Technical Project Manager II, Scrum Master
Vernon Hills, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Fueled by our shared passion and expertise, CDW delivers innovative technology solutions for our customers. We're also committed to fostering an environment that embraces collaboration, celebrates integrity, inclusivity, and individuality, and paves the path for personal and professional growth. Experience a life in balance and join us on the journey forward.

The technical project manager may lead technology projects from conception to execution and/or lead Product teams in the role of Scrum Master as part of SAFe methodology. The project manager will manage the software design and development activities including: the development and maintenance of the project work plan, backlog and project schedule; budget tracking; conducting status meetings; developing status reports; tracking issues; and assisting with change control. In addition, the project manager will serve as business area liaison to understand the functions of that area and act as a primary contact for managing new project requests. This role is guided by CDW's project management methodology.

What you will do:

  • Facilitate Agile cermonies , including Daily Stand-ups, Iteration Planning, Iteration Reviews, and Iteration Retrospectives ensuring they are productive and kept within the timebox.
  • Supports the adoption of Scaled Agile practices across the enterprise by coaching stakeholders and other non-agile teams on effective interactions with agile teams.
  • Facilitate the removal of impediments, manage risks and dependencies, and track team's progress toward goals.
  • Responsible for helping the Product Owner manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.
  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders to clarify business objectives, as well as acquire necessary commitments and approvals.
  • Ensuring that all supporting analysis and design documentation from a business perspective are obtained and properly documented in features or user stories.
  • Derive a detailed understanding of the stated business problem and objectives and work with stakeholders to solve problems and achieve objectives.
  • Understand the high-level system narratives, use cases, and storyboards.
  • Coach and ensure Product Owner develops strong team backlog of features and user stories.
  • Coordinate the development of the detailed functional design specifications for use by the technical team.
  • Coach QA team to develop system test plans, to ensure software quality assurance (SQA) standards are achieved, and validate that business goals are accomplished.
  • Develop detailed estimates, schedules for projects, including resource allocation, timelines, budgets, and business cases.
  • Maintain current understanding and knowledge of project management, business relationship management, and development best practices.
  • Manage projects according to the CDW project management methodologies.

What we expect of you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business\Economics, or a related field - or demonstrated, equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years Project Management Experience, including evaluation and estimation of high-risk initiatives, working under project management methodology.
  • History of Scrum Master experience in Agile methodology and working on Agile teams.
  • Track record of identifying and documenting business needs.
  • Excellent written and verbal and communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with and present to stakeholders including senior leadership.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively facilitate meetings.
  • Demonstrated analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • History of managing project teams, delegating work, holding team members accountable and proactively overcoming obstacles.
  • Advanced modeling techniques experience, including software, system, and data
  • Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders for a positive outcome.
  • Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • Project Management Certifications, a plus.
  • Business Process Transformation Experience, a plus.
  • Scrum Master / SAFe Scrum Master Certifications, a plus.

About us
We make technology work so people can do great things.
CDW is a Fortune 500 technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare organizations across the globe. At CDW, we make it happen, together. Trust, connection and commitment are at the heart of how we work together to deliver for our customers. It's why we're coworkers, not just employees. Coworkers who genuinely believe in supporting our customers and one another. We collectively forge our path forward with a level of commitment that speaks to who we are and where we're headed. We're your long-term, full-stack, full-lifecycle technology partner. We have the experience, expertise, scale, relationships and deep industry knowledge to bring just about any vision to life. Together, we can deliver the full promise of what technology can do. Together, we Make Amazing Happen.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

CDW is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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