IT Project Manager - Intermediate

Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C2

Post Date: 05/15/2018 Job ID: 12883 Category: Project Manager - Infrastructure

Infrastructure PM required immediately.

 

EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION: Moving into DevOps model – this team is on forefront. This department has 2 Agile PODs already, 2 more coming July. Moving to 100% non-waterfall (agile) for next fiscal year. This PM will start with waterfall and shortly will move to agile. Great opportunity to learn how to do agile development in this self- contained team. Opportunity to grow into Senior PM. Larger programs and projects are available. 

WHO THEY WILL WORK WITH ON A DAILY BASIS: Will be reporting to a Portfolio Manager (very senior and tenured PM), Desktop Development team, QA partners. 

DAILY DUTIES: Leading waterfall/agile projects - technology driven projects (65%), business facing projects (35%)

MUST HAVES: 
• Looking for someone on the Infrastructure side if possible – network, desktop technologies. 
• Well versed Project Methodology (PMI and SDLC)
• Must be able to create a project plan and manage to it

NICE-TO-HAVES: 
• Agile experience/ training
• Desktop Application experience
• Financial Management strongly preferred (budgets) 
• Versatile PM experience is good
• Contact centre Technology background
• Jira/Confluence


Job Description:
• Define test plans and ensure that products are defect free before User Acceptance Testing. 
• Develop, track and manage project budget, project plans, timelines and scope. 
• Effectively oversee project staff (direct reports, matrixed reports, contractors, and interns), delegating work to appropriate leads.
• Efficiently communicate to stakeholders to manage expectations and project progress.
• Ensure appropriate systems development and project management processes are being utilized. 
• Ensure that necessary risk assessments are continually reviewed and monitored and proactively addressed in a timely fashion.
• Facilitate the User Acceptance Testing process, developing rollout plans and procedures. 
• Lead teams of developers in the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet business needs. 
• Make presentations to steering committees or project sponsors. 
• Manage medium to large scale projects working collaboratively with business stakeholders, vendors, and technical resources.
• Manage project resources including procuring project staff, developing, motivating, coaching and advising.
• Partner closely with other members of functional project teams to define business requirements. 
• Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses. 
• Successfully plan, execute, control and close projects against defined scope and budget

TECHNOLOGY USED ON A DAILY BASIS: 
• MS Project
• MS Office

Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor' s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. 
• PMP or PMI certification.
• Proven project management experience.
• People management and team building skills. 
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible/ adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities.
• Proven ability to learn business processes quickly and to work well with business partners at different levels within the organization. 
• Strong ability to assess risk and apply management principles to technology applications/products and business functions. 
• Experience delivering technology and business application solutions in a large-scale, multi-platform systems environment.
• Extensive practical experience and knowledge with techniques for planning, organizing, and monitoring multiple IT projects simultaneously.
• 5-7 years experience.

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