Project Manager - Scrum Lead


On Site
Depends on Experience
Contract - W2


application development
Project Manager
S / 4 HANA
decision making
detail - oriented
problem solving
product management
Business Operations
project management
project planning
servant - leadership
software development lifecycle
software engineering
project plans

Job Details

Software Resources has an immediate job opportunity for a Project Manager - Scrum Lead with a major corporation in Bristol, CT.
Duration: 7 month(s)
About the Role:
This is a contractor position within the Entertainment & Technology (DE&E Tech) Global Program Management Organization. DE&E Tech creates products, platforms, and innovations for The Company by driving the strategic development and use of technology, building scalable systems and products to empower our businesses and engage consumers. With global scale, local presence, and deep technological excellence, DE&E Tech helps The Company optimize technology, platforms, and resources, while bringing creative ideas to life and creating industry-shaping approaches.

The Scrum Lead / Project Manager will be an integral part of the Business Operations Global Program Management team. They will work with Product and various Engineering teams to facilitate and support agile ceremonies and coach scrum teams on agile best practices and principles to enable the delivery of high value product increments to our users.

Successful candidates must be highly proactive, detail-oriented, and able to autonomously work on concurrent implementations across matrixed teams both inside and outside the DE&E Tech department. They must be capable of clearly communicating schedules, risks, issues, and processes to a variety of business, creative, and technical audiences. They must be able to partner with other project managers and technical leads outside their area to coordinate work, deliverables, and schedules.
What You'll Do:
As Scrum Lead, you'll work with matrix teams of internal and external resources to lead all scrum events: daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review, retrospective, backlog refinements and demos. The role will be leading 1-2 scrum teams.
Key Responsibilities:
Provide support to scrum teams using a servant-leadership style, facilitate discussions and decision making in meetings, and resolve team impediments at multiple levels of an organization.
Guides teams to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate and coaching and development techniques. Adept at refinement, retrospection, estimation, capacity, velocity and other scrum techniques.
Coaches the scrum team in self-organization, cross functional skillset, and communicates effectively, both internally and externally working within the scrum team.
Maintain and report on metrics that provide visibility on program progress and know how to leverage those metrics to identify program needs and insights. (ie burndown charts)
Communicate delivery times and scope to other software engineering teams that depend on a timely delivery.
Collaborates closely with partners across the organization including product, solution architects, and delivery teams.
Holds functional managers accountable for their teams' deliverables.
Escalates to program leadership and/or functional managers as appropriate to drive results.
Proactively identifies, tracks, and manages issues and risks; working with team to and following up through resolution of those items.
Manage projects that impact the scrum team, including developing project plans and timelines for projects and project deliverables.
Partner closely with program management to actively contribute to project planning and overall program strategy including resource needs identification and forecasting.
Monitors and evaluates project health and status, communicating schedule, team and project status while partnering closely with Program Managers on program reviews for executive stakeholders.
Builds strong relationships with and partners with diverse teams and stakeholders across the organization.
Strong collaboration skills and ability to establish and manage effective working relationships in a matrixed organizational structure.
Basic Qualifications:
A minimum of 5 years of experience in Digital Technical Project and/or Program Management and software application development.
Demonstrated experience as a Scrum Lead for cross-functional agile teams.
Experience with an agile framework or method (ie Scrum, Kanban) and/or understanding of software development lifecycle as well as project management principles and practices.
Strong working experience using Jira, Confluence, Smartsheet, Airtable
Experience supporting, managing, and delivering medium to large projects.
Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams.
Desire to learn and take on additional responsibilities as appropriate.
Anticipate working with teams on East or West Coast hours, with flexibility to work outside of regular office hours to accommodate important meetings in different time zones.
Preferred Qualifications:
SAP, S/4 HANA upgrade experience
Managing, tracking, and reporting on test cycles & outcomes; helping to ensure deadlines are met while also providing project support on the end-to-end SAP engagement across multiple organizations in a cross-matrix organization.
Required Education:
STEM Bachelors Degree

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