Sr. Project Manager in Waltham, MA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 9/15/2019

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Job #:  988942
Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.
Apex has an opportunity for a Sr. Project role in Waltham, MA. This is a 6+ position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details: 
 For applicants who are interested in the Sr. Project Manager Opportunity; please send a Word resume to John Lobdell, Technical Recruiter, at jlobdell@apexsystems.com
 Position: Sr. Project Manager 
Apex Job ID: 988942
Location: Waltham, MA
Rate: Negotiable
Duration: 6+ months
Position Description:
The Sr. Project Manager is accountable for working closely with the business and technology to ensure the success of all projects/programs under their supervision. Project manager’s work with the business consultants, IT stakeholders to first align on the business case and then plans, executes, and delivers all projects/programs on time, on budget, and within scope in accordance with business priorities. 

 
Responsibilities:
  • Lead and drive internal cross functional teams to meet project/program deliverables.
  • Manage technical issues, risks and priorities. Perform risk assessment and implement risk mitigation plans.
  • Resolve issues and solve problems throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Create detailed project schedules to identify when each task will be done and by whom. Manage project schedules and lead enforcement of project deadlines in response to the client requirements.
  • Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria.
  • Proactively identifying resource constraints and working with personnel managers on creative solutions. Manage the unexpected gracefully and effectively.
  • Lead weekly project meetings with technology team providing transparency to task status and identifying issues.
  • Possibly build, lead, and coach multiple project teams throughout project lifecycles.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze needs and requirements.
  • Implementation of projects using the Software Development Lifecycle model.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Serve as the conduit and act as liaison between the customers (internal and external), software development team and technical teams. Maintain key relationships with project sponsors to forecast resource needs and communicate those needs to management.
  • Ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external business, IT and vendors.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change, work beyond the IT department to further optimize and improve existing process.
  • Build a knowledge base of project types to draw from to optimize processes.
  • Manage software development release cycle; coordinating resources, creating documentation and running release events.
  • Demonstrates the Valued Business Partner capabilities and behaviors in all interactions with IT colleagues, vendors and business stakeholders
  • Monitor project schedule and scope to ensure both remain on track. Initiate and implement appropriate actions. Proactively engage in both quality assurance and risk management activities to ensure project deliverables are met according to IT and client requirements.
  • Experience in managing change to minimize impact to overall delivery.

 Qualifications:
  • Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of professional experience demonstrating responsibility for participating in and/or managing large scale software programs.
  • Ten (10) years of project management or program leadership experience the ability to communicate and work effectively with internal and external customers at all organizational levels.
  • Three (3) to five (5) year experience in managing projects using agile methodology and also oversight to external vendors.
  • Experience building and managing a project schedule in Microsoft Project or similar project management tool utilizing data-based decision-making
  • Ability to lead a large scale projects, including development of plans for scope, timeline, budget, issue management, and managing change.
  • Experience coordinating procurement events (RFP/RFI) and developing statements of work.
  • Experience managing multiple vendors to deliver the full scope of projects/programs.
  • Experience conducting and leading team meetings to manage the schedule, identify risks and review project deliverables. Comfortable with frequent changes or unpredictability.
  • Excellent ability to organize time and information to successfully complete projects. Ability to lead and model behaviors for other team members. Experience with both waterfall and agile project management.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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