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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-06414
Location: Culver City, California
Our client is seeking a Technical Project Manager who will be responsible for the oversight of the Enterprise Drupal Platform; working with internal resources, our client's clients and external vendors. 

We are looking for an individual who has the capacity to manage multiple projects of varying complexity and involvement as well as working within (and helping to evolve) the governance and best practices all parties who will utilize the platform.
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Leadership – Accountable for the delivery and maintenance of multiple complex, technical projects in our client's portfolio
  • Delivery – Accountable for the timely and effective delivery of ongoing projects within this group's portfolio, ensuring adherence to agreed timelines, scope and budget and effective adaptation to and communication of mid-course changes to efforts whilst in flight
  • Governance – working with all groups who interface with the Enterprise Drupal Platform on ensuring application/site builds are done in compliance with the defined workflow and release process
  • Project Management – Communicate and manage alignment of dependencies, timing, and priorities across multiple projects and Scrum teams in support of longer-term, fixed-scope programs
  • Release Management – Manage and communicate release plans and timing for multiple projects
  • Risk Management – Proactively identify, escalate and resolve issues, manage risks as well as develop mitigation and contingency plans for multiple projects
  • Planning – Partner with team leads to help groom backlog and plan sprints
  • Resource Management - Responsible for Scrum team resource capacity planning and allocation
  • Expertise – Become a subject-matter expert in relevant project areas, perpetually prepared to represent project status and details to stakeholders
  • Communication and Reporting – Create standard project documentation and proactively communicate to stakeholders.
    • Status reports
    • Risk reports
    • Bug reports
    • Sprint reports
 
  • Assists With:
  • Roadmap Development  – working with our client's resources and 3rd party developers, business owners on the ongoing build and release of roadmap features for the platform
  • Maintain Process – Contribute to process definition and evangelize/coach teams around established, agreed processes
  • Vendor Management – Work with external vendors and escalate when issues arise
  • Financial – Work with Program Managers in managing and reporting on project-level budgets
 
Qualifications
  • 5+ years of work experience at a Project Manager role, preferably in a fast-paced technical consulting or software development environment
  • Experience working within Drupal CMS, Acquia Cloud and other open source technologies
  • Strong track record of successfully managing multiple concurrent complex projects delivering on schedule, on budget and with high quality
  • Able to drive alignment
  • Proactively manage and communicate project risks
  • Agile Project Management Coach
  • Solid understanding of project management including Agile (Scrum, KanBan, SAFe), Waterfall, and Agile Hybrid methodologies.
  • Solid understanding of SDLC best practices
  • Solid understanding of QA best practices (functional and automated)
  • Solid understanding of release management
  • Experience with JIRA or other project management software management tools
  • Excellent organizational, written and communications skills
  • Proven team-building skills
  • Experience in strategic project-level planning and execution
  • Education: BA/BS required.
  • Training: Project management certifications are a plus. (CSM, CSPO, ACP, PMP, SAFe, etc.)


NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA  recently acquired Dell Services.  NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdataservices.com to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.
 
The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.