WindStream Communications Project Manager I in Little Rock, Arkansas

Project Manager / Scrum Master

Responsibilities: * Facilitate and assist Agile Scrum or Kanban teams in ceremonies including standups, sprint planning, backlog grooming, retrospectives, etc... * Proactively identify and eliminate impediments and facilitate flow * Meet with clients to document detailed requirements of each project, manage scope creep * Create or analyze business requirements documents and project timelines * Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation * Present high-level project readouts for senior management * Assist with regression testing, coordinate UAT and product releases * Assisting with internal and external team communication, improving transparency, and radiating information. * Support and educate Product Owners through grooming and maintaining the product backlog * Facilitate getting the work done without assigning or dictating the work * Protect the Team from External Interference Required Skills: * PMP and/or Scrum Master certification preferred * Must demonstrate solid understanding of Agile principles, values, and ceremonies * Strong communication, facilitation, presentation and leadership capabilities * Experience managing / coordinating / escalating external dependencies for a team * Knowledge and experience working within all levels of the software development lifecycle from requirements through development and post production support * Demonstrated knowledge and application of different Agile approaches and techniques * Ability to integrate agile and waterfall methodologies related to software development * Strong working knowledge of JIRA, configuring workflows, JQL, etc... * Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: Epics, User Stories, Continuous Testing, Agile Games. * Solid experience working with Architecture teams to assess and size story/epics * Deep understanding of agile metrics (tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.) * Self-motivated and highly organized * Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team (Oracle/MSSQL/PHP/Unix/Tableau). * Previous experience as a team lead * SQL experience desired (PLSQL/TSQL) * Knowledge of OLAP and OLTP database model principles is a plus

Education and Experience:

College degree in a Technical or related field and 2-4 years professional level experience; or 6 years professional level related Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience required.

Primary Location: *US-Arkansas-Little Rock

Job Category: Project Management

Requisition ID: 18003813

Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.