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Project Manager

Company: Calculated Hire
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Project Manager 6-month ongoing contract Remote Under general supervision, oversees the planning, execution, and completion of small to medium-sized Technology projects and assumes responsibility for custom software development projects, implementation of out of the box solutions, and enhancements to existing software. Works in a matrixed environment and will own and lead a diverse set of technology resources for the duration of the project. Communicates project status to Senior and Executive Technology Leadership and will be ultimately responsible for project success. Duties and Responsibilities include the following: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other ancillary duties may be assigned.

  • The project manager will be supporting a Business functional workstream that is developing a new version of existing Business processes and applications.
  • The Project Manager will need to quickly come up to speed on the Business processes, learn the jargon, and understand what exactly the project is trying to do as quickly as possible.
  • Drives all project activities through the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), effectively applying various project methodologies and enforcing project standards, to ensure quality and successful on-time, on-budget delivery of their project(s).
  • Under supervision of Senior Leadership, assembles project teams, assigns individual responsibilities, develops project schedules and determines and acquires resources needed.
  • Assists in communicating the business case to project team to assist with decision making and prioritization; keeps business case at fore-front to drive decisions.
  • Acts as liaison between technology/business stakeholders and Senior Leadership on project status, issues and risks.
  • Creates and maintains project plans and ensures effective financial forecasting and tracking.
  • Interfaces with other technology and business organizations to reach agreement on scope, obtain resources and ensure proper preparedness.
  • Reviews and evaluates work to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to organizational policies and procedures. Qualifications:
    • 3-5 years of managing projects, 3 years running Agile/scrum
    • Experience in owning the Business deliverables of a development program, and ability to manage and peer with similar technical resources
    • Be able to generate reports, develop progress metrics, find issues/problems in processes and bring them to the team for discussion
    • Can lead or support a scrum team, manage daily stand ups, retros, spring backlog grooming, sprint reviews, and support demos every 2 weeks
    • Knows how to work with Jira, and run ceremonies, and reporting out of Jira
    • Understands they are on the Business side of the development team, and will not own the technical application delivery
    • Will be working with Senior Business subject matter experts, and be able to keep up with them
    • In depth experience creating and presenting slide decks (PowerPoint) Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required:
      • Intermediate knowledge or skills in one or more of the following required:
      • Managing multiple projects, in various stages of the SDLC, at one time.
      • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology (specifically in Guide Five and Nine, Waterfall).
      • Agile Project Management methodologies.
      • Leading infrastructure-related projects such as network upgrades, hardware procurement, core Technology application deployments (such as email upgrades), and deployment and/or facility build-out.
      • Aiding in definition of systems strategy, developing systems requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures, and implementing practical business solutions under multiple deadlines.
      • Presenting, communicating and articulating effectively to all levels of the organization (including technical and non-technical audiences, Senior Leadership, VPs and C-Level Executives).
      • Ability to interface with senior-level stakeholders in both Information Technology and the business units to partner on project scope, risk mitigation and issue resolution.
      • Understanding all aspects of the IT Governance and reporting.
      • Ability to create, own and present executive level presentations or communications. Education:
        • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business Administration or similar area of study. Three years of project management experience required. An additional four years of related experience may substitute for the Bachelor's degree.
        • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree and at least 3-5 years of project management experience with two years of increasing responsibilities. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements:
          • Preferred: Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate and/or Agile Certification.

Keywords: Calculated Hire, Houston , Project Manager, Executive , Houston, Texas

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