Project Manager III in Palo Alto, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  831919

Description: Title: Project Manager (SCRUM master)

Assignment Length: 12 months (room for extension)

Description: The client's Finance organization is leading a cross-functional effort to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its pricing and discounting activities on a global basis. A Discounting and Value Management initiative, set up to drive these efforts, requires a Project Manager (SCRUM Master) to lead a team developing a new discounting application for users in Finance and Deal Management across the company.

Responsibilities * Plan and manage execution of IT projects supporting all phases from inception through completion: * Defining and managing scope, time, and resources * Establishing milestones and monitoring adherence to master plans and schedules * Identifying project problems and identifying solutions, including contingency plans * Assessing quality, risk, and the necessary budget and resources for risk mitigation * Coordinating overall execution as SCRUM Master working with the project team and other groups (i.e. arrange, schedule and facilitate daily scrums, spring planning, demo, and retrospectives) * Monitoring and reporting project status, including tracking progress during sprints (e.g. sprint burndown, velocity, capacity, cycle time, etc.) * Act as primary contact for project activities, leading project review sessions with business functions and other stakeholders, while managing relationships. * Acts as advisor to the initiatives Director regarding resources, tasks, and operations while serving as coach and mentor of Agile. * Maintain positive and cooperative communication and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Requirements * Knowledge of Waterfall and Agile methodologies and frameworks (must). * Knowledge of software development best practices (must). * Experience defining and managing scope, time, and resources using standard project management techniques (e.g. CPM) and tools (e.g. SmartSheets, MS Project) (must). * SCRUM certified with 4+ years SCRUM Master experience (must). * JIRA user and JIRA admin skills (to build out the project tools required like views, scrum reports, and queries) (must). * Proven experience with MS Productivity tools (must have: MS SharePoint, MS Design Manager (for websites), MS Excel (VLOOKUP and pivot tables); nice to have: MS Teams, MS Visio, and MS PowerPoint). * Solid initiation, communication, and organizational skills, with the ability to ask the rights questions to SMEs, customers, and other team members, creating an effective team environment (must). * Experience working on teams transitioning from Waterfall to Agile methodologies. * Proven knowledge and experience in the development of corporate financial systems. * B.S. in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics from an accredited institution (must). * 8+ years of experience in high technology companies. 









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