Agile Project Manager

New York NY
February 22 2018
Insurance, Securities

Functional Area:

IT - Information Technology

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%

Relocation Provided: No

AIG Employee Services, Inc.

The Agile Project Manager (APM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The APM is responsible for managing high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business domains.

The APM may play a number of different roles in actual practice:

•At a team level, a leader acting in a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team utilizing SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)

•In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints

•A passionate technology advocate that strives to be the most valuable partner by focusing on value-added solution

In performing these roles, the APM will be expected to use a high level of knowledge and experience across both traditional project management and Scaled Agile Framework to fit large, complex, mission-critical, enterprise-level projects and with the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

Job Requirements:

•Agile Project Planning and Management - Organize delivery processes including work entry, program incremental planning, and feature/story level mapping. Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working/Scrum meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

•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 - promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team


•Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

•A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies including 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams. PMP preferred

• 2-3 years of experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred

•Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel

•Balanced business/technical background: Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

•Ability to provide leadership to business analysts and collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

Skills Required:

•BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus

•Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

•Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

•Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence

•Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met

•Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

  • Familiarity and experience with SAFe. SAFe certification is a big plus.
  • Familiarity with Agile development tools, e.g. Jira, TFS and/or VSTS, Agile Central is desired

•Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level

•Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission - creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives