IT Project Manager
fastswitchstaffing
 Malden, MA

Our client in Malden and Boston, Massachusetts is seeking an IT Project Manager for a contract role.

WORKSITE:

1 to 2 Days per week in Malden, Massachusetts

3 to 4 Days per week in Boston, Massachusetts

The client is seeking an IT Project Manager to be responsible for managing projects through their entire lifecycle.

The IT Project Manager will be responsible for each project success by applying agile project management best practices and working closely with each project team to ensure project requirements are gathered and documented clearly, development and quality assurance tasks are scheduled and completed on time resulting in meeting project milestones with deliverables developed to spec and that projects stay on time and on or under budget.

The Project Manager oversees all aspects of projects, sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities and monitors and summarizes progress of project and prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.

Reporting in person:

While Covid 19 related workplace restrictions are in place, the selected Resource may be allowed to telecommute on a temporary basis. If Covid 19 restrictions are lifted during the term of the engagement, the Resource will be required to report in person to the offices (Malden and Boston) Massachusetts for work.

Candidates that cannot foreseeably report in person to the office will not be considered.

In this role you will:

  • Manage projects through the application of generally accepted project management principles, based in PMI disciplines
  • Manage the project scope, including the creation of quality business requirements,
  • Build and manage project plan and budget, including assistance with the business case, project estimates, and management to the approved spending
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Assist in the development of functional requirements
  • Work with the Technical Lead to define technical solutions based on functional requirements for each project;
  • Report progress regularly and escalate to management as needed
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of project deliverables

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three to five years of Project Manager experience leading technology software development and implementation projects in large, complex development environments with multiple types of development platforms
  • Ability to apply project management knowledge to real world scenarios.
  • Experience delivering large complex data solutions
  • Ability to develop and manage strong client relationships
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in all phases of business and data analysis
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or similar
  • Experience working in Scrum or Agile environments
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Awareness of project management principles (e.g.PMI)
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience working in State or Federal Government and working knowledge of contracting, funding, etc.
  • Experience with MS Project Management
  • Experience with JIRA is a plus
  • PMP certification and a background in Educational IT is a plus

General

  • Ability recognize interpersonal, organizational and political challenges, and understand how to navigate them effectively.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and maintain effective communication within and across groups.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and use discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to be flexible and switch focus based on changing priorities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
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