IT Project Manager/Scrum Master

Location: Vienna, Virginia - Remote
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 15848
Date Added: 09/19/2023

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Our client, a leading Financial services company, is seeking a talented SR IT Project Manager 
  • IT Project Management experience with a focus on supporting software upgrades
  • Strong communicator to various levels of management
  • Liaise with Business, Scrum teams and Technical Stakeholders
  •  PM/Scrum Master on dedicated team
  • Manage project activities through all life cycles (utilizing Service Now, SharePoint, proprietary software, etc.) to ensure the best quality product is delivered
  • Report on project activities
  • Provide input to Annual Financial Plan (budget)
  • Experience with configuration management
  • Experience and knowledge of IT security policies is desired
  • Experience managing software development and deployment into test and production environments is required
  • Experience with Service Now is strongly desired

Project Leadership

  • Manages the full life-cycle of the project following SDLC
  • Applies project management expertise and best practices/tools to define and execute:
  • Scope Management, Schedule Management,  Issue/Risk Management, Procurement Management, Communications Management, Change Management , Quality Management, Vendor Management, Contract Management
  • Uses tools to manage ongoing team efforts, updating release schedules, staffing profiles, roadmaps, applications docs, and monthly reports.
  • Ensures on-time and on-budget delivery of projects through organizing, developing and routinely forecasting project plans and project budget to ensure
  • Change Leadership – Manages the transition to ensure adoption of change, builds strong partnerships and communication plans with all project stakeholders and project team members
  • Adheres to the PM processes and actively prepares for / participates in all structured project reviews

 Leading Projects

  • Lead as a PM/Scrum Master on a dedicated team supporting IT software and hardware upgrades and rollouts.
  • Leads and engages multiple small to medium projects simultaneously focused on a portfolio of applications, all components of a larger business solution.
  • Ensures alignment of all project roles and responsibilities and they are articulated to each team member, modified as required, and accomplished throughout the project
  • Takes initiative to improve processes, team organization, and reporting
  • Monitors and measures staff/resource assignment results against project / task goals and accountabilities
  •  Develop and maintain effective rapport with vendors, experience reviewing invoices and overseeing work/deliverables
  • Proactively provides consistent, concise, relevant, reliable and timely information to all appropriate internal and external audiences/stakeholders through a variety of media
  • Ensures accuracy of information to enable effective business decisions
  • 7 -10 Years IT Project Management experience with a focus on supporting software upgrades is required.
  •  Prior experience working in the Financial Industry with Debit Card processing is desired.
  • An active PMP Certification is required
  • The position is full time remote but it is desired to be local to either Vienna, Virginia, Winchester Virginia or Pensacola Florida
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Nice to Have
  • Certified SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) – Nice to Have
  • Proven experience as a PM/Scrum Master utilizing a S/W development life cycle.
  • Strong focus on delivery and actively turns lessons learned into better and faster ways to deliver. (Courageous servant leadership)
  • SharePoint, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, Service Now