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Project Manager

Location : Topeka
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Compensation : open - 50 to 60 pr hr
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :




Brief Description of Job Duties:
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:




  •  Responsible for guiding delivery teams through the implementation process of the Agile System Development Life Cycle across all levels and departments in the agency.




  •  Use techniques that increase collaboration, predictability, transparency and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation.




  •  Develop and maintain standards and requirements for delivery and quality processes.




  •  Responsible for the development of agile project documentation, management reports and


    framework to fit the agency's culture and structure, while adapting/maintaining state


    requirements.




  •  Coordinate the implementation of and ensure compliance with standards within the delivery


    department. Ensure quality of delivered products in alignment with developed standards of the


    division.




  •  Educate agency employees on standards and processes and encourage workers and leadership


    to embrace adopted methodologies and principles.




  •  Provide teams with tools for implementing adopted processes in their own work. Provide


    training sessions and teach valuable skills that lead toward the agency-wide adoption of


    standard methodologies.




  •  Coordinate a mentoring and training program for IT Delivery that includes cross training of


    responsibilities within and between units. Program design and maintenance will be aimed at the individual and will adapt as the dynamics of the department evolve.







Required Qualifications :




Skills required:




  •  Familiarity with object programming principles and practices, the software development


    lifecycle, and web development practices.




  •  Demonstrated critical reasoning and problem solving skills.


    numerous external stakeholders and internal business units




  •  Demonstrated commitment to quality and knowledge of QA principles




  •  Demonstrated critical reasoning and problem solving skills




  •  Effective written and oral communication skills




  •  Knowledge of Project Management tools (MS Project, Visio, MS Office, etc.)


    Experience required:






  •  Minimum three (3) years’ experience providing Agile project management for IT projects, or four (4) years without degree.




  •  Experience with a variety of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies, including agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, etc) and project management




  •  Experience leading agile transformation within an organization Preferred Experience




Five (5) years’ practical development and programming experience in an enterprise environment.


As a condition of employment, you will be subject to a pre-employment process to include a polygraph examination, fingerprint based records check, and comprehensive background investigation, including reference check of past and present employers.


Education required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university, may substitute relevant experience.





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