Job #: 2614

Title: Scrum Master – Baltimore, MD

Job Type:

  • Contract
  • Contract Pay Rate:
  • $50-75
    • Anywhere
    • Posted 9 months ago

    Position Title: Scrum Master / Technical Project Manager
    Experience Level: 5-10 Years
    Education Level: Bachelors Degree
    Skills Proficiency: Intermediate

    Position Description:   Seeking a scrum master / technical project manager who has qualified experience with large firmwide multi-year, multi-team and multi-disciplinary technology initiatives/projects involving the implementation of authentication core technologies and authentication security infrastructure. The qualified candidate brings the right kind of experience to the table so that on a day-to-day basis they will actively and effectively strike the appropriate balance between engaging strategically while also knowing when to dig into the weeds. To that end, they are execution and delivery-focused and have a knack for leading the work efforts/initiatives, rather than only managing them, and fundamentally understand the difference. This candidate understands the importance of both building their brand and relationships, and strives to do so by establishing themselves with key stakeholders as a reliable ‘source of truth,’ developing a network, cultivating two-way trust amongst their colleagues and senior leadership, and partnering across a range of contributors.

    This role will work with a range of engineers, operational support, risk officers and senior management globally spread out across different time zones to successfully deliver critical authentication objectives, establish necessary processes therein, and institute those technology changes with firmwide impact, as part of a firmwide strategic Authentication Program. This is a hands-on role which requires understanding authentication subject matters from both a broad and detailed point of view, have excellent customer service and communication skills, diplomacy and influencing/negotiation skills, the ability to organize, coordinate and track many moving parts, manage vying priorities, and do so with proficiency in self-prioritization. They will need to internalize the project objectives and sometimes apply out of the box thinking to accomplish the needful. Given the duration and impact of these authentication work efforts/initiatives, this will require commitment, resolve, and a good sense of humor never hurts. The qualified candidate is balanced with a confident can-do attitude but is not a ‘yes-person’. This role will be responsive to the day to day demands of the authentication program, including ensuring commitments are met, deliverables and tasks are tracked, status is reported, risks/issues are appropriately communicated, and will escalate when (and to whom) warranted.

    Skills Required:

    Seasoned experience leading and managing large/complex IT projects
    Extensive depth in balancing strategic project leadership with daily project management
    Ability to lead with initiative
    Perform as a scrum master/project stakeholder, and partner with contributors across technology disciplines
    In depth understanding of both Agile methodology and SDLC principles
    Manage the project plan, and track risks, issues, dependencies
    Excellent project scheduling and estimation skills
    Ensures plan is executing as needed, and escalates technical and procedural issues in a timely manner
    Diplomatic and influential
    Exercises pragmatism and an out-of-the-box approach to problem solving
    Excels in a fast-paced dynamic work environment
    Must be extremely detail-oriented, very organized and value the integrity of the data
    Maintains precise, accurate and timely meeting notes, and is adept at actively tracking/managing follow ups
    Proficiency in standard productivity tools (Google Docs, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)
    Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including effectively articulating the message in a clear and concise fashion which is audience appropriate
    Customer service-oriented
    Facilitates cross-disciplinary coordination
    Delivers management project status reports and presentations
    Facilitates budgeting/cost analysis/funding requests
    Facilitates the defining / revising of operational processes


    Skills Strongly Desired:
    Scrum Master / Agile methodology
    Technology infrastructure stack
    Host based and managed end point controls, Application Infrastructure
    IT Security, Cyber Security, Security Operations, Security Engineering
    Windows and Linux infrastructure knowledge
    Network infrastructure knowledge
    Natural curiosity
    Knowledge of PMI approach and application in industry
    Have an ‘eye’ for consistency in reporting
    Sense of humor​



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