Project Manager I in Little Rock, AR at Windstream

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Job ID:18003266

Job Summary:

Plan, initiate, and manage company wide information technology (IT) projects within the IT Project Management team. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines and standards are met.

Desired skills:


•         Manage, lead and execute IT projects through the complete project management life cycle in an agile/scrum method or traditional SDLC method.


•         Work closely with development teams and subject matter experts to plan, perform, and maintain project tasks and milestones.


•         Lead daily stand-ups and scrum ceremonies for scrum teams, work with product owners to groom the backlog and plan sprints and use agile boards/dashboards to assist with managing progress of the project team.


•         Track project deadlines to milestones or release plan and make sure that they are met.


•         Anticipate and mitigate project risks and impediments.


•         Ensure accurate and complete project documents/artifacts are maintained for each project and appropriate documents are distributed in a timely manner.


•         Work with the business partners on project management activities such as project initiation, requirements and status reporting.

Desired Experience:


•         Documented experience in managing small to large, multi-application/teams, and software development deployments.


•         Proven experience successfully leading projects in an agile scrum format and a traditional software development lifecycle format or hybrid methodologies.


•         Knowledge and experience in sizing and scoping integration efforts based on preliminary data.


•         Demonstrated ability to track resource utilization against plan.


•         Demonstrated leadership, organizational skills, planning skills, and technical depth.


•         Customer service orientation with a strong problem-solving approach.


•         Strong verbal and written communication skills.


•         Ability to manage and process multiple data streams.


•         Ability to prioritize and escalate where appropriate.


•         Proven ability to work in a fast paced, self-directed environment


•         Strong communication and presentation skills.


•         Quality orientation with a strong eye for detail.


•         Proficient in MS Project, JIRA or another project management tool, SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Requirements:


•         Agile / Scrum Master Certification


•         Demonstrated success in leading scrum projects as a scrum master.


•         Demonstrated success in leading traditional SDLC projects as a project manager.

Education and Experience: College degree in a Technical or related field and 2-4 years professional level experience; or 6+ years professional level related Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience required.


Job Requirements

Education and Experience: College degree in a Technical or related field and 2-4 years professional level experience; or 6+ years professional level related Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience required.

EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.

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