Scrum Product Manager (Contract)
Xoom - San Francisco, CA

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Xoom, one of the fastest growing digital money transfer companies in the world, is seeking an experienced Comprehensive Product Manager / Scrum Manager. We are looking for a dynamic individual who will help to constantly improve our consumer facing internet and mobile products. We are seeking self starters who will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership, in Xoom’s Agile product development environment.

This is an initial contract role with the possibility to become full-time.

Visit our website at: www.xoom.com

Overview:
This individual will be responsible for enforcing quality Agile-based product delivery at a comprehensive level – aiding in planning, throughput, and product roadmap strategy. You will help to improve our ability to ship quality consumer facing products. We are looking for a “lean-in” player who can manage in a self-directed way.

Responsibilities:
Organize and facilitate regular meetings including daily stand-ups, sprint and release planning sessions, retrospectives, cross company demonstrations, overall product planning and prioritization. Work with product leadership teams to plan priorities, maintain the iteration and sprint backlog, and update broader company on status in our product delivery process. Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all product work to identify issues, dependencies and discrepencies. Own and operate our Agile process management tools (Rally, Bugzilla, and Jira tools) and other communication tools used by Product, QA and Development teams. Reporting: ensure quality and consistency of reporting on many fronts. You will create transparency on team progress via velocity utilization reporting, software capitalization reporting, and release progress reporting. Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs. Aid in assessment /feasibility of patch releases as defects arise balancing the needs of employee and customers.. Identify and prevent impediments and distractions from taking us off our goal of shipping quality product. Proactive reporting of risks, blockers, and team progress are keys. You will help facilitate discussion, build consensus and own conflict resolution as things heat up. Recommend changes to our existing processes to drive improved efficiency.

Required Skills:
6-10 years experience -- 3+ years experience with Agile (Scrum, etc); 5+ years in project/ product/ program management leadership roles. Experience with Agile process management tools (Rally, Bugzilla, Jira) highly preferred. Must be a self-starter and be able to perform with minimal supervision while working in a diverse team environment. Must be capable of managing multiple priorities and multiple concurrent iterations/sprints. Well-rounded individual with excellent attention to detail, process oriented, must have enthusiasm for taking ownership, a strong commitment to quality. Communications: must have ability to work and communicate effectively with multiple development teams, product management teams and broad company stakeholders. Thorough understanding of product development cycle and Agile software development methodologies. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with diverse personality types and ability to understand technical issues.

Education:
Bachelor's Degree Required.

Please apply and we will contact you!

Local Bay Area Candidates ONLY!

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