Pearson Project Manager/Scrum Master in Chandler, Arizona

Project Manager/Scrum Master


At Pearson , we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Come check us out. What big idea will you help us launch?

We are interested in hiring solid project management people with a good understanding of technology, a can-do attitude and an interest in our mission of more effective learning and enhancing the student experience. Our work environment is professional, yet relaxed and flexible. Using the latest technologies, you can have a major impact and contribute to our evolution.

The Learning Services Technology team is searching for an Associate Project Manager/Scrum Master responsible for leading an agile-based SDLC for a development organization with 2 or more agile scrum teams. The Associate Project Manager may also lead projects in other delivery models, such as fixed-bid projects in collaboration with vendors.

In this role, you will be responsible for fostering an environment of continuous improvement while working with the broader team to increase the effectiveness, consistency, and transparency of delivery across Learning Services Technology. The successful candidate will orchestrate our shared vision into action by driving an effective workflow and communication across disciplines.

What you will be doing as your key responsibilities…

Lead, participate, and support the various Agile based SDLC and scrum activities, as well as leading projects being delivered by vendors. This includes:

  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings

  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress

  • Track and manage budget with team leads

  • Maintain process documentation; recommending improvements, creating necessary standards, tools and best practices, and document them as needed

  • Work with Product Managers to maintain an accurate and up-to-date backlog

  • Update our Agile tracking system (Jira, Confluence) with Product & Sprint Backlog information

  • Support the development managers and team leads to remove roadblocks

  • Facilitate fixed-bid delivery projects with internal and external project team members

  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

  • Assist teams with making appropriate commitments through story selection, and task definition

  • Ensure successful completion of sprints/releases within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters

  • Responsible for communicating performance and executive reporting for assigned projects

  • Adapt project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout releases to respond to emerging requirements and risks


What we are looking for…

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience

  • Good knowledge and understanding of and Agile methodology

  • Minimum of 1 year Scrum Master experience

  • Minimum of 1 year experience with managing projects using JIRA

  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level

  • Experience project managing digital/mobile applications

  • Experience with Microsoft Project or SmartSheet project management application a plus!

  • Experience with educational software development a plus!

Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-AZ-Chandler

Work Locations: US-AZ-Chandler-3075 West Ray 3075 W Ray Rd Park at San Tan Chandler 85226

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 16, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1802797