferred
  • Experienced in end to end SDLC elements, sequences, and monitoring/reporting
  • Proficient in project management techniques, utilizing multiple software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, TDD, etc.).
  • Utilizes current SDLC tools and techniques to monitor and measure project performance
  • Listens, asks appropriate questions, and respects the viewpoints of others
  • Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members; builds morale and team productivity by recognizing and praising the efforts and achievements of the team
  • Works effectively across team boundaries; develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and make sound decisions
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative and distributed team environment
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of direction while being pro-active in keeping their management informed of project related issues
  • Ability to work under pressure, and as appropriate, proactively escalate clearly issues or risks to management
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build strong relationships with various levels of employees ranging from entry level to senior leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and shift priorities quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal
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