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Project Manager, Toronto

AGILE PROJECT MANAGER

Position Summary

OANDA is looking for a Project Manager who is able to lead and contribute to a collaborative, passionate and cross-functional project team by applying broad-base technical, client-facing and industry expertise. The ideal candidate will help create practical, innovative solutions that disrupt the forex industry while applying an Agilist view to ensure high performing Scrum teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As an Agile Project Manager you will be key to delivering solutions of the utmost value to our customers and contributing to success of OANDA.
  • Support the vision for the project team, breaking up the team’s roadmap into minimum viable products as well as research potential initiatives to align with OANDA’s business objectives
  • Translate high-level business requirements into tangible user stories for design and implementation.
  • Create, prioritize and own the product backlog and communicate regularly with all stakeholders through sprint reviews and demos
  • Provide acceptance criteria for stories and accept stories upon completion
  • Within an Agile framework, actively participate in sprint planning, backlog grooming, daily scrum meetings, sprint review meetings and retrospectives
  • Define each iteration and work closely with Product Management and Scrum team to meet product development objectives on time
  • Manage the iteration and cross project tasks and dependencies by ensuring stories are well defined, ready and tackling impediments
  • Interact with the Executive team and other stakeholders for project updates, tracking and reporting, profitability and escalations when needed

Qualifications :

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of agile development processes complemented by 2+ years experience in product owner role with enterprise software companies
  • 5+ years of combined experience as a Software Developer and/or Project Manager
  • Ability to balance business needs and usability/design ideals and timelines within a fast-paced, agile software development environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter that inspires collaboration and transparency across project teams
  • Proficiency with JIRA for tracking user stories, sprints, and burn down charts
  • Proven commitment to software best practices including Test Driven Development, Continuous Delivery, Refactoring, etc.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking ability, analytical skills, problem solving skills and a consistent record of ‘successful’ delivery
  • To meet our highest standard of execution you must be proficient at: scheduling, facilitation, communications to the Management team, risk management and delivering quality products.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
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