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Project Manager II

Company: UST Global
Location: Tempe
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

UST is a leading provider of platforms, digital innovation, artificial Intelligence and end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies. We are transforming corporations through deep domain expertise, knowledge-based ML platforms, as well as profound anthropological efforts to understand the end customer and design products and interactions that create delight. We are deeply committed to developing a comprehensive understanding of our clients' problems and to develop platforms to address them

UST is seeking an experienced Scrum Master to lead and drive the value delivery for a new product development team. This role is aligned to the Financial Crimes and Risk Program Delivery management team.

Responsibilities include alignment with business stakeholders, partnering with cross-functional partners, and owning technical execution to achieve successful value delivery. The daily application of agile and lean principles, championing scrum practices, coaching & training team members on Agile methodology, and leading continuous improvement to build high performing teams are key aspects of this position.


  • Provide leadership building multiple high-performing Agile teams, coaching team members in the execution of the practices and responsibilities of their individual roles and as a team together
  • Champion the adoption and improvement of Scrum practices on direct and indirect teams
  • Facilitate increment & sprint planning sessions, daily scrum, backlog refinement, and sprint retrospective meetings.
  • Build a trusting, safe environment where problems are raised with an emphasis on problem solving and team psychological safety
  • In partnership with the Product Ownership team, monitor the health and planning of the sprint backlog and prioritizations of epics, features and stories as part of the cadence for regular delivery of value to the organization.
  • Document and lead remediation efforts and removal of impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the blocker
  • Consistently demonstrate a bias for action with technical aptitude to deliver customer value
  • Collaborate with the Agile Coaching organization to maintain accountability and compliance with the client defined Agile delivery methodology
  • Leverage Jira and Confluence to elicit and define business and technical epics, features and stories
  • Provide high level team readouts for senior leadership
  • Build great partnerships and relationships with globally distributed cross-functional partners (e.g. Business, Product, Technology, Design, Architecture, Legal, Compliance, et al.)
  • Assure adherence to banking audit and regulatory practices in the completion of delivered assets to bank and customer users, ensuring full compliance with corporate standards
  • Build, maintain and report on team financials, budget utilization (CapEx /OpEx), including scope, schedule, and benefit realization reporting.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems, Finance, Banking or other related field
  • Previous experience with coaching business and technology team members through the adoption of Agile practices.
  • Previous experience with Agile collaboration tools e.g. Jira and Confluence
  • Experience organizing and executing team training and mentoring
  • Experience with distributed Agile teams
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team utilizing Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Experience with XP, Kanban
  • Experience with coaching on agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Certifications [preferred]

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)/ Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Keywords: UST Global, Tempe , Project Manager II, Other , Tempe, Arizona

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