Software Project Manager
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.
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.
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