BNY Mellon Careers
Specialist Project Manager/Scrum Master
Specialist Project Manager/Scrum Master
Manage and oversee the end to end project management activities such as project reporting, project planning, issue / risk identification and tracking, scope management, estimation, client management, relationship management and other project documentation preparation for projects of high business complexity (involving multiple systems interfaces that are highly visible to the organization). Define and manage the lifecycle from project initiation through to program closure. Manage and resolve risks, issues and dependencies.
Measure and monitor program actuals, forecasts and budgets and updates plans with accurate, up-to-date information in a timely manner. Follow financial standards & processes (e.g. monthly external revenue accruals, software capitalization, procurement & external payments). Report financial information and status to the required executive level through steering committees.
Serve as a liaison between clients and internal technical groups to ensure delivery of projects on time, within budget, and to specification. Have regular contact among peers within the firm and externally, including regulators and professional organizations. Provide advice to internal clients on the implications of business trends, issues, operating environment changes and firm or business unit strategy. Ensure project delivery is in conformance with company methodologies and standards.
Doing everything possible to ensure delighting customers
Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
Ensure all work is logged in JIRA, sized appropriately with well-defined acceptance criteria. Ensure day-to-day changes are properly recorded and reflected in JIRA.
Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
Leads a wide array of activities associated with project planning and management to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget and to client specifications. May allocate/coordinate work within projects. Manages and oversees end to end project management activities such as project reporting, project planning, issue / risk identification and tracking, scope management, estimation, client management, relationship management and other project documentation preparation for projects of medium business complexity (involving multiple systems interfaces that are highly visible to the organization). Directs and controls all work performed within the framework of the work structure. Assists in developing detailed project plans and schedules application/infrastructure projects, including goals, risks and resource allocation. Monitors project results for significant deviations. Contributes to vendor and client relations to ensure that service expectations are developed and met. Maintains regular contact with clients and coordinates and reports on project progress and accomplishments. May provide input for (project) team member performance appraisals. Works with all required Information Technology functions and groups to effectively plan and execute the project. May coordinate resources across organizational boundaries. Serves as a liaison between clients and internal technical groups to ensure delivery of projects on time, within budget, and to specification. Manages communication with the business at a detailed functional level and discusses/resolves issues. Manages client expectations and ensures project delivery in conformance with company software development life cycle methodologies. Contributes to the achievement of related teams' objectives.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in business management or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is beneficial, 6 - 8 years of related project management experience required, experience with technology or financial services industry is a plus.
7+ years of software development project management experience strongly preferred
Prior experience working as a software developer
Prior experience managing Java projects
Good knowledge of basic SQL to query/analyze data.
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent leadership and relationship skills
Ability to navigate and influence in large matrix organization
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to multi-task with a flexible approach to changing priorities
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent people management skills
Prior experience of working in distributed global teams
Experience providing prime time application support
Experience playing the Scrum Master role (2-5 years) for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Knowledge of numerous 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)- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
Excellent mentoring skills
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is +
Financial services industry experience +
BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Jersey City
Internal Jobcode: 45135
Job: Asset Servicing
Organization: Asset Servicing Technology-HR07302
Requisition Number: 1908631