• Project Manager-Agile

    Job ID
    Information Services
    Info Technology
    Job Location
  • Overview

    We have an immediate need for a Project Manager with Information Security experience.


    The Project Manager is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. While the Agile method is the first method under consideration for project management, the project manager may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using Waterfall or hybrid (e.g. mix of Agile and Waterfall), methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple divisions or departments. The project manager may play a number of different roles in actual practice: 

    • At an enterprise level, leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the primary project team 
    • At a team level, playing 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 (i.e. Agile-Waterfall) approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints 

    In performing these roles, the project manager will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending Waterfall 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.

    This position must be an excellent communicator with the ability to effectively communicate and present technical information to all levels of the organization. 


    • Define project scope, schedule, and staffing needs 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. 
    • Assist 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. 
    • Support business and technology application owners in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance. 
    • Define and manage a well-defined project management processes, train staff in these processes, and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile project management. 
    • Promote 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. 
    • Work closely with functional areas, technical teams and clients to define systems/project priorities, scope, approach, resource requirements, timing deliverables and funding. 
    • Analyze business and technology options for IT deployment and strategic planning. 
    • Assist in troubleshooting technical problems and identifies mitigation strategies for technical issues and risks. 
    • Learn new technology and other computer-related concepts through informal mechanisms including journals, books, information lectures, participation user group conferences, participation in off-site training, enlisting input from peer network of professional staffs within IT industry. 
    • Organize and chair meetings as requested to facilitate communication. 
    • Perform other related duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the department. 
    • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

    Minimum Education

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field is required.
    • Master's Degree in Information Systems, or Computer Science or related field is a plus.

    Minimum Experience

    • Five (5) years demonstrated technical project management or project engineer experience managing large, complex projects with multi-function teams in a dynamic and progressive environment.
    • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
    • A proven track record of successfully implementing enterprise software, mobile applications, or web development projects using Agile methodologies
    • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.
    • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
    • Balanced business/technical background including 1) Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues and 2) Ability to provide guidance and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value
    • Experience with the Identity life cycle and implementation of Identity & Access Management is a plus.
    • Experience or knowledge of SailPoint IdentityIQ (IIQ) technology or related technologies is a plus.

    Other Credentials

    • Any of the following certifications, PMP or PMI-ACP or PgMP is required.
    • CSM certification is a plus. ITIL Foundations or comparable IT service management (ITSM) framework certification is a plus

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    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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