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PwC SAFe Product Manager - Senior Associate in Dallas, Texas

Specialty/Competency: Application & Emerging Technology

Industry/Sector: EUR X-Sector

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

A career in our Digital and Applications Design practice, within Application and Emerging Technology services, will provide you with a unique opportunity to help our clients identify and prioritise emerging technologies that can help solve their business problems. We help our clients design approaches to integrate new technologies, skills, and processes so they can get the most out of their technology investment and drive business results and innovation.

Our team helps organisations align their business and operational requirements through the careful design of digital platforms and applications. You’ll help our clients with application optimisation, strategic integration of custom packaged solutions like Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management, and roadmap development.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities with, and/or a proven record of success as both an individual contributor and team member, identifying and addressing client needs by:

  • Acting as an RTE for an ART or Scrum Master for one or multiple teams and providing a learning environment to maximize team efficiency & overall business value;

  • Teaching & coaching clients and team members in becoming effective Scrum Masters;

  • Leading as an RTE / Scrum Master on various Insurance projects, such as core policy, billing, claims transformations; CRM implementations; RPA & efficiency plays; data analytics transformations;

  • Facilitating program & team-related Agile routes (PI Planning, Release Governance, Stand-Ups, Sprint Planning, etc.) while maintaining all artifacts (Backlogs, Decisions, Blockers, etc.);

  • Challenging, coaching, and guiding an organization using Agile & lean principles, and experimenting with processes & tools that encourage continuous improvement;

  • Facilitating an ART and a team’s progress toward team goals, continuously engaging in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, & velocity;

  • Creating metrics to provide relevant feedback on velocity, quality, & the overall impact of efforts;

  • Supporting Product Managers & Product Owners in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope;

  • Eliminating impediments and actively addressing issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration;

  • Escalating as needed when blocking issues are beyond a team’s authority or require support from other teams;

  • Fostering a collaborative team environment through coaching & leading appropriately; and,

  • Facilitating preparation & readiness for ART events & assisting teams in preparation for ART activities (e.g., PI Planning, System Demos, Inspect & Adapt, etc.).

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success as a Product Owner/Product Manager by having:

  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position as an RTE or Scrum Master in software development;

  • Insurance business background and acumen;

  • Demonstrated experience with Lean-Agile principles, metrics, and technology and/or experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Lean Thinking, Lean Six Sigma;

  • Demonstrated experience enabling teams to self-organize, self-manage, and deliver via effective lean-Agile practices;

  • Situational awareness of when to listen & when to be assertive, thinking beyond day-to-day activities and the application of systems thinking;

  • Demonstrated ability to balance data with understanding of upstream/downstream dependencies during decision making;

  • Developed verbal & written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to drive work to conclusion without monitoring and/or intervention; and,

  • Specialization in Agile management tools (e.g. Rally, Jira, AgileCraft).

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisoryseniorassociate .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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