Senior Project Manager (Scrum Master)

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 12, 2019
Closes
Jul 23, 2019
Ref
12146BR
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
If you are you are a confident and self-motivated individual with a willingness to learn and adapt in a team environment, we are your next destination employer! Apply to join us (Single Family Servicing and Risk department of the Information Technology division at Freddie Mac). In this role, you will work with business SMEs and identified project stakeholders to develop detailed requirements (functional, non-functional, operational, data quality). You will document all requirements into appropriate requirements management tools and conduct requirements walkthroughs with the project team and project stakeholders. Additionally, you will also serve as a Project Manager and Scrum Master on Agile projects.

Your Work Falls into Two Primary Categories

Systems Analysis

  • Lead and support change control on requirements
  • Act as the primary liaison with multiple Business /IT stakeholders responsible for managing the scope, requirements and dependencies across multiple workstreams and initiatives.
  • Perform data issue/problem management, research potential data exceptions, and initiative/project engagement: data analysis, leveraging current sources including databases, data and process models, business requirements and other artifacts.
  • Act as a liaison between business area and technical support teams to ensure all parties have complete understanding of issues/requests, requirements and process steps to ensure alignment and successful outcome.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining process documentation and other relevant records as needed.
  • Analyze business requirements and identify, communicate and drive mitigation of risks and issues.
  • Perform data profiling, extensive data analysis, setup mock data for development/unit testing
  • Develop business rules spreadsheets (BRSs) to document data movement/data transformation rules
  • Work with developers, data modelers, testers and business area SMEs to support development, system testing, UAT
  • Support all phases of the project development lifecycle using SDLC, Agile and other project methodologies
  • Support System Testing, End-to-End testing, and UAT
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Requirements traceability matrix (RTM)

Project Management / Scrum Master
  • Planning and managing of several simultaneous projects
  • Work collaboratively with customers, as well as internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate and at times lead cooperative efforts with project team members
  • Participate in Requirements and Design discussions with project stakeholders
  • Validating financial forecasts and providing on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenses
  • Developing communication plans and effectively communicating in both verbal (e.g.day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written (status reports, change requests) form
  • Developing the project charter, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan and related project management artifacts
  • Defining and tracking project milestones while developing, maintaining and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Assessing impacts on other projects, including other concurrent deployments on the same application (code base), downstream and upstream impacts.
  • As Scrum master, conducting Agile ceremonies and collaborating with the team and product owner for continuous improvement


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • 5+ years of related Systems Analysis and Project Management/Scrum Master work experience in Information Technology.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field or equivalent working experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of hands-on experience with complex SQL and high-volume Relational databases
  • Minimum of five (5) years of hands-on experience with Requirements Management Software
  • Ability to communicate with business users and help elicit business requirements
  • Ability to translate Business Requirements into Information/Data requirements
  • Ability to work with technical development teams; build and maintain technical/project documentation; participate in project estimation
  • Strong analytical skills, proficiency in root cause analysis, and ability to solve problems and craft business solutions
  • Waterfall and Agile methodology experience
  • Experience managing Production Support, Incident Management and communications
  • Experience managing the full systems development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience as Servant leader to manage the expectation from Agile team
  • Ability to create or drive project schedule development, including task definition, duration, and resource estimates, work breakdown schedule, contingency planning
  • Experience building and maintaining project artifacts such as budget development, project charter, project planning, schedule management, requirements management, test planning and execution, control and assurance practices
  • Experience working with stakeholders to understand vision, business objectives, and critical success factors
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and conference calls. This shall include scheduling the meetings; developing agendas and meeting minutes; providing and archiving required documentation; and documenting, tracking, and following-up on action items from the meetings

Key to Success in this Role
  • Willingness to learn and work in a team environment
  • Effective communication
  • Change leadership
  • Ability to work across silos
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships
  • Ability to stay calm and poised in pressure situations

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Customer Focus - Personally engage with customers (clients) to learn and deliver on their needs
  • Partnership - Align myself and my team with what is right for the company
  • Drive for Execution - Focus on results rather than the appearance of results (i.e., be good, not just look good); be an impact junkie


Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • General knowledge of secondary mortgage industry
  • Ability to read Java code
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
  • Experienced Planview user
  • Experience with automated requirements and testing management


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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