Senior Project Manager

Gravity IT Resources

Apply Now

Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Location: Remote (EST)
Type: Full time

Referral Fee: $2,200

Employment Eligibility: Gravity cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly (we are not open to contract or “corp to corp” agreements).

Our client is a $18B, Fortune 200 company in the automotive retailing, distribution and services industry. They are currently ranked in the Top 20 companies to work for in the US by Fortune Magazine, Top 20 best companies for diversity and have an amazing work culture and impressive long-term growth prospects.

Job Description:
As a Senior Project Manager, you will directly report to IT Delivery Manager. You will be responsible for
the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company project methodology, organizational strategy, commitments and goals. You will also ensure that the team adheres to the Scrum principles, values and practices while establishing Agile friendly environment for the team. You will be responsible for facilitating the Scrum process, but also ensuring the team is delivering value.
Help the team execute:

  • Assist the development team in defining and adhering to the process and ensuring assigned tasks are completed
  • Help team implement changes effectively while ensuring deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Protect the development team from external interference that can come from various sources ensuring that it can remain focused on delivery every sprint.
  • Remove impediments that inhibit the team’s productivity and that may sometimes involve coordinating with individuals outside the team to seek temporary assistance on work items
  • Act as Change Agent: Understand the need for change, the impacts of Scrum outside the team, and its broad-reaching benefits
  • Facilitate the Scrum activities: Sprint planning, sprint execution, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives, daily Scrums, and background refinements
  • Act as servant leader of the Scrum team ensuring that its high priority needs are met
  • Clearly articulate project updates to stakeholders and members of the senior leadership team
  • Manage the pulse of the overall team
  • Act as a point of escalation for the team and be responsible for escalation outside the team
  • Provide metrics to include factors such as team health, throughput, cycle time, and sprint capacity
  • Perform project financial forecasts, maintain resource plans, manage the allocation of expense vs. capital, and manage project budgets
  • Review vendor invoices (within the project) for labor time accuracy and work with the vendor on corrections
  • Manage the Scrum board
  • Radiate information to the team to help them make decisions
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration
  • Develop and track full-scale project plans including external integration points and dependencies
  • Provide guidance and direction to external vendors as applicable
  • Participate in quality audits
  • Identify project risks and issues and develop and execute mitigation plans when the methodology calls for it
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables when the methodology calls for it
  • Develop Requests for Information/ Proposals (RFI/RFP) for external services as applicable

Help the team grow:

  • Guide and coach, the team on how to use the Agile-Framework
  • Help build self-organizing teams and help the team adapt and inspect their process
  • Help the team to improvise their process to maximize delivered business value
  • Guide team to higher Scrum maturity

Job Requirements:

  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher required
    • Minimum of 5 years project management experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in working on a/multiple Scrum teams
    • Certified Scrum Master or equivalent
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
    • Advanced knowledge of Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Must have strong experience running waterfall, agile and hybrid projects, aligning processes, deliverables, and project metrics/dashboards/reports as needed
  • Strong experience with various dependent projects potentially being executed with different methodologies
  • Strong experience in managing internal, external and hybrid teams
  • Coordinating all external team needs (PLT meeting, Scrum of Scrums, etc.)
  • Manage projects that involve multiple vendors and complex integrations
    • Working knowledge of resource planning
    • Working knowledge of project financial management
    • Be able to be the Scrum Master for two teams simultaneously
  • Technical:
    • Good understanding of changing technology trends
    • Basic information technology operational knowledge including a basic understanding of core infrastructure
    • General knowledge and understanding of the technology field and technology projects
    • Familiarity with software development lifecycle
  • Skills:
    • Must possess a strong presence, polish, and exude confidence
    • Executive presence and effective communication skills
    • Good critical thinking and decision-making skills
    • Good problem solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
    • Excellent servant leadership and change leadership skills
    • Excellent planning and coordination skills
    • Must have business acumen
    • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity
    • Demonstrate emotional intelligence
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and MS Project
  • Plus:
    • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Product Development
    • Experience with vendor management, vendor contracts and vendor package
    • implementations
    • Experience with Microsoft Project Server, ServiceNow, and Azure DevOps
    • Understanding of DevOps practices
    • Advanced knowledge of lean concepts
    • Strong technical background.

Apply Now