Sr. Project Manager for Curriculum Associates in Billerica, MA

Sr. Project Manager

Curriculum Associates - Billerica, MA - Full time

Curriculum Associates - Billerica, MA - Full time

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Help improve the consistency and velocity of the engineering organization for this socially-minded and rapidly growing education company committed to making classrooms better for teachers and students. We are seeking a highly qualified Project Manager and Scrum Master to lead 1 project and two agile teams. These teams are building large-scale java platforms to support multi-tenant web applications. The role requires a proven track record of professional excellence and a passion to be the driving force behind developing great software with a laudable purpose.

The impact you’ll have:

  • Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing projects
  • Facilitating and moderating Kanban, Scrumban, or Scrum development process
  • Removing obstacles to team success
  • Evolving & improving our existing agile development process
  • Encouraging self-organization by facilitating the appropriate delegation of tasks and responsibilities to appropriate team members
  • Coordinating across scrum teams in multi-scrum team environment
  • Utilizing and improving usage of JIRA as a tool to monitor and manage sprint success
  • Managing project stakeholder communications, including weekly meetings
  • Managing the project schedule, risks, issues, costs, and action items, both within and external to an agile framework
  • Reporting to the VP of Program Management within the technology team

What we’re looking for:

  • A deep understanding and the ability to apply both the theoretical and practical aspects of agile development
  • Proven experience with AGILE software development methodologies
  • Proven experience managing web technology projects
  • At least 1 year’s experience using JIRA to track and manage agile development
  • Someone who has the ability to:
    • Influence and lead development, quality, and product professionals
    • Foster and maintain a collaborative team dynamic
    • Solve problems and think critically
    • Plan and organize (and re-organize) in an environment of shifting priorities
    • Communicate clearly, both by speaking directly and writing concisely
    • Negotiate and manage conflict
    • Learn quickly and adapt to the environment
  • A Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Experience leading a minimum of at least 3 distinct scrum teams (not simultaneously), in at least two different organizations
  • A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a computer science, information technology, or an equally technical discipline

We’d also love to see:

  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Experience in education technology
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMI PMP)

Location and More about us:Curriculum Associates is a socially responsible, rapidly growing EdTech company located northwest of Boston, MA. Need a ride to our office in North Billerica? Our shuttle picks up from a number of Boston area "T" stops.

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Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates is a rapidly growing educational technology and publishing company committed to making classrooms better places for teachers and students. Our award-winning products include both traditional published material and EdTech products such as our cloud-based i-Ready®.

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