Responsibilities:• Adopt and adhere to Morningstar's Project Management Framework. Manage multiple projects using Agile tools such as JIRA.• Serve as Scrum Master in managing sprints and working with team members to deliver working software and eliminate roadblocks.• Lead Agile communication and planning activities, including stand-ups, sprint planning meetings, showcases and retrospectives.• Coordinate with stakeholders to create and manage a realistic and detailed project schedule; coordinate feasibility approvals from product management, technology, security, design and Product PMO, as required.• Identify project risks, develop mitigation plans, and escalate potential impediments to success to stakeholders and see it through eventual resolution.• Manage and communicate regular updates on project status (e.g., work completed, work in progress, next steps, risks, KPIs, and costs) to stakeholders, peers, Product PMO as well as senior management at Morningstar.• Participate in project requirement gathering, understand business deliverables.
Requirements:• Bachelor's degree.• At least three years of experience in project management is required, preferably in investment related project management, with some exposure to software development desired.• Knowledge of software development processes and methodologies is required; experience with Agile is preferred.• A proven record in managing multiple projects with changing scope and a large distributed technical team.• Proven success facilitating team collaboration across multiple offices, with a willingness to collaborate with offshore development teams at off-hours.• Excellent communication, time management/organization, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.• Ability to lead team decision-making processes and foster an environment of healthy team debate and collaboration.• Comfort in dealing with ambiguity, ability to create focus and keep the team focused on business objectives.
Nice to have• High-level knowledge of technology is desirable.• Prior experience using Asana and/or JIRA project and issue tracking software is desirable.• Familiarity with Morningstar project management framework/data/products is a plus.
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