ManilaThe CompanyHigh-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards. From employee benefits to executive compensation, our Human Capital and Benefits consulting and solutions offer a rounded perspective, based on leading-
edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster well-being and implement solutions that work Our software development group has locations in Great Britain, Germany, Portugal and the Philippines, designing, developing and maintaining a suite of internal, client and member-
facing software predominantly for use in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific region. The Role You will be responsible for managing medium-
to-high complexity projects from initiation to delivery. You will play a key role by serving as the central link between the business, clients, product team, architecture team, development team and other related internal and external teams that are impacted by the product and / or projects you are managing.
You will develop comprehensive project plans and manage teams in the delivery of multifaceted projects and other project management related responsibilities.
This includes developing and managing project plans, project risk and issue logs, creating and managing project dashboards, organizing and conducting meetings and tracking action items from those meetings.
In this role, you will be asked to help the development teams succeed by continuously gathering and providing as much contextually relevant information as possible and surfacing issues to key stakeholders.
You will be a constant presence for all colleagues across the projects or programs you manage; focus on what drives them toward success, and what challenges them in meeting their objectives.
You will use this information to collaborate with teammates to ensure a healthy program that delivers quality software. You are deeply passionate about collaborating with others to help optimize a team’s performance and build strong leaders.
You are a leader, and sometimes a coach in the Scrum process, and believe that collaborative communication truly gets the most out of a cross-
functional team.You practice servant leadership and promote the concept with managers within the organization You put others at ease by forging meaningful and productive relationships with those around you, and you have an infectious get it done mentality.
You are an excellent communicator, and believe that communication is at the root of most organizational success. You foster strong and cohesive teams, foster trust and collaboration across all team members to work as one unit, assist teams in resolving destructive conflict.
You are energetic and positive, and you take pride in your ability to bring structure to inherently complex working environments.
You naturally share lessons learned and best practices with others, build relationships with stakeholders and broker relationships at all levels.
You work with management and teams to strengthen our agile culture as well as work with teams and individuals to inspire the goals of self-
determination, entrepreneurship, and customer-centered thinking. You are a change agent for teams, leaders and the overall organization in establishing a lean agile culture.
You assist teams and leaders in executing agile practices in a way that leads to continuous improvement. You facilitate strong cross-
organization communication on agile techniques. Work with other Scrum Masters and agile leaders to develop and foster cross-
team communication. The Requirements Minimum 5 years of experience as a Project or Program Manager focused on software development (strong preference for Agile-
Scrum SDLC experience). Proven leadership experience in achieving successful project outcomes.Track record of delivering strong results in large scale / complex software development projects.
Strong technical, project management, business analysis and organizational skills.Experience with processes of strategic planning and management, process improvement, change / scope management, conflict resolution, resource planning and utilization.
Ability to develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals, including project metrics and dashboards.Hands-on management of projects and their outcomes, rather than passively collecting and reporting metrics.
Strong ability to identify potential issues and dependencies early.Quickly facilitates mitigation plans, alternative approaches and communication of risks.
Fully committed to transparency in all situations.Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences both in written and verbal form; ability to clearly and confidently explain new concepts to audiences.
Highly organized with excellent multi-tasking skills.Customer service orientation.Analytical thinker with creative problem solving skills and attention to detail.
Experience working with distributed software development products and teams.Demonstrated ability to work with teams within multiple geographic locations to meet demanding deliverables.
Demonstrated experience interfacing between various business and technical teams.Ability to work independently as well as cross-
functionally in an organization to successfully implement projects.Requires advanced project or program management skills including work breakdown, risk monitoring and mitigation, scope management, and status reporting to management.
Agile Methodology experience.Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices as well as other methodologies that will allow you to coach the team on possible techniques.
Understanding of the basic fundamentals of iterative development as well as backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition.
Preference for Agile certifications (scrum master or product owner or agile practitioner).Self-starter attitude and ability to build a strong rapport and trust with resources in several functional areas.
Adeptness at learning new technology and tools.Detail oriented with excellent communication skills.BS / BA degree or relevant experience.
Experience working with Microsoft technology stack.Top Competencies Required Communication skills at all levelsCollaboration & FacilitationAttention to detailAbility to cope under pressureNegotiation skillsAssertive, adaptable, and creativeAnalytic abilityOrganization skills