National General Insurance – Agile IT Project Manager II (Application Development) – Full Time

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating traditional and agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. Responsible for managing several concurrent projects using traditional and agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead and manage medium and large, enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the teams
• Play 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
• Use good judgment and skill in situations that require a hybrid traditional and agile approach to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints
• Use a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach in the right proportions to fit the projects they manage
• Apply the appropriate level of planning and provide the right balance of agility and predictability to projects
• Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value
• Develop detailed project plans when applicable
• Organize and lead project status and working meetings
• Prepare and distribute progress reports
• Manage risks and issues related to specific projects
• Correct deviations from plans
• Perform delivery planning for assigned projects
• Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work
• Leverage organizational resources to improve capacity for project work
• Mentor and develop team members
• Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables
• Manage stakeholder communications
• Help implement an effective system of project governance
• Define and manage a well-defined project management process
• Champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
• Promote empowerment of the team
• Ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution
• Encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team
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Minimum Skills and Competencies:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
• 5+ years of insurance experience and/or technology environment
• 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams; PMP preferred
• Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.
• A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using traditional and Agile methodologies
• Prior experience with traditional and SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, PMI-PMP CSM, or equivalent preferred
• Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 5-10 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel
• Balanced business/technical background:
• Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible project leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Desired Skills:

• 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
• Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:
• Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools
• 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

If interested, please contact Patrick Johnson at patrick.johnson@ngic.com

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  • Location: Nashville, TN, United States
  • Career Level: Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Positions: 1