Project Manager

Information Technology - Northern VA Centreville, Virginia Remote, United States


Description

Join our Winning Business Technology Team as a Project Manager 

When was the last time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do it every day. Why? Because we’re proud to work for a company with a strong mission and trusted brand. We’re proud to work with people who care about what they do and work hard every day to deliver their best. We’ve created the type of company culture where the term, “work- hard play- hard” is taken to new heights. Even today, while working remotely, temporarily due to COVID-19, our culture is strong and our team is connected! 

New CARFAX employees must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based positions. On your first day of employment with CARFAX you will be required to upload your vaccination card into our HR system. If hired, HR will consider requests for reasonable accommodation on an individualized basis.

We’re seeking three Project Managers to focus on defining, planning, and implementing a diverse set of projects within the Business Technology organization.  You’ll work hand in hand with a large team of project managers and analysts, a driven set of technologists, and business and technology leaders from across the enterprise.  You’ll leverage and balance a passion for agile software development with application of sound project management practices.  You’ll thrive in a team environment where you are well supported and can help launch “BEST-IN-MARKET” products to our customers.

As a Project Manager you will:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of project management, agile development team product ownership, analysis, project delivery validation (QA/UAT), and other duties as assigned
  • Develop and refine project plans specifying goals, staffing, scheduling, risks, and contingency plans
  • Lead large and sometimes global and/or virtual groups of multi-disciplinary teams of highly-talented technical professionals through the execution of tasks defined in the project plan
  • Manage changes to project scope, schedule, and costs using a variety of techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes
  • Ensure a common understanding across stakeholders and team members by setting and managing expectations in accordance with the project plan
  • Gather, articulate, and represent project requirements for our agile software development teams
  • Measure project performance using various quantitative tools and techniques in order to monitor and communicate progress, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders in an unbiased manner
  • Proactively identify and plan for risks as well as implement approved actions and workarounds to mitigate risk events in order to minimize the impact to the project
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with other departments and organizations to recognize and actively manage dependencies associated with projects
  • Generate key project deliverables and facilitate their review
  • Actively participate in efforts to improve the way in which we manage projects via progressive tools, processes, and metrics
  • Develop and manage working relationship(s) with business stakeholders to facilitate project intake, define requirements, coordinate priorities, and solve problems
  • Facilitate cross-functional team meetings to ensure communication is clear and teams are aligned

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree AND five to seven (5-7) years of combined experience in project management OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience delivering projects using an agile methodology
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven manner
  • Outstanding time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work across multiple job levels to achieve results
  • Experience managing a project team of 6 or more people 
  • Demonstrated use of proven project management practices and tools
  • Excellent Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) and SharePoint/Confluence/HTML skills
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time
  • Experience working with BI teams and projects, digital consumer experience or data sources and data logic 

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Desire to pragmatically improve PM-related processes
  • Passion for project-focused team leadership and execution
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification such as Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification through the Scrum Alliance

 

About CARFAX

CARFAX, a unit of IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, own and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, myCARFAX, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX is a nationally recognized top workplace by The Washington Post and Glassdoor.com. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.