Senior Project Manager

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Date Posted: 05-07-2018
Position:     Senior Project Manager
Location:    On-site – Baltimore, MD 21201          
Hours:         Full-Time (40 Hours/Week); The Candidate Must Have the flexibility to work Overtime, including weekends, Holidays, and Off-Hours, as needed.
Start:           June/July Timeframe
The Canton Group is a privately held family owned and operated company with a 20-year track record of delivering award-winning web sites, software and digital solutions to Fortune 500 organizations and Government Entities. Located in the trendy waterfront neighborhood of Canton, Baltimore, we are part of a thriving residential and business community with numerous shops, restaurants, parks and other amenities.
The Project Manager must be able to fulfill the following roles and responsibilities: 
  • Participate in Project Planning and Management.
  • Assist in team development and leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management. 
The Project Manager shall report to the TO Manager and perform the tasks described in the table below and shall be capable of performing all assigned tasks with self-sufficiency and minimal guidance from the TO Manager.  The Project Manager shall:
Project Planning and Management
  • Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
  • The Project Manager shall define and develop initiatives for continuous business process improvements and monitoring, manage the team in making business decisions relating to system implementation, modification and maintenance; and develop and update business process documentation for testing and training management.
Team Management
  • Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments; removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members.
Product Owner Support
  • Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
Process Management and Improvement
  • Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for agile project management.
Team Building
  • Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution; and encourage a sustainable working pace in order to achieve the highest quality of work.
  • Deliver an agile transformation plan to move from current state to a desired state. 
  • Conduct meetings with the MD Think team to ensure an understanding of current practices and methods used.
  • Use standard project performance metrics to assess and evaluate the program. 
  • Aid in the implementation and facilitation of the use of agile tools, guidelines and metrics in order to achieve a standardized approach to agile team project execution.
Agile Investment and Impact Report
  • Draft an Agile Investment and Impact Report that describes the actual outcomes of the Agency’s agile program effort to include the outcomes against the approved plan, goals and objectives. 
Agile Maturity Assessment
  • Review and report on the Agency’s agile program and process to determine the current state of agile maturity within the Agency.  This review shall specifically address the project and program teams; integrated program teams; stakeholders’ involvement; organization, processes and organizational structure; and tools at both the Project and Program Office levels.
  • The Project Manager shall document their findings and the current state of agile maturity of the Agency.
  • Following completion of the Agile Maturity Assessment, the Project Manager shall draft an Agile Assessment Report that outlines findings in terms of people, processes, tools and technology portfolio, to include identification of strengths.
General Management Activities
  • Be responsible for monitoring the overall cost, control, adherence to schedules, and technical quality of work; support any needed requirements reviews; and provide procurement support as needed. 
  • Propose and conduct periodic discussions (both formal and informal, telecom and face-to-face) with Agency stakeholders (and/or delegates) in the form of Technical Exchange Meetings, collaborative development sessions, program reviews and design reviews as required.
  • The Project Manager shall create meeting minutes summarizing the discussions held in the meetings.
  • Prepare and provide technical analysis reports as directed by the Agency to support discussions.
  • Upon approval by the Agency, coordinate with external organizations, as necessary, to support their development activities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Information systems or a related discipline. 
  • The proposed candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in project management.
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing IT related projects and must demonstrate a leadership role in at least 3 successful projects that were delivered on time and on budget.
  • At least 5 years of experience in information system design and development experience in one or more general purpose programming language development such as JavaScript and Java.
  • Knowledge in system integration using Application Program Interface (API) management technologies, and a working knowledge of the RESTful APIs platform, API design and development on the cloud as well as on-premise environments.
  • Experience in RDBMS and NoSQL database development experience with strong fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis. 
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing Agile scrum team with developers, testers and DevOps team using Agile processes and practices.
  • Experience working with public agency interfaces.
  • A Master’s Degree or project management certification. 
  • At least 5 years of programming experience in Java, JavaScript, JBOSS Fuse, Angular JS. 
  • Experience in health and human services domains such as eligibility, enrollment, Medicaid, child welfare, child support systems. 
  • Experience building complex software systems with one or more general purpose programming languages. 
  • Knowledge of best practices for the full Agile SDLC, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations. 
  • Integration experience with financial management systems.
  • Experience working with two or more from the following: web application development, mobile application development, information retrieval, developing large software systems, and/or security software development.
Lindsay Kozlowski
The Canton Group, LLC
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