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Project Manager

Toronto, Ontario
The Project Manager – Ignition Tax  is responsible for all aspects of project management through an
agile software development life cycle of a new and progressing software system being built to
fundamentally disrupt the way business has been done in the past. The Project Manager should
communicate and manage ongoing risks to the appropriate groups and take action to remove blockers to development, testing and other project activities. 
service providers, the Project Manager will advance the project and ensure a high-quality product is
developed on time, within project budget, and to the defined scope. The Project Manager will also work
within the scrums to ensure the concerns of the business, voiced by the product team, are heard and
actioned while tracking the progress of the development team and designers to realize the product
vision. The Project Manager will contribute to Ignition Tax’s PM best practices and provide input
towards the internal learning, helping to improve the way projects are managed by your peers.

What you will do

 Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice,
and guidelines
 Develops project plans within project sprints and manages sprints to those plans
 Coaches the Scrum team in self-organization, cross-functional skillset, domain knowledge and
communicates effectively, both internally and externally working within the Scrum team.
 Works with Scrum Team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive
decision making and support organizational project or product teams
 Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization
 Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint
Retrospective
 Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution
 Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed
 Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement

What you bring to the role
 Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of product or project development experience, or 3 years of
project development experience on an Agile Team or an equivalent combination of education
and work experience
 Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods
 Excellent time management and organizational skills
 Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making and running scrum teams
 Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork
mentality
 Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles
 Strong analytical and synthesis skills, including the ability to translate metrics and analytics into
actionable information
 Strong knowledge of SDLC and prior success in working with agile development teams;
technical capability and a track record in software development combined with experience in
the leadership of software development teams and delivery of projects within a software
development environment
 High level of proficiency with Microsoft Azure
 Proficient in productivity applications – e.g. Microsoft Office, especially Excel
 Familiarity with technical tax issues, accounting standards, and emerging technologies as well as
building technology in a tax environment seen as an asset
 
Keys to your success

 Resourceful, entrepreneurial spirit motivated to solve complex problems
 Quick learner, able to gain understanding of KPMG stakeholders and tax requirements quickly
 Comfort in agile development environment
 Great team player, eager to work with diverse group of people and help those around you
achieve to their full potential
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Able to perform with minimal direct supervision
 Track record of using qualitative and quantitative data to prioritize and drive decision-making
 Ability to guide and manage a team charged with delivering a product’s contribution to our
business

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