Project Manager

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Employment Type: Contract To Hire Area of Specialty: Project Manager Job Number: 7418

Job Description

The IT Project Manager is responsible for successfully developing, delivering, and maintaining technical
solutions that directly impact our Company and client experience. While the primary focus will be on
developing and maintaining in-house solutions, this position may also manage products being delivered
by external software vendors. This position will be responsible for managing and balancing the
workload and resources of multiple projects and teams. Through leadership and guidance, s/he will
manage an application development or support team and collaborate and build strong partnerships
across departments with assigned subject matter experts, business analysts, testers and internal
business leaders to deliver complete solutions.
This position will create and manage project schedules, identify and manage technical resources,
identify and mitigate potential risks, and communicate goals and updates to project stakeholders. The
Project Manager will also organize and run project team meetings, keep team members apprised of
priorities and deadlines, develop, motivate technical resources, and ensure project goals are clear within
and outside the team.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
? As the primary point of contact on assigned projects, perform a variety of highly skilled project
management activities to ensure that efforts are delivered on time and adhere to high quality
standards that meet client and management expectations. Develop and maintain the project
plan to manage end to end project activities and interdependencies, define and manage the
project scope, milestones, schedules, budgets, resources, and costs. Identify and present
implementation plans to mitigate risks. Coordinate schedules of staff and other interested
parties and resources. Monitor projects on an ongoing basis by evaluating progress and quality,
managing the issue resolution process, and taking corrective action as necessary.
? Act as a liaison and participate in defining solution and project design to solve complex,
multidisciplinary business problems with long term implications. Conduct business and technical
analysis to develop and document a framework to support delivery of strategic project and
critical IT systems improvements. Provide highly skilled technical and management advice and
assistance to department, IT leadership and client community. Identify and solve project related
problems that are technical, business, and resource specific.
? Identify, mobilize and manage multidisciplinary technical review teams. Facilitate
brainstorming sessions, project kick-off, sprint planning, and lessons learned sessions. Chair
various project review meetings.
? Proactively manage expectations and day-to-day interactions with internal and external clients,
vendors, and stakeholders. Responds to inquiries about projects. Prepare project updates and
reports for management.

? Supervise, develop, and coach a team of developers. Ensure team has the necessary capabilities
and resources to be successful on assigned projects.
? Assists in developing departmental goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
? Maintain knowledge and proficiency in the use of project management methodologies.
Continuously improve technical and managerial skills by participating in formal and informal
educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and maintaining personal

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:
? Bachelor' s degree plus at least eight years related experience; or at least ten years related
experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
? PMP Certification is highly desired.
? 8 years of experience designing and delivering IT solutions
? 5 years of experience serving as a lead on application development/support teams
? 3 years of project management experience of a cross-function team for complex technical
? Experience with Lifeline program strongly preferred
? Strong application and systems architecture experience and practice.
? Strong technical background in .NET development platforms and run-time engines for these
? Experience managing web and mobile technologies across varying development platforms,
middleware and back end software components, including API’ s and micro services architecture.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
? Strong project management skills including knowledge of project management methodologies,
tools and resource management practices.
? Excellent software development, design and technical skills.
? Ability to respectively communicate with team and project stakeholders and to build and foster
a collaborative working environment amongst project team members.
? Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.
? Strong knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
? Must be detailed-oriented, results-driven, highly energetic and motivated.
? Ability to drive creative and innovative ways to deliver solutions.
? Ability to influence, negotiate, resolve conflicts, build credibility and establish rapport with
stakeholders at multiple levels, including internal and external clients.
? Understands big picture and component pieces as well as how they work together and considers
both long/short term impact of work to the whole.

? Strong leadership and managerial skills with ability to supervise, guide, develop, coach, motivate
and inspire a team of technical professionals.
? Understanding of software methodologies such as RUP and Agile/Scrum.
? Strong sense of urgency with ability to work under tight deadlines.
? Establish client relationships, Co-ordinate day to day activities for assigned projects including
project objectives & manage timeline and project Cost.
? Follow change management process to capture change request, perform impact analysis and
communicate impact and engage stakeholder(s) for decision.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jackie Connors

Jackie Connors co-founded The Connors Group in June, 2001 and has been pivotal in building this premier IT staffing organization that serves clients in the areas of executive search, staff placements and consulting services. Jackie has over 20 years experience placing IT professionals, with the past seven years focused on information technology and eCommerce executives within the retail and apparel markets.

Jackie believes that building solid relationships with clients and candidates is the key to success. She always takes the time to listen, because she is truly interested in the needs of her clients and candidates. That's also how she has built her in-depth market knowledge and extensive network of contacts.

Prior to founding The Connors Group, Jackie was a Managing Partner at Jesse Garon Associates, where she became an expert in developing high-production recruitment strategies. Her methods utilize strategic sourcing as well as extensive networking to qualify and assess information technology and upper level management candidates. She is creative in her approach, which yields her clients the results they are looking for.

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