Project Manager (Agile and AWS) in Costa Mesa at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We're looking for someone that has:
• Strong leadership skills that not only is a self-starter and self-sufficient, but has the ability to motivate others
• Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, that will both functional and technical stakeholders are adequately informed and satisfied
• The ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and are able to change hats as needed to suit the situation of the moment
• The capability to manage expectations and influence across all stakeholders
• Strong analytical and creative problem-solving capabilities

Responsibilities include:
* Manage projects from initiation to closing
* Facilitate scrum ceremonies, including (but not limited to) daily stand-up, grooming, planning, and retrospective
* Document, coordinate and manage cross-team dependencies to keep projects on track
* Provide thorough status updates on your team's sprint and/or project accomplishments in real-time to key stakeholders with confidence and clarity, verbally and in writing
* Identify and if necessary escalate risks, roadblocks or issues in a timely fashion
* Coach and provide feedback to individual team members and stakeholders on Agile best practices and areas of opportunity
* Manage and work with 3rd party vendors, partners to drive cross-business unit project dependencies
* Coach and lead teams toward stable velocity, successfully meeting commitments/target dates and a healthy team dynamic utilizing available metrics to determine opportunities and drive improvement
* Coach and support Product Owners/Managers in maintaining a healthy backlog for the team

* Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years professional experience in a technical project management or related role is required
* Strong and demonstrated experience using the fundamentals of Agile development
* Demonstrated experience leading complex, technical projects
* Ability to interact professionally and confidently with colleagues at all levels, including senior and executive management with clear and confident communication and presentation skills
* Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
* Experience using Atlassian application suite (Confluence, JIRA) highly desired
* Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) highly desired
* Experience with managing cybersecurity projects desired
* PMP and/or CSM desired