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Agile Project Manager
Ref No.: 16-02011
Location: Philadelphia
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 11/01/2016
The Technology Division has an opportunity for a Senior Agile Project Manager with strong leadership, communication and organizational skills to join the growing team in center-city Philadelphia.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our global business stakeholders and global technology teams to deliver the next generation of our Operations Platform. This candidate will work across the project portfolio to drive technology and business value utilizing Agile Scrum and traditional methodologies.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage multiple cross-functional projects of medium to high complexity in a matrix environment
  • Work with multiple stakeholders and effectively manage competing priorities and requests
  • Responsible for the overall project coordination and status reporting
  • Work with resource managers as appropriate to fulfill project staffing needs
  • Play the role Scrum Master on projects using Agile/Scrum. Conduct daily scrums, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives.
  • As a Scrum Master, work closely with product manager/owner to ensure that the team has prioritized list of Epics and features to deliver and work with team to make sprint and project/release delivery commitments
  • Act as an agile champion for the assigned Scrum teams.
  • Responsible for all phase of the project from initiation through closure with ownership of project schedules, communications plan, contingency plan and resource plan
  • Track key project milestones and adjust project plan/resource plan as needed
  • Maintain project action item lists, issues and decision logs. Follow up with owners to ensure closure and progress on items
  • Ensure that the projects follow the defined project management processes and adhere to organizational risk management framework
  • Perform business analysis to capture high level project requirements which will be handed over to the development teams
Required skills:
  • Proficient Experience in SDLC using both agile/scrum methodologies and traditional/waterfall
  • Deep knowledge and skills in Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP and Kanban
  • Demonstrated ability using Agile management tools: Rally, JIRA-GreenHopper, VersionOne,
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Prior experience managing application development, product implementation and Infrastructure projects
  • Significant experience managing project teams in a matrix environment
  • Ability to analyze data and write SQL queries using SQL Server and Sybase
  • Prior experience in Financial services, specifically Asset and Investment Management is highly desired
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field