Senior Project Manager (Scrum Master)

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 17, 2019
Closes
Apr 17, 2019
Ref
11591BR
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Seeking a Scrum Master / Technical Project Manager to serve as a Scrum Master for a large enterprise project in Freddie Mac Single Family Servicing.

Responsibilities include:

* The candidate will help drive the success and inspire confidence in a highly visibility enterprise project in the Freddie Mac Single Family Servicing area.

* The candidate will be responsible for running the Daily Stand-ups, the Iteration Planning and Estimating Sessions, the Iteration Review and Demo and the Retrospective.

* The candidate will support and help develop and groom epics and stories, will identifying, track and resolving blockers, will coordinate with the core team, multiple stakeholders, product owners and numerous extended team members, and will produce weekly and ad-hoc reports to include both sprint and product backlog and burn down charts.

* The candidate will have solid Scrum Master experience on high-visibility, high-pressure, enterprise-level projects which involve extensive coordinating with other teams. Experience working in a 'Scrum of Scrums' environment across different departments is desired.

* The candidate will have experience working with stakeholders to understand vision, business objectives, and critical success factors.

* The candidate will be responsible for tracking and resolving risks, issues and impacts to upstream and downstream applications as well as impacts to other existing functionality.

* The candidate will have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

* The candidate will be a skilled communicator, to include both verbal and written communication.

* The candidate will be able to explain complicated technical concepts to a non-technical audience and to have experience developing written communication plans.

* The candidate will be a strong team player who recognizes and seeks out solutions from all stakeholders and team members.

* The candidate will also be responsible for writing or coordinating the completion of other Freddie Mac (non-Agile) processes such as: process and financial controls documents, deployment turnover checklists, responding to security findings, deployment plans and processes for both the non-production and production environments.

* The candidate will have technical experience to understand SQL, database servers, web servers, shell scripts, java components, n-tier architecture, web services, LDAP/AD, DNS, authentication and authorization, information security, rules engines, test-driven development, load balancing, redundancy, cloud computing.

* While this primary position is as a Scrum Master, the candidate is expected to be able to apply traditional project management techniques for solving problems as appropriate to the situation. For example: ability to create or drive project schedule development, task definition, duration, resource estimates, work breakdown structure and risk management.

Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
* 7+ years overall experience in software development
* 5-7+ years of full life cycle technical Project Management experience
* 4+ years of Scrum Master Experience
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
* Agile Training or Certification, such as PMI-ACP, Scrum Alliance CSM or CSPO, or SAFe Scaled Agilist

Keys to Success In this Role

* Ability to drive resolution across multiple stakeholders in a complex technical and business environment.
* Ability to build trust and strong teams with intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility.
* Ability to apply agile principles to improve delivery and agile maturity.
* Ability to succeed in a cutting-edge technical environment using cloud, microservices, rules engines, test driven development across multi-disciplinary teams.
* Ability to work in a tightly controlled, financial-critical environment.

Top 3 Personal Competencies

* Leadership - Set and execute upon a clear vision, strategy, and/or goals. Lead from the front, balancing delegation with hands-on participation
* Servant Leader - Facilitate and enable the team to adapt the Agile practices and behavior
* Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
* Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results successfully

Preferred Skills

* Experience using either Version One or Jira and to analyze trends from story data.
* Experience in the Mortgage Industry or other banking or financial services.
* Experience in testing and quality techniques (functional, performance, automation, negative testing, etc.)
* Experience in decomposing and writing requirements and user stories.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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