Technical Project Manager


On Site
Full Time
Contract - W2
Contract - Independent



Job Details

Job Description

Title: Technical Agile Project Manager - Global Network & Distribution Engineering
Location: Remote

Ekman Associates is a management consulting firm that specializes in developing business, digital, and technology strategy, delivering solutions, and addressing human resource demands.


will be responsible for the successful delivery of software and infrastructure engineering projects, as well as planning and executing in Agile methodologies. This position requires strong communication, influencing, project management, and Agile skills.

Key Qualifications:

  • Network technology background as an engineer/tech resource/project manager.
  • Prior experience in network projects for network devices (Cisco, Palo Alto, F5), firewalls, upgrades & refresh, working with network engineers and architects on change windows, tracking large quantity of data with status reports, spreadsheets, and various reporting tools.
  • Jira experience a plus.
  • IP migration, Firewall refresh and upgrade project.
  • Serve as single point of contact for assigned engineering teams as scrum master.
  • Plan, track, and open tasks in Jira.
  • Lead and manage multiple projects and activities of varying methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban), types, and sizes, ensuring objectives and project deliverables are accomplished according to plan.
  • Synthesize and simplify complete concepts/requirements to the team and stakeholders and tie back to business objectives.
  • Build an effective working partnership with engineers to lead team to success.
  • Create and manage all required project artifacts and weekly status and velocity reports.
  • Coordinate and facilitate weekly project meetings, daily standups, and ceremonies.
  • Effectively manage project lifecycle, including product backlog.
  • Lead sprint planning sessions, estimating, and retrospectives or lessons learned.
  • Manage team capacity, deliverables, and releases in Jira through implementation of Kanban project management.
  • Utilize enterprise project management tools and applications to provide project status and reporting, while adhering to PMO processes, documentation standards, and best practices
  • Own team metrics and submit Sprint, Monthly and Quarterly team performance metrics.
  • Effectively manage time and prioritize tasks and work streams to achieve department and business goals.
  • Manage risks, issues, track and resolve dependencies and utilize resources to remove impediments to the team.
  • Partner with colleague program, project, and product managers within the organization
  • Implement Sprint or Kanban approach to organizing project requests, assign project requests, manage resources, and track completion.
  • B. S./B.A. degree in relevant field (or equivalent work experience).
  • CSM & PMP certification.
  • Scrum, Kanban experience.
  • Proficient in Jira, Confluence and JQL queries.
  • 4+ years' experience leading complex engineering projects.
  • Solid understanding of media engineering practices.
  • Experience with project management tools, such as Clarizen, and ServiceNow.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, as well as strong and consistent attention to detail.
  • Foundational understanding of software and infrastructure engineering technologies (compute, storage, network, database, cloud, devops, infrastructure as code, front/back-end development).
  • Ability to effectively summarize status and communicate with senior leadership.
  • Adaptable performer who can lead effectively under pressure and through significant change.
  • Ability and desire to continually learn about new technologies, project management methodologies, and adapt to ever-changing business and industry needs.
  • Previous experience as an engineer.
  • DevOps experience.
  • Results-oriented with initiative to work until job is complete.
  • Experience in US digital Media.
  • Experience in video supply chain, infrastructure, delivery systems and playback preferred.
  • Exceptional technical, analytical, organizational, and research skills.
  • Ability to lead and present program information in face-to-face presentations to varied audiences, including executive management.
  • Strong team building, vendor, and customer relations skills.
  • Be analytical and process-oriented and able to apply structure to complex problems.
Qualified Candidates Only: If you wish to learn more about this opportunity and additional qualifications/responsibilities, please submit your resume. To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at .