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Senior Specialist, Technology Project Manager

Requisition Number:  10543
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Manassas, VA, US

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

As an Technology Project Manager, you will be responsible for partnering with  top-notch cross-functional teams from development through execution of projects using Agile, Waterfall, and/or a hybrid of  methodologies You will be expertise in one or more of the following areas: project execution, analyzing cross-team dependencies, blockages,  process efficiency, proper documentation ( i.e.  user stories, release plans in Jira). You will also be responsible for providing support in regularly reporting project status to management and other stakeholders.

Extended Job Description:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Manage sprint planning and execution which includes the management of project progress providing project status and visibility to leadership
  • Organize Scrum and milestone reviews
  • Partner with Product Management to meet project objectives, define roadmap and/or sprint goals
  • Own the identification and management of cross-team dependencies
  • Lead team retrospectives to help teams continuously improve their practices to ensure maximum productivity
  • Ensure high throughput of development teams by identifying potential issues and roadblocks and working on preventing or eliminating them
  • Drive network security solutions
  • Create network documentation, training materials, and configuration templates for network drawings, text descriptions, and equipment configurations
  • Work with Product Management, Business Analyst, Architects, and Engineers to plan and ensure product backlog is prioritized, groomed, and has enough detail ready to be worked on by Scrum teams to avoid any downtime, ambiguity or rework

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Mentor, coach, and train team members
  • Facilitation: lead release planning, and scheduling, by providing Scrum team statistics, identifying project dependencies, and forecasting velocity, maintain project plans
  • Influence: manage multiple teams with tight deadlines and dependencies
  • Innovation: drive changes to improve methodologies

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Seniority will be based on experience
  • 8 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree, 6 years of experience and Master’s degree, or 4 years of experience and a PHD in Engineering, Business or related field required (a combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • 8 years of experience in Project Management
  • Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Moderate experience working with highly technical stakeholders
  • Moderate proficiency with Atlassian tools (i.e. Jira and Confluence) and Microsoft Project
  • Advanced proficiency in English, other languages a plus
  • 10% international and domestic travel

 

Preferred

  • Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Experience working in the Satellite or Telecommunications industry
  • Experience working on a global or multi-national team

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer you a truly global opportunity in an exciting industry and all the support you’ll need for both your professional and personal development. But most of all, we offer a truly unique opportunity to play your part in making a difference for those who need it most. We strive to uphold honesty, transparency and courage in everything we do. We’re proud to belong to the SES team and collaborate towards success.

 

GOOD TO KNOW

SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

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