Project Manager & Scrum Master

LIBERA, INC.
Full time agile scrum project-management
Project Management
United States
Hiring from: United States

About this job


Location options: Remote
Job type: Full-time
Role: Product Manager
Industry: Data & Analytics, Software Development / Engineering, Technical Services
Company size: 51–200 people
Company type: Private



Technologies

agile, scrum, project-management



Job description

Position:




PROJECT MGR/SCRUM MASTER 




Department:




SOLUTIONS






LOCATION:




Remote/Travel as needed




STATUS:




EXEMPT






Supervised By:




SOLUTIONS EXECUTIVE




Revision:




SEPTEMBER 2020






JOB SUMMARY:


The position is responsible for delivering according to Project Management Institute (PMI) best practices.  Socialize deliverables, schedules, and deadlines. Track progress against percentage complete.  Coordinate project status meetings and written project documentation.  Provide progress reports and dashboard information.  In addition, as an open and approachable scrum master, drive and embrace Agile / Lean frameworks that result in quality product delivery and continuous improvement. Responsible for removing impediments that hinder the team from reaching goals.  Deliver in a flexible way to enable the team to rapidly respond to changes. Collaborate with all department heads, stakeholders, and project sponsors. 



MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:



  • 4-year Business or Technology degree preferred

  • 8 year working in a technical environment in similar roles as a Scrum Master / Project Manager

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience

  • Expertise with Agile and Scrum frameworks and their application in Product Development and delivery organization

  • Understanding of Scaling framework such as LeSS and various other Agile frameworks such as Kanban, XP

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required

  • Knowledge of industry-wide technology strategies5 years project management experience

  • 2 years portfolio management experience

  • Extremely proficient in MS Project or other project management detailed tracking tools

  • Experience working at a technology company

  • Experience working in a remote environment

  • Experience in B2B / B2C / B2B2C

  • Experience writing technical documents

  • Proficient in diagraming workflow software



REQUIRED SKILLS:



  • Ability to have effective two-way communication with management and employees.

  • Ability to identify risk and develop mitigation strategies

  • Ability to inspire and encourage

  • Impressive decision making and skill creating plans of execution

  • Detailed approach to work effort

  • Provide leadership and motivation to the company via a dynamic, professional demeanor.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Impeccable organization, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong organizational and coordination skills

  • Strong presentation skills (written and verbal)

  • Understanding of team dynamics and strong team building techniques

  • Extremely proactive, responsive, and upbeat attitude


JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES:  These are job duties specific to your role


SCRUM MASTER:



  • Work with the Product owners

  • Align teams with the product vision

  • Run and communicate regarding sprint goals

  • Collaborate within the teams that allows for open dialogue

  • Provide productive solutions for resolving conflicts

  • Champion continuous improvement activities to reduce waste and increase productivity.

  • Coach organization to conduct continuous improvement events

  • Communicate organizational impediments to leadership

  • Communicate and manage clear impediments for the team

  • Coach product owners in MANAGING the product backlog, including empirical planning.

  • Appreciate the depths of Lean and Agile practices and principles,

  • Champion systems thinking and servant leadership corporate wide


PROJECT MANAGEMENT:



  • Oversee and improve internal Project Management communication

  • Participate in Company Build Planning

  • Participate in planning for Sales initiatives to clients as needed

  • Improve and implement security procedures

  • Develop clear benchmarks for measuring production and performance

  • Contribute to the library of PM documentation (Risk, Change, methodologies etc)

  • Introduce PMI standards into regular PM workflow

  • Participate in the RFP process to deliver schedules

  • Integrate and improve ITS functionality into PM activities

  • Lead internal Projects as assigned

  • Increase visibility of PMBOK standards within projects (scope, cost, schedule etc)

  • Develop quantitative project management assessments 

  • Identify Risks and mitigate effectively

  • Develop and communicate lessons learned feedback

  • Set up and promote a PM War Room

  • Recommend new technologies, products and services.

  • Deliver consistently high customer service

  • Develop strong relationships with key client personnel as needed

  • Maintain all relevant project documentation



JOB ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  These are job duties essential for every position at Libera



COMMUNICATION:



  • Actively listens to others

  • Ability to present information

  • Written communication skills

  • Demonstrate concern and understanding

  • Treat confidential information appropriately

  • Promote open communication

  • Provide timely and effective written/verbal communication

  • Keep others informed of progress and/or problems

  • Share information

  • Explain reasons for decisions affecting others



PROBLEM SOLVING:



  • Proactive approach to solving problems

  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully

  • Think creatively

  • Anticipate problems

  • Demonstrate conflict resolution skills and ability to solve problems

  • Identify and mitigate risks appropriately

  • Recommend improvements to security policies when possible weaknesses are observed



 LEADERSHIP:  



  • Deliver according to Corporate goals

  • Demonstrate ability to manage conflict

  • Take proactive approach to implement change

  • Ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect

  • Be self-motivated

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude

  • Display willingness to make decisions

  • Is customer focused

  • Motivate others to perform well

  • Manage stress

  • Seek opportunities for professional / self-development

  • Exhibits confidence in self and others

  • Be polite and avoid offensive language

  • Seek to be an example in all actions and interactions



 TEAMWORK:  



  • Work effectively and dependably with others to meet team objectives

  • Encourage others

  • Demonstrate concern and understanding for co-workers

  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views

  • Prepares for and leads meetings

  • Demonstrate strong responsibility toward personal assignments

  • Is accountable for actions

  • Use and/or encourages joint problem solving

  • Involves others in decision making

  • Is open to receiving and giving feedback

  • Develop peer relationships



CORPORATE CULTURE:



  • Follow Libera’s Mission by “Simplifying life through leveraging technology”

  • Embrace Libera’s Vision “To become the provider of choice for those bettering our world”

  • Values: Foster and deliver according to:

    • “Integrity” by being fair and balanced, truthful, and upholding moral fortitude

    • “Innovation” by taking action to revolutionize, change, and transform our organization

    • “Collaboration” by working together and sharing common goals to find the Win-Win

    • “Pioneering” by discovering, spearheading, and trailblazing to create original products

    • “Community” by serving the needs of others and of our world



  • Guiding Principles:

    • Consistently place “Relationship First, Business Second”

    • When collaborating “Never Negate Perception” because our “Differences Matter”

    • Embrace our “Always Be Improving” mentality

    • Exhibit a continuous “Overcome Every Problem” attitude by recommending solutions








All the above job duties are subject to reasonable accommodation. This job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks, duties, and/or responsibilities other than those specifically presented in this description.



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