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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB TITLE: PROJECT MANAGER
LOCATION: PHOENIX, AZ
Maintains dependency plan between planned sprints/iterations across engineering, infrastructure, and third parties
Breaks down barriers and shields the team from impediments precluding engineers from making progress against sprints and deadlines
Organizes and facilitates daily stand-ups and retrospectives at the end of each sprint/iteration, and creates an environment in which the team is continuously learning from the past
Influence without authority through effective change and leadership management.
Engages with Product Owner, Business Stakeholders, and delivery team to understand Business needs and identify appropriate solutions
Uses their technical acumen to enable removal of impediments, ask probing questions, and support team in technical issue resolution
Facilitate discussions to identify alternative or different approaches to solve problems, break down barriers and drive resolution of conflicts to ensure productivity of the team.
Steer and deliver project communications at all levels within Technology and business to ensure transparency of development process and project performance, to coordinate escalation and issue resolution, to facilitate decision making, and to build trust.
Create an environment of continuous improvement through reflective conversation and regular retrospectives, with the goal to surface issues/concerns and to identify clear action steps.
SCOPE OF IMPACT/INFLUENCE
Works in partnership with Product Owners, and the core and extended team to create and prioritize the product backlog
Responsible for tracking iteration progress, actively contributing to design discussions, issue resolution and removing obstacles to ensure sprint/iteration commitments are met
Coaches teams to adopt the AET SDLC process, Agile values, principles and practices, and actively encourage teams to reflect and improve their delivery capacity
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience required; advanced degreepreferred
6+ years of technical delivery experience with a demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility
Experience facilitating Agile, Scrum, or other rapid application development teams to deliver technology solutions on time, on budget, and to spec
Experience with design and coding across one or more platforms and languages a plus
PMI Agile Certification a plus
Ability to influence without authority and gain alignment
Ability to facilitate focused discussions to gain consensus
Ability to steer and deliver communications to all levels of leadership
Ability to drive continuous improvement of the delivery team
Proven ability to deliver complex software features iteratively and reliably
Strong understanding of SAFe or iterative development processes, including quality and testing best practices
Possess a high degree of technical savvy, with a keen ability to learn new technology quickly and easily, storage related preferred