Current Openings

Project Manager/Scrum Master

Richmond, VIRGINIA | Contract
Post Date: 11/16/20
Job ID: 20-01072
Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager/Scrum Master
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: 7+ Months

*local candidates strongly preferred
*interviews will be conducted via MS Teams or Google Meet.
*candidates will telework now (after coming to office to pick up laptop). Once restrictions are lifted, candidates will be required to work onsite daily M-F 8-5pm, NO exceptions

Job Description:
The Project Manager/Scrum Master is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to the internal and external stakeholders.
  • Drive consistent project delivery through the entire project lifecycle, including: project plans, release plans, resource allocation, and management of project risks, scope, schedule, and delivery of value.
  • Coordinates Agile Ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Retrospectives, Sprint Demos, Story Refinement, and Release Planning.
  • Tracks and communicates project's progress from a schedule, cost, and risk perspective to the project team, stakeholders, and management.
  • Establishes an environment where the teams can be effective and helps removing obstacles.
  • Protects the team from outside interruptions and distractions.
  • Ensures a good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team.
  • Tracks and reports team velocity and other project metrics.
  • Promotes continuous improvement and helps teams to increase productivity.
  • Helps Product Owner and team with Product backlog management.
  • Ensures the teams are practicing core Agile principles.
  • Adheres to client's project management practices as defined.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of Agile project management principles and practices.
  • Ability to work with customers, understand their business practices and manage their expectations.
  • Ability to set clear performance standards and hold team members accountable, while keeping team engaged and on track.
  • Ability to help Product Owners to create and prioritize Product Backlog.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and decision making skills.
  • Ability to analyze and document business and system processes.
  • Ability to balance the competing demands for quality, scope, schedule, and cost.
  • Efficiency using Project Management tools such as Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools.
  • Well-versed with Scrum and Kanban Agile methodologies.
  • PMP and CSM Certifications required.
  • SAFe Certification preferred.
  • Experience with SAFe framework is a plus.
  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models
  • Solid understanding of Scrum / Kanban Agile Methodology and working experience in this area
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • CSM certification required. Please upload a copy of certification here.
  • Experience using SAFe Framework