Sr Project ManagerSr Project Manager, Dallas, Texas, United States (Job Has Expired)

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We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



  • Facilitates the scrum of scrums.
  • Establishes the annual calendars for sprints and releases, in accordance with the Enterprise Release Plan.
  • Facilitates release planning readiness and vision.
  • Facilitates release planning events.
  • Coordinates and supports overnight project deployments.
  • Provides on call support during 30-day post-deployment warranty period.
  • Aggregates Team objectives into the Product Release objectives and publishes for visibility and transparency.
  • Participates in Enterprise Release Planning activities.
  • Reports status to Leadership and Program/Project Manager.
  • Escalates risk and removes impediments within Product Families.
  • Defines test environment (hangar & data) requirements within Product Families.
  • Collaborates with Product Owner on Product roadmap and the underlying business drivers that will deliver the stated business value.
  • Translates business desires into quality working solutions.
  • Recognizes development issues early on in the process and effectively communicate them to the appropriate Team members.
  • Sets up or follow established procedures to ensure high quality of work.
  • Verifies information and carefully reviews and checks the accuracy of vendor deliverables.
  • Drives work and has a sense of urgency about getting work completed.
  • Looks for and seizes opportunities to do more or to do things better.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employees Leaders.



High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • College degree in Technology, Finance, Business or equivalent work experience required.
  • MBA preferred.


  • Minimum of 3 years as a Product Release Manager, driving and delivering complex programs and projects required.
  • 5+ years successfully managing software development projects required.
  • Experience developing communication strategies for buy-in and acceptance required.
  • Experience managing offshore and onshore software vendors preferred.
  • 2 years experience managing projects in an agile environment required.
  • Airline experience preferred.
  • Experience with Crew scheduling software highly preferred.


  • PMP certification or equivalent work experience as a Project Manager preferred.


Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style

  • Excellent knowledgeAgile methodology.
  • Strong understanding of release planning processes.
  • Ability to manage Scrum sessions and report release status.
  • Collaborative work style that emphasizes teamwork, communication and results.
  • Builds strong, collaborative relationships with multiple Technology and Business groups
  • Time-management skills; the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple, competing priorities.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong change management practices and habits.
  • Demonstrates and employs active listening skills.
  • Maintains composure under pressure and accurately assesses problem situations.
  • Assumes a high level of responsibility and provides direction in a Team-oriented environment, directing tasks to finish by scheduled completion date.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with attention to detail.
  • Able to contend with the range and complexity of large business problems.
  • Leads effectively in a fast paced, collaborative, Team based environment.

Directs performance of outside Contractors and maintains positive relations with internal Customers.


Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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