CONTRACT: Sr. Agile Project Manager in Detroit, Michigan
Posted 09/08/21


AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.


  • Top 25 U.S. digital financial services company committed to developing award-winning technology and services.
  • Named one of the top three fastest-growing banking brands in the U.S. in 2020.
  • Offers a full suite of products including mortgage lending, personal lending, and a variety of deposit and other banking products (savings, money-market, and checking accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), and individual retirement accounts (IRAs)), self-directed and investment-advisory services, and capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.


  • Fast paced, highly collaborative, teamwork-oriented environment
  • Make an immediate impact in this high visibility role
  • Ability to drive change within the organization with a focus on advancement in technology and programs
  • Top-notch leadership committed to developing people
  • 100% remote until after Labor Day, then will transition to a hybrid schedule of 3-4 days on-site in the Detroit office and 1-2 days remote 
  • Contract Opportunity with solid pay and benefit eligibility - client has the option to offer a direct hire/FTE position
  • The Senior Agile Project Manager provides direction and oversight to technical project teams to design, develop, and deploy agile infrastructure, Azure & AWS solutions that meet applicable business requirements. This individual may lead a single complex project or a group of smaller, unrelated projects including supporting technical teams.
  • Responsibilities include all areas of project management including project schedule, costs, resource utilization, deliverable quality, and risk/issue resolution. He/she will also manage the project team and supporting technical teams, which may include employee and/or vendor team members.
  • He/she will serve as the project lead and Scrum Master working with Business Partners, Product Owners, other IT groups, and vendor partners and will communicate scope, progress, and issues/risks to stakeholders at various levels.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver agile infrastructure technology solutions that accomplish the business objectives with on-time delivery, budget adherence, and exceptional quality
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, senior management and executive leadership to solidify project objectives and scope
  • Define the agile project schedule and resourcing needed to cost effectively accomplish project objectives
  • Facilitate project lifecycle activities from initiation to closure
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies, stand up meetings, backlog grooming, retrospectives and story mapping
  • Lead project tasks include estimating, planning, resourcing, budgeting, development, quality assurance, deployment, and post-production support
  • Allocate and direct staff to accomplish project tasks ensuring effective utilization
  • Manage financials closely to achieve the planned project budget. Monitor & updates monthly actuals & future forecasts; develop new/revised estimates as applicable
  • Define and execute communication cadence to keep both IT and business stakeholders fully informed
  • Identify and manage project risks/issues to closure and provide proper visibility to senior management
  • Support the business and infrastructure technology areas in defining plans to ensure organization acceptance of the new solution
  • Support procurement processing of Statements of Work & Purchase Orders. Process all contract-related artifacts & invoices
  • Create project governance artifacts for reviews (tollgates/change requests) and ensure adherence to all PMO guidelines & procedures and software development lifecycle methodology
  • Comply with Change Management, Release Management, IT Risk & Compliance processes and standards


  • BS and 7+ years of experience or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the follow technologies or equivalent: Red Hat – OpenShift, AWS, Azure, Ansible, Windows/Linux, Solaris, Confluence, JIRA, Slack, EMC – Exadata, Oracle RAC, Akamai, Splunk, F5, Citrix, Microsoft O365, Aternity, Utelogy, and/or call center software deployment
  • Ability to work autonomously, solving complex problems in an ambiguous environment
  • Business acumen and understanding of technical drivers and issues surrounding execution of a project
  • Extensive breadth of experience delivering complex technical projects within budget and scope
  • Expert knowledge of Agile software and infrastructure delivery and Project Management methodologies, such as SCRUM, Kanban and IA methodologies
  • Extensive experience with Agile tools, specifically JIRA, Kanban boards, PowerBI, Confluence, Slack, MS Project, Clarity, Teams, Sharepoint and other collaboration applications
  • Superior interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Financial forecasting and management acumen
  • Work with outside vendors, understand and review license agreements and statements of work
  • Ability to negotiate and build consensus with various stakeholder groups
  • Resource planning and management acumen
  • Strong issue resolution and risk management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including with executive management and presentation skills
  • Experience with ITIL practices using ServiceNow, ITSM practices, ETL
  • Employee Type: Contract
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Category: Information Technology
  • Date Posted: 09/08/21
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