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Pearson Sr. Agile Project Manager in Columbia, Maryland

We are the world’s learning company with more than 20,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Pearson Virtual Schools is seeking a Technical Project Manager that has experience with Predictive and Adaptive Project Management Methodologies. As a Technical Project Manager, you will need to leverage prior knowledge of IT concepts and frameworks to deliver value for stakeholders.

The TPM Manages information technology projects from planning through implementation based on industry best practices. Creates project plans, identifies and secures resources and implements projects. Manages project milestones, budget and resources and is accountable for successful project delivery. Coordinates activities and ensures effective communication to stakeholders and within project team. Tracks project schedules, reports on progress and takes corrective action as needed.

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making

  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment

  • Managerial experience applying analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively mitigate risks

  • Experience with project reporting tools; preference Smartsheets

  • Experience with PMO operations

DESIRED/NICE TO HAVE SKILLS:

  • Master’s degree in project management or a related technical field

  • Agile Project Management Certification (e.g. SAFE, CSM, PMI-ACP)

  • Experience with process improvement initiatives

  • 5+ years of professional experience in commercial/large scale system software development and delivery

  • 5+ years of developing, integrating and maintaining highly available systems

  • 3+ years IT Infrastructure, Call Center, Telephony or Contact Center experience

  • Aptitude for PMO management concepts and implementation

ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong collaboration skills supporting multiple stakeholders and business operations.

  • Ability to manage conflict effectively.

  • Ability to adapt and be productive in a dynamic environment.

  • Self-starter, self-managed, and a team player.

  • Business Analysis skills

  • Experience with dashboards and reporting

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field; or equivalent experience - required.

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Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Organization: Technology & Operations

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2109495

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