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IBM Project Manager (Scrum Master) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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

IBM Client Innovation Center has immediate opportunities for Project Managers (Scrum Masters). Consultant will have the standard Project Management skill set but with particular ability around stakeholder management, risk management and the effective management of multiple project service providers and third-party vendors.

Project Managers will be responsible for delivering the project from the phase of inception to closure. Project Managers will work on complex projects which are typically of higher risk (technical, organizational, reputation), high value or are of strategic importance. They will also work on large programs of work involving multiple organizations and technologies with high business visibility.

Job Role:

Responds appropriately to urgent technical support situations and procedures with quick and effective solutions to business problems. This includes after hours work as needed.

  • Be able to track the deliverables and milestones closely, bring to the attention of the client and all stakeholders of the priorities. Manage Scope, Schedule, Budget.

  • Be able to understand deliverables and assess their quality. Be well versed with activities that make up a given service (e.g. Security Services, MW Management services, Discovery, Insight, etc). Relate relevant services to the SOW and manage the dependencies that may exist across external teams.

  • Have sound knowledge on the "definition of done" for a given service.

  • Experience working as Project Manager on Application Modernization / Application Development / Mainframe engagements. Experience as a Scrum Master.

  • Leads innovation/creativity discussions: Ex Design Thinking, Agile, Cloud Platforms.

The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel up to 50% of the time. This position requires relocation to Louisiana within 30 days of the office permanently reopening. No remote opportunities exist.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 4 years of experience in Project Management

  • At least 1 year experience as a Scrum Master

  • At least 3 years experience working in Agile development environments and leading agile teams/projects

  • At least 2 years experience successfully managing a range of complex, high value IT projects and programmers from requirements definition through to project closure

  • Experience with working with clients and stakeholders within the business

  • Ability to direct the work of others

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to work collaboratively

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 2 years of experience with project management methodologies

  • 1+ years of experience with MS Project or other project management scheduling tools

  • 3 years - demonstrated client interaction and excellent communication skills; both (written and verbal)

  • 2 years experience successfully managing a range of complex, high value IT projects and programmers from requirements definition through to project closure.

  • At least 3 years experience as a Scrum Master

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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 @ IBMIBM 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.