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Sr. IT Project Manager - Long Term Contract

Sr. Project Manager – Long-term Contract:

Our direct client, a global financial services firm, is looking for a Sr. Project Manager.  You will manage all aspects of diverse technology projects, products, or programs. Typically involves multiple disciplines within the IT infrastructure and operations. Utilizes expertise and leadership skills to direct staff and to resolve issues to ensure project, product, or program goals and requirements are met. At senior levels, may employ scrum master techniques in Agile development practices.

 

Role summary and job responsibilities:

  • Leverages advanced technical knowledge to conduct a wide array of activities associated with planning and managing more complex technology projects; ensures projects are completed on time, within budget, and to client specifications
  • Supports work for larger, more complex projects or a small technology program that is composed of several projects
  • Manages and oversees project management activities such as project reporting, project planning, issue/risk identification and tracking, scope management, estimation, internal client management, relationship management, and other project documentation preparation and turnover to production for technology projects of low to medium complexity
  • Develops the budget and statement of work, including project justification and plan for more complex technology projects
  • Defines roles and responsibilities of the project team
  • Responsible for monitoring project financials and updates plans with accurate, up-to-date information in a timely manner
  • Follows financial standards and processes (e.g., monthly external revenue accruals, procurement, and external payments)
  • Coordinates business subject matter experts and engineers to ensure project is appropriately staffed and resources are properly aligned and managed
  • Maintains regular contact with internal clients and coordinates and reports on project progress and accomplishments
  • Works with all required functions and groups to effectively plan and execute the project
  • Formulates operational strategies/tactics at the program level and successfully executes against them
  • Continues to build a wide, active network across the enterprise, and knows when to engage/activate it

Skillset:

  • Able to break down complex or vague problems and steps through them in a rational way
  • Able to evolve a decision as new information is gained
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements
  • Assists in implementing new processes as technologies, risks, and methodologies evolve
  • Able to assess risk and apply management principles to technology applications/products and business functions
  • Leads and helps to influence discussions with the business on multiple options to help solve the root cause, including various trade-offs and recommended approach within a single large-scale business unit
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of technology infrastructure and nuances, including testing, QA, production environment, test environment, engineering, etc.
  • Is grounded in the taxonomy of what is required to successfully implement an Agile technology program or project
  • Stays current with many best-of-breed technologies
  • Provides a clear and concise explanation of business strategy, technical concepts, designs, or implementations to a nontechnical audience
  • Communicates architectural vision to all parties involved in an initiative
  • Identifies impacts across teams and coordinates across senior levels to manage dependencies and potentially competing priorities
  • Questions and challenges choices as part of planning at the program level
  • Proactively contributes to the application portfolio mindset: what is out of date, build versus buy
  • People management and team building skills

Diversity:

  • Leverages diverse teams
  • Solicits diverse perspectives and input from others to deal with emerging issues or identify effective approaches for completing work.

Business knowledge:

  • Possesses advanced knowledge of asset management, fintech, domain specific to DMS, corporate, and/or investments
  • Depending on functional alignment, shows understanding of the life cycle of the product to the client in financial services
  • Can articulate business needs and translate them into effective project management approaches

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Information Systems Management, Computer Science, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience AND 8+ years of total relevant work experience
  • PMP certification or working towards a PMP certification or other certification in Project Management
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible/ adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities
  • Proven ability to learn business processes quickly and to work well with business partners at different levels within the organization
  • Experience running large-scale multi-discipline efforts across people, processes, and technology within complex financial services organizations

Job ID: 5003

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