Senior Agile Project Manager

New York Full-time

We are looking for a seasoned Agile Project Manager to join Barbarian. This person will collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team to design, develop and deliver projects and campaigns using and championing an Agile Methodology.

What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with Account to manage day-to-day client
  • Manage multiple fast-paced web build projects with quick turnarounds
  • Actively position oneself as a digital advisor, client advocate internally and an agency advocate with the client
  • Monitor project resource allocation, hours and burn reports and provide on-going project risk management reports
  • Work with creative, development, UX and strategy leads from the earliest concept stage forward, to ensure the most innovative production methods are employed
  • Successfully articulate complex digital solutions and/or processes in a simple and engaging way (both internally and client-side)
  • Facilitate daily stand up, sprint pre-planning, sprint planning, retros, demos, backlog grooming sessions
  • Minimize gaps between planned work represented in Jira, and actual work done
  • Ensure day-to-day changes within sprints are properly responded to and reflected in jira
  • Ensure account, creative, ux and tech work together to have stories ready for sprint starts, and close sprints cleanly with issues properly closed out and minimal carry over
  • Make sure team goes through agile meetings with right objectives and set up achievable goals with necessary acceptance criteria
  • Work with Account to ensure team goals are aligned with client goals, and tactical plans are communicated to main stakeholders including relevant cross-functional teams
  • Remove any impediments that would prevent the team from achieving its sprint goals (internal to the team as well as external, dealing with all cross functional teams as appropriate)
  • Provide accurate, understandable, and useful metrics/reporting on sprint performance, and utilize to provide feedback, demonstrate performance, and drive progress

What You Need:

  • 6+ years of project management within a digital agency or digital marketing team
  • 3+ years as an agile project manager or scrum master for a software development team
  • Strength in creatively problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Experience with medium-to-large scale development and enterprise content management systems (CMS), especially Adobe Experience Manager
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge of modern web and mobile development platforms
  • Basic knowledge of UX best practices, front-end development and CMS development
  • Proficient with Jira
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • On-hands problem solver, not only a task manager
  • Team player, energetic personality, quality minded, focused, committed, able to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Passion for agile methodology but able to be flexible in order to support the project
  • Scrum Master certification is a plus

If you thrive in a highly flexible, adaptive, creative and collaborative environment, alongside multi-disciplinary peers with the ability to leverage multiple perspectives as pillars for innovation, then this is for you.

Barbarian is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.