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 www.pearson.com.
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