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Project Manager (Certified SCRUM Master)

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Our client, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, is looking for a Certified SCRUM Master / Project Manager for a 3-4 month contract opportunity in Santa Clara. Possibility of project Extension/Conversion for the right candidate.


To be considered for this position you MUST HAVE:
1. CSM certificate is MUST
2. Combination of Agile experience and Solid Technical background required
3. Minimum 5+ years of PM experience
4. Minimum 2+ years of SCRUM master experience
5. Previous experience managing SCRUM teams

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Manage, plan, and coordinate activities of Mobile, Consumer, SaaS and Partner products projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are met within prescribed time frame and budget parameters.
• Facilitates Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demos and Sprint Retrospectives
• Manage and effectively deliver features committed to for the Release Train.
• Supports Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog
• Removes impediments/blockers in order to keep teams productive
• Identifies and manages dependencies with other internal or external teams
• Provides metrics and status to senior management
• Support/Collaborate with team members to implement Agile/Scrum best practices
• Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions
• Diligently prepare and collate project progress/status, issues & risks
• Meticulously track action items and drive them to closure
• Development capacity planning and helping in release scheduling
• Work closely with the Technical Development team to identify and communicate critical paths
• Participate in reviewing QA and leading UAT plans
• Actively manage project risks and issues
• Manage multiple work streams

Additional Qualifications:
• Computer Science degree or Equivalent.
• 6+ years of overall experience in working with large-scale projects and 2+ years as a SCRUM Master/Project Manager.
• Candidate has a CSM (Certified SCRUM Master) certification or equivalent.
• Extensive experience in project management principles and Agile development methodologies
• Knowledge and hands-on experience of technical implementations of large scale, highly available, robust web/mobile applications
• Familiarity with metrics, KPI’s, operations, and the complete product development lifecycle is required.
• Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
• Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Project Management and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans

ADDITIONAL INFO
• This is a 3-4 month, full-time, W-2 contract position located in Santa Clara, CA.
• This position is not eligible for telecommute or offsite work
• This position is eligible for full benefits including a low premium, zero-deductible health care plan, 401(k) plan, 
dental and vision.

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