IT Project Manager - Scrum Master

Vanguard Malvern, PA
Are you looking for an opportunity to be a scrum master on an Advice product owning team while developing solutions for the public cloud - AWS? Then join us as our project manager on the VIAS (Vanguard Institutional Advice Services) program. We are building out the innovative "Solver" advice platform and client experience for our internal investment consultants and Institutional external clients.

In addition to the typical scrum master duties, some of your and your team's responsibilities will include:

* Coordinating project dependencies across four teams (three in PA, one in NC)

* Building new micro-services to be deployed directly to AWS, and migrating existing ones

* Helping the team implement cloud-based data solutions in AWS (DynamoDB or PostgreSQL)

* Contributing to the team's journey towards DevOps and Shift Left maturity

* Driving a new way of thinking about business problems and technology solutions to deliver the right solutions with the speed and efficiency of a start-up with the reputation, scale, and sources of Vanguard

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provides senior level IT project management for software, middleware, or hardware deliverables. Manages medium or small projects. Uses IT's project management standards to deliver projects on time, within budget, and with agreed upon functionality and quality to internal client.

2. Develops, implements, and monitors technical project plans. Identifies deliverables, milestones, and tasks for the project(s). Interviews team members for estimates. Updates schedule in IT Project database. Plans and integrates schedule, resources, and deliverables with IT departments and vendors.

3. Communicates with internal client, team members, management, and IT partners to ensure requirements and priorities are understood. Monitors project progress, and distributes reports to management and client.

4. Develops strong relationships with client. Meets with client to advise on resources, budget, and deliverables. Helps client write document deliverables and coordinates efforts of team members helping to write client deliverables.

5. Indirectly manages team members. Works with resource/department manager to ensure adequate resources are in place. Ensures team submits time sheets and status reports.


* Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience

* Five years experience in IT specialty. For development only: Includes two years' developer experience.

* Strong written and oral communication skills

* Strong analysis and problem solving skills

* Strong planning and organizational skills

* Knowledge of the financial services industry

* Advanced knowledge of the following IT project management practices and concepts:

* Agile software development

* Kanban, lean and waterfall principles

* Full product life cycle

* Systems analysis and design techniques

* Quality assurance methodology and Inspections

* Technical standards and deliverables

* Estimating, including design, development/purchase, and installation

* Thoroughly scoped functional requirements and documentation deliverables

* For development only: Production acceptance (including elevations), data modeling, and related advanced development standards

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

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