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Wolters Kluwer Technology Project & Program Manager in Wichita, Kansas

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world. Wolters Kluwer combines deep domain knowledge with specialized technology. Our portfolio offers software tools coupled with content and services that customers need to make decisions with confidence. Every day, our customers make critical decisions to help save lives, improve the way we do business, build better judicial and regulatory systems. We help them get it right.

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services, and is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The CCH® ProSystem fx® Suite, CCH Axcess™, CCH® IntelliConnect®, CCH® IntelliConnect Direct, CCH® Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US has locations in Dallas, Wichita, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Torrance.

The digital future has arrived and the tax and accounting professions are changing rapidly. Professionals today have different needs, expectations and capabilities. In addition to accuracy, they need greater mobility, simplicity and speed. These needs place a premium on access to active intelligence, agile systems and integrated workflow solutions -- in short "Best in Process" solutions. This is precisely the value that Wolters Kluwer, Tax & Accounting US delivers to professionals.

This is a fantastic opportunity to create and craft our newest Software teams, putting your fingerprint on them as these additions to our staff are built from the ground up. Help to foster an entrepreneurial spirit along with the comfort of being backed by a large and established international organization. The Project and Program manager will function as one of the top functional experts and play a key role in how we move forward in building the rest of our team. Be one of our leaders and help drive the appropriate use and implementation of technology to achieve strategic business goals for our next generation CCH Axcess software suite of products.

The Project and Program Master manages multiple Software Development projects with one or more Agile software development teams to successfully deliver multi-tier SaaS solutions on time, with high quality and that delight customers. Works collaboratively with product owners, Dev and QA team members, management and other Agile teams to achieve product delivery goals. Coaches and educates team members on Agile best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Servant Leader with a passion to help Agile teams thrive and deliver high value to the organization.

  • Creates, maintains, and shares metrics, team tools, burn-down and burn-up charts, progress dashboards, etc.

  • Tracks metrics that are important to the success of the team and its delivery, and to help with continuous improvement

  • Experienced at working with teams delivering complex, multi-tier SaaS and cloud-based software solutions on time, with high quality and that delight customers.

  • Schedule and lead Big Room Planning, Program Increment refinement, sprint refinement, Scrum of SCRUMs, sprint planning meetings, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, and other Agile and quality ceremonies.

  • Implement quality up front initiatives and champion/support organic process and micro-improvements with Agile teams. Understand priorities of initiatives and features from Business and Architectural Product Owners.

  • Build and maintain relationships with other product and architectural teams, and in partnership with technical staff and members of management.

  • Work with other Agile teams, their Scrum Masters and Product owners to ensure alignment and act together toward common goals.

  • Demonstrates continuous growth and improvement through learning from others and bringing fresh ideas to the team.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in software development

  • Requires 3+ years' experience work with Agile Software development teams through multiple release cycles Developing reports and advanced dashboards in SFDC, Aha, SAP, and various other data repositories

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to analyze critical information and present recommendations to team and to leadership

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Identifying, collecting, and analyzing metric data

  • Lead groups to consensus and drive open times to closure

  • Able to handle multiple tasks, projects, and priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Takes ownership for projects/tasks and drive results for the project

  • Shows energy, enthusiasm, and positive attitude

  • Experience with and effective at planning for and managing cross-team dependencies

  • Ability to work collaboratively with product owners, team members and management and other Agile teams to achieve product delivery goals

  • 3-5 years Project Management experience in an enterprise commercial software development environment preferred

  • Experience working with teams who develop on the Microsoft stack preferred

  • Strengths in planning, organizational navigation, and building / managing cross-team relationships

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) -- Scrum Alliance and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification is a plus

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) training and experience a plus

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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