- Expiry Date: 12 December 2022
- Referral: email@example.com
The client is looking for a Sr. Level Project Manager who is a JIRA Champ. If you are not JIRA Certified it's okay, but must have experience with the implementation & administration of JIRA. Other than JIRA-related work you will be training on JIRA with your existing & new Team members.
Lead, build and develop the JIRA solutions for Yahoo Research & Analytics to ensure capacity planning, provide transparency in the work being performed, and optimize cross-team prioritization.
Establish and maintain processes to manage scope over the project lifecycle, setting project quality and performance standards, and assessing and managing risk within, and across, multiple stakeholders.
Coordinate internal and external resources, ensuring projects remain within scope, schedule, and defined budgets, in collaboration with project staff from various teams.
Analyze project progress and, when necessary, adapt scope, timelines, and costs to ensure that the project team adheres to project requirements.
Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders, providing day-to-day contact on project status and changes.
Encourage collaboration through lean processes. Look to develop processes that offer high value with minimal overhead, allowing team members to focus on what they do best.
Report project outcomes and/or risks to the appropriate management channels as needed escalating issues as necessary based on project work plans.
Run meetings, record and circulate minutes, and manage project plans, tickets, outage reports, and other necessary documentation to keep the department running smoothly.
Define go-forward roles and responsibilities as well as alignment needs within the Research and Analytics team.
Thoughtfully develop and define business requirements and KPIs that enable the business to track performance and success.
Skills and Qualifications:
Proven experience implementing Jira across matrixed teams; Jira administration necessary; JIRA certification (nice to have, not required)
Proven experience in Program Management, with 5+ years of relevant experience or a relevant combination of education and experience; preferably in digital media, data engineering and/or analytics organizations.
Excellent project and program management skills; able to effectively juggle multiple ongoing projects and priorities to meet deadlines in both waterfall and agile workflows
Proven success working with all levels of management in a cross-functional organization. Excellent ability to listen, understand, and translate senior leadership needs, scope projects accordingly, negotiate objectives and deliverables, and activate the organization to deliver results
Accountable, goal-oriented team player; able to organize processes across teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills a must
Self-starter who goes the extra step in making sure a project gets launched in a fast-paced environment
Unmatched attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple work streams without sacrificing quality
Self-awareness and the ability to foster organizational harmony
Experience in working with Confluence
Experience training and educating project teams as well as teams new to Jira
Experience with Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Docs)
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