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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-00025
Location: Austin, Texas
Project Manager
Location: Austin, TX (Must be able to work onsite and do a FTF Interview)
4-5 MO Contract with abaility to extend

 
Worker performs advanced project management work with responsibility for the day-to-day coordination of a team of project managers.  The worker will have knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis, development or operational multiple-phase projects for which they have responsibility. The worker will manage day-to-day execution of design, development, testing and implementation activities; actively encourage and facilitate communication between business analysts, development, QA teams, business customers and/or system and data administrators; and ensure that system requirements are documented, complete, accurate and approved.  The worker will provide management, assessment, mentoring and training of project team members including:
• Evaluating and documenting as-is project management processes and methodology;
• Developing, documenting and training team members on to-be project management processes and methodology;
• Providing coaching, training and mentoring of FTE project managers;
• Provide a teaching model of successfully managing a small-medium project from beginning to end.
 

 Minimum Requirements:          
                Years  Skills/Experience
 8 Experience with project management techniques and strategies, system development life cycle (SDLC) processes, and/or infrastructure and operational projects, defining and solving problems, estimating and scheduling resources, producing project documentation, developing and implementing plans and work breakdown structures.
 8 Experience participating and leading project meetings to communicate status and stay informed on issues that may impact projects; ability to prepare and explain complex information and provide presentations, briefings, and proposals to a diverse audience.
 8 Experience managing projects to deploy IT solutions that include working with technical teams, project managers, business partners, management, vendors, sub-contractors and end users.
 5 Experience and ability to train others in project management theory, practical application, industry standards and best practices
 5 Experience in ensuring the delivery of IT services through oversight of Service Level Agreements (SLA) with end users/contractors and monitoring of IT system performance.
 5 Experience reviewing, monitoring, and evaluating project deliverables and quality; ability to communicate project status and explain project methodology and processes
to project stakeholders; ability to identify potential project risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
 5 Extensive verbal and written communication skills
 3 Experience as supervisor, manager or technical leader
 3 Skill in developing, driving, documenting and maintaining strategic and operational governance processes, standards and procedures for users.
 3 Experience with project management software and scheduling tools, such as, MS Project or CA Technologies Clarity
 3 Ability to convey complex and highly-technical information to a diverse audience; ability to work cooperatively with technical teams and business customers in a professional office environment; ability to provide excellent customer service
 3 Skill in negotiating, influencing, leading, delegating, consensus building and conflict management; Skill in strategic planning, risk management and change management Skill in planning and organizing work to meet goals and complete multiple assignments without compromising accuracy
    
         1 Understanding of data center environment, client architectures, operating systems structures, application virtualization to ensure predictability, continuity, and quality of project deliverables

                Preferred
 Years  Skills/Experience
 1 Certification as a Project Management Professional, or similar (PMP)
 1 Knowledge and experience with the Texas Child Support program or Texas Child Support Enforcement Systems
 1 Knowledge of the Department of Information Resources Data Center Services program; State of Texas Procurement program