SourcePacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.OverviewThe Communication and IT Directorate works to ensure that all audiences, internal and external, understand the Lab’s mission and how our science transforms the world. The convergence of Communications and Information Technology at PNNL recognizes that as the world moves increasingly online, the laboratory must be increasingly savvy in how we engage our stakeholders and audiences through digital channels.ResponsibilitiesAs an Agile Project/Backlog Manager you are responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, prioritization of a team’s backlog including the completion of internal strategic initiatives ensuring consistency with laboratory strategy, commitments, and goals. This position works closely with senior leadership and the Project Management Office (PMO) Director to ensure successful execution of these strategic initiatives in support of research. Specifically,Have ability to drive and influence Agile project management methodology and practices.
Have demonstrated ability to organize and facilitate daily scrum ceremonies, stand-ups, sprint and release planning and demos, and conduct retrospective meetings.
Have ability to build, lead and motivate cohesive teams having goals of increased productivity and continuous improvement.
Possess demonstrated passion for Scrum, Kanban, Lean Thinking, etc.
Strong user story develop skills
Develop work estimates and resource allocations using agile techniques.
Drive and track interdependencies across work streams, communicate status and maintain team metrics.
Assess project risks and develop contingency plans.
Identify and resolve bottlenecks and provide escalation management.
Strong stakeholder engagement skills
QualificationsMinimum Qualificatons:Bachelor's degree plus 8 years of experience or
Advanced degree plus 6 years of experience
Four or more years of experience relevant to project management and depth of knowledge in science and/or methods needed to deliver project. Graduate of PMDP; PMP certification, or demonstrated equivalent (knowledge competency criteria) encouraged.
Preferred Qualifications:Three (3) years of experience with Agile techniques such as User Stories, backlog management, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing, etc.
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Two (2) years of experience serving in a ScrumMaster role, Certified ScrumMaster a plus
Hazardous Working Conditions/EnvironmentNot applicable.Additional InformationNot applicable.Testing Designated PositionThis is not a Testing Designated Position.Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment OpportunityOur laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .Drug Free WorkplacePNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.Mandatory RequirementsBattelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
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