Agile Senior Project Manager (APM)

Job Description

Agile Senior Project Manager (APM)
Job type:
Full time
Location: Barcelona

We are looking for a qualified Agile Project Manager to join our team, who will be responsible for the management of our Magento e-commerce platform and website

In details the Agile Project Manager (APM) will work collaboratively with technology, product, and business team across the organization to improve communication, team dynamics, and our development processes.
The APM will play a number of different roles in actual practice:

·         At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team

·         In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints

 

Essential Job Requirements

 

•   Project Planning and Management. Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

•   Team Management. Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members

•   Product Owner Support. Support the Product Owner in managing business expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

•   Process Management and Improvement. Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

•   Team building. Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

 

Qualifications
 

•   Solid understanding of business rules, UX/UI principles and software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

•   A proven track record of successfully implementing e-commerce and web projects using Agile methodologies, including 6+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function and multi country teams.

•   Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.

•   Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including UI/UX architects, PHP/Magento Developers, Business Analysts

•   Balanced business, Product and technical background:

•   Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

•   Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with the management of the company and develop digital strategies and solutions of high business value Skills

 

Required

•   Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
•   Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demand
•   Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
•   Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
•   Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
         •   Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent
         •   UX/UI Tools such as Visio, Axure
•   Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with business, Marketing and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
•   Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

 
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