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Project Manager/Scrum Master

OffSec

OffSec

Product, Operations
Philippines · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About OffSec

Founded in 2007 by the creators of Kali Linux, OffSec (formerly known as Offensive Security) is the leading provider of continuous professional and workforce development, training, and education for cybersecurity practitioners. OffSec’s distinct pedagogy and practical, hands-on learning help organizations fill the infosec talent gap by training their teams on today’s most critical skills.

Become a part of our global presence and work from anywhere. With team members in over 40 countries, we believe in inspiring people of all backgrounds and communities. The OffSec team is composed of diverse, internationally published authors, conference speakers, and seasoned information technology professionals from both the private sector and governments worldwide.

Excited about our mission and what we do? Apply and join us!

About the Job

OffSec is looking for a self-driven, highly motivated and organized Project Manager/Scrum Master for our Project Management Team. The role will likely be split evenly between two areas of responsibility.

Scrum Master: In this area, the person will be responsible for managing the sprints and associated tasks for up to two software development teams, facilitating all meetings/Scrum ceremonies, mentoring and motivating the teams to improve their processes and eliminate impediments. Must have software development project management experience, and a strong sense of organization, attention to detail, and a proven ability to guide others to deliver outstanding results in a timely manner. The position will help the team perform at their highest possible level, protecting the team from distractions both internal and external.

Project Manager: In this area, the person will be responsible for managing up to 3 medium-sized projects, which will typically be related to those of their development team(s). They’ll need to work with stakeholders across the organization to get agreement on project definition and goals, identify all the work needed, build project plans based on available resources, report on progress and productivity, and coordinate release activities.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Leads multiple software development teams, employing Agile Scrum methodologies to deliver business value efficiently. Prioritizes collaboration with product managers to ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • Facilitates technical and Scrum meetings to advance project goals. Requires expertise in JIRA for task management, with Monday.com experience preferred
  • Engages in project, capacity, and roadmap planning, demonstrating flexibility and fostering strong team collaboration, particularly with engineering, infrastructure, and DevOps teams.
  • Acts as a primary communicator, effectively managing project-related information within the team and the wider organization, ensuring all stakeholders are kept informed.
  • Serves as a dynamic team motivator and leader, committed to removing obstacles, resolving or escalating issues proactively, and cultivating a productive environment where team members feel empowered and have a strong sense of ownership.
  • Embraces a culture of excellence and continuous improvement, leading by example and encouraging knowledge sharing among team members.
  • Determines and manages tasks, issues, risks, and action items.
  • Ensures team(s) maintain focus on quality and consistent deliveries
  • Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments, and progress at weekly calls with management and stakeholders
  • Works with the Product Owner and stakeholders to prepare for product launches including setting the launch date, creating launch checklists and then overseeing launch activities on the go live date
  • Documents and updates project and process related documentation
  • Demonstrates an attitude of team focus to accomplish overall project goals, maintains a ‘we’re all in this together’ approach.
  • Remove obstacles and create clarity and consensus to lead decisions on end to end solutions.
  • Facilitates various meetings related to ongoing operations and project execution.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in related field or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education
  • 3-5 years previous experience in Project Management or using Agile methodology
  • At least 1 year of experience working with engineering or development teams
  • Preferred basic familiarity with technical IT related topics including: programming, networking, webservers and VMWare.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills, with the ability to effectively multi-task.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication as well as receptive listening skills.
  • Experience working with global teams in varying time zones and remote locations.
  • Ability to accomplish goals by managing and influencing individuals to meet deadlines on time.
  • Proven experience implementing standard project management and SDLC methodologies and best practices.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks. Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques required.
  • Experience using Slack, Jira, Confluence, and Monday.com
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours (nights, weekends, holidays, as needed).
  • Strong knowledge in the G Suite of products: Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • Comfortability or experience working on a Mac machine.

Working conditions

This role is a full-time salaried position. Work hours for this position are flexible and will be performed from a home office. Must be located in Philippines.

Direct reports

This position has no direct reports.

EEO

OffSec provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.