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Technical Project Manager/ScrumMaster

Freelance to Perm OR Perm
5-15 years of experience

Our fast-paced, highly creative agency is on the search for a detail-oriented hybrid Technical Project Manager/ ScrumMaster, with strong experience in managing complex projects with multiple contributors and stakeholders. This person will be the critical point-person between the creative agency UX, Creative and Product Owner teams AND the external technology team. 

The ideal candidate will diligently and proactively drive and manage the end-to-end workflow of website and application design and development through technology team handoff and managing the agency-side UAT process through deployment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Building strong relationships with the Product owner and TPM on the client-side technical team
  • Inputting, organizing and managing all project artifacts through Confluence 
  • Generating and assigning tasks from each Feature in VSTS system and manage the team to completion of those tasks
  • Managing third-party client marketing and technology teams
  • Creating and managing hybrid waterfall/Agile schedules for creative development and technology sprint schedules
  • Set schedules and a work plan that works for both agency-side resources and client-side tech resources in a hybrid process. Must then translate the waterfall workflow into technical sprint schedules
  • Resource allocation
  • Working closely with the product owner to cross check work and transitioning user stories to technical teams
  • Leading regular team meetings to determine progress and address any questions or challenges that may be blockers as well as client meetings to gather requirements and present work
  • Leading grooming sessions between clients and agency to review features and acceptance criteria. Must have a full understanding of how features work and help problem-solve as issues come up 
  • Ownership of Activity and decision logs
  • Creating measurement plans and acceptance criteria
  • Must be able to work within the CT, NY and NJ area – Agency office is in CT and primary client is NJ 

Experience with following is required:

  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods
  • Agile Methodologies (Epics, User Stories, Sprints, Velocity, Scrum, etc…)
  • Advanced knowledge of Confluence, Jira, VSTS
  • Website Development Life Cycle. Past development experience is a bonus
  • Website development and/or the ability to turn requirements into technical solutions
  • The UX and Creative design process leading into development
  • Understanding of website development best practices around front-end, back-end, SEO and measurement
  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles
  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality
  • Experience with tools like Invision, Zeplin and Avocode
  • Complex web projects with micro-service-based architectures and/or ecommerce sites