Project Manager

ASM Research
Mclean, VA
Jun 25, 2019
Jun 27, 2019
Full Time
Project Manager IIThe Agile PM is responsible for coordinating personnel, managing customer relationships, and overseeing delivery driving process and quality improvement for specific products/initiatives. Additionally, the Agile PM must be experienced in Agile Scrum or equivalent (and/or SAFe a plus) delivery and able to implement best practices from past experiences. The role requires the ability to successfully juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment with multiple concurrent work streams based on Agile and DevOps for high profile complex Federal projects such as large scale .GOV citizen-centric public websites related initiatives/task teams. The successful candidate will thrive on the challenge and help the teams achieve a high degree of software development maturity and work as a team player in a multi contractor environment.Job ResponsibilitiesWork with Program Manager on the project assignments and drive assigned projects with minimal dependency * Interact with the client to understand the overall project needs * Define the scope and business requirements for the project based on clients need * Responsible for defining release schedule and aligning with program level schedule(s) * Manage scope creep by a thorough change control process and maintain product backlog * Create risk register, manage risks and mitigation plans for the projects * Report project progress through weekly status reports and JIRA & Confluence Dashboards * Support designing and creating JIRA and Confluence dashboards and its data sources * Conduct daily Scrum stand ups and weekly project meetings, help the team with any road blocks and help resolve the impediments * Attention to detail and excellent written and communications skills * Coordinate, develop, and update project management artifacts in accordance with customer needs * Conduct kickoff meetings to define roles and responsibilities of project staff, assess and validate initial business requirements, define the project scope, establish communication and reporting process * Develop, coordinate, and manage project elements, including but not limited to Product Visions, Backlogs, Agile Schedules in Microsoft (MS) Project, Milestones, Budgets, Risks, Action Items, and Deliverables * Develop and maintain strategic themes based on client's priorities, translate into Product Vision, develop program objectives, features, user stories, and maintain the product backlogs * Coordinate with other project teams, which may include but is not limited to Development, Call Center, Hosting, QA/Testing, Data Provider, Analytics, Security, Marketing, and other third- party support teams such as Cloud Providers (eg AWS), CDN providers (eg Akamai), and other Digital Services popular enterprise tools vendors * Perform frequent Project Status Reviews (PSR) with the stakeholders to report on Overall Project Status Summary, Scope, Schedule, Milestones, Costs, Quality, Risks, and Next Steps * Conduct project retrospectives at the completion of each sprint/release, Recommend process improvements * Gather metrics and reports status to Management Minimum QualificationsBachelor's Degree in IT, Cyber Security Business, Engineering, Management or a related field. An Associate's Degree and 10 years of experience may be substituted for the BA/BS or equivalent relevant experience. 6-8 years of experience with a minimum of 2 years Project Management experience. Other Job Specific Skills * Required Education: Bachelors Required; Masters Preferred * Years of Experience: 6-10 years of experience in software development/IT with at least 2-4 years' direct experience in an Agile (ideally Scrum and/or SAFe) environment. * Related Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner (SP), APMG AgilePM or equivalent certification. PMP preferred. * Deep understanding of Agile processes and Scrum (and/or SAFe) with hands-on implementation experience * Extensive understanding of modern software development architecture eg DevOps, Open Stack etc. Prior experience as a developer and/or requirements/business analyst is a big plus * Experience with JIRA, JIRA Agile, Confluence, Microsoft Project, VersionOne desirable * Experience coordinating multiple large teams in an Agile environment is a plus * Demonstrated leadership in process improvement and innovation * Outstanding written and verbal communication skills * Working in large scale citizen centric .GOV public websites, a big plusCertifications/Licensures PMP preferred CSM

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