IT Agile Project Manager (Junior to Mid Level) job

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Headquartered in New York City, National General Insurance Group is a property and casualty insurance company. The company is a major automobile insurer in the United States. At National General employees live by what they call the 4Es: energize, engage, empower and execute. They strive to get customers back on the road with as little disruption to their life as possible. The fast-paced and dynamic company is seeking professionals with solid experience, motivated individuals looking to discover new beginnings, and students wanting to make their mark in the insurance industry. You can browse locations throughout the entire United States. You can expand your knowledge and talents in the career areas of Sales, Claims, Operations, and Product / Pricing. The company respects your contributions and ensures your health and wellbeing with insurances, paid time off, 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION/TITLE: IT Agile Project Manager (Junior to Mid Level)

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Responsible for planning, organizing, and motivating traditional and agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. Responsible for managing several concurrent projects using traditional and agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

Level I

* Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value

* Develop detailed project plans when applicable

* Organize and lead project status and working meetings

* Prepare and distribute progress reports

* Manage risks and issues

* Correct deviations from plans

* Perform delivery planning for assigned projects

* Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work

* Leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work

* Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables

* Manage stakeholder communications

* Contribute to ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile and Traditional Project Management

* Promote empowerment of the team

* Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution

* Encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

* Use knowledge and experience in managing projects in a traditional and Agile environment to blend/apply principles and practices providing the right balance of agility and predictability

* Lead and manage at an enterprise level small and medium projects consisting of multiple teams

* Play a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools to optimize the efficiency of the project team

* Use good judgment and skill in situations that require a hybrid traditional and Agile approach, to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints

Level II

* Lead and manage medium and large, enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the teams

* Play a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team

* Use good judgment and skill in situations that require a hybrid traditional and agile approach to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints

* Use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit the projects they manage

* Apply the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability to projects

* Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value

* Develop detailed project plans when applicable

* Organize and lead project status and working meetings

* Prepare and distribute progress reports

* Manage risks and issues related to specific projects

* Correct deviations from plans

* Perform delivery planning for assigned projects

* Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work

* Leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work

* Mentor and develop team members

* Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables

* Manage stakeholder communications

* Help implement an effective system of project governance

* Define and manage a well-defined project management process

* Champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

* Promote empowerment of the team

* Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution

* Encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

MINIMUM SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Level I

* Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience

* 3+ years of insurance experience and/or technology environment

* 2+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing small, medium complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams

* Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices

* A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using traditional and Agile methodologies

* Prior experience with traditional and SCRUM/Agile methodologies

* Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least five team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel

* Balanced business/technical background

* Sufficient level of technical background to understand and be able to accurately and objectively evaluate project

* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Level II

* Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience

* 5+ years of insurance experience and/or technology environment

* 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams; PMP preferred

* Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.

* A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using traditional and Agile methodologies

* Prior experience with traditional and SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects.

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.
Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task
Estimated annual salary
$74,903
average
Minimum
$56,444
Maximum
$89,844
Employee DiscountPaid HolidaysHealth Insurance
Dental InsuranceLife Insurance401K Plan
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National General Insurance

Type

Company - Public

Size

Large

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Insurance

Founded

1939

CEO

Barry Karfunkel

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