at Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Duties: Develops project management practices by adhering to the principles of the Global eCommerce (GEC) project management methodologies (for example, Agile); evangelizing principles and business value of the methodologies throughout the organization; contributing to the development and evolution of the GEC methodologies; and building effective partnerships with the development managers, architects and product managers. Manages multiple, medium complex eCommerce projects (for example, software development, infrastructure) with external stakeholders (for example, third-party vendors, Information System Division (ISD), Store Innovations) by driving projects through the lifecycle phases to successful completion as defined in project's charter; serving as the project team lead (for example, scrum master); managing project budget; developing and maintaining a project schedule to track milestones; developing and executing plans for managing risk; providing updates and communicating needed changes to project budget; escalating project-related issues to management according to project guidelines; providing project status reports to stakeholders and management; managing project change control processes; coordinating production issue resolution; and interpreting data to help guide teams towards issue resolution and risk management. Manages off-shore development teams and third-party vendors (for example, software vendors, hardware vendors, photo vendors, content providers) by coordinating internal and vendor schedules; integrating teams and vendors into project strategy; communicating project status; ensuring delivery of proper functionality; and managing communications from vendors to internal stakeholders. Provides project-related support to project teams by developing project resource plans; determining business readiness for project implementation; managing individual project scope items or activities as part of larger scale projects; managing project budget; and partnering with project managers to ensure successful delivery of projects.
Minimum education and experience required: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field plus 2 years of experience in technical program management or related experience; OR Master’s degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field; OR 4 years of experience in technical program management or related experience
Skills required: Must have experience with: designing and developing roadmaps for inter-linked programs and projects; developing and implementing project management best practices using agile and waterfall methodology; developing artifacts such as RACI, project charters, business cases, dependency documents, decision documents, and support logs for consumption by leadership; developing project plans, burndown charts, gantt charts, and milestone plans for consumption from various stakeholders; organizing sprint planning, daily scrum, retrospectives, and translating business requirements to project backlog items (Epics and user stories) to track them using JIRA; organizing post-implementation reviews and creating knowledge documents and lessons logs; developing and executing plans for managing risks and issues, maintaining risk and issue logs, and coordinating production issue resolutions; building status reports using visualization tools such as Tableau and advanced Excel; dealing with escalations about delivery or change in scope, and devising techniques to handle scope creeps and reach schedule targets; managing projects through JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, and Roadmap tools; and dealing with complex and demanding stakeholders, and evaluating, prioritizing and adding their requests to project backlogs. Employer will accept any amount of experience with the required skills.
To apply for this position: Send your resume to email@example.com and reference the following Job ID number: R-747083