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Kforce Senior Agile Project Manager in Pleasanton, California

Kforce has a client that is currently seeking a Senior Agile Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA to run approximately 70 projects concurrently, mostly running in Agile. They are moving to Azure for their data center migration.Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for leading a distributed (local & offshore) Agile Scrum team in planning and execution of strategic projects using Scrum Agile methodology and structure, metrics and practices

  • Adoption and coaching for the team in existing Agile Scrum best practices, including the proficient use of industry standard tools, technologies, and methodologies

  • Work closely with product team, stakeholders, technical and project leads to establish goals, overall solution, high level project sizing and oversight for technical execution

  • Responsible for building and presenting Scrum team and Program level metrics to peers and Management

  • Strong communication skills, this person will be working with high level executives and need to be able to explain things directly and accurately. (Strong, effective communicator, good interpersonal skills)

  • Ability to handle multiple projects within the program at any given time

  • Ability to lead process, manage project and program level planning, budget estimation and tracking, resource planning and assessment, invoice review, financial planning and risk assessment

  • Well-organized, detail oriented, has great communication skills and thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Ensuring that applicable regulatory directives are complied with e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley, current privacy legislation

  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively within a matrix, 'virtual' environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work with external vendors

  • This is a fast paced environment. Candidate must be able to hit the ground running

  • Strong PM with Agile methodology experience

  • Description of the process with the team, how to keep them connected, overall approach

  • PMP not necessary

  • DevOps experience is highly preferred (Azure migration)

  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, MS Project knowledge

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Ability to work with all levels of the enterprise

  • Domain experience would be very helpful, practical understanding- very seasoned candidates would have this

  • Need to understand the way in which these systems work

  • The ability to know to look -under the rock- vs. having to be told to look under the rock

  • Understanding how the budget works and be able to work with the budget

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours

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