SWC Technology Partners Agile Project Manager - IT Solutions in Oak Brook, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5669226 SWC Technology Partners is searching for an Agile Project Manager with experience in IT Solutions to join our Client Experience Practice. This individual will work with teams of software developers, business analysts, quality assurance analysts, and project managers. This individual will be responsible for leading delivery teams and managing customers' expectations in project technologies that include custom application development, data analytics / business intelligence, CRM, systems integrations, SharePoint / Office 365, and cloud infrastructure migrations. *Responsibilities*Lead and support discovery and requirements gathering effortsLead or support user story and functional design definition and documentationSupport SWC or client Product Owner in backlog definition, prioritization and managementDefine resource requirements and distribution through active management of hours/points estimates and associated internal resource managementGuide, manage and assist in multiple project-level efforts to apply, roll-out, new solutions as well as updates and enhancements to existing solutionsLead Agile meetings, create user stories and discovery workshops for custom IT solutionsConduct current state assessments of business processes and supporting systemsAct as liaison between change requestor and software development team. Address development team needs efficiently and effectively; create release timelines and plans; coach team on solution delivery, and risk mitigationLead and coach, you will educate and lead the team in applying Agile / Scrum concepts and principles and staying focused on quality, predictability, flow and velocity of developmentStrong leadership skills facilitating meetings with developers by providing functional clarification and setting delivery expectations with team and client while also managing budgetSupport the projects on-time delivery, find and eliminate impediments, actively address issues, and build a high-performing, continuous improvement team environmentManage all time input and billing activities ensuring completion in a timely manner*Qualifications*Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a related field to Computer Science3 - 5 years' years of solid experience leading software development teams and coaching agile / scrum meetings with internal teamsKnowledge of the software development life cycle and demonstrate success leading multiple project teams to completion while mitigating risksA track record of applying Scrum / Agile methodologies in a software solutions environmentAbility to manage traditional Waterfall projects in additional to Agile preferredExcellent communication skills, both written and spoken, along with strong facilitation and collaboration skillsCertification in Agile methodologies (PMI-ACP. CSM, CSP, SA, SASM) is a plusExcellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook required; Jira and Microsoft Project preferredExcels at operating in a fast-paced technical environmentAbility to solve problems, identify solutions, mitigate risks, and appropriately escalate issues and decisionsMust be local to the Chicagoland area and have business experienceMust have legal authorization to work in the U.S. for any employer*Perks of working at SWC:*Bragging rights - Check out our Awards!401K matchCareer development - formal mentorship programs with assigned career advocate to assist with your training and growthComprehensive health and dental plans starting on Day OneSWC pays for technical certificationsFlex time scheduleFree onsite gym, quarterly massages, yoga classes and fun group competitions and outings! SWC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, gender transition, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.Keywords: Project Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Scrum Master, Agile, Methodology, Sprints, Facilitator, PowerPoint, PowerView, Tableau, Qlik, Balsamic, JIRA, User Experience, User Enablement, SharePoint, Net, Java, Data Visualization, Application Development, Software, Office 365, Custom Applications, Data Analytics, CRM, Cloud Strategy