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Software Project Manager

Procom

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted July 17, 2019.

Software Project Manager On behalf of our client, Procom is seeking a Software Project Manager for a 6 month contract in Montreal Quebec.

Software Project Manager Job Details We are seeking a strong software Product Owner (PO) to help us deliver the best retail software solutions in the industry A client facing individual, the PO works with all product stakeholders to define, refine, map and prioritize all stories in the product backlog.

The PO guides the work on the product to completion (with an acute sense of the overall product MVP) following agile principles and contributes to the vision and refinement of the product backlog and is responsible for iteration plan acceptance, story acceptance criteria and acceptance of stories as done.

The PO role requires an individual with strong collaborative skills with a systems thinking mentality who can work with technical and nontechnical stakeholders to continually ensure their team is executing the highest priority, value added work.

The PO must understand how to develop a product development budget, financial control and understand the financial impacts of their product decisions.

Software Project Manager Responsibilities The PO is the key stakeholder in story definition, assisting agile teams with clarification, estimates, story sequencing and team objectives for each iteration.

Provide product vision and direction to agile teams and stakeholders throughout the product development.

Develop and prioritize stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value and are aligned with product strategy.

Iteration planning – Review and prioritize the backlog for iteration planning including coordination of story dependencies, story acceptance criteria and acceptance of stories as done.

Backlog refinement – Build, prune, and maintain the team backlog with input from the key stakeholders Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals.

Budget and financial awareness
– understand how to develop a product development budget, financial control and understand the financial impacts of their product decisions.

Understand client delivery timelines and commitments against a maintained MVP target for the delivery of the product.

Ensure that customer’s commitments are addressed and met on a timely manner.

Collaborate with the team to continuously improve and define its mission.

Be a key contributor in the team retrospective helping drive improvements across the team Manage communications and relationships with clients and diverse internal stakeholders.

Software Project Manager Mandatory Skills Minimum Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent mix of education and relevant work experience required.

Previous working experience as a Product Owner for 3 year(s) and supplemented with significant experience within in the software industry.

Experience in Retail Systems is a definite asset.

In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills Strong abilities in client negotiation (scope, deliverables, contract) is a definite assetExcellent organizational and time management skills Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills Experience with a content management tools such as VSTS, JIRA, etc.

Creative thinker with a visionExcellent English communication skills both written and spoken.

French communication skill is a definite asset.

Software Project Manager Nice-to-Haves A background in project management is definitely an asset.

Good knowledge of Retails systems is an asset.

SAFe 4.5 and SCPO certifications are a definite asset.

Software Project Manager Assignment Length 6 months Software Project Manager Location Montreal, Quebec Software Project Manager Start Date September 3, 2019