• Scrum Master / Senior Project Manager

    Job Location(s) US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/28/2018 3:28 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-6396
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Perficient

     

    At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.

     

    We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.

     

    Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Scrum Master / Senior Project Manager in Lafayette LA, Atlanta GA, Fairfax VA locations.

     

    The Project Manager will have complete responsibility for the day-to-day management of the engagement, including all aspects related to managing our consulting team, resulting in a successful delivery and a satisfied, reference-able client.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Understand complexities of a large program and provide guidance for the development teams.
    • Interact with product managers and other organizational units such as QA, operations, and external IT partners.
    • Build a strong relationship with Product Owner and Technical Lead for a full functional leadership triangle
    • Schedule and facilitate daily scrum, sprint planning, demo, backlog grooming, demo and retrospective meetings
    • Help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them
    • Resolve conflicts, focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect
    • Ability to shield team from outside distractions and interferences
    • Help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them
    • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint
    • Remove impediments, understand how and when to escalate issues to Leadership
    • Ensure accuracy of agile metrics, holding team accountable for timely updates of pointing and status
    • Effectively use metrics to plan, forecast, and communicate status
    • Forecasting and aligning project budget with velocity and backlog sizing
    • Excellent communication and emotional intelligence skills are needed in this fast pace Agile environment
    • Possess thorough knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
    • Coaches the team on how to follow agile scrum principles.
    • Understand the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
    • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices.
    • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand the team needs 

    Qualifications

    • 10+ years of consulting industry experience, with strong relationship management, account management, and sales support experience
    • 6 + or more years of Project Management work experience.
    • Highly proficient in collaborating with project stakeholders, end-users, business partners, and technical team members to deliver high quality projects. 
    • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
    • Understand the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development
    • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
    • Hands on with project documentation. Well-versed in industry best-practices and current technologies. 
    • Must have prior background in managing large, multi-team engagements.
    • Hands-on experience with proposal creation and leading proposal presentations.
    • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
    • Knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
    • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery.
    • Understand the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
    • Wide variety of IT and business consulting engagement experience.
    • Flexibility to travel.
    • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent required from an accredited institution.

    Preferred skills:

    • PMP Certification
    • Scrum/Agile Methodology
    • Health care industry related experience.
    • Rally software experience

    Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 

     

    More About Perficient

     

    Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.

     

    Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.

     

    Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

     

    Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 

     

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