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IT Project Manager

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This is a Full-time position in McKinney, TX posted March 4, 2021.

We are looking for an IT Project Manager to support and coach high performance teams, empower them to leverage Agile methods, enabling quality delivery and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Possess an intrinsic understanding of sound Agile and PM practices and have the ability to lead the deployment of those practices while collaborating and adjusting to specific project situations.
  • Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Backlog Grooming, and Sprint Retrospective.
  • Coaches PO/team on backlog refinement and prioritization.
  • Acts as Agile mentor/coach to other Scrum Masters or any Agile role.
  • Contributes to the evangelism, advancement and improvement of Agile practices throughout the entire organization.
  • Possess an understanding of and experience with typical SDLC activities such as Estimation, Process Design and/or Testing – ideally in both traditional and Agile delivery approaches.
  • Ensure DevOps systems we build are robust in the sense they can scale, handle rapid growth, and limit exposure to single points of failure and security vulnerabilities
  • Ensure team(s) maintain focus on quality and continuous delivery.
  • Supports team’s automation and DevOps journey (testing, pipelines, deployments).
  • Identify and develop metrics and dashboards to monitor adoption and maturity of DevOps.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in management, business administration or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical delivery role on an agile team.
  • Agile Certified Practitioners (ACP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred, but not required.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification preferred, but not required.
  • Thorough understanding of agile and lean methodologies, values, and procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of agile scaling frameworks preferably the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
  • Experience working with both agile and waterfall methodologies on large scale, technically complex projects.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Required Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Azure DevOps or similar tool for Project Lifecycle Management.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment tools such as Jenkins, Copado, Azure DevOps.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve conflict with stakeholder(s).
  • Shows a strong sense of ownership and accountability; ensures development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals.
  • Strong leadership, coaching and influencing skills across multiple and diverse groups and constituencies.
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