Project Manager (Salesforce) - Long-term contract, Richmond, VA in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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Job Description


  • Serve as a Project Manager on multiple projects of varying complexity. Must be able to work in Agile and Traditional methodologies.
  • Work with software teams, Product Owners and Business Analysts to manage the planning, initiation, execution, and close out of projects
  • Facilitate all meetings or Agile ceremonies when necessary, the removal of impediments, and any reduction/removal of project risks
  • Use burn-ups, timelines, tasking/milestone tracking or any other ad-hoc means to accurately communicate with all stakeholders and performers about project expectations, commitments, and timelines. Must communicate commitments to Portfolio Management.
  • Ensure all data and information regarding the projects are up to date in all systems
  • Help hold all performers accountable to their own commitments, norms, and processes
  • Work with the Product Owner/Business Analyst to support all project communications
  • Help teams continuously improve through facilitating retrospectives, reviewing metrics/data, measuring outcomes, and keeping track of improvement action items
  • Use previous knowledge and experience of software projects to intuitively probe, suggest, and lead the project teams to desired outcomes.
  • For some projects, manage the project across IT and non-IT performers. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, facilitating requirements gathering, project planning and coordination, and risk management for all parties involved.
  • Serve as project manager for some non-software development IT implementations, such as, the purchasing and implementation of a commercially available software product or service.
  • Work closely with management to contribute to the overall health and growth of the technical team through leadership, mentorship and informal coaching. Also, lead the development of new metrics, methods or processes.


4-year degree in Information Technology or related field of study, or equivalent professional work experience required.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience as an IT Project Manager, 7+ preferred.
  • Active PMP certification.
  • 10+ years of overall experience in Information Technology preferred
  • 3+ years managing Agile projects or working as a Scrum Master (can be concurrent with the PM experience) preferred.
  • Specific experience with managing IT operations and security efforts is preferred


  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse personality types to promote census-building.
  • A thorough understanding of Agile and Traditional software development methodologies, terminology, values, and procedures.
  • Collaborative approach to driving decisions.
  • Outstanding coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
  • A proven process thinker seeking productivity and exceptional service.
  • Customer centric with well-developed business acumen and business facing experience.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to work well both in a team environment and independently.
  • Must have a professional, positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Effective meeting facilitation and excellent listening and feedback skills.
  • Microsoft Office and any project/portfolio management software.
  • Communicate ideas in both technical and user friendly language.
  • Ability to provide some technical guidance.
  • Establish clear goals with success metrics and measurements using proven data analysis, data verification and problem solving abilities.

Job Requirements

PMP, Project Manager, Agil