Senior Project Manager - Data Science

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Posted: 09/12/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 80382
The Senior Project Manager is expected to hit the ground running and have the following experience and knowledge:
- Experience in a Life Sciences environment & Digital Marketing scenarios.
- Digital Marketing knowledge of data & analytics efforts to leverage digital channels such as search engines, social media, email, and other websites to connect with current and prospective customers.
- Extensive Scrum-Agile implementation experience as well as the ability to work in a hybrid methodology environment.  
PM Experience:
- Strong Agile Project Management experience to facilitate Agile ceremonies, sprint planning, retrospectives, and daily scrum calls, removing impediments to the team’s progress to its sprint commitments.
- Solid organization, detail-oriented and capable of self-managing in a matrix role while multi-tasking multiple work streams/projects.
- Very good documentation skills (roles and responsibilities, stakeholder analysis, project plans, Epics/Stories and schedules, status reporting).
- Confident to handle tough stakeholders while building trust.  
Job Level Specific Duties:
- Provide weekly status reports to key stakeholders, quarterly meetings, and presentation of monthly roadmap and highlights to VP of Digital Marketing.
- Manage resource capacity plan, budget, and drive delivery of the projects.
- PM Tool use and communication encompassing HP PPM, Jira, Confluence, and MS Team’s.
- Maintain client relationships with product managers, sponsors as well as project leads from client organizations
- Manage backlog grooming sessions, release strategy, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and issues log to resolution.
- Leading daily scrum calls and weekly status report, identification of story tasks, external dependencies, and updates to issues and risks.
- Develop, manage, and control the project plan/schedule and HP PPM Updates.
- Works with Business and Technical resource managers to ensure the needed staff are available and assigned to the project.
- New projects conduct thorough project kick-offs when needed to confirm project scope, roles and responsibilities (RACI). - Ensure data integration and modeling documentation is created or updated in a timely manner for business analyst reference.  
- 3+ years of experience running projects in a life sciences environment
- Experience with project budgets - Experienced with capacity management tools
- Has experience creating dashboards and communications for the executive level
- Advanced understanding software development projects
- Excellent ability to drive projects to successful completion
- Demonstrates advanced proficiency in the specific tools that are available and required as part of the company's project management information system
- Ability to identify, develop and quantify any required corrective action plans
- Advanced ability to ensure that effective project controls are in place to monitor project or program performance
- Advanced capability at providing effective performance reporting for the customer and company in order to monitor the progress of the project
- Advanced facilitation and communication skills
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