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Full-time Sr Agile Program Manager

at Blackstone Technology Group in California | CA Jobs


Blackstone is a global provider of contingent and direct staffing solutions. Our seasoned staffing professionals have a successful history of servicing the toughest demands of our staffing clients. Our agile and customized-to-client approach ensures that we meet our client’s specific needs and that we adapt to and fully support our client’s way of doing business. We source skilled professionals for our clients to fill their current labor gaps for a specified period of time, and as desired by our clients, provide the option of contractors to be converted to full time. Additionally, we help our clients in sourcing full-time professional candidates across a wide range of professional backgrounds and associated skill sets.

Blackstone Technology Group is an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability.



Thank you for your attention and consideration, in advance. Please email your resume to me, Jason Moyes: jmoyes@bstonetech.com, I look forward to connecting with you on this and/or other opportunities. We have a generous referral award, as well, thank you for sharing your network. Our client has the following need:

Sr Agile Program Manager - Foster City CA – Contract



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:



POSITION SUMMARYReporting to the Sr. Director, Product Development Planning and Management, Process & Tools, the Senior Agile Program Manager is responsible for a broad range of product roadmap and release planning, program management, process definition and improvement, reporting and metrics, and facilitation support. He/she will also play a key role in further developing, socializing, and improving the Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) and Agile planning and development framework and processes for the organization, including working directly with Scrum teams, Product Owners, and Development and QA leads to increase the effectiveness and shared understanding of our process. The Senior Agile Program Manager ensures the Digital & Mobile product development scope and broad range of product development projects and processes are effectively planned, aligned for delivery, monitored, and reported across multiple development organizations. The individual will also play a significant role in supporting program governance, producing market release and program progress reporting and metrics, providing business relationship management, and leading end-to-end process definition and improvement activities. Lastly, the Senior Agile Program Manager will support the roll out and ongoing support required to implement, administer, and support the effective use of Rally, our new agile Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) tool.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collaborate with Product and technology partners in leading, facilitating, and supporting product and technology planning at multiple levels, including planning at the strategic, roadmap, release, and sprint/iteration levels. This includes planning and facilitating release planning events and ceremonies, developing and maintaining an end-to-end release schedule for the program in partnership with Release Management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

8+ years’ progressively more responsible experience in directly relevant roles such as Program/Project Manager, Management Consultant, Product Developer/Manager, Business Analyst and/or Strategist. This should include 4+ years prior experience as an Agile Program Manager, Agile Coach, Product Owner, and/or Scrum Master in an Agile/Scrum development environment, including strong preference for 1+ years hands-on experience as a user of Rally and/or comparable tools (e.g., VersionOne, JIRA/Greenhopper, or CA Clarity Agile).



Strong program/project management skills, as demonstrated through experience leading and managing complex, large-scale, cross-organizational, multi-stakeholder projects with a successful track record of delivery.



Solid understanding of the Software/Product Development Lifecycle (SDLC/PDLC) and program and project management techniques, methodologies and best practices, with a strong preference for candidates with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Agile/Scrum environment. Equally effective working with both engineering/technical team and product/business team members.

3+ years of experience supporting development and management of products in the digital, mobile, online, ecommerce, payments technology and processing, and/or financial industry space.

Outstanding written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Proven ability to create executive level reports, dashboards and presentations. Highly skilled in the creation of PowerPoint presentations, presenting text, diagrams, and metrics in visually compelling ways. Highest attention to detail with ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and distill it in crisp, clear language appropriate for executive audiences. Demonstrated ability to consistently produce top-quality deliverables appropriate for an executive audience.

Strong verbal communication, presentation, collaboration and teamwork skills with demonstrated ability to gain trust, secure buy-in and influence change at all levels. Highly effective facilitation skills in both small and large-group settings.

Strong process orientation and demonstrated ability to define and document new or improved product/program planning, development, and project management processes and workflows. Ability to diagram and document existing and proposed new business/technical processes using Visio and other tools.

A highly collaborative, energetic team player with demonstrated ability to be flexible, diplomatic, persistent, and energetic. Comfortable with ambiguity, open to change, working in a fast-paced and fluid environment. Ability to navigate and be successful in both “start-up” and established, larger company environments.

BA/BS required (or equivalent experience) with concentration in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields preferred.

Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, SharePoint) required.

Working knowledge of Agile application lifecycle management and development tools (preferably Rally, but potential JIRA, Version One or related tools highly preferred.

Project Management Professional (PMP®), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and/or Certified Product Owner (CPO) certifications are preferred.

Is this job for you? Please apply now. Email your resume to Jason Moyes: Thank you for your attention and interest.

Jason Moyes
Blackstone Technology Group
1600 Stout Street
Suite 1050
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 322-5352
Fax: (415) 837-1474


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