Job Description :
Primary Duties And Responsibilities



Manage projects for the cloud engineering and DevOps team, partnering closely with external program/project managers

Be Agile champion and guide one or more teams in adaption of agile/scrum principles
Coordinate cross-functional meetings to create project plans, release plans and other artifacts as needed
Providing leadership to ensure the timely execution and delivery of the activities contained in the project plan and schedule.
Reviewing and negotiating internal and external customer requirements and recommending best practices for existing Pearson offerings.
Assist with optimizing cloud hosting costs and budgeting.
Monitors team activity and guides workload commitments
Remove ambiguity by connecting with external teams or individuals so sprint progresses as schedule
Shield the team from external interferences that can jeopardize sprint goals
Keep team members engaged, involved and informed
Maintain data integrity, completeness and accuracy in team tools for work tracking and reporting
Ensures effective and efficient meetings such as stand-ups, sprint planning, release planning and retrospectives
Promotes collective ownership of story completion and sprint goals
Ensure team understands and commits to specific sprint goals and follows through accordingly
Provide consistent and periodic project status to senior management
Escalate impediments that cannot be resolved by the sprint team


Qualifications



Bachelor''s degree or equivalent required. MBA or advanced degree preferred

5 years of experience in technical project management, or IT/Development/Infrastructure experience with lead or manager responsibilities preferred. Experience in systems design / development is also desired.
Ability to understand, analyze, and communicate technical designs, project issues, and project status is required.
Strong communication, coordination, and organizational skills
Ability to be the agile leader for the sprint and extended team, focusing on best-practices and principles
Demonstrable history of leading various agile/scrum projects for cross-functional and highly matrixed organizations
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional(CSP)
Familiarity with Scale Agile Framework (SAFe) and Agile philosophy


Ideal Candidate



You are someone who has worked in supporting releases from an agile development team while maintaining production services

Well versed in modern web technologies and processes. You''ve probably been an engineer who has solved hard problems.
You don’t get flustered by ambiguity and helps to resolve and simplify and isn’t afraid of reaching out to the right person to get answers
Great attention to detail