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Senior Project Manager

at Rue La La in Boston, MA   —   Jun 24, 2014   |  
Rue La La is seeking a two Project Managers with strong software delivery experience to join our e-commerce technology team. You will be responsible to define, plan, and manage mission critical projects for the Rue Store Front and Store Manager platforms. This is a brand new initiative. This technology upgrade is being made to help scale the organization for massive growth. As a member of the Technology Program Office, you will shape the project management and solution development life cycle methodologies, define and implement best practices related to Agile/Scrum, project planning and estimation, controls and metrics. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success leading multi-disciplined teams to deliver complex web solutions in a fast-paced business environment where time to market and quality are paramount.

This is a rare opportunity to be a leader in a team that is implementing sophistication and process to a wildly successful business. We are looking for talented project managers who are highly motivated by partnering with business and technology teams to deliver results in a high growth business. We have a team oriented environment and are dedicated to partnering with employees to achieve their career goals. The company fosters collaboration, innovation, and continued learning.

Please apply through our website
Primary Responsibilities:
Working with the VP, Technology Program Management Office, establish PMO best practices, processes and tools
Effectively collaborate with business sponsors and subject matter experts to define the business case for a requested solution, including ROI and NPV analysis as applicable
Collaborate with product management team to define product roadmap, maintain and groom backlog
Organize and facilitate project planning, including estimation of all project activities and deliverables, resource requirements and scheduling
Determine, track and communicate project success metrics; design and implement remediation plans as required
Define and assess project risk and effectively deploy mitigation plans
Manage execution of all phases of the project lifecycle
Effectively lead teams to ensure collaboration, productivity, accountability and transparency
Track, measure and communicate team velocity/productivity, milestone and sprint/release progress, and issue resolution
Ensure all project tracking databases, such as JIRA and Confluence are up to date
Keep JIRA up-to-date to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the project, milestone, and sprint goals
Effectively resolve conflict
Empower the teams to self-organize
Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippable
Recommend improvements and assist in changes to our software delivery processes
Education and Experience Requirements:
7+ years relevant project management experience in a Scrum Master role
Experience managing web and technology projects. Mobile and Ecommerce are a plus
Ability to influence and communicate effectively with all Rue stakeholders
Demonstrated success in delivering large scale, complex development initiatives
Results-driven team player and leader
Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear performance standards, resolve performance issues and keep the team on task
Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values and practices
Exceptional problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
Exceptional communication, organization and time-management skills
Ability to coach and mentor others
Strong desire for continued learning and self-improvement
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
Scrum Master Certification is a plus
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