Job Description :
The Agile Program Manager (APM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering products and common business value related to the delivery of APIs.

The Agile Program Manager (APM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering products and common business value related to the delivery of APIs. The APM may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple lines of business.

At an API Organization level, leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the Agile teams
In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a delivery approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the business goals within designated constraints

High level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit large, complex projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

Essential Job Requirements:
Planning and Management – work with appropriate stakeholders to define scope and desired schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead delivery status and working meetings; manage risks and issues; address trade off decisions as needed when risk or changes to the plan arise; 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; and mentoring and developing team members
Product Owner Support – Support the Product Owner in managing expectations for deliverables, managing stakeholder communications
Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined process for assigned area and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
Team building – work with the scrum master(s) to promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

Qualifications:
Solid understanding of 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
Prior experience with SAFe/SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.
Provide highly-credible leadership to teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex risks and issues


Skills Required:
BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus
Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
Proven ability to lead 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
Microsoft Visio, SharePoint, and all Office Tools

Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business 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