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Scrum Master - Durham, NC
Ref No.: 17-00359
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Job Title: Scrum Master  
Job Location:  Durham, NC
Position Type:  Contract
Pay Rate:  DOE $/hr. on w2
Interview Process:  Phone + F2F
US Citizen, Green Card and GC EAD Preferred.
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Job Description
General Project Management and Facilitation 
  • Engages delivery partners within information technology, architecture, analytics and enterprise security areas for software development projects according to industry best practices. 
  • Accountable for ensuring that deliverables from business and technology partners are produced and approved according to multiple project schedules. This includes requirement documents, functional and technical design documents, test plans, etc. 
  • Proactively identifies and manages project risks and dependencies and raises awareness around projects across the portfolio. 
  • Accountable for the development business processes to ensure business readiness at project completion. 
  • Responsible for ensuring timely, accurate, and clear communication is provided to our customers and members. 
Financial Management 
  • Responsible for developing, refining, and monitoring the project budgets throughout the project life cycles. 
  • Manages budgets to hours and dollar allocations to the approved amounts in accordance with financial processes. 
Delivery Implementation 
  • Proactively manages the change request process for project level scope, schedule and budget changes throughout the project life cycle. 
  • Accountable for ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements and mandates which includes all internal and external audit requirements. 
  • Accountable for monitoring and effectively representing project as well as works with the project team to develop mitigation strategies for any risks and dependencies across the portfolio. 
  • Coordination of project team and vendor training to ensure accuracy on requirements and design on new software. 
Stakeholder Management 
  • Accountable for stakeholder identification and engagement throughout the project life cycle to ensure business readiness and proactive identification of risks and dependencies. 
  • Represents projects in executive level presentations in various project governance and inter-departmental forums. 
Vendor Management
  • Accountable for driving project deliverables and compliance through the vendor contracting process for multiple vendors at a time. 
  • Manages the execution of contracted work to ensure contract compliance as well as timely receipt of deliverables and funds. 
Resource Management
  • Assembles, mobilizes, and motivates teams to set direction, approach, identify skill gaps, and resolve conflict in a highly matrixed environment to lead projects to conclusion. 
  • Accountable for managing allocated resources from multiple delivery partners while working within approved hours and scope. 

Hiring Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree and three years project management or equivalent experience to include enterprise-wide and multiple concurrent projects of increasing complexity. 
  • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, five years project management experience to include enterprise-wide and multiple concurrent projects of increasing complexity may be considered. 
  • Stakeholder management with influencing, facilitation and negotiation skills. 
  • Knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools. 
  • Solid understanding of the software development lifecycle including: development tools/technologies, release/version control, testing methodologies and deployment management 
  • Understanding of project management methodology.
  • Experience leading organizational change at the project level. 
Hiring Preferences 
  • Healthcare/insurance experience. 
  • Prior consulting experience. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Visio, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint and Planview. 
  • Experience with Waterfall, or Agile methodology. 
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification or Certified Scrum Master certification.