Agile Project Manager

Atlanta, Georgia

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Hybrid, Onsite

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Contract

|Job ID 67278|Posted Jun 24, 2024
JOB DESCRIPTION
Description
Agile Project Manager (APM) is accountable for leading and driving the successful delivery of organization strategic initiatives. This role must be able work with multiple agile teams, develop a deep understanding of the client's ecosystem, understand overall IT delivery responsibilities, resolve dependencies, proactively plan and reduce risks, provide metrics to measure and evaluate overall health, progress and supports decision-making to help identify opportunities and continuous improvement.

Partners with Scrum Masters, utilizing SAFE (no longer doing waterfall), the team is in the in between. Not looking for PMPs, looking for those that know how to work with SM and Product Owners that work with Agile teams using Scrum and C****.  Experiencing with SAFE is ideal.

Working with both dev and non dev projects, main project is non dev, changing the structure to Agile and this person will need to know and understand SAFE.

Responsibilities:
Essential Accountabilities:

• Translate and drives the development of customer’s vision into an actionable roadmap.
• Leads and manages team coordination, including timelines, milestones, and cadence of program/project/product releases.
• Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments
• Work with key stakeholders (Scrum Masters, RTE, Epic Owners, Product Owners) to define, organize, and manage the work scope across various development teams, removing roadblocks and holding teams accountable for their commitments.
• Manage dependencies across cross-functional teams, maintaining alignment of work and deliverables to ensure fully functional features and delivery of program/project work is delivered
• Must be comfortable with technology and willing to experiment with technologies that are rolled out in order to best support them.
• Lead the development and maintenance of stakeholder mapping, communications and reporting.
• Champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile transformation initiatives.
• Flexibility is a must since this role will entail a wide variety of activities.
• Must be able to work in a hybrid work environment in the Atlanta office

Qualifications:
Education:  Bachelor’s degree or 4 years equivalent experience; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Experience: 5+ years preferred
• 5+ years of medium to large-scale software delivery experience in a project management role. Proven ability to lead programs/projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
• 3+ years of experience in program delivery working in an Agile or Scaled agile environment.
• 3+ years leading high performing teams in Agile/Scrum/SAFe constructs.
• Agile Certifications (i.e., SAFe 6.0, Scrum Alliance, icAgile, Pragmatic etc.)
• Demonstrated experience with SCRUM and Kanban Agile methodologies
• Experience working with tools such as Azure DevOps, JIRA, Rally, Microsoft Project, Asana
• 0365 Microsoft Office Suite of Tools

Knowledge and Skills
• Knowledge Areas - Expert Level in Agile methodologies
• Demonstrates an Agile mindset
• Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and collaborate as part of a team
• Leadership and Facilitation
• Creating and promoting a collaborative and team environment
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Conflict management, interpersonal and negotiation
• Serve as role model
• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
• Verbal and written communication
• Ability to communicate effectively, conduct meetings and deliver formal presentations
• Working effectively and successfully in a matrix hybrid organization


Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments.  For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. The pay range for this role is $72 - $81 per hour. This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. 

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.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact us.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.