Job Listing Description

IT Project Specialist, Senior

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an IT Project Specialist, Senior, in Allen, TX.

  • The candidate will be working with the Project Management Office governance team to provide support to all levels of the IT organization.
  • Duties will include, but are not limited to, defining, creating documentation and training on new and updating process as necessary, acting as functional SME for PMO tools and reporting.
  • Acting as an Agile Champion and assisting the transformation of processes from waterfall methodology to Agile framework.
  • This candidate will also be responsible for working with senior leadership to identify, propose and implement solutions and reporting required of the tools to meet their needs and presenting those solutions for approval.
  • Working on the Technology PMO Governance Team to support the tools and processes we implement as well as the 600+ people using those tools.
  • Evaluate an issue or gap in PM performance/capabilities and the tool, and then help develop a proposal to resolve it

           Example: For projects where an outside vendor is required to do work, I need a process for notifying vendors of project requirements so they can develop a proposal             and timeline to deliver.

  • Conduct training for functional end-users regarding new and updated processes, PPM tools and other necessary training as identified.
  • Strong Project Management skills with experience in traditional waterfall project management methodology and Agile Framework.
  • We are transitioning from traditional to Agile and I need this position to have deep working knowledge of both in order to assist with a smooth transition of processes.
  • Training experience - creates training materials when necessary (i.e. new processes are implemented), conduct live and online group training as well as 1x1 training when required. Keeping materials and courses current as processes change or are implemented.
  • Act as SME for all PMO tools - PPM, time reporting, etc.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS or related field preferred.
  • Proficient in both waterfall and Agile Project Management.
  • 2+ Years experience working in an Agile environment.
  • 5+ Years of Project Management experience (PMP or CAPM certification is a plus).
  • Software life cycle knowledge.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to work as part of a project team.
  • Aptitude to quickly become systems expert working with the applications/systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Training and courseware development.
  • Experience acting as an Agile coach.
  • Facilitation.
  • Creating quality presentation materials for all levels of the organization - including Executive level.
  • Ability to manage relationships on all levels from Team Member to Executives.
  • Ability to delivery Executive Level work-product such as presentations, plans, etc.
  • Competency in project estimation techniques.
  • Ability to speak to and recommend standardized Agile Best Practices.
  • Release Management.
  • Proficient in Atlassian Jira, Confluence, JQL, Jira integrated Project Management Plug-ins (ex: Portfolio for Jira, Big Picture, Tempo, etc.).
  • SharePoint, MS Office Products: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint.
  • Testing Tools such as HP ALM, AccelQ, etc.


  • Agile Coach Certification.
  • Agile transformation experience (strong plus).
  • Jira Administration experience.
  • Certified Scrum Master.
  • SAFe Certified.  

Job Number: 2010110407
Job Location: Allen, TX
Duration: 3 months
Input Date: 01/13/2020
Attention: Satish Gadasu
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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