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First American Financial Corporation

Agile Technical Project Manager

First American Financial Corporation - Palm Coast, FL

Company Summary

First American Titles Mortgage Solutions division is a member of the

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies.

First American traces its history to 1889 and was named one of

FORTUNEs 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 and 2017. The

Mortgage Solutions division provides title insurance settlement

services, signing services, portfolio analytics, retention and

acquisition services; property valuations; and default solutions for

the mortgage banking industry. In fact, Mortgage Solutions works with

a multitude of people across the entire origination, servicing and

default continuum, and has helped close millions of real estate

transactions nationwide. For more information, visit

Job Summary

Come experience what it s like working for a Fortune 100 company 3

years in a row that is established and stable, has an employee first

culture and yet is fast moving, innovative and growing with extensive

opportunities.

We are seeking an experienced Agile Technical Project Manager who will

provide project information transparency, improve efficiency in

planning and execution, possessing leadership skills that evoke

creativity and team innovation and can demonstrate an intrinsic

ability to deal with change.

In this role you will be responsible for leading and organizing agile

project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in

delivering agile projects that have significant business value in a

fast-paced environment that supports multiple business divisions.

The Agile Technical Project Manager will play a number of roles and

manage several concurrent, highly visible projects:

* At an enterprise level, leading large, complex and

enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple Agile teams

managing all aspect of each project outside of the scope of the

agile teams

* At a team level, playing the role of teams scrum master helping

them to put in place process, tools and organization, managing

day-to-day activities.

* In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good

judgement and skill to develop a project management approach that

is suitable to achieve project goals with designated project

constraints.

Essential Job Requirements

* Demonstrate strong project management experience in project

execution focusing on timely delivery of value; organize and lead

project teams, run working meetings, track, prepare and distribute

projects progress reports, manage risks and issues

* Collaborate with product owners, business partners and technology

leadership in managing customer expectations for project

deliverables.

* Manage stakeholders communication; help to implement an

effective system of project governance.

* Partner with product and technology owners in developing and

maintaining Product & Technology roadmaps.

* Assist product owners with backlogs creation, participate in

backlog grooming sessions, and work with teams on sizing of user

stories.

* Translate vision into action, inspire people to get results.

Direct and oversee project implementation, lead and motivates

teams, facilitates discussion, manage conflict resolution.

* Support the teams while holding them accountable for their sprint

commitments, removing roadblocks to complete their work,

collaborating and leveraging other organizational and vendor

resources where applicable to improve project efficiency.

* Promote team empowerment, ensure each team member is fully engaged

in the project, encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of

quality for the team.

* Facilitate team huddles and team level problem solving forums

while continuing to evolve them.

* Develop and manage a well-defined project management process and

be the champion for ongoing process improvements to implement best

Agile practices.

Qualifications

* A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web

development projects using Agile methodologies include experience

as both scrum master and project manager on large, complex

projects in a high-tech development with multi-functional teams.

* Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with

enterprise-level application development projects. CSM, or

equivalent preferred

* Balanced business and technical background demonstrating a level

of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to

development team and to be able to accurately evaluate complex

project risks and issues

* Must be capable of managing multiple projects and priorities

effectively and efficiently with ability to perform under tight

deadlines and demonstrate problem solving approach

* Excellent attention to detail, enthusiasm for taking ownership, a

strong commitment to quality, and the ability to work closely and

communicate effectively with developers, product management and

stakeholders.

* Experience overseeing multi-functional project teams with at least

10 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA

personnel

Required Skills

* 5 years demonstrated experience of successfully delivering

multiple projects that fulfilled business and/or technology needs,

priorities, and roadmaps

* BA or BS is required; ScrumMaster Certification is preferred. MBA

or MS is a plus

* Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching,

collaborating, and team building

* Solid analytical skills, planning, and organizational skills with

ability to manage competing demands

* Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on

details while maintaining the big picture view

* Strong commitment to business needs, ability to maintain high

level of customer trust and confidence

* Expert knowledge of both Agile (Scrum, Kanban) and traditional

project management principles able to blend together in the right

proportions to fit a project or business environment.

* Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using

appropriate agile project management tools like

* Jira, Rally, VSTS, VersionOne or equivalent.

* Microsoft product suite include Microsoft Project & Visio,

Office

* Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience

interacting with all technology team individuals at all levels

including the executive level

First American invests in its employee s development and well-being,

empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them

to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is

committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity

employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to

putting People First, check out ********************

Job Type

Permanent

Job Reference

R004021

Job ID

19756363

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Agile Technical Project Manager First American Financial Corporation - Palm Coast, FL, United States

   

Location: Palm Coast, FL

Company Profile:
First American provides financial services through its Title Insurance and Services segment and its Specialty Insurance segment. The First American Family of Companies’ core business lines include title insurance and closing/settlement services; title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust, and investment advisory services.