Schuback Search Associates

Plano, TX

Contract IT Project Manager - Mortgage exp needed

$145,500 / YEAR

This financial services company is experiencing explosive growth! They have a fun and collaborative atmosphere and a convenient location right off of the highway. This company is on a steep growth trajectory and making major investments in technology. These are highly visible roles with a seat at the table! These roles will be for at least 6 months and there is a chance they can convert.

Reporting to the PMO office, the main focus of this role is to customize the Encompass system. Candidates MUST have experience in the mortgage industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the research, planning and execution of projects that supports strategy, including: analysis, specifications, planning, stakeholder engagement, communications, risk mitigation, and reporting
  • Serve as subject-matter expert (SME) within the team and provide direction, guidance, and training to staff members
  • Review processes and procedures and provide recommendations to management regarding ways to optimize efficiencies
  • Delegate tasks to team members, ensure all deadlines are met, and address and resolve escalated issues
  • Partner with management to provide resource management across the organization and ensure resourcing risks are identified early and mitigated by leadership
  • Develop, implement, and manage various tracking and reporting systems in support of IT and PMO needs (e.g. scrum ceremonies and reporting, best practices, communication, organizational alignment, strategic planning and reviews, key performance indicators, planning and budgeting, workforce alignment, etc.)
  • Proactively engage with business area management to strengthen the PMO relationships across the organization
  • Collaborate effectively with other IT team members, including product owners, developers, QA testers, network and infrastructure, Help Desk support, and IT Management
  • Develop business cases by interacting with stakeholders from multiple business units
  • Partner with product owners to engage with business units and ensure clarity on business needs within project efforts
  • Remove obstacles and impediments during sprints and other project activities
  • Facilitate the early escalation of issues and the prioritization of IT activities, especially in the event of resource conflicts

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Solid knowledge of computer systems including MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, Project, PowerPoint, and Visio)
  • Solid research, analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to lead a team and provide guidance and training to staff members

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in project management
  • 3+ years of experience in the mortgage industry
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment as a Scrum Master
  • Advanced working knowledge of best practices in project management
  • Demonstrated success in leading and implementing programs and/or projects in a cross-functional team environment

-Ability to work remote for now but able to work onsite in DFW, TX in the future

Local DFW Metroplex candidates only

-This position is not available for C2C or visa transfers.