Wolters Kluwer Scrum Master/Sr. Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Scrum Master/Sr. Project Manager/ - 18-20392

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage software development teams throughout the entire software development project lifecycle, including facilitating the planning, construction, testing, and deployment phase

  • Work with the team and stakeholders to help ensure projects meet the requirements and are delivered with quality in a timely manner

  • Coach and guide the team in its agile practices, facilitating the team's meetings, removing impediments, and shielding the team from interruptions

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

  • 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 the related status meetings

  • Help ensure artifacts are accurate and documents clearly define the scope and status, and receive stakeholder approval

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

  • Maintain a strategic focus on the deliverables, including frequent interaction with the business area to ensure a balance between the immediate project needs and the long-term goals of the company

  • Promote process change where the existing process may not reflect best practices or may be deficient in providing the organization with adequate controls and direction

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience; Certified Scrum Master

  • Minimum 7 years of experience working with software development teams

  • At least 4 years' experience leading teams as a project manager or program manager, including:

  • Building and managing project/release plans, managing risk, scheduling, estimating, and resource planning

  • Solid functional knowledge of software development processes

  • Managing projects using an iterative methodology such as Agile or Scrum (minimum of 2 years)

  • Experience managing projects using an iterative methodology such as Agile or Scrum along with solid functional knowledge of software development processes

  • Experience managing 3rd party vendors and associated deliverables

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

  • Strong ability to work with and influence people at all levels of the organization

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

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; Experience working with MS Project, SharePoint, and TFS/Visual Studio preferred

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 €4.4billion. 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.

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