FirstBank Agile Project Manager in Lakewood, Colorado
Requisition Number 18-0868
Post Date 7/25/2018
Title Headquarters Staff
Title Detail Agile Project Manager
Description Through the years, FirstBank has established ourselves as a progressive company, making important innovations in the way we bank. We are an environment where transparency, customer service, quality, and innovation are the focus. Now we are seeking an experienced individual who is passionate about technology and possesses strong communication skills to join the Project Management Team.
The Agile Project Manager will plan and manage the delivery of Information Technology solutions coupled with business objectives to meet FirstBank needs. This includes the creation and management of schedule, scope, resources, risk, and communication plans as they relate to project efforts. In this role, the Project Manager will identify needed resources, assign individual responsibilities and tasks, and notify appropriate management if resource constraints will impact the project timeline. Projects may include more complex work delivered by multiple agile teams or a single team.
You are best suited for this role if you enjoy identifying and managing project risks, finding solutions, driving long term goals, and mentoring other personnel.
As a Denver Post Top Workplaces award winner seven years in a row (2012-2018), FirstBank provides many great benefits for being a part of our family. From competitive salaries, employer-contributed retirement and health plans, some reduced fee banking services, paid time off, employer paid basic life insurance, short-term and long term disability policies, to holiday parties and more, you will be appreciated and made to feel at home at FirstBank.
FirstBank provides a high-paced work environment with different projects landing on your desk routinely. From building the back-end of new products, improving current products and designing internal systems, to managing our security systems, maintaining and improving infrastructure and much more, no week is the same. This is a challenging position that comes with great rewards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Create and execute project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
•Identify needed resources, assign individual responsibilities and tasks, and notify appropriate management if resource constraints will impact the project timeline
•Manage project scope and day-to-day operational aspects and report scope changes appropriately
•Utilize project management methods and tools in order to ensure milestones and project delivery are on time
•Lead the project team in discussion and documentation of lessons learned in the form of the project retrospective
•Identify and analyze risks, create mitigation plans, and manage risks and issues as they occur
•Work as a liaison between vendors, project sponsors, and project teams to facilitate effective project management
•Resolve and/or escalate issues surrounding a project in a timely manner
•Maintain knowledge of industry standard PM practices, especially as it relates to agile
•Perform basic business analysis when necessary when a separate business analyst is not involved
•Assist other Project Managers with issue resolution and best practices
•Pursue formal and informal educational opportunities to expand knowledge and improve skills
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:
•A bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 3 years of project management experience.
•A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 7 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements.
•A minimum of one year of experience on an agile team with a demonstrated ability to apply agile concepts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION:
•Bachelor’s degree is preferred, master’s degree is a plus
•Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Professional (PMP), or other similar certification
•Experience with JIRA or similar tool
•At least 3 years of project management experience outside of FirstBank, or one year in the Associate Project Manager position at FirstBank, with demonstrated success driving projects from conception through implementation
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
•Excellent writing skills, to communicate information effectively to customers, sponsors, marketing, managers, and technical staff
•Experience in planning meetings that include the right people and agendas that makes appropriate use of the scheduled time
•Experience with identifying and managing project risks and developing mitigation and contingency plans when appropriate
•Ability to develop working estimate for the project based on inputs from all project team members
•Proficient in the use of appropriate scheduling techniques in order to determine and manage to target finish dates
•Ability to identify project stakeholders and establish and execute a communication plan for those stakeholders
•Excellent communication skills, to deliver project status, issues, and risks to project stakeholders via project status reports
•Proficient in tracking project actual costs and hours against estimates and forecasting when a project may go over budget
•Ability to work independently and drive multiple medium to large projects/efforts to completion simultaneously
•Proven use of appropriate time management techniques (such as time boxing, to-do managers, etc…)
•Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders
•Understands standard budgetary concepts
•Possesses a solid understanding of operational processes and procedures (i.e. Online Banking, Call Center, Fraud, etc.)
•Skilled at standard computer applications used in project management, such as Microsoft Office and project management tools, along with the ability to learn new applications with minimal training
•Basic familiarity with Business Analysis methods and concepts
•Excellent communication skills to deliver project status, issues, and risks to project stakeholders via project status updates
•Ability to analyze project-related data in order to create metrics that will enable improved decision-making for the team and the organization
•Skilled at standard computer applications used in Project Management, such as Microsoft Office tools and Jira, along with the ability to learn new applications with minimal training.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels and light to heavy traffic. An individual in this position:
• Frequently remains stationary throughout a typical business day
• Frequently operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
• Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other rooms
• Occasionally positions self to access drawers and shelves of various heights
• Frequently reaches for and handles paperwork and files
• Constantly communicates with customers, coworkers, and management in-person and on the phone
• Must be able to exchange accurate information
Work Hours Monday through Friday
Part Time No
FirstBank is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.
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