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Agile Program Manager
Ref No.: 16-27101
Location: San Diego, California
Immediate need for a talented [ Agile Program Manager] with experience in the IT Industry. This is a [6 months +] contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in [San Diego, CA]. Please review the job description below and contact me ASAP if you are interested.

JOB ID: 16-27101


Seeking an experienced Agile Program Manager / Scrum Master to help large cross-functional teams deliver complex software and systems. In this role you will manage a complex technology program and lead the agile scrum team responsible for developing the software within this program. This position works closely with web developers, experience designers, engineers, QAs, and stakeholders (Product, Care, Sales, and Marketing) to deliver delightful experiences that drive outstanding business results.

This position will have two main objectives:
  • Manage the Program: Plan and manage work streams within a complex program, proactively manage risks and resolve issues, and communicate the health of the project to stakeholders.
  • Be the Scrum Master expert: Help the software development team implement key components of the program

Responsibilities:
  • You will lead and drive eStore program execution for distributed project teams in partnership with Engineering, Product Management, Operations, 3rd Party Vendors and other cross functional groups to deliver successful business outcome.
  • You will work as a Scrum Master for two Scrum teams in US and one scrum team in India.
  • Manage multiple concurrent work streams effectively
  • Be a clear and concise communicator at different levels throughout the organization as the audience changes
  • Employ facilitative leadership, with a balanced approach to inquiry and advocacy with teams and leaders.
  • Guide and mentor the team on how to use Agile/Scrum best practices and principles to enhance the end customer's experience and improve productivity
  • Foster self-organization and empowerment within the team
  • Enable the scrum team to ladder the day-to-day work up to the overall program plans
  • Recognize when issues arise and proactively address them with the team
  • Ensure the team is meeting its goals and be transparent throughout organization with risk and escalations
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve your craft
  • Set the ground rules with how people outside your team interact with the team

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master and 5+ years project/program management for software development teams
  • In depth understanding of Agile values, principles and the Scrum framework.
  • Ability to understand technical issues and relate them to business needs.
  • Ability to work across the organization to remove impediments to the development teams' progress
  • Understand fundamentals of iterative & incremental development
  • Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
  • Understand backlog grooming, tracking, burndown/burn-up charts, velocity, and task definition
  • Understand long-term product planning in an empirical environment and techniques to become more effective
  • Experience with JIRA / GreenHopper (i.e. Jira Agile) is a plus
  • Preferred certifications include: PMP, ICP, ICP-ATF, ICP-Client and ICE
Our client is recognized as one of America's most-admired software company with a full suite of customer-driven innovations, solution provider and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply NOW for immediate consideration.
Client is a equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online for immediate consideration.