Agile Software Project Manager

Oceaneering International Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 week ago

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Agile Software Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating Agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering Agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The SPM will take direction from the SSR+OPG Software Engineering Sr. Manager and may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using Agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.

The SPM may play a number of different roles in actual practice:

  • Leading and managing one or many Agile teams to deliver on time, within scope, and within budget

  • Eliciting software requirements from both internal and external customers

  • Liaising between the project stakeholders and the agile software development team

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Project Planning and Management
  • Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects
  • Product Owner Support
  • Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and implementing an effective system of project governance
  • Process Management and Improvement
  • Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Contribute to team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members
  • Team Building
  • Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

Supervisory Responsibilities

No supervisory responsibility.



  • BA or BS degree or equivalent education and experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Oil & Gas Industry

  • Minimum 5 years of experience implementing software using Agile methodologies including managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with software development life cycle models, Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

  • Minimum 4 years of experience overseeing multi-function project teams including Developers and QA Personnel


  • MA or MS is a plus

  • Project Management Certification is a plus

  • Analyzes high level business requirements with to produce workable development solutions that are both in line with client requests and suitable for the application

  • Creates and organizes design documentation, wireframes, user stories with acceptance criteria, and developer tasks

  • Sufficient level of technical background to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to collaborate with customers and develop strategies and solutions of high business value

  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence

  • Solid understanding of, and demonstrated experience in, using Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/Confluence, Balsamiq, all Office Tools

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level

  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the "big picture" view

Additional Information

The position will be Hybrid

  • Remote work until our return to the office post-pandemic. Employees are expected to be able to travel to their designated office as needed.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

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Agile Software Project Manager

Oceaneering International