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Project Manager

Project Manager

Job Description

These applications consist of hardware and software monitoring and management tools like EMC Smarts, vCenter/vSphere, Hyperic, Prognosis, Gomez, etc., and a service desk application based on ServiceNow. We are searching for a Technical Project Manager to join our rock star Services Software Integration and Support Team to provide crisp and communicative technical project management on software integration and upgrade projects. As such, upgrade projects and new application integration projects must be very disciplined with respect to unit and user acceptance testing and production signoff, and the technical project manager must be very experienced in detecting and clearing obstacles which engineers might encounter, disciplined about managing resources (including contractor resources provided by 3rd party application developers or manufacturers), and excellent about maintaining and communicating status in terms of accomplishments, the structure of the plan, risks, actions and issues. Very helpful to have a technical background as this position principally deals with SOA architects, software engineers and technical analysts but also provides status to executive level personnel. Occasionally client facing but not principally.

Position Responsibilities:
1) Project Management
• Run complex projects from design and development to production.
• Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
• Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities.
• Ensure projects have a clear scope, specific deliverables and a well-defined work breakdown structure and resource plan.
• Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
• Review deliverables prepared by team before passing to sponsor.
• Ensure unit and user acceptance testing is planned, performed and documented.
• Minimize exposure and risk on projects through effective oversight, especially work performed by 3rd parties
• Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
• Track and report project status and team effort & expenses on a frequency consistent with the priority of the project (weekly, monthly, etc.) in project portfolio tool.
• Manage project budget.
• Manage overall transition of application systems into environment.
• Assure design and operation artifacts are completed and stored in the relevant SharePoint repository.
• Create and obtain signoff on the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis documentation for production support.
• Provide support for Incident reports during early life support of applications (typically 2-4 weeks).
• Work with operations to identify the appropriate primary engineer and ensure a smooth transition from the ramp up team to the operations team.
• Serve as technical escalation point for engineering staff.
• Work with technical managers to identify and resolve persistent and lingering issues.
• Identify resources needed to resolve issues in a timely manner.
• Ensure timely communications and updates are provided to all relevant parties.

Job Requirements

 

  • 5+ years of previous IT related Project Management experience
  • 3+ years full software development life cycle experience
  • Agile, Waterfall or SDLC methodology
  • Application or Infrastructure Background
  • PMP not required

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Contractor
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience None
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Banking - Financial Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Project Manager


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