Boston, MA
Date Posted: April 13, 2017
Employment Type: Contract
Job Id: 3893

Job Description

Sr. Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the planning and management of technical projects.  The incumbent can direct technical staff and manage the activities of all aspects of the project life cycle.  He/she understands complex technical scenarios and requirements and can effectively manage and overcome obstacles to progress and/or suggest alternative strategies and directions.  He/she is responsible for the planning and execution of IT projects that includes any and all phases of the project life cycle while incorporating SDLC practices that are suitable for each project.  The Senior Project Manager is accountable for delivering projects on time, within budget, and with high quality.  This position will help solution and deliver custom developed application and COTS based projects.

Responsibilities

  • Perform with a strong sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Facilitate and lead the definition of the project scope, project management/SDLC approach, milestones, tasks, deliverables and resource requirements.
  • Establish a communication strategy in partnership with the business, IT sponsors and effectively communicate project related information to team members, IT management, and customers throughout the project life cycle.
  • Develop and maintains project plans, status reports, risk and issue logs, budget/ongoing project forecast of resources and materials and other project related artifacts.
  • Effectively negotiate project resource needs and competing priorities with IT and PMO resource managers
  • Create and execute strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Manage, assess, and negotiate project scope changes.
  • Ensure that assigned projects are conducted in compliance with all department standards, policies, and guidelines. Apply appropriate levels of tailoring to meet project-specific needs, while still operating within the standard project management framework.
  • Efficiently identify and resolve project issues.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and other project managers.
  • Escalate issues that require executive, management or business attention.
  • Manage vendor performance and drive deliverables to meet agreed upon target dates and levels of quality,
  • Ensure business engagement throughout the project, project decision making, managing scope/budget changes, business requirements elicitation and prioritization, acceptance testing, training, etc.

 

Skills

  • Knowledge and application of industry standard project management principles and methodologies delivered using various systems development life cycles.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software and MS Office.
  • Ability to define, manage, and exceed business customer expectations.
  • Can operate at the macro level, driving large teams with multiple stakeholders but also has the ability to individually contribute to work products when required.
  • Ability to build consensus amongst project team members and key stakeholders.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and capacity for professional growth
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with various project stakeholders including, IT leadership, business customers, team members, and other IT colleagues.
  • Able to prioritize and work on multiple tasks at any one time, while maintaining high quality standards.

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+years direct work experience in a project management capacity.
  • Demonstrated track record of success at delivering IT projects on time, within budget, and with high quality.
  • PMP Certification helpful but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience managing vendor contracts and implementations.
  • Knowledge of PCI requirements for credit card processing regulations is a plus.
  • Prior experience on projects with federal, state or local government is desirable, but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience with various SDLC methodologies from waterfall to agile

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