IT Project Manager

San Diego

04 Apr 2021

San Diego


This top financial institution has reinvented the banking model and grown to over $12 billion in assets since our founding in 2000. With a broad and ever-growing range of financial products, is now rated among the top 5 digital banks in the country! Publicly traded adn lots of growth opportunity! 
We bring together human insight and digital expertise to anticipate the needs of our customers. Our team members are innovative, technologically sophisticated, and motivated to achieve.  

  • 3+ years' of IT Project Management experience with implementation in complex environments
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise level application development projects  
  • Daptiv, Tableau, and Azure DevOps (formerly Team Foundation Server/TFS)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, business, logistics or related field
  • Knowledge of all phases of the project management and of the software development life cycles
  • Advanced time management and analytical skills
  • Proficient understanding of technical equipment and software packages
  • Excellent communication skills to build consensus, facilitate working sessions, and negotiate solutions and alternatives
  • Well-prepared written documentation and reports
  • Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Independent, self-starter with the ability to learn/adapt to new technologies and techniques
  • Prioritize, lead, and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment 


  • Financial services/banking  
  • Project management certifications (i.e. PMP, CAPM)
  • Agile certifications (i.e. CSM, PMI-ACP)

We are looking for an experienced IT Project Manager to join the PMO team. The role is primarily responsible, under intermittent direction, for planning, overseeing, and closing multiple, complex Agile and Waterfall projects within the established scope, schedule, and budget. Responsibilities include the analysis, preparation, and maintenance of a variety of project documents, plans, and correspondence; as well as, the set up and coordination of project meetings and sessions with a variety of individuals. In addition, this role will be responsible for detailing resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors to deliver software development projects according to plan. This IT Project Manager will also oversee project quality control throughout its life cycle. This individual should be meticulous when it comes to delivering complex, software development projects.

Strategy & Planning

  • Prepare/author key project documentation including project plans, project charters, status reports, communication plans, and other documentation in alignment with Axos’ PMLC/SDLC processes
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
  • Coordinate internal resources and vendors for the flawless execution of Agile and Waterfall projects
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Liaise with relevant project stakeholders and senior leaders on an ongoing basis to establish and maintain relationships
  • Keep management and key stakeholders well informed on a timely basis on project progress, status and/or concerns to ensure that expectations and satisfaction are met or exceeded
  • Ensure project objectives confirm to enterprise goals, technology, and operational standards
  • Track project milestones, budgets/expenses, and performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals and deliverables
  • Plan, lead, guide, document, and execute project execution routines including (but not limited to) status meetings, daily scrum, backlog grooming, requirement development, sprint planning, etc.
  • Meet or exceed budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Create executive level status reports, analyze project results, and troubleshoot problem areas; as well as, perform needs assessment when applicable
  • Define project success criteria in a clear and concise manner and disseminate to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Conduct project lessons learned/sprint retrospectives and create a recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Ensure alignment and adherence to milestones and objectives

Operational Management

  • Direct and manage project development from inception to completion and according to Axos’ PMLC process for projects with a high level of complexity, scope, visibility and budget. Emphasis will be on quality, on-time delivery, and on-budget delivery
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents according to Axos’ PMLC; create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Review and internalize business analysis, process mapping, and business requirements
  • Actively identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project/Scrum team
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Improve the PMLC, SDLC, and Agile templates, tools, and processes to increase efficiencies
  • Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned