Project Manager/Scrum Coach (Hybrid Schedule)

Updated: 1 day ago
Job Type: FullTime

Primary Work Address: 4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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As a Project Manager/Scrum Coach, you will guide the HHMI Agile process to provide continuous delivery of solutions to support business needs. In addition to leading projects of varying scopes, the Project Manager/Scrum Coach will coach their assigned team and Product Owners to follow the HHMI Agile principles to provide continuous improvement of software delivery parallel with day-to-day application and business process support.

What we deliver:

  • A Manager who believes in his team’s capability and works diligently to cultivates a culture where employees can act autonomously and stretch their abilities.

  • A team that believes in continuous learning and cultivates an environment to develop and grow professionally.

  • A team of strong project managers and scrum coaches willing to support, share and collaborate with their teammates.

  • A competitive compensation package that includes up to $10,000 in educational reimbursement each year and a significant budget for professional development.

What you’ll do:

Implement project management by:

  • Developing and completing detailed workplans and resource plans for a diverse portfolio of projects, to include digital and public website focused projects

  • Identifying, tracking, mitigating, and resolving risks and issues

  • Partnering with design and technical leads to translate business needs into front-end and back-end website and application requirements.

  • Developing and implementing test plans/scenarios

  • Tracking and leading actions and decisions

  • Handling multiple workstreams and assigning priorities to tasks

  • Presenting recommendations, options, opportunities, and assumptions to leadership

  • Preparing and presenting status reports

  • Facilitating workshops and project status update meetings

  • Holding workstream leads accountable for timely and quality execution of assigned tasks

  • Supporting Steering Committee/Governance meetings

Provide scrum coaching by:

  • Serving as Scrum Coach for an agile capability team focused on digital and web development

  • Integrating Agile principles into team practices and work products, including coaching the team on reporting, measuring and evaluating team performance, backlog development, refinement and prioritization, and facilitating team ceremonies

  • Performing multi-hat roles to include one or more of the following: Requirements Management (User stories, Epics, Product and Sprint Backlogs), Change Management, and Facilitation Management

  • Scheduling and conducting meetings with assigned capability team to gain insight into the state of individual release and sprint plans, schedules, results, achievements, project risks and mitigation

  • Communicates committed stories for the upcoming sprint to backlog owners and partners

  • Facilitates the discussions of sophisticated, high-value projects that require the coordination of development or technology work on multiple capability teams to achieve the desired functionality

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; preferred areas of study include but not limited to Management Information Systems, Software Engineering or Computer Science.

  • 3-6 years of IT program and project management experience required

  • 1-3 years of digital or website program or project management focus preferred

  • PMP Certification required

  • Scrum certification (CSM, PSM, PMI-ACP) preferred

  • Experience using different project management methodologies to lead projects

  • Experience with Jira or other agile project management software preferred

  • Facilitation certification or demonstrated experience facilitating in large, diverse teams preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in customer service, negotiation, and conflict resolution in an environment where legitimate demands often contend.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, work well under pressure, and handle ambiguity

Physical Requirements: 

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).  


Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis. 


Please Note: 

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation Range:


IT Project Manager III– $106,157.60 (minimum) - $132,697.00 (midpoint) - $172,506.10 (maximum)

IT Project Manager IV – $118,792.00 (minimum) - $148,490.00 (midpoint) - $193,037.00 (maximum)


Pay Type: Annual


HHMI’s salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range. 


Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more. 

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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