Scrum Master / Project Manager

Newark, CA | Freelance | Job ID #59138 |
Posted Earlier this month
 

Our client, a top electronics brand, is looking for a mid-level Scrum Master / Project Manager to join their Global Team for a 6+ month contract.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • A typical day in the position will involve conducting sprint ceremonies, organizing meetings to resolve impediments, and meeting with stakeholders to plan future work

  • Manage the backlog: Work with numerous stakeholders to ensure their needs are accounted for and tracked. Ensure tickets are well defined and actionable

  • Align with stakeholders to prioritize and plan sprints to reflect business priorities

  • Escalate issues that impede the team

  • Manage risk and deployment schedules

  • Lead the team in estimating work, detailing requirements, and identifying dependencies

  • Allocate project resources with discipline managers

  • Track and communicate issue and project status

  • Process POs with Legal Partners and update budget and financial trackers

  • Publishing meeting minutes and action item logs when meeting with external stakeholders

SKILLS + CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Deliver consistent, predictable and repeatable results

  • Optimize processes to improve velocity over time. How have you tweaked or adjusted processes for efficiency

  • Skills and tools:

    • Google Drive, Documents, Sheets, and Slides

    • JIRA, Trello or other issue management systems for Agile

    • Slack, Google Chat

  • Work with:

    • Technical/Development

    • Web Experience Design

    • Business Groups

    • Audience Marketing

    • Vendors

  • Be a self-starter and independently manage projects and processes

  • Connect the dots at a strategic level to support cross functional teams

  • Team-player able to seamlessly partner with designers, marketing, and engineering. Have an upbeat, can-do attitude and work well with creative and technical teams

  • Able to juggle conflicting priorities

EXPERIENCE + REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years related industry experience, with demonstrated skills/expertise in Project / Scrum Master.Prior experience in high tech and consumer products environment with cross functional teams highly desired
  • Prior experience managing enterprise technical web projects (e.g. AEM) in an Agile framework using Scrum or Kanban processes and ticket management tools (e.g. JIRA, Trello) is essential

  • Scrum training and certification is helpful, but practical experience managing true Agile teams is essential

  • Experience creating comprehensive project timelines utilizing project management software, e.g. MS Project, Workfront, At-Task, SmartSheets, etc.

  • Prior experience working with eCommerce Platforms (e.g. Digital River, ScaleFast) very helpful

EXTRA BONUS:

  • The successful candidate will have a combination of classroom and on the job training in order to acquire the skills to perform this job well

  • Scrum Master training is strongly preferred. Prior success implementing the scrum process, fluency in terms, methodologies and responsibilities is required

  • 4 Year College Degree, BA or BS from accredited university/college is preferred, but is not required

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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