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IBM Iteration Manager, Front-End Team in Houston, Texas

Introduction

At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team’s overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

You are a self-motivated individual with attention to detail and an eagerness to learn for the Front-End (FE) Team Iteration Manager role. This team is responsible for the Front-End Infrastructure within the CIO - IBMers are our everyday consumers and we focus on improving their experience every day.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as the iteration manager for an Agile team to define, deliver, build and iterate on capabilities

  • Proactively manage lifecycles of Front-End (FE) team initiatives, from strategic planning, program funding and proposal, architecture design, solution qualification, to interlock with Operate team on deployment and operations.

  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders other network and hosting squads and vendors.

  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide support for escalation management, manage risks, balance the business needs versus technical constraints.

  • Collaborate with security focals to meeting security compliance.

  • Communicate feature releases to internal and external users

  • Mentor and lead by example for other members of the product team

  • Track and manage financials for squad to target budget

  • Handle procurement and purchase processes for 3rd party vendor product purchases and renewals

  • Lead squad standups and foster Agile practices within team.

  • Effectively use CIO tools to organize and manage FE team (Jira, Box, ServiceNow, etc)

  • Communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the enterprise.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for these positions now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years’ experience as an Iteration Manager or Scrum Manager leading a team in Agile practices and ceremonies.

  • Strong understanding of web foundations and concepts

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of infrastructure (hosting or network) architecture, engineering.

  • Experience managing or working with enterprise level life cycle projects.

  • Strong organization and execution, able to lead planning and execution, able to articulate to stakeholders and manage risks.

  • Proven ability to influence and coordinate cross-functional teams

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years of project management experience including work with infrastructure project, with load balancing and reverse proxy services experience

  • Prior infrastructure architecture, engineering, devops or operations experience

About Business Unit

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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