Senior Agile Project Manager
Ubisoft Kiev was established in 2008 and is one of the biggest GameDev studios in Ukraine that collaborated on blockbusters like Assassin's Creed®, Far Cry®, Steep®, Watch Dogs®, Trials®, Rainbow Six®, Ghost Recon ® and more. Ubisoft Odesa was opened in March 2018 and takes part in the development of Ubisoft’s world-known franchises.
Ubisoft's IT department is currently looking for an experienced Agile Project Manager to lead and organize transversal initiatives of Customer & Marketing Solutions team, which is part of IT HQ department and which is in charge with developing customer facing services, such as CRM, Customer Support, Digital Marketing and Community Management.
Our team has an international footprint and company-wide impact integrating virtually all Ubisoft’s online tools and services. The Project Manager’s role will be that of an organizer and facilitator to guide the distributed Scrum organizations achieve cross-domain objectives with focus on collaboration, milestones and quality-oriented development.
Project Manager will demonstrate strong organizational skills, outstanding communication and inner drive to succeed.
Drive high-quality results/deliveries through discipline and effective communication
Collaborate closely with the Product Owners, Project Managers and Team Leads in identifying and planning long- and short-term delivery flow strategy, priorities, objectives and requirements
Build iterative cross-domain project roadmaps based on input of Agile teams in charge of individual products & services
Build and maintain initiatives charters to ensure common understanding of scope, timeline, roles and other project aspects
Track project KPI’s and timelines, escalate variances as necessary and elicit standard project deliverables as needed (e.g. schedule, budget, RACI, process maps, risk registers)
Define project communication strategy and execute accordingly (e.g. roadmap workshops, steering committees, release and sprint reports, project status reports)
Manage team's impediments: both organizational and operational
Pro-actively perform risks management and mitigation strategy to ensure the impact on delivering according to the agreed planning is reduced at a minimum
Assist Product Owners / Project Managers in managing and maintaining the product backlog related to the transversal subjects in charge to ensure visibility and priorities follow-up
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Project Management position
5+ years of experience in the IT Industry
Excellent management and leadership skills
Good skills and knowledge of prioritization, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, increasing transparency
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to persuasively advocate agendas to staff, managerial and executive stakeholders; effective communicator and moderator in distributed cross-functional teams
Exceptional team building skills
Ability to analyze data and reports to identify issues and develop recommended courses of action in proactive fashion
Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills to help influence and work with others collaboratively and constructively
Strong personal time-management skills and attention to detail; capable of detecting hidden problems and prioritizing, tracking and managing to resolution multiple issues concurrently
Ability to demonstrate a track record of managing increasingly complex projects throughout career
Solid understanding of project management fundamentals
Practical knowledge of Agile frameworks (Scrum or Kanban) and Agile practices (cross functional team dynamics, product and sprint backlogs, continuous integration, iterative and incremental development, scrum events, self-organizing teams)
Command of information technology foundations (e.g. software development, software automation, application architecture, hardware/infrastructure, authentication/authorization)
Solid knowledge of common project management and collaboration tools (e.g. MS Office, MS Project, Jira, Confluence)
Demonstrated understanding of budgeting, scheduling and change management processes within Agile contexts
Fluent command of English.
Project Management training/certification (i.e. PMP, CSM) is preferred
Agile Scrum Master certification
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field is an asset.
International AAA game projects
Access to cutting-edge hardware
Experience using hottest internally developed game engines
Proficient and fun-to-work-with colleagues
Opportunity to travel abroad
Medical / Life insurance
English / French courses
Long-term employment with 20 working-days paid vacation
Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.
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