Technical Project Manager

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content — so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of our platform is simple. It delivers next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users, whether it be their favorite TV shows, catching up with friends via social media or shopping for the latest gadgets. Built on top of one of the world’s largest networks, our platform easily handles your users’ appetite for instant, secure and always-on media, anytime, anywhere.

Job Description

The Technical Project Manager will serve as the Scrum Master/Project Manager for several concurrent agile development teams. The Technical Project Manager is a process coach within those teams and is responsible for driving adherence to Agile values, principles, and best practices. For some teams, you will serve as a Scrum Master and work within the formal roles and responsibilities of Scrum, and with others you will coach teams on executing other agile processes. The Technical Project Manager also owns radiating team information and notifying the rest of the organization of the team’s progress against their objectives as well as anticipating and removing blockers and impediments. A good Technical Project Manager understands how to assess their team’s maturity and coach them to higher levels of maturity, while maintaining a sustainable and comfortable pace for the team and the organization.

Reporting into the Manager, Technical Project Management, the Technical Project Manager will work collaboratively as part of a larger business-unit PMO, coordinating external dependencies when needed and participating in regular PMO-level Standups. The Technical Project Manager will also assist their agile team in longer-term release planning, product roadmapping, capacity planning, and quarterly release planning as needed to communicate goals and resource-allocation to the larger organization.


Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Scrum Master/ Kanban Process Engineer on 2-3 Operations or Development teams.

  • Act as a servant-leader and process coach to your teams, helping them reach higher levels of agile adoption.

  • Facilitate decision-making and communication between the team and the product owner.

  • Assist the larger PMO with reporting status, longer-term planning, and meeting large external and internal milestones.

  • Ensure smooth communication within the project team and other cross-functional teams

  • Interface with external stakeholders and manage stakeholder expectations as needed.

  • Work to anticipate and quickly remove blockers and impediments to your teams’ progress.

  • Work closely with other members of the PMO to track and balance inter-team dependencies to avoid blockers and impediments related to cross-functional work.

  • Influence continuous improvement of both your teams methodologies and PMO processes.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience in a technology or internet-oriented project management role

  • Minimum of 1-year experience as a scrum master with technical or production teams.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Experience in process and implementation management in a technology company

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, TDD, Continuous Integration

  • CSM or PMI-ACP certification


Desired Qualifications

  • Technology expertise: web software, application infrastructure, datacenter deployments, content delivery, video streaming, IP transit, and server architecture

  • CSP certification

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.