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Project Manager 2

St. Louis, MO 63141

Posted: 05/15/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management/Business Analysis Job Number: 12475

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Denver Areas.


We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our team.


Job Summary
  • Assist the team by showing them their planned velocity vs. historical velocity, to make sure the targeted work can be accepted
  • Help Product Owner prepare through multiple levels of planning and road mapping discussions
  • Foster conversations/communications
  • Enforce team ground rules and cultural norms
  • Review action items and next steps and holds team accountable for follow through
  • Facilitate Sprint Reviews; Works with Product Owner and team to determine the agenda for the review
  • Facilitate Sprint Retrospectives; Captures info and summarize as sprint planning input
  • Backlog Refinement:  Helps Product Owner administer, prepare, groom, prioritize, and right-size the backlog
  • Ensure the team is fully functional and productive
  • Enable close cooperation across all roles and functions and removes barriers
  • Encourage team to be more self-organizing and self-managing
  • Stay focused on delivery and quality, by encouraging teamwork and collaboration and minimizing silos and hand-offs
  • With the Product Owner, clearly communicates product vision, roadmap and product backlog items to the development team


Required Qualifications
  • 4-year college degree required
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years Project Management/ Scrum Master experience
  • 4 - 6 years total work experience
  • Financial/Trading services experience with Equities is a MUST HAVE.            
  • Ability to act as a faceoff to business partners with minimal oversight
  • Extraordinary problem solving capabilities and conflict resolution capabilities
  • Solid problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required for interactions across organization
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Experience in facilitating large group meetings
  • Experience in presenting to senior management
  • Competent in the technical arena and understanding of system development, process improvement, and/or infrastructure
  • Experience in planning for and effectively managing project and program risks
  • Respectfully challenge the norm and demonstrated ability to improve the process and efficiency of the team
  • Exhibits behaviors indicating a focus on goals, overcoming obstacles with the ability to exhibit respect, and promoting teamwork
  • Ability to motivate and inspire team members, both on an individual and team level, with regards to achievement of project or program goals and objectives
  • Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development as it pertains to moving/converting to an Agile methodology
  • Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, Scrum service-oriented environments, and better development practices
  • Must be able to work with other teams across the organization that do not have agile practices or operate in more legacy workflows (i.e. waterfall or ticket based/shared services)
  • Experience as a Scrum Master for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Options knowledge is preferred, but not required.
  • Wealth Management experience preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • First level Scrum Master certification
  • Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Master (CSM)  
  • Scrum.org: Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1)


Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.
project manager, scrum, agile

Nick Bilpush

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