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Sr. Project Manager/Scrum Master
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
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Applied on January 28, 2023
Job Id #60865 Posted December 12, 2022

Job Description:
Essential Functions:
  • Collaborate and provide coaching to Sr IT Capability Manager to ensure success:
  • Development of backlog including prioritization, sequencing, definition of ready, definition of done
  • Grow, groom, and refine a backlog through evolving to user stories and detailed success criteria
  • Effective, consistent communication regarding product vision, value, goals, and backlog items to the team and stakeholders
  • Effective stakeholder Management; impact assessment, engagement and alignment
  • Facilitate Retrospectives and Health Checks; follow up on actions for improvement fostering continuous improvement of Teams
  • Coach and mentor Teams that are maturing in an Agile / Kanban delivery model to ensure successful delivery:
  • Support Team estimating, planning, and assignment of tasks
  • Iterative and incremental development, and handle emerging and evolving requirements
  • Building cross-functional team and use Agile engineering practices
  • Encourage communicate openly, transparently, and respectfully with others to create working agreements
  • Adopt sprints starting from value, vision, and goals and ending with a demo and working software
  • Respect time boxes, including the sprint itself, planning, the daily stand-up, demo, and retrospective
  • Servant Leader of the team; work with functional leaders to remove impediments for the team
  • Ensure adherence to Company IT Solution Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) process
  • Accountable for ensuring required processes and documentation is completed
  • Responsible for traditional Project Management tasks; including status reporting, meeting minutes, risks, issues, action items, and other communications
  • Partner with Product Owner / Business leaders to effectively manager Team Financials
Knowledge, Skill & Competency Requirements:
  • Experience leading teams using Agile, Kanban, Waterfall as company as a mix
  • Experience in technical solution delivery with demonstrated knowledge of SDLC (software development life cycle)
  • Strong people leadership with excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels within the organization
  • Experienced in formal techniques of risk / issue management
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and financial management is required
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in Change Management
  • Experience leading Quality Assurance activities to include System Integration Testing, UAT support and Test Automation
Education & Experience:
  • 6-7 years of experience managing and delivering successful IT projects
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and financial management is required
  • Project Management / Agile Certification is a plus
  • Financial and Insurance Product Industry Experience is a plus

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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