IT Project Manager (financial/banking)

San Diego

03 Sep 2021

San Diego

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Our client is seeking a 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, and should be meticulous when it comes to delivering complex, software development projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare/author key project documentation including project plans, project charters, status reports, communication plans, and other documentation in alignment with SDLC processes
  • Track project milestones, budgets/expenses, and performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals and deliverables
  • Effectively communicate project expectations and status to team members and stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create executive level status reports, analyze project results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Conduct project lessons learned/sprint retrospectives and create a recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • 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
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years' of IT Project Management experience with implementation in complex environments
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise level application development projects  
  • Knowledge of all phases of the project management and of the software development life cycles
  • Proficient understanding of technical equipment and software packages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Effective critical thinking, problem-solving, and time management 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 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, business, logistics or related field

Preferred:

  • Financial services/banking industry 
  • Project management certifications (i.e. PMP, CAPM)
  • Agile certifications (i.e. CSM, PMI-ACP)
  • Knowledge of Daptiv, Tableau, and Azure DevOps (formerly Team Foundation Server/TFS)