IT Project Manager

Location: Vienna, Virginia
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16215
Date Added: 02/02/2024

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IT Project Manager Overview:
To provide full Agile project management support by being knowledgeable in Agile methodologies and Scrum processes. This includes working with a team of Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Coaches. Ensure projects are delivered on schedule, within budget and in accordance with quality standards. Provide project leadership to ensure overall success and delivery of expected outcomes in support of our Financial Services Client's goals. Work is performed under moderate supervision.

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IT Project Manager Requirements:
  • MUST have recent experience supporting and working on security projects.
  • Effective skill in project management to include establishing and leading project teams, managing timelines/deadlines/resources, ensuring successful project implementation. 
  • SAFe certification/Scrum Master.
  • Experience using organizing tools such as Azure DevOps and/or Jira.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Associates degree in Information Technology, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience in Agile project leadership and execution, including initiatives with technology, processes, cross-functional teams, and external partners.
  • Working knowledge of Agile framework methodologies, SAFe, and Scrum ceremonies.
  • Working knowledge of project lifecycles and development methodologies, including agile project management principles and practices.
  • Experience in leading agile development teams and facilitating team meetings in agile environment.  This includes: Daily Standups, Backlog Refinements, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Experience in IT resource allocation and management.
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities independently and/or team environment to achieve goals.
  • Experience in collaborating across organizational boundaries and building partnerships across various functions.
  • Effective presentation skills with essential executive presence.
  • Experience with Microsoft office.
  • Experience in leading, guiding and coaching professional staff.
  • Experience in vendor engagement related to project delivery.
  • Effective skill building effective relationships through rapport, trust, diplomacy, and tact.
  • Effective skill using innovative thinking to solve problems and facilitate the decision-making process.
  • Effective organizational, planning and time management skills as well as skill communicating with all levels within an organization.
  • Effective research, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective skill resolving conflicting requests and meeting changing requirements.
IT Project Manager Responsibilities:
  • Apply and adhere to Agile project management best practices by following the policies, procedures and methodologies established within the Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Ensure effective management of projects from inception through implementation.
  • Experience with initiatives that derive from regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate and negotiate with business partners and vendors to understand requirement needs and resolve any gaps or risks/issues. 
  • Prepare and deliver status reports regarding project objectives, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues to management and stakeholders.
  • Over see project progress to ensure project documentation and schedules are following previously agreed requirements and standards.
  • Maintain and archive all project related documentation.
  • Identify, communicate, and resolve technical, tactical, and operational project issues and risks.
  • Exhibit intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility to reassess, reflect and shift thinking as projects or strategic direction changes.
  • May be required to support agile team by writing backlog requirements and facilitating Scrum ceremonies.
  • Communicate project plan, changes, direction, approach, and priorities based on changing business requirements, circumstances, added information and/or budget considerations to stakeholders
  • Monitor and measure staff assignment results against project goals and task responsibilities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with team members, management, key stakeholders and/or external contacts (vendors, etc.)
  • Full life-cycle project management.
IT Project Manager Desired Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of video conferencing on WebEx
  • Project Management Professional Certificate (PMP).
  • Bachelors Degree in Technology, or related field. 
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