Benchmark IT Published: January 22, 2018

Technical Delivery Manager

Job ID:
4870
Date
2018-01-22

Description

Technical Project Manager / Technical Delivery Lead

Our client is building new applications for use by it's employees around the globe.  The software is built on an Azure-based platform and is developed by an onshore/offshore team.  We seek a senior Technical Delivery Lead who will head a series of projects over the next several years.   This is a long-term contract position (24-36 months).   

Candidate must have experience with Microsoft Azure PAAS (Cognitive is a big plus).

Immediate interview and start, send resume today to speak with one of our recruiting team!

Responsibilities:
-Responsible for delivery control of projects within the project timelines and budget.

-The Delivery Manager owns the solution delivery and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the development, delivery project leadership, management, quality, and timely delivery of the project. Will oversee all delivery associates assigned to a project.
-Capable of liaison and customer management along with our Product Owners
-Knowledge of PMO concepts and project plan technical development
C-o-ordinate through the development managers all delivery activities and acts as the escalation point for all development issues specific to projects
-Provide overall development project leadership and direct project teams in the delivery of high-quality products within committed timeframes
E-nsure build phase of projects are delivered on time and with high quality
-Work with development leads to define code drops and co-ordinate the alignment of code drop dependencies
-Work with QA to assure project quality and defined measurements of code quality
-Ensure complete understanding of the development estimate and project scope - work with development leads to assure development teams deliver projects within the framework of the given estimate and assumptions
-Co-ordinate with the development teams and vendors to ensure the right teams are working on the right build components at the right time, with clear expectations of milestones and goals
Mentor Delivery Team on IT methodology and drive consistent processes - whether waterfall or agile
-Should have relevant technical experience of the types of products being used: .Net, SharePoint 2013 (2016 is a plus), Microsoft SQL, Power BI

DELIVERABLES:

-Delivery of project solutions allocated, to plan and budget
-Strong experience in working to requirements and priorities as well as resolving issues

Management and Competencies

-Experience managing the development, implementation and support of enterprise solutions
-Capable of managing internal IT teams, contractors and onshore / offshore partner resources
- Demonstrated experience developing team members and being a role model
- Ability to work across business and technical teams
- Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document and communicate technical information to IT professionals
-International experience with the ability to work in a diverse work environment across cultures and time-zones; available to travel (internationally) at short notice and host/attend international calls outside of standard working hours
- Effective leadership, interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal)
- Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects
- Pro-active in pre-empting issues and problems
- Good team worker and leader
- Ability to engage and interact with technical and non-technical staff

Skills:
-Skills and knowledge acquired through Development, Technical Lead, or Project Management. -The skills include: Project Management, Agile/SCRUM, SAFE, Change Management, Release Management, Configuration Management, Systems Integration, Systems Development Life Cycle Methodologies, Quality Assurance and Testing, Requirements Gathering, and Systems Analysis and Design
-Managed teams in various geographic locations with a proven track record of completing quality projects on time and within budget
-Extensive and consistent experience of delivering complex projects throughout lifecycle
-Strong understanding of Microsoft products and related technologies;
-Project planning and progress monitoring including budget control and milestone control; issue and risk management
-Proven track record in coaching and mentoring others to success
-Excellent negotiation skills
-Ability to anticipate and build contingency plans
-Expert problem solving skills
-Ability to handle stressful situations with perseverance and professionalism
-Ability to multi-task efficiently
-Project Management skills including: Estimating, Scope Management, Budget Management, Time Management, Risk Management, Change Management, Issue/Conflict Resolution, Communication Management, Quality Management, Testing Plans, Training Plans, Team Management
-Strong coaching, and project management experience
-Experience managing teams delivering IT implementations and involving multiple software application integrators
-Knowledge of application development and system architecture
-Business analysis techniques

-Five (5) years project delivery experience or management of large projects as a Lead Developer, Lead Business Analyst specific to Microsoft development
-Minimum 8 years project experience in delivery of enterprise systems with an emphasis on globally available applications
-In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft platform (IIS, .NET, Web Services, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows Server, Clustering, Active Directory etc..)
-Confidence in dealing with staff, managers and partners across the firm
-Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds

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