• Location: USA, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem
  • Date Posted: 16th Dec, 2019
  • Reference: SL1216


Scrum Lead / Project Manager

Job purpose-
We are looking for a Scrum Lead / Project Manager to help manage ongoing IT projects. You will be working closely with your team members to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are on track. Responsibilities include being instrumental in determining and documenting project objectives and deliverables, preparing status reports, and establishing effective project communication plans as well as the proper execution of said plans.

Technical Requirements-
Familiarity with software and hardware development lifecycles and environments. Must be able to pick up technical and business concepts quickly and understands technical issues at a sufficiently deep level to identify gaps.

Position Description-
Scrum/Project Management
* Lead daily and weekly sprint meetings for a cross-functional team spanning multiple disciplines and send action items, meeting recaps etc.
* Ensure an on-time delivery of projects and clearly communicate project status, issues and progress using project collaboration tools
* Build project requirements and get business sign-off on requirements prior to project start
* Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
* Ensure successful delivery of IT projects and/or cross-functional project initiatives
* Build project post-mortem process that includes measuring project delivery, quality and success. Conduct post mortem meetings to review project results.
* Help guide team through project impediments ensuring blockers are removed and clearly communicated to all groups
* Plan and identify resource needs throughout the life of a project
* Create project management methodology and enforce project standards
* Facilitate discussion, decision making, conflict resolution and clearly communicate to all parties
* Actively works with the team on a daily basis to manage work assignments and deliverables.
* Review deliverables prepared by team before moving to different stages (i.e. demo, testing etc.)
* Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency of information
* Develop and define process for grooming and maintaining the project backlog/prioritization

Communication
* Facilitates team meetings effectively
* Holds daily status meetings with project team
* Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
* Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully

Candidate Profile
* Bachelor's degree in related field
* 3+ years of project management experience
* Knowledge of Agile (XP, Scrum, Lean, or Kanban) and traditional project management principles (burndown techniques, retrospective formats, handling bugs, user stories, continuous Integration, continuous testing).
* Demonstrable experience successfully leading varied and diverse teams.
* Ability to manage multiple projects at one time.

Preferred Skills/Experience
* Excellent communication, mentoring and team building skills.
* Experience with MS Office, Google Docs, Issue Tracking software
* eCommerce, ERP & WMS system experience
* Demonstrated understanding of online business landscape
* Demonstrated abilities to work under tight deadlines
* Capable of operating independently and without direction, yet has the awareness to identify situations where additional guidance or support is needed
* Bachelor's degree in related field