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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-04563
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 115,000.00 /Year
Project Manager

The Project Manager will support IT development managers, project managers, and technical development staff globally. The Project Manager will develop and monitor project plans and will act to secure the required project resources. The Project Manager will define and manage the project scope and monitor progress against clear milestones – developing the necessary contingency plans and associated communication messages as appropriate. The Project Manager will have a hands-on role and be expected to both own and oversee a portfolio of projects at any one time.

Responsibilities:
  • Scoping, developing and managing plans/schedules/deliverables for multiple or strategic projects
  • Ensuring project timelines, activities, resources and budgets are managed appropriately
  • Managing stakeholder expectations and negotiating with project stakeholders to determine most accurate and appropriate definition of project scope and schedule
  • Working closely with information technology, application development, and analytical business units in the interpretation of requirements and the translation into design specifications
  • Eagerness to participate on a team designing, building and/or testing cloud infrastructure focused solutions.
  • Maintaining inventory and asset tracking information of both standard and custom home-grown business-critical applications and ensuring successful migration to the cloud
  • Collaboratively work with IT development leads to understand and communicate to senior management strategies and solutions as it relates to all facets -- including servers, databases, storage devices, etc.
  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
  • Working closely with outsource development vendors
  • Tracking performance against objectives and developing corrective strategies when objectives are not being met
  • Resolving conflicting priories in scope, schedule and cost for projects among various stakeholder groups
  • Managing the efforts of multiple project teams concurrently
  • Making presentations to senior-level management
  • Additional projects and assignments as assigned
  • Must be hands-on, with ability to work well as a member of a distributed team
  • Capable of playing many roles on a project as needed, such as documenting requirements, developing user acceptance and QA test cases, providing technical support, etc
  • Take initiative in developing new processes, improvement activities, and reporting within the PMO

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Strong background of project management (5-8 years) with working knowledge of the software development life cycle methodologies
  • Background in financial data products and financial services applications; commercial financial data product and quantitative analytics model development project management a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects which span both business and IT disciplines.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to effectively lead cross-functional team discussions
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to achieve results in a matrix management environment
  • Ability to analyze, translate, specify business needs into IT deliverables
  • Strong business planning, organizing, prioritizing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work across groups and geographies and with all levels of hierarchy
  • Ability to understand technical complexities, relate to the team, provide better insight into the accuracy of estimations, and be able to identify risks proactively and efficiently
  • Experience working on multiple complex projects that are business critical
  • Experience and desire to develop, progress and manage a large technical team
  • Self-starter who can hit the ground running in understanding design and development for any project; feeds background a plus
  • Understand technology and software development methodologies
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Services, Engineering or similar
  • PRINCE2 or PMP certification helpful