MicroData Systems

Bethesda, MD

Project Manager - Senior

$55-$60 / HOUR
Description:
JOB SUMMARY

Functions as Senior Project Manager contributing to Property Management Systems related delinverables. This may include leading design & development efforts, managing deployments, driving tokenizatio efforts and managing other related IT activities. Delivers projects and releases on time and within budget, while meeting Client's quality expectations. Plans, directs and coordinates tasks across multiple releases and work streams. Verifies project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives, and takes responsibility to ensure high customer satisfaction. Able to guide teams in Agile, Waterfall and hybrid models. Manages project plans, critical path analysis, dependency management, issue logs, risk registers and action items. Successfully mitigates issues and risks by thinking creatively and asking good questions of subject matter experts to problem solve. Effectively facilitates meetings with participants from all levels of the organization, and publishes structured meeting minutes. Capable of preparing polished status reports and leadership presentations. Builds strong relationships with cross-functional teams, communicates effectively and has an understanding of when to escalate if required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

As of the time of this job posting, all team members are working full time remote on a temporary basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, once Client deems it necessary to return to the office, the primary work location for this role will be Client headquarters in Bethesda Maryland. Some ability to work remote, but primary responsibilities require daily onsite availability.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

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• 7+ years' experience in information technology project management across diverse application areas and technologies.
• 4+ years' experience in leading project teams and implementing enterprise application packages in distributed environments
• Undergraduate degree, equivalent experience, or certification

Preferred:
• Graduate degree.
• Project Management Certification,
• Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Product Owner, or Certified Scrum Professional with active experience in serving in this capacity
• Experience working in highly-complex and fast-paced environments
• Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Kanban Boards and Microsoft Tools: Project, Teams, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
• Experienced in speaking in front of large audiences and facilitate large ceremonies
• Demonstrated record of managing internal and external projects from inception to successful implementation.
• Solid understanding of current technologies with the ability to develop and deliver projects using leading edge technologies.
• Ability to align change management strategies with project.
• Skilled in conceptualizing creative solutions, documenting them, and presenting/selling them to senior management.
• Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
• Extremely high level of analytical ability to resolve complex and difficult issues.
• Very high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees, and elicit work output in a team environment.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Project Leadership
• Facilitates the work by the team(s) on a project-by-project basis.
• Identifies and deploys resources required for projects. Escalates gaps.
• Functions as escalation to project teams to resolve issues.
• Maintains tools and dashboards to track commitments towards delivery goals.

Managing Projects and Policies
• Performs Information Technology (IT) project planning, including identifying and developing goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identifications of risks, contingency plans, allocation of available resources, and deliverables to meet business need.
• Serves as liaison with business unit, Technology Product team, Shared Platforms team, Security team, and Infrastructure delivery team.
• Develops high-level business requirements including cost estimate for a project to determine whether the project is justified.
• Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.
• Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to monitor project(s) so that they progress on schedule and within budget.
• Establishes standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
• Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules and plans as required.
• Informs the appropriate team members of project status and related issues.
• Interfaces with vendor(s) for programs under direct control.
• Manages project risks.
• Develops and tracks business case, including total process cost