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Senior Program Manager

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

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Job Description

Senior Program/Project Manager

We are looking for an experienced IT Project Manager to direct and coordinate the planning, execution, and support of multiple Security, Application and TechOps projects.  The projects cover network infrastructure, security, compute, storage, SaaS, on-premise applications, and desktop systems.  You will be responsible for coordinating the work of IT and other groups within the company to plan and execute projects.  The role will require strategic thinking for business alignment, project approach, resource management, etc.  It will also require a hands-on attitude and approach for documenting plans, building estimates and schedules, measuring progress, and reporting project status using metrics.  The role will be a key in developing an IT Project Portfolio and Governance process.  The role reports to the CIO.
Responsibilities

  • Manage the activities of concurrent IT, Business Application and Security projects with many participants, stakeholders, and vendors. Work as a partner with the technical groups executing the project, resolving issues, coordinating communication, and managing risks/problems.  Creates a structure/environment in which people can work together as an efficient team.
  • Participate/lead the capturing of requirements and development of designs on projects that require business analysis expertise. Provide business analysis expertise on other projects as needed.
  • Experience with security requirements and reviews as part of IT infrastructure and business systems projects.
  • Monitor and measure the efficiency and quality of project delivery of benefits, schedule and resource use. Report on project status to IT and business stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain a best practice project management process for the department improving planning, scheduling, deliverable formats, budgeting, and controlling of risks. Improve existing tools used to manage projects.  Identify and advocate for tools to improve efficiency, quality, and success of projects.  Create a Project Management Office capability including a project portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain a best practices process for managing project QA testing and release of changes into a production environment.
  • Work with IT leaders to plan projects including investigating solutions, evaluating vendors, developing estimates, determining skills and resources, and developing schedules. Help ensure alignment of projects with business stakeholder goals.
  • Work with CIO to develop strategy and roadmap for technology, policy, processes, and resourcing. Participate in the development and management of the department budget.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support needs of the IT department
Skills and Qualifications
  • BS or BA degree in computer science, engineering or a technical field
  • 10+ years of project management experience in technical infrastructure, system administration, business system implementation and/or reporting systems. An understanding of technical infrastructure including compute, security, networking, and storage systems is required.
  • 5+ years of experience with team management/leadership, IT budgeting, and vendor management
  • Experience with IT frameworks including ITIL and CoBit
  • Experience with ISO 27001 and SOX
  • Experience with Agile project development and management
  • Experience with Microsoft D365, SalesForce, Office365, ServiceNow, and SmartSheets
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
 
 

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Senior Program/Project Manager
We are looking for an experienced IT Project Manager to direct and coordinate the planning, execution, and support of multiple Security, Application and TechOps projects. The projects cover network infrastructure, security, compute, storage, SaaS, on-premise applications, and desktop systems. You will be responsible for coordinating the work of IT and other groups within the company to plan and execute projects. The role will require strategic thinking for business alignment, project approach, resource management, etc. It will also require a hands-on attitude and approach for documenting plans, building estimates and schedules, measuring progress, and reporting project status using metrics. The role will be a key in developing an IT Project Portfolio and Governance process. The role reports to the CIO.
Responsibilities
Manage the activities of concurrent IT, Business Application and Security projects with many participants, stakeholders, and vendors. Work as a partner with the technical groups executing the project, resolving issues, coordinating communication, and managing risks/problems. Creates a structure/environment in which people can work together as an efficient team.
Participate/lead the capturing of requirements and development of designs on projects that require business analysis expertise. Provide business analysis expertise on other projects as needed.
Experience with security requirements and reviews as part of IT infrastructure and business systems projects.
Monitor and measure the efficiency and quality of project delivery of benefits, schedule and resource use. Report on project status to IT and business stakeholders.
Develop and maintain a best practice project management process for the department improving planning, scheduling, deliverable formats, budgeting, and controlling of risks. Improve existing tools used to manage projects. Identify and advocate for tools to improve efficiency, quality, and success of projects. Create a Project Management Office capability including a project portfolio.
Develop and maintain a best practices process for managing project QA testing and release of changes into a production environment.
Work with IT leaders to plan projects including investigating solutions, evaluating vendors, developing estimates, determining skills and resources, and developing schedules. Help ensure alignment of projects with business stakeholder goals.
Work with CIO to develop strategy and roadmap for technology, policy, processes, and resourcing. Participate in the development and management of the department budget.
Perform other duties as assigned to support needs of the IT department
Skills and Qualifications
BS or BA degree in computer science, engineering or a technical field
10+ years of project management experience in technical infrastructure, system administration, business system implementation and/or reporting systems. An understanding of technical infrastructure including compute, security, networking, and storage systems is required.
5+ years of experience with team management/leadership, IT budgeting, and vendor management
Experience with IT frameworks including ITIL and CoBit
Experience with ISO 27001 and SOX
Experience with Agile project development and management
Experience with Microsoft D365, SalesForce, Office365, ServiceNow, and SmartSheets
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Posted By: hhabibvand@ledgent.com

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:Full-Time
  • Location:Santa Clara, CA
  • Job Type:I.T.
  • Experience:Not Specified
  • Education:Not Specified
  • Date Posted:10/2/2018
  • Contact: Hamid Habibvand (408) 418-1867
  • Pay Range: $0.00 - $0.00 Annually
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Job Reference: JO-1810-40676