Project Manager (Product Owner/Scrum Master)

  • Washington, D.C., DC
  • Full-time

Company Description

Twin Technologies is a technology consulting services firm with an experienced engineering team and deep sector expertise. We deliver and service business optimization, e-Commerce and systems integration engineering solutions and we have a user experience architecture team that can design rich and intuitive visual experiences for your software.


Twin Technologies services include:
Commercial development and Integration
Custom development
White Label Consulting Services for Existing Enterprises
Vertical Expertise: Healthcare, Financial Services, Digital Media, Human Capital, Retail
Technical Domains: Web 2.0, RIA, SaaS, Flex/Java, LiveCycle
Key Partnerships: Adobe, Brightcove, IBM,Visible Measures

Job Description

Twin Technologies is looking for a Project Manager capable of managing multiple projects as part of a team. This person should possess strong Agile / Scrum experience, and be able to fill either the Product Owner or Scrum Master roles for a project.  


As a Product Owner, the Project Manager will be tasked with acquiring, developing, and prioritizing the definition for a project -- so that the delivery team has a backlog of well-defined work items to pull from.  This includes interviewing project stakeholders to discuss feature sets and project goals, reviewing existing project documentation and artifacts (ex. project charters, requirement documents, comps / wireframe, user stores) to understand project scope, and using this information to develop user stories and supporting project documentation that is both approved by the client and actionable by the delivery team.


As Scrum Master, the Project Manager will be tasked with running the project following Agile best practices.  This includes leading the daily stand-ups, sprint-planning, retrospectives, and status communication with project stakeholders.  It also includes daily interactions with our delivery team to ensure that sprints are moving as expected, impediments to delivery are addressed, and that the team is delivering to expectations.

Qualifications

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Minimum of five years experience leading project teams using Agile / Scrum

  • Experience in a professional services, client-facing environment

  • Able to work effectively with a variety of personality types in a consultative environment

  • Clear understanding between the differences between SM and PM and able to balance the difference in hybrid project in order to get the best results from project team members

  • Identify risks / gaps, create mitigation plans for each, and escalate to the client and project leadership based on impact and priority

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Quality minded -- and understands how to empower teams to deliver quality sprint by sprint

  • Ability to manage remote / virtual project teams in a fast-paced delivery environment

  • Experience managing QA / UAT activities -- from test planning, to formal QA, to UAT -- and able to take feedback and incorporate it into future sprints

  • Able to adapt quickly to changing customer priorities across multiple projects

  • Facilitate the definition of project scope for projects that are loosely defined (from an idea or charter, to foundational requirements, to epics, and finally to actionable user stories that can be handed to the delivery team)

  • Ability to iterate through requirements as they become available from the client, identify what is actionable and what requires more definition, and prioritize accordingly

  • Communicate effectively across all facets of the team, and establish a communication plan to facilitate status and cadence between the project team and our customers

  • Experience with managing projects utilizing web and mobile technologies (knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and web frameworks is a plus)

  • Experience with product management and strategic analysis

  • Working knowledge and experience with retail / eCommerce preferred but not necessary


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with creating and maintaining product roadmaps

  • Experience with a variety of agile methodologies

  • Able to use JIRA and other tools utilized in agile environment

  • Well versed in a variety of estimation techniques

  • Interview project stakeholders / clients to acquire feature definition and priority

  • Author user stories from project assets (requirements, wireframes, etc).

  • Facilitate the creation of project requirements and supporting assets (including requirements documentation, wireframes, etc)

  • Work with the delivery team and project stakeholders to author a “Definition of Ready” and “Definition of Done” for each project

  • Work with customers to establish work priorities for a given project

  • Conduct sprint planning, facilitate work-task estimation with the delivery team, and track / report on the velocity of a given sprint

  • Establish and develop engagement reports describing status, schedule, and velocity

  • Facilitate sprint retrospectives with the delivery team -- including collecting and acting upon lessons learned to improve overall efficiency and team velocity

 

Additional Information

 

  • Full time employment

  • US Citizenship is required

  • PM / CSSM / CSPO Certification preferred

  • Must be flexible about periodic daily travel to clients on-site up / down the NE Corridor (Boston to Washington D.C)

  • Prefer this person to be based in either Philadelphia, PA or the Baltimore / Washington D.C. Metro area.


We are looking for motivated, hungry, and energetic individuals that are opportunity driven, humble, and looking to grow as our company grows.  Our clients demand the best -- and our quality, delivery, and values empower us to live up to their needs.  If this sounds like the right job for you, then use the button below to submit your resume. We look forward to receiving your application.