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Mainframe Project Manager

Job Description

  • Location: Alpharetta, GA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #73031

Our client, a leading financial services company is hiring for a Mainframe Project Manager on a long term contract basis.

Work Location:

Alpharetta, GA

Summary:

Seeking a project manager / program lead who has qualified experience with large firmwide multi-year, multi-team and multi-disciplinary technology initiatives particularly in the areas of core technologies and infrastructure, preferably in Mainframe. The qualified candidate is execution and delivery-focused, works well across diverse teams, has strong communication and influencing skills, the ability to organize, coordinate and track many moving parts, manage vying priorities, and do so with proficiency in self-prioritization. This candidate will build rapport with key stakeholders and establish themselves as a trusted partner. This role will work with a range of engineers, operational support, risk officers and senior management globally, across different time zones, to successfully deliver critical initiatives for the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Manage a portfolio of projects, and track risks, issues, dependencies across the program
• Create & manage project plans and monitor progress
• Align project objectives with organization goals, and ensure project team is clear on objectives
• Manage project scope, risk and documentation
• Assist project team with the design and development of tasks
• Communicate progress updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders and escalate in a timely manner
• Lead issue identification and resolution
• Foster partnership with customers/stakeholders/sponsors
• Support Agile transformation
• Partner with Agile teams on sprint planning, backlog prioritization, and change readiness
• Develop subject matter knowledge to be perceived as a key contributor to support various project tasks and overall strategy

Experience:
• 5+ years of project management and related experience in a financial industry leading and managing large/complex projects (IT projects preferred)
• Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality
• Managerial experience applying analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Experience in Agile (Kanban/Scrum) methodology preferred
• Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
• Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
• Knowledge of mainframe environment a plus

Required Skills & Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business, or a related field
• Professional Project Management Certification from accredited institution preferred
• Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Strong sense of personal accountability
• Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to establish quality measures and standards
• Proven ability to solve problems creatively
• Detail-oriented, collaborative, and organized
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including effectively articulating the message in a clear and concise fashion which is audience appropriate
• Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
• Ability to document accurate and timely meeting notes, and track/manage follow ups
• High proficiency in standard productivity tools (Google Docs, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Visio)
• Understanding of both Agile methodology and SDLC principles
• Knowledge of SharePoint and JIRA

This role requires that all successful applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of the engagement and provide proof of such vaccinations within 3 days of commencement of services.

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