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Project Manager

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Summary

Plans, coordinates and actively manages the IT delivery plans of technical solutions across a single technical product.   Manages the end to end plan that is inclusive of all of the changes needed to a given technical product in support of initiative outcomes.  Projects often involve network, server, or software implementation and upgrades, PC deployment and the like.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities ​

  • Accountable for project management of an individual medium size imitative/project with medium complexity.
  • Accountable for managing scope, schedule, cost, and quality, including the monitoring of day-to-day progress, execution, management and closure within the approved scope, schedule and cost.  
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques that are compliant with Company approved methodologies & tool sets to help with the successful completion of short and long-term goals.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience..
  • One or more years of project management experience in technology and/or business functions. Experience with project management methodologies or SDLC (systems development life cycle) 
  • Experience with project management methodologies & SDLC.  Working knowledge of project management / agile tooling
  • Understands how software is developed, tested and implemented as well as technical concepts. 
  • Ability to work closely with engineers, product managers and business leaders.
  • Experience managing large scale, cross-functional initiatives using a variety of delivery methodologies (i.e. waterfall, agile, lean, scrum, etc.)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to dig into details, learn, ask questions and become the "go to expert" on certain concepts and topics.
  • May lead teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk and/or complexity
  • Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents  
  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project or services; works within general department policies and industry guidelines 
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus      

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