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Sr. Program Manager

Job title: Sr. Program Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Austin, TX
Discipline: Technology
Remote: No
Reference: 405212
Contact name: Cory Rivard
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Length of Contract: 6 months
Location or Remote: Austin, Tx

Client Overview: Our client is a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in California.

Sr. Program Manager Overview: Accountable for the end-to-end planning and execution of one or more projects or programs and/or Agile teams.

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and negotiate, scope, schedule, budget, risks, deployments and communications for projects and initiatives.
  • Offer key status updates, accomplishments, risks, issues and mitigation to product and technology management on a regular cadence.
  • Coach multiple teams through the software development life cycle using Agile, Scrum, and Lean practices and work cross-functionally throughout the company to ensure projects are developed and deployed with quality and timely delivery into our production systems.
  • Work with product owner to promote and contribute to the improvement of the product backlog.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, backlog grooming, daily stand-up meetings, reviews/demos, retrospectives, and other scrum ceremonies.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Coach team in estimation techniques.
  • Develop metrics and reports using Rally to help the team understand its health and progress and to set goals.
  • Leading and coaching a team in its Agile adoption.
  • Coach team members to understand Scrum and the Agile Principles.
  • Influencing change that increases team performance at a sustainable pace.
  • Agile release planning ensure clear communication and collaboration among the Product Owner and members of the Development team.
  • Ask thoughtful questions to help our customers, Product Owners to maximize ROI and meet company objectives.
  • Understand product strategy and benefits of key deliverable in area of responsibility.

Key Qualifications: 

  • 5 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Or at least 2 years of work experience with an Advanced degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD)
  • Or 0 years of work experience with a PhD
  • 1+ years of Scrum Master experience.
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