• Agile Project Manager II

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/2/2018 2:13 PM)
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  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as an Agile Project Manager II within our IT PMO team.  Reporting to the Manager of Project Management you will:

    • provide guidance and expertise to self-organizing teams in the areas of agile/iterative planning, agile execution techniques, and cross-team coordination.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Agile Project Manager II will provide strong analytical skills for vetting project issues and cross-team logistical challenges.  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Work as a Scrum Master, conducting and effectively participating in sprint planning, task estimating and sequencing, spring reviews and retrospectives.
    • Perform agile project management activities including planning, execution, tracking and reporting.
    • Develop and report team status and metrics to various stakeholders.
    • Coordinate software deployments and ensuring compliance with change control procedures.
    • Assist the team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition.
    • Develop and maintain team standards, tools, and best practices.
    • Identify and remove impediments, preventing distractions.
    • Cultivate and establish robust and sustainable working relationships between business and technology teams.
    • Foster an environment of cross-team collaboration and teamwork.
    • Coach and facilitate team self-organization and self-management rather than traditional command-control/directed styles.
    • Encourage an environment where the team drives progress and feels ownership for its success.
    • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
    • Adhere to internal review processes and technical standards.
    • Develop training programs, documents, and materials.
    • Maintain a thorough knowledge of business processes supported by software systems.
    • Document business requirements when necessary.
    • Participate in requirements reviews, design reviews, and change control activities.
    • Represent the IT department in coordination with other departments.
    • Support the management of outsourced work, consultants, vendors, and relationships.
    • Other specific duties as assigned.

    About You


    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the IT PMO Division. 

    • You possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field or have equivalent related experience.
    • You have 2 to 3 years of professional experience in a leadership role supporting teams employing Scrum or Kanban Agile frameworks.
    • You are a problem solver with great attention to detail, can work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly.
    • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations.
    • You have 5 to 7 years of experience performing the duties outlined above in a professional environment.
    • You have 5 to 7 years of demonstrated experience with increasingly complex software development initiatives.
    • You have 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience in requirements analysis and technical documentation.
    • You have 3 to 5 years of experience as a project manager of software application development initiatives.
    • You have 2 to 3 years of experience with Microsoft Project.
    • You have 2 to 3 years of experience with project cost forecasting/budgeting.
    • You are a Certified Scrum Master.
    • You are passionate about our mission to help Americans gain access to essential communications technology.

    The following skills are desired: 

    • You have experience as a project manager of software application development initiatives is desired.
    • You have acquired experience with application life-cycle development tools and techniques.
    • You have experience with software process improvement.
    • You have experience with software development.


    About USAC

    Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx


    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.



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