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Analytics Project Manager

Kforce Technology

This is a Full-time position in Tempe, AZ posted October 23, 2021.


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Analytics Project Manager in Tempe, AZ. Summary: The Project Manager is responsible for assisting the Data Science team in their delivery of advanced analytics projects that drive business results. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to contribute to the management of analytical project work, including understanding the overall structure of analytical projects, aid analysts/data scientists in defining/refining project plan structure, interfacing with IT teams for shared projects, and providing critical project status updates. This is a unique opportunity to work on a new, growing team within a large organization. We are looking for an individual with disciplined organizational skills who can collaborate effectively with others in the context of complex projects while providing high level status to leadership. Responsibilities:

  • Project Manager helps teams self-organize and self-manage
  • Educate and help develop the project management structure for the Data Science and Analytics
  • Organizes and facilitates daily stand-up meetings, reviews, work estimation, project retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos, burn-down tracking, and other Scrum-related meetings relative to the needs of Analytics
  • As a Project Manager, you will create and maintain capacity plans
  • Plans and communicates program and deliverable timelines
  • Assists in user story creation/prioritization and product backlog grooming via emergent requirements
  • Asks difficult questions, removes impediments, and makes issues and problems visible
  • Escalates issues as necessary
  • Project Managers ensure the Data Science team is working efficiently towards sprint goals
  • Coaches the Data Science team and stakeholders on how to use Agile practices at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

Job Requirements:


  • 4-7 years of experience in project management including coaching on agile methodologies and scrum ceremonies
  • 3-5 years of experience with Jira including reporting, creating issue filters, and boards for monitoring sprint progress
  • Familiar with Project management methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban & Scrumban)
  • Background in Analytics or Business Intelligence solutions is preferred (Knowledge of SQL is plus)
  • Significant experience coaching teams on sizing of user stories, breaking out and estimating tasks, and writing test scripts
  • Knowledge of IT concepts, strategies, methodologies, architectures, and technical standards – particularly as it relates to analytics
  • Proven leadership experience in achieving successful project outcomes

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.