Sr. IT Project Manager

florham park, New Jersey

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years recent experience providing hands-on project management within an Information Technology department, matrix managing both internal staff and external vendor contract teams
  • Minimum of 3 years experience leading projects through Agile/Iterative methodologies, operating in a Scrum Master role when necessary to decompose high level project requirements into actionable Sprints and deliverables for the project team.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily scrums, and retrospectives
  • Educate and reinforce scrum methodology and agile framework to team members and key stakeholders
  • Track and manage product backlog, burndown metrics, velocity, and task breakdown
  • Minimum of 1 year experience using JIRA for Agile projects 
  • Extensive experience leading large enterprise-wide technology re-platform programs and solution delivery teams inclusive of scope, scheduling, budgeting, and project planning in a matrixed environment with aggressive delivery goals.
  • Experience creating 3rd party RFPs, Statements of Work, contract review/negotiation, and overseeing vendor resources for projects that fall outside of existing IT functional areas
  • Expert communicator and negotiator with exceptional written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled multi-tasker with ability to manage numerous projects and tasks concurrently
  • Subject matter expert in the basics of project management (estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning)
  • Stable work history with at least 2 years average duration per employer, few breaks in employment, and with progressively increasing career responsibility
  • Substantiated experience raising the bar on staff delivery performance and cultivating high performance work environments
  • Experience transforming teams through technology, organization, culture, process, and business change management.
  • Hands-on leader and problem solver with a passion for excellence
  • Ability to work hands on with team members to inspire and motivate all levels of staff towards both tactical and strategic delivery goals
  • Outstanding performer, persistent and pro-active leader, exceptionally detail oriented, and driven to exceed expectations.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a Computer Science or related field
  • Scrum Master and/or PMP certification strongly desired
  • Hands-on early career experience in a technical IT role preferred
  • ITIL certification a plus
  • Prior industry experience in Professional Services/Management Consulting or Financial Markets a plus

 

 

 

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