Agile Project Manager – Remote

 SemanticBits - Company site
 January 13, 2022
 United States
SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We deliver using Agile practices to help the government solve their most technically challenging problems. The systems we develop are used to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people and revolutionize the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. SemanticBits is a remote-first employer and has been named a Top Workplace in 2021. As a government contractor, SemanticBits requires that candidates must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain a religious or medical exemption.
SemanticBits is looking for an energetic individual who can interface with our customer Product Owner, execute against the product vision, and lead our Agile delivery team. This role is a combination of an Agile Project Manager and Scrum Master. This role is responsible for delivering an excellent product that meets user needs related to the Care Choice Experience project supporting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Communications.
The ideal candidate has direct product management experience and will manage the design, development, and delivery of digital health services using a Scrum-based Agile software development methodology within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) program delivery. You will be working on a team that is developing a mission critical software product for the federal government to help improve the healthcare of our country’s most vulnerable citizens. Successful candidates will be skilled at managing customer relationships and have experience interacting with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be part of a high performing, dynamic development team that will be using a set of modern technologies (Angular, Node, AWS RDS, MongoDB, etc.), while applying human-centered design and DevOps approaches. This is a mission critical role and requires a demonstrable passion for our domain and a willingness to learn.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the planning, execution, and delivery of all work being performed by a stable team. This may include the management of projects to include the definition of project charters and measures as well as developing project structures and ensuring proper operations turnover.
  • Build and lead high performing teams, including building strong product owner, sponsor, solution lead, stakeholder, vendor, customer, and team relationships.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement/growth plans for the team in several domains, such as DevOps, Operational Excellence, Customer Experience and use of Customer Insights.
  • Engage with stakeholders to accurately report progress, risks, successes, and failures
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the product owner, scrum team, and other stakeholders such as product end users
  • Lead working sessions to discuss scope, schedule, and requirements with product ownersHelp Product Owner with prioritization, risk management, and scope
  • Manage product quality, releases and delivery
  • Oversee and manage implementation of various agile techniques such as TDD, BDD, Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOpsSupport, and  all inter and intra team communication
  • Manage lightweight, living planning documents, like an Agile Product Roadmap
  • Conduct all Scrum ceremonies, including Sprint Planning, daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint RetrospectivesPerform continuous and active backlog grooming
  • Calculate ongoing team capacity and velocityAct as a mentor to ensure development teams work toward the core Scrum principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Establish shared product vision across the development team and product owner, and lead product execution
  • Execute within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), leading PI planning, prioritizing program increment goals, and ensuring successful execution of the Scrum team within the overall SAFe-based program
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, a degree in Computer Science strongly preferred; Master’s degree preferred 
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Product Manager for a software development team.
  • Hands-on experience leading one or more Scrum teams in a variety of contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)
  • Ability to apply the following skills:
  •  Interpersonal – effective verbal and written communication skills, resolves conflicts and effectively negotiates issue resolution, establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships, and displays strong facilitation skills. Actively demonstrates high personal integrity and ability to earn trust from others.
  •  Servant Leadership – advocates change, supports team building, recognizes contributions and celebrates accomplishments. Empowers and develops people, demonstrates humility and authenticity, provides direction rather than “giving orders.” Coaches others and seeks and applies feedback often. Creates an environment of trust where it is safe to challenge, experiment and fail without fear.
  •  Professional – understands and executes Agile project management processes and industry best practices which include, but are not limited to, effective PI Planning, monitoring work, managing scope, managing resources, ensuring quality control, maintaining effective communication with team and all stakeholders, managing risk, and monitoring and controlling costs.
  •  Partnership – demonstrates customer focus and knowledge of product, functional and operational processes, business and technology systems and utilizes innovation and adaptability in solution definition with a results orientation.
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, or  self-study
  • First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM) preferred
  • Knowledge of other Agile methodologies like Kanban
  • Experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery , Automated Testing
  • Expertise with JIRA, Confluence, and the Atlassian suiteExperience using JIRA’s Agile performance metrics to drive accountability and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of Human Centered Design approach for developing digital services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly skilled in team facilitation, conflict resolution, implementing best practices, team empowerment and creating a culture of transparency.
  • Nice to Have

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Prior experience working remotely full-time
  • Benefits:
    Competitive salary
    Stipend for work station set up
    Four weeks of PTO
    Eleven paid holidays
    One floating holiday
    Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
    Employer HSA contribution
    401k retirement plan with matching benefit
    100% paid short-term and long-term disability
    100% paid life insurance
    Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
    Three weeks parental leave
    Casual working environment
    Flexible working hours
    SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
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