Senior Agile Project Manager

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Are you passionate about delighting clients, creating organizational change, and most importantly, helping your teams create amazing products? We're looking for a Senior Agile Project Manager who is passionate about coaching teams and advocating for scrum and agile best practices.

As a Senior Agile Project Manager, you are an expert in agile development best practices. You have excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference. You will be responsible for facilitating agile development and making scrum work for your clients and project teams alike. You’ll serve multiple scrum teams across a variety of projects and clients in an environment where we strive for consistent, predictable, high-quality delivery.

As the Senior Agile Project Manager, you will:

  • Coach your team in agile best practices, including self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily standup meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other scrum-related meetings; help the team and clients abide by time boxes and other agreements
  • Remove impediments to the team’s progress to its sprint commitments
  • Enact change & continuous improvement to increase the productivity of the team and quality of deliverables
  • Support the team, product owners, and clients to create clear and concise backlog items
  • Identify, manage, and help mitigate project issues and risks
  • Work with other Senior Agile Project Managers to increase the effectiveness of the application of scrum in the organization, constantly improving our standards, quality, and productivity
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices

Requirements:

  • A Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent training
  • 5+ years digital agency experience
  • Well versed in Confluence and Jira (or similar)
  • Effectively communicate complex ideas to team members and clients of all experience levels
  • Instill Agile values and make teams productive, at any level of maturity
  • Thoroughly understand the software development life-cycle, as well as technical issues at a high level
  • Understand agile software development values, principles, roles, cadence, flow and practices, including backlog sizing, release planning, Scrum of Scrums, continuous integration, continuous testing, pair programming
  • Propose creative and efficient solutions to complex, time-critical problems
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Location

Punchkick is located across from Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue in the beautiful Smurfit-Stone Building, overlooking the park and Lake Michigan.

An Insider's view of Punchkick Interactive

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a new mom, juggling being a parent and my career, seemed intimidating. But I was wrong. Punchkick is supportive of my new schedule and encourages me to focus on my family. Their support not only motivates me to work harder, but gives me confidence that I’ve chosen the right place to call my work home.

Sarah Hertzberg

Director of Client Success, TUX

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The best ideas at Punchkick come from within our team, and one of the best things I can do to foster creativity is to actively help Punchkickers surface their ideas and run them through our internal advice channel. Getting feedback and support for big ideas or sweeping change can seem intimidating to some, but it definitely doesn’t have to be.

Zak Dabbas

Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

Punchkick offers the opportunity to work with so many different technologies. No one project or client is the same. As a result, you get to work with numerous frameworks, languages, and tools throughout the year. I really enjoy the fact that I get to learn something new every day I come into work.

Gary Sperka

Full Stack Developer

What are Punchkick Interactive Perks + Benefits

Punchkick Interactive Benefits Overview

Punchkick runs flat, meaning that we have no managers, and individuals and teams support each other in making decisions. While we have core business hours, we support our team members in their personal and professional lives through comprehensive benefits like medical, vision, and dental coverage, FSAs, dependent care credits, commuter benefits, work-from-home Fridays, annual cost-of-living salary increases, and 401(k) matching with immediate vesting.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Employees have several health insurance options to choose from.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Onsite Gym
Our office building includes a gym that employees gain complimentary access to for a one-time fee, as well as corporate rates with Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Punchkick offers 3% matching with immediate vesting on 401(k)s.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Our core hours are 9am–4pm with work-from-home Fridays, but we support remote work when life demands it.
Remote Work Program
Every Friday our employees are free to work from home.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Generous PTO
Punchkick offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 2 weeks off.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Punchkick observes all major holidays and supports observation of all religious holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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