Project Manager in Boston, MA at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/27/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 54468

Our client is looking for a Project Manager/Technical Lead for a 9 month contract in Boston, MA.

Project Manager – Technical Lead

As a Project manager/Scrum Master you will provide direction to development teams working to implement this service. You will establish and maintain the workflow, tools and processes that the development team(s) will use on a daily basis. You will have the pulse of your team(s) and use planning and retrospectives effectively to make process adjustments that optimize both their performance and their sense of purpose. You’ll choose the best tools to track progress, surface insights, and communicate metrics to other stakeholders.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for several reasons:

  • The Paid Family and Medical Leave program is brand-new and will pay benefits until January 2021. You have a real opportunity to pioneer best-practices in Lean/Agile development with a team of both internal and external developers.
  • DFML will be the first digitally-native constituent program. DFML is working hard with our  partners to implement a modern vision for the technology that will support our operations. As part of this effort, you will bring to DFML the Lean and Agile development practices that have been proven so successful for private sector digital product development.
  • Your management expertise and knowledge of Lean and Agile will be sought by product and business leaders who are looking for guidance on how to best leverage the strengths of your team.

You’ll focus on:

  • Establishing a Lean/Agile workflow for the teams you will guide.
  • Getting to know the individuals you are working with - their strengths, weaknesses, and motivations - so you can understand team capacity.
  • Constantly polling the needs of the user, the scope of stories and epics, and the technical hurdles that need to be overcome to deliver those features.
  • Communicating the state of progress to all stakeholders on a daily basis.


  • Strong interest in the challenges of public-sector service design.
  • Experience in a role with similar responsibilities, with a proven track record of success.
  • Experience managing complex projects with multiple vendors through launch
  • Intimate knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology and related project management tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders in meetings and through presentations.
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and critical thinking skills as well as attention to detail and commitment to quality and accuracy
  • A BA, BS, or agile/scrum certification (We welcome agile/scrum certified applicants without a college degree).


  • Experience managing federal grants and/or projects related to strategic planning, IT system development, or business process redesign strongly preferred

Applicants must have excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to clearly organize thoughts,  document content, and convey complex concepts effectively regardless of audience. Applicants must also be skilled in engaging all necessary stakeholders at the right times to ensure buy-in and an accurate understanding of the context. Applicants must also be detail-oriented and have strong project management skills to coordinate among various stakeholder groups to meet project goals.