Job Description :
Project Manager - Agile

The Project Manager is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. While the Agile method is the first method under consideration for project management, the project manager may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using Waterfall or hybrid (e.g. mix of Agile and Waterfall), methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple divisions or departments. The project manager may play a number of different roles in actual practice:

· At an enterprise 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 primary project team
· 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 (i.e. Agile-Waterfall) 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

In performing these roles, the project manager will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending Waterfall project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world-renowned institution that is recognized as one of the best places to work in the nation. As a premier center for research and treatment of childhood catastrophic diseases, we employ a diverse team of scientific and healthcare professionals dedicated to the promise of hope. With our critical mission, St. Jude is revolutionizing the way our clinicians use information systems and advanced technology to deliver lifesaving patient care.

Minimum Experience

Five (5) years demonstrated technical project management or project engineer experience managing large, complex projects with multi-function teams in a dynamic and progressive is required.
Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment is required.
A proven track record of successfully implementing enterprise software, mobile applications, or web development projects using Agile methodologies is required.
Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development is required.
Experience overseeing multi-function project teams including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel is required.
Balanced business/technical background: A) 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. B) Ability to provide guidance and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value is required.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field is required.
Master’s Degree in Information Systems, or Computer Science or related field is a plus.

Client : St. Jude Children's Research Hospital