Agile Project Manager / Scrum Master

Company Name:
Blackstone Technology Group
Blackstone Technology Group is hiring an Agile
Project Manager / Scrum Master for our Federal Practice.
Primary Duties will entail managing Agile Software Development Projects
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can provide client solutions with minimal instruction and can run independently on projects. The Project Manager will support a high-performing group of technologists committed to driving customer satisfaction through delivery and innovation. As an Agile facilitator, the candidate will be integral to our client's successes. The candidate will be required to demonstrate a strong record of client delivery / communication, ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment, and flexibility.
Responsibilities:

Manages and tracks IT solution delivery cycle using the Agile delivery framework.

Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.

Ensures projects are properly defined, budgeted, prioritized, and resourced.

Requirements gathering, analysis, collection of issues, identifying process gaps, defining and presenting solutions.

Facilitate sessions to estimate size user stories, deconstruct user stories into Development tasks, and facilitate Retrospectives with Program team members.

Oversee development activities and report weekly/monthly status reports and escalate risks to program managers as necessary.

Assist with management of the application backlog (new user stories and technical debt).

Establishes and monitors project road maps.

Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

Reviews deliverables prepared by team before delivering to client.

Prepares for engagement reviews and implements quality assurance procedures.

Minimizes risk exposure on project.

Facilitate team meetings and reports on project status.

Establishes and implements standard Project Management processes.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Must successfully complete a stringent Background Investigation and obtain the required Government Security Clearance.

5+ years total experience including project management, preferably in a technical consulting firm environment.

Minimum of 2 years of Project Management Methodologies experience, interacting with key project stakeholders
Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and success building team relationships and partnerships across organizational lines

Experienced managing client requirements and related team members. Government client experience is a plus.

Demonstrates excellent analytical skills and business presentation skills

Demonstrates strong client interfacing skills: a positive attitude, high energy, very articulate communication, excellent interpersonal skills, out-going, and highly motivated
Excellent oral and written communication skills (ability to create and maintain technical documentation leveraging SMEs for content)

CSM or PMI-ACP certification strongly preferred

Some working knowledge of network monitoring and infrastructure is preferred.
The Blackstone name was chosen very carefully. A black-stone is a cutting tool used to shape and polish a rough diamond into brilliance. True to the concept behind the formation of our name, it remains Blackstone's commitment to help our employees carve out and forge the best possible future. At Blackstone, by focusing on creative, efficient, and future-focused information technology solutions, we help to shape innovative individuals into industry leaders. Are you a Diamond in the Rough?

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