IT Project Manager

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ctechny.com
Published
January 7, 2020
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New York, New York
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This hands on Project Management position will reside within the Project Management Office in the Information Technology department and will lead multiple project lifecycles for the Firm’s most strategic programs and project deliverables across all technology areas. Our Project Managers are expected to understand and execute iterative methodologies to successfully manage expectations for all project stakeholders in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. The Project Management team is expected to seamlessly facilitate and execute project plans, vendor-related agreements, requirements’ gathering sessions, daily stand ups, and executive reporting with JIRA software as their central application for all team and task management. This position is at the helm of transforming 20+ years of legacy technology into a modern, competitive technological advantage for the Firm and must also be skilled in translating the business requirements of the Firm into detailed user stories that can easily be interpreted by all of the project’s stakeholders. In addition, the Project Manager is expected to provide comprehensive analytics on project resource allocation and budgeting. This position will have matrix management responsibility of project-based resources from all departments within Information Technology and will also be responsible for managing contract Project Managers and team resources on project-based engagements.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years recent experience providing hands-on project management within an Information Technology department, matrix managing both internal staff and external vendor contract teams
  • 5+ years recent experience leading the integration, implementation, and extensive upgrades of large enterprise-wide Application and Infrastructure technologies with aggressive delivery goals
  • 3+ years recent experience leading projects through Agile/Iterative/Hybrid methodologies, operating in a Scrum Master role when necessary to decompose high level project requirements into actionable Sprints and deliverables for the project teams
  • Highly-proficient using JIRA software for project and task management
  • Motivated to educate and facilitate sprint planning, daily scrums, and retrospectives
  • Educate and reinforce scrum methodology and Agile framework to team members and key stakeholders
  • Adept in creating third party RFPs, Statements of Work, and adhering to in-house standards for product/vendor evaluation and selection
  • Leading contract negotiation and overseeing vendor resources for projects that fall outside of existing IT functional areas
  • Expert communicator and negotiator with exceptional written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Subject matter expert in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning)
  • Multi-tasker with ability to successfully manage numerous projects and tasks concurrently
  • Stable work history with at least 2 years average duration per employer, few breaks in employment, and with progressively increasing career responsibility
  • Substantiated experience raising the bar on staff delivery performance and cultivating high performance work environments
  • Experience transforming teams through technology, organization, culture, process, and business change management
  • Solution-oriented with strong leadership skills and a passion for excellence
  • Ability to inspire all levels of staff towards both tactical and strategic delivery goals
  • Acute and thorough attention to detail and a propensity to exceed leadership’s expectations
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a Computer Science or related field
  • Scrum Master and/or PMP certification strongly desired
  • Hands-on early career experience in a technical IT role preferred
  • ITIL certification a plus
  • Prior industry experience in Professional Services/Management Consulting or Financial Markets a plus

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