Job Description

Reference # : 17-04918Title : Agile Program and Portfolio Manager
Location : Jersey City, NJ
Position Type : Direct Placement
Experience Level : Start Date : 05/22/2017
Description
Agile Program and Portfolio Manager
Find your next opportunity in the Financial Services Industry. Eclaro is looking for an Agile Program and Portfolio Manager for our client in Jersey City, NJ.
Eclaro's client is one of the largest banking and financial services firms. They are a major provider of investment banking, asset management, private banking, private wealth management and treasury & security services in the United States.

The Agile Program and Portfolio Manager will join the DAC PMO with the objective of supporting end-to-end planning and implementation of strategic initiatives, manage and prioritize a portfolio of tactical projects, drive the Agile transformation for his/her portfolio of projects. As s/he acquires knowledge of the organization, products, and stakeholders, s/he may play the role of Scrum of Scrum for selected projects based on needs and his/her ability.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage a portfolio of projects monitoring project status, cross projects dependencies, and delivery progress on an ongoing basis. For the assigned portfolio, the Agile Program and Portfolio Manager will:
  1. Contribute to defining the roadmap for strategic initiatives/products
  2. Support annual budgeting process and provide program and project portfolio financial management
  3. Ensure full adoption of Jira, Confluence and other designated tools
  4. Work closely with Scum Masters, Product Owner, Development Teams and other stakeholders to facilitate delivery and remove impediments
  5. Provide leadership with meaningful performance metrics and status reports based on Jira dashboards and other tools
  6. Identify risks proactively, drive timely mitigation, and escalate to management appropriately
  7. nterface with the Corporate Technology central PMO
  8. Potentially assume the Scrum of Scrum role for scaled Agile projects
• Enable, support and accelerate the transition from Waterfall to Agile SDLC (Scrum, Kanban)
• Coach Developers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners and senior stakeholders in Agile practices (Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile)
• Contribute to the definition and implementation of new key performance metrics and project reporting across DAC
• Leverage Confluence and SharePoint as main collaboration tools
• Drive high quality of all deliverables across complete SDLC
• Coordinate and facilitates audits as needed
• Mentor and coach junior members of the PMO team

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Minimum of 7+ years of combined project management, scrum master and development work experience required, with at least 5 years using Agile methodologiesBachelor degree required
  • Proven experience as Scrum Master required, Scrum of Scrum preferred.
  • Bachelor degree required
  • Proven experience with global projects in multiple technologies, and functions
  • Advanced knowledge and proven expertise in project management tools such as Clarity, Jira, Client ALM, Microsoft Project, and Excel required
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have ability to be tactful yet assertive. Strong collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Comfortable speaking and presenting project status
  • Ability to develop strong client and working relationships with the team is a must
  • Ability to be flexible, follow tight deadlines, organize and prioritize work
  • Experience in IT Business management functions
  • Technical application development experience strongly preferred
  • Scrum Certification is Preferred, Coaching experience a plus, PMP or Prince Certification a plus
  • Experience in Risk and Finance Technology with domain knowledge across asset classes
PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • Advanced knowledge of SharePoint and Confluence, including site management, forms, workflow, templates and reports automations
  • Experience in supporting transition from Waterfall to Agile
  • Master preferred, Computer Science or a related Information Technology field preferred
  • Experience with Scaled Agile preferred
Interested in applying? Contact Charly Vie at charly@eclaro.com now

Equal Opportunity Employer: Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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