Agile Project Manager

Mariner Finance - White Marsh, MD2.5

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
Do you enjoy planning, leading, and organizing agile project teams? Are you excited about working through projects from white board to completion? If so, Mariner Finance has an amazing opportunity to join our new Online Development Team as an Agile Project Manager. This position will be located at our Headquarters in White Marsh, MD.

This would be an opportunity to be part of a team contributing to transformative development of a new, innovative business line within a successful and growing enterprise. If you enjoy being creative and thrive in a results oriented environment, we would love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:
Leads and manages large, complex enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the Agile teams
Plays 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 Agile approach, uses good judgment and skills to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints
Uses high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional 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.
Defines project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects
Assists in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team
members
Supports the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance
Defines and manages a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
Promotes empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team.

Qualifications:
BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus
8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams.
Agile Scrum or PMP Certification are highly desirable
Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.
Experience with Agile tools such as Jira/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent is highly desirable
Experience with Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
Experience with consumer lending and underwriting a plus
Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
Demonstrated ability to understand the business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel

Benefits:
As a team member of Mariner Finance you will enjoy a robust benefits package that demonstrates our dedication to employee satisfaction:

Competitive Salary •
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurances •
401k Match •
Paid Time-Off •
Education Reimbursement •
Flexible Spending
Mariner Finance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental handicap, covered veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.