Software Project Manager

| Greater Denver Area

Description FirstBank is a leader in banking innovations, employee satisfaction, and customer service. Our Technology Department focuses on quality and innovation to continuously deliver value in an Agile environment to business units across the company. To help lead these efforts, we are seeking an experienced Project/Delivery who is passionate about technology and possesses strong team and communication skills to join the FirstBank Technology Team. You are best suited for this role if you enjoy working as a team to maximize value delivery using Agile/Scrum or Kanban, finding creative solutions, and driving long term goals.

The Software Project Manager, as part of a software delivery team, will plan and manage the iterative and incremental delivery of Information Technology solutions coupled with business objectives to meet FirstBank needs. This includes the creation and coordination of timelines, scope, resources, risk, and communication plans as they relate to multiple delivery efforts. In this role, the Software Project Manager will identify needed resources, coordinate responsibilities and tasks, and address resource constraints that will impact the delivery timelines.

FirstBank provides a high-paced Agile and Continuous Delivery work environment and the opportunity to work on a variety of efforts. From building the back and front-ends of new products and services, improving current products, managing our security systems, maintaining and improving infrastructure, and much more, no week is the same. This is a challenging position that comes with great rewards. FirstBank strongly supports career advancement and promoting internally to provide new challenges and growth over the course of your career. In fact, the average tenure of our IT workforce is nearly ten years.

As a Denver Post Top Workplaces award winner seven years in a row (2012-2018), FirstBank provides many great benefits including: competitive salaries, employer-contributed retirement, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), choice of health plans, paid time off, work from home options, employer-paid basic life insurance, and short-term and long-term disability policies. Our philosophy of work-life balance provides paid volunteer time off, tuition reimbursement, social events, an onsite fitness center and cafe, an RTD EcoPass, and more.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Creation and coordination of timelines, scope, resources, risk, and communication plans as they relate to multiple delivery efforts

•Identify needed resources, coordinate responsibilities and tasks, and address resource constraints that will impact delivery timelines

•Utilize Agile, Kanban, and other project management methods and tools in order to maximize value and delivery performance

•Lead the Delivery Team in ongoing inspect and adapt discussions and implementation of improvements

•Identify and analyze risks, create mitigation plans, and manage risks and issues as they occur

•Work as a liaison between vendors, stakeholders, and teams to facilitate effective delivery

•Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely manner

•Maintain knowledge of industry standard Agile, Kanban, and project management practices

•Perform basic business analysis when necessary when a separate business analyst is not involved

•Assist other Project Managers with issue resolution and best practices

•Pursue formal and informal educational opportunities to expand knowledge and improve skills

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

•A bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 2 years of Agile, Kanban, or project management experience with a demonstrated ability to apply agile concepts

•A combination of post-high school education, job related certification, and related experience equivalent to 5 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:

•Bachelor's degree is preferred, master's degree is a plus

•Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)Project Management Professional (PMP), or other similar certification

•Experience with JIRA or similar tool

•At least 3 years of Agile or project management experience outside of FirstBank, or one year in the Associate Project Manager position at FirstBank, with demonstrated success driving projects from conception through implementation

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

• Skilled at working with Agile/Scrum iterations or Kanban to continuously deliver value and meet milestones

•Experience in planning meetings that include the right people and agendas that makes appropriate use of the scheduled time

•Experience with identifying and managing risks and developing mitigation and contingency plans when appropriate

•Ability to develop working estimate based on inputs from all delivery team members

•Proficient in the use of appropriate scheduling techniques in order to determine and manage value delivery.

•Ability to identify stakeholders to establish and execute a communication plan for those stakeholders

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present status, issues, and risks to multiple levels of stakeholders

•Proficient in tracking Delivery Team performance

•Ability to work effectively with a team to overcome challenges and conflicts

•Proven use of appropriate time management techniques (such as time boxing, to-do managers, etc…)

•Understands standard budgetary concepts

•Basic familiarity with Business Analysis methods and concepts

•Ability to analyze delivery-related data in order to create metrics that will enable improved decision-making for the team and the organization

•Skilled at standard computer applications used in Agile and project management, such as Microsoft Office tools, Jira, and Confluence along with the ability to learn new applications with minimal training

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels and light to heavy traffic. An individual in this position:

• Frequently remains stationary throughout a typical business day

• Frequently operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer

• Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other rooms

• Occasionally positions self to access drawers and shelves of various heights

• Frequently reaches for and handles paperwork and files

• Constantly communicates with customers, coworkers, and management in-person and on the phone

• Must be able to exchange accurate information

Work Hours Monday through Friday

Part Time No

  • FirstBank is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP hereat http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm .

  • FirstBank will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with FirstBank’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

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Location

We are conveniently headquartered just west of Denver with amazing views of the mountains and downtown. Plus, the commute is refreshingly light.

