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PM - Functional
Ref No.: 18-08966
Location: Parsippany, New Jersey
Manager confirmed that they are replacing a technical PM so it's not an agile coach or scrum master but works directly with scrum teams. Working on setting a meeting for tomorrow and will confirm.



Client seeks a Technical Project Manager to join an Agile / Scrum development environment and work closely with development, product management and business stakeholders to facilitate Agile / Scrum Methodology across a larger number of cross products and cross platforms at multiple locations. The Technical Project Manager will work with development teams responsible for delivering coding assignments in quick 3-week coding cycles. The code written becomes part of larger software releases which happen every 2-3 months.

We develop using current technologies such as the latest release of Spring Framework, Enterprise Java, Java 7, Javascript, Angular JS, Ajax, JQuery, Dojo, Websphere Application Server, and the Scrum Agile software development process in a dynamic Fortune 500 company environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Facilitate daily stand up meetings with Scrum Teams
• The Technical Project Manager utilizes PlanView and Archer for managing projects, generating reports and scorecards.
• Manages Product Portfolio in PlanView - Facilitates annual enrollment planning with product and Dev leaders for sizing projects and managing approved/funding initiatives
• Works with external partners to build hot fix, service pack and major release schedules
• Facilitates Root Cause Analysis and Release Retrospectives
• Participate in the scrum of scrums meeting if applicable
• Facilitate story creation and estimation sessions, and story acceptance meetings if necessary
• Facilitate decision making and conflict resolution
• Participate in release planning sessions, and facilitate as necessary
• Represent the team in any issue management and risk mitigation meetings
• Facilitate the removal of impediments raised by the team
• Diligently work to remove distractions that hinder team productivity
• Recommend metrics, gather information and publish the applicable reports detailing the team's progress
• Ensure that team members have updated incomplete tasks and marked their completed tasks at least once every day
• Promote positive team dynamics, encourage collaboration and guide the team toward self-organization
• Provide general agile training and role-specific training to team members as necessary
• Facilitate drafting team agreement documents, e.g. The Definition of Done
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Minimum 7 years of experience as a Technical Project Manager or related field
• Strong experience in software development life cycle (SDLC)
• Experience participating in at least two successful agile initiatives as a Scrum Master from inception to production launch
• Thorough understanding of Agile principles and the Scrum framework
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent facilitation skills
• Excellent listening skills
• An emphasis on improving transparency, advanced facilitation techniques, situational awareness, continuous improvement, and team empowerment
• Proficiency with at least one Agile Lifecycle Management tool (e.g. Rally, JIRA)
• Knowledge of patterns and techniques to improve operational efficiency
• A foundation in servant leadership skills, demonstrating consistency, decisiveness, accountability, conviction, and collaboration
• Experience using PlanView and Archer are a desired
• PMP strongly preferred and Scrum Master Certification is desirable
• Software Engineering background is highly desirable
• Must be a self-starter with a strong drive to succeed