Wolters Kluwer Scrum Master in Houston, Texas

Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer that provides a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise to legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance challenges in dynamic markets and regulatory environments, globally. GRC Solutions serves more than 350,000 customers in more than 150 countries, including 70% of Fortune 500 companies, 92% of the world's top banks, 90% of the Am Law 100 and more than 300,000 small businesses. The division has a global footprint, with workforce in 28 countries. Our clients include corporate legal departments, insurers, small businesses, financial services companies, brand professionals, underwriters, governments and compliance and risk professionals.

ELM Solutions (ELM) offers enterprise legal management Solutions to help businesses better manage their practices and processes. This business area brings its solutions to market as Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to manage software development teams throughout the entire software development project lifecycle, including facilitating the planning, construction, testing, and deployment phases

  • Focus on supporting SaaS-based and on-premise enterprise software development teams working on new features as well as maintenance and upgrades to existing functionality

  • Participates in process improvement activities, including creating new processes, monitoring and auditing existing processes, and reporting

  • Lead projects with development teams of internal/external developers, testers, analysts, and product managers using Agile/Scrum

  • Coordinate deployment of releases to clients with internal business areas ensuring development and testing are completed on time

  • Updated documentation, training, client support, and client communications are in place

  • Identify any issues and risks for the team and project, and manage any open issue or risk to resolution

  • Report sprint and release status and participate in status meetings

  • Follow the company's stakeholder communication plan

  • Ensure all artifacts are accurate and documents clearly define the scope and status, and receive stakeholder approval

  • Prepare timely, clear, and concise periodic reports and presentations for management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT or related technical field, or in lieu of a degree, 8 years of relevant experience is required

  • A minimum 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master including building and managing project/release plans, managing risk, scheduling, estimating, and resource planning, using agile principles

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with Agile development practices

  • A minimum 3 years of experience in a software development environment including solid functional knowledge of software development processes

  • Experience managing 3rd party vendors and associated deliverables

  • Experience managing geographically-dispersed teams/ working with offshore project teams

  • Experience working with MS Project, SharePoint, and TFS/Visual Studio

  • Maintain and exhibit a strong ability to work with and influence people at all levels of the organization

  • Possess a proven track record of success in leading projects involving multidisciplinary teams and requiring extensive collaboration skills

  • Managing projects using an iterative methodology such as Agile or Scrum

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, team environment

  • Proven problem solving skill and the capacity to think creatively under pressure

  • Excellent documentation and communication skills

  • Quick learner with an ability to understand new processes

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Good time management skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office

  • Results-oriented self-starter in need of limited supervision

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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