An Insider's view of FirstBank

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at FirstBank is exactly what I was looking for. The flexible hours and work-from-home opportunities allow my work to fit into my life more easily. As someone who lives for the outdoors, whether it be climbing, fishing, or skiing, FirstBank has allowed me to maximize my productivity in the office while still pursuing my passions.

Asher

Java Developer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about building new solutions and migrating applications to the cloud. We are constantly looking for opportunities to deliver products and services built on leading-edge technologies that enable us to remain competitive. Moving to the cloud is allowing us to combine a flexible architecture and become responsive to business needs.

Fernando

Infrastructure Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I started 18 months ago as a Java Developer. I have already been promoted to the next level technically. There is continuous support from FirstBank to stay up to date with current technology trends, for example: online courses, classroom training and certifications.

Spandana

Java Developer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I take the approach that I work for my team: they are my customers. If I can respond to them quickly, then I can reinforce the momentum that they have worked so hard to create.

Albert

Chief Information Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with FirstBank in April 2006 as a Management Trainee. As a recent graduate with a Marketing degree, I thought, “I’ll give this a try”. 13 years later I am now an Executive Vice President overseeing our PMO. I am grateful for the journey FirstBank has allowed me to take with my career. They truly value, promote, and support growth.

Trista

Executive Vice President

What are FirstBank Perks + Benefits

FirstBank Benefits Overview

FirstBank partners with our employees to achieve physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, professional and financial wellness to succeed at work and in life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In 2018, 725 FirstBank employees utilized our VTO program and those employees have volunteered 5,200 hours to non-profits in our communities this year!
Partners with Nonprofits
FirstBank has charitable employees who take great pride in giving back to their communities. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed over $57 million and countless hours to charitable organizations.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FirstBank offers multiple employee resource groups, including Veterans and Women in Technology.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
FirstBank's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees and dependents cover out-of-pocket medical costs with pre-tax contributions up to $2,600 annually.
Disability Insurance
FirstBank provides both short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
FirstBank offers two PDPPlus dental plan options through MetLife. A unique feature for covered adults is one fluoride treatment during the year, at no additional cost.
Vision Benefits
Your eyesight deserves the best care. With FirstBank's vision plan, you have coverage for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses
Health Insurance Benefits
FirstBank contributes to the premium cost of employees and their eligible dependents on single coverage health insurance.
Life Insurance
FirstBank covers two times an employees annual salary for life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance at no cost to the employee.
Wellness Programs
Each FirstBank employee has the ability to request up to $360 annually as a reimbursement for expenses associated with wellness (gym memberships, massages, manicures, food delivery service, etc.)
Onsite Gym
FirstBank has a state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center in the building. The gym is free if you use it 4 times each month, otherwise it's only $10 a month. Awesome group fitness classes are offered, too!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
FirstBank employees may contribute up to 80% of their salary to their 401k.
401(K) Matching
FirstBank is unlike many employers because we contribute to retirement plans whether the employee does or not.
Company Equity
FirstBank is proud to offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as one of our many benefits.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
If you're an early riser or like to sleep in, no problem! FirstBank offers flexible schedule with of core hours of 9am-4pm.
Remote Work Program
Most of our tech employees have the opportunity to work from home 2-3 days per week.
Family Medical Leave
FMLA provides 12 work weeks of unpaid, protected leave and FirstBank extends those protections for up to 90 calendar days for eligible employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FirstBank believes that our employees are the key to what makes a great company and that a balance between work and non-work activities is essential. You begin accruing PTO on your first day.
Paid Volunteer Time
Because we believe in doing what's best for our employees and communities, each year FirstBank gives its employees 2 full days to volunteer in the community however they choose.
Paid Holidays
Being a bank, we offer employees 8 paid holidays per year on top of PTO!
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
If you prefer to take public transportation, we will provide you with a free RTD pass and have a shuttle waiting to pick you up light rail station to bring you to and from headquarters.
Company Outings
Game Room
We have a game room with a pool table, foosball, Ping-Pong, and a classic arcade console that is open at all times.
Parking
You'll never have to worry about parking. We have a full parking garage at no cost to employees, plus additional onsite parking, a bike closet, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Fitness Subsidies
As part of the wellness program, you can use your quarterly allotment toward fitness memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
In addition to full access to LinkedIn Learning and a dedicated conference attendance budget, FirstBank has an in-house training team that provides training for all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
We reimburse employees up to $3,000 annually for tuition and books for business-related classes. We also help cover cost for employee's children to pursue post-high school education and training.
Diversity Program
FirstBank is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through cultural awareness, team-building exercises, and the encouragement of on-going dialogue with employees.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
FirstBank offers multiple mentorship programs, including Women in Technology and Elevate Leadership.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
FirstBank will reimburse a Technology employee for the testing fees associated with obtaining a qualified Technology certification.

Additional Perks + Benefits

FirstBank offers a number of career stages so employees can explore opportunities in a way that keeps them growing, challenged and contributing. We believe in our talent so much that we primarily use a promote from within approach.

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