Sr Project Manager, Agile

| Gaithersburg, MD, USA
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Job Description:

About Our Organization:

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron's, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Team:

OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides price transparency across the global fuel supply chain, including the Spot, Wholesale Rack and Retail markets. OPIS enables customers to buy and sell energy commodities with confidence with multi-platform access to accurate data, real-time news, powerful software and educational events. Our commitment to reliability is reinforced by personalized customer service and constant innovation. OPIS listens to what the energy community needs and responds with flexible and easy-to-use products. Navigating world fuel markets is complex - OPIS makes it simpler.

As a part of the PMO, Employee Engagement, and Process Development Division within the OPIS Product Technology Group, you will work with multinational teams and individuals on both the technology and business side ensuring OPIS growth, expedited delivery, superior quality, best practices and continuous improvement.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Agile Project Manager within our Agile Project Management, Employee Engagement and Process Development Office that works with executive leadership to develop and drive OPIS Product Technology initiatives to improve product development and delivery, as well as, multi-national employee development and engagement. As a part of our team, you will lead international, cross-divisional projects to improve, expedite and ensure quality within OPIS product delivery. You will work with Product Technology Leadership, Divisional Leadership, Product Owners and various team members within technology and business, as well as, delivery teams and individual employees to improve and enhance performance, quality and growth. This role will report to the Executive Director of PMO and is remote.

You Will:

  • Advocate and lead Product Technology initiatives enhancing and expediting product delivery and exceptional quality while integrating automation and implementing new and improved process and streamlined delivery
  • Serve as an interface between business and development, building and fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders, including business and technical executives, team members and product owners
  • Assist in developing and leading PMO strategies, policies and processes to standardize, improve, and advocate project management best practices, streamline software development life cycle (SDLC), and DevOps principles, expediting and improving delivery and ensuring quality
  • Guide project managers and strengthen teams, ensuring adherence to project management methodologies, budgets and high quality deliverables
  • Coach, mentor, and educate product owners on agile best practices, product development process, expectations and product success criteria to ensure high quality, expedited product delivery
  • Gain superior knowledge on OPIS divisions, products and roadmaps to assist project managers and product owners to streamline OPIS product development with continuous improvement
  • Create and standardize meaningful reporting metrics and KPIs, building strong communication of project status and progress across divisions, providing visibility and strategic direction enabling teams to set expectations for technical and business stakeholders, and enable clear, transparent communication with customers
  • Create summary reporting, information radiators, and full project visibility across the organization providing quick, simple insight views to all divisions
  • Collaborate with leadership teams to develop career paths and development plans, training programs and performance enhancement strategies to enable employee growth, vertically and horizontally, ensuring company growth, employee retention, through growth opportunities, engagement and happiness

You Have:

  • 4+ years of increasing responsibility in Project Manager or Scrum Master roles with leadership responsibilities
  • 2+ years skills in coaching, mentoring people and building strategic initiatives and cross-divisional programs
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field; or similar equivalent experience
  • Experience managing technical software development projects in a fast-paced Agile environment
  • Solid understanding of Agile project management principles and how to adapt them to new business environments
  • Proven track record of forming, storming, and norming new teams
  • Demonstrated experience managing and delivering development and business change or continuous improvement programs preferably in a large, matrixed group
  • Experience with change management techniques
  • Effective communicator with a wide range of audiences from team member to executive

Does this sound like you?

  • An organized and creative storyteller through story maps, epics, user stories, release planning, Kanban boards, relative sizing estimation techniques, feedback loops, and team metrics
  • A strong analytical thinker with a love for planning and organization who can manage competing demands
  • Someone who loves to listen, easily understands business needs, and can establish a high level of trust and confidence with customers, stakeholders, and organizational leadership
  • A never-ending curiosity to learn, solve problems, coach, mentor and help others
  • Able to maintain the "big picture" without losing sight of the complexity within and a knack for communicating various layers of detail clearly to appropriate audiences
  • A natural facilitator when it comes to collaboration/brainstorming, negotiating, and team building sessions
  • A leader, coach, and mentor that thrives on metrics, regular feedback loops, and finding challenges/activities to grow your team in the pursuit of continuous improvement

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plans
  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans
  • Education Benefits
  • Family Care Benefits
  • Commuter Transit Program
  • Subscription Discounts
  • Employee Referral Program


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at [email protected]. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area:

Dow Jones - OPIS

Job Category:

Software Product Engineering

Union Status:

Non-Union role

More Information on Dow Jones
Dow Jones operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY, Princeton, NJ and Los Angeles, CA. Dow Jones was founded in 1882. It has 4898 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Health insurance. To see all 33 open jobs at Dow Jones, click here.
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