IT Program Manager / Agile Scrum Master

SUMMARY
The IT Program Manager / Agile SCRUM Master is a key role in the effective delivery of ANSYS’s technology portfolio. The scope of responsibility will span all areas of the IT PMO with a primary focus on supporting one of the key strategic business application portfolios within IT. PM responsibilities include actively planning various aspects of the portfolio including harmonizing its project and program components, managing their interdependencies, resource availability, budget allocation, and project sequencing to best meet business commitments and against our operational constraints.
Scrum Master responsibilities include promoting and managing Agile processes, leading the scrum team, and facilitating daily meetings. The Scrum Master will work collaboratively with the respective Product Owner, IT Development Lead, and (when applicable) the integration partner to develop a backlog, prioritize work, and define a sprint plan to deliver the work.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Accountable to business sponsors for schedule, budget, and quality of all program elements. Escalates decisions to sponsors as necessary
  • Keeps close, direct contact with IT Business Leaders and business partners to ensure that projects are delivering the expected business outcomes and contribute to strategic decisions. Acts as the communications conduit to sponsors and program steering committee and conducts periodic briefings/status updates
  • Provides overall leadership and management of programs and projects for one or more functional areas
  • Guides, coaches and motivates the Scrum team; drives continuous improvement of the Agile practice
  • Organizes and leads all Scrum ceremonies: Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, daily stand-up, Sprint Review (demo), and Sprint Retrospective
  • Collaborates with business and IT teams to define epics and individual user stories
  • Communicates status to stakeholders
  • Monitors burn-down, sprint capacity, and delivery metrics
  • Sets performance objectives and incorporates feedback from team and organization for continuous improvement

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 7 years of IT leadership experience setting priorities and driving for results
  • A minimum of 5 years of project manager experience leading cross-functional projects
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master or equivalent role within an Agile team
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Strong understanding of project management and Agile concepts, processes, practices, procedures and tools
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to combine attention to detail with big picture perspective
  • Experience leading global teams
  • Proficient with project management and Agile tools, preferably Microsoft TFS

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or Engineering preferred
  • PMP, Six Sigma, Change Management training and certification desired
  • Experience leading major software package implementations strongly preferred (HRIS, CRM, ERP)
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proactively plans for managing and mitigating project risks
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to think creatively and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven track record of consistently meeting goals and objectives
  • Experience working with information technology vendors / suppliers
  • Able to communicate technical issues in a non-technical manner to a diverse audience
  • Key role Competencies: Result Oriented, Team Building/Management, Strategic Thinking, Change Management, Influence, Business Acumen, Problem Solving, Planning, Communications, Customer Focus, Negotiating, Organization, Political Savvy

CULTURE AND VALUES
Culture and values are incredibly important to ANSYS. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:
  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

ANSYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

ANSYS does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of ANSYS. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.