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Program Manager

Job Title: Program Management - Manager

Location: U.S

Overview:

Seeking a talented Application Modernization Program Manager to join the Advanced team to deliver application modernization/migration services, integration solutions and modernization software to our customers worldwide. We are seeking an experienced Program Manager with a successful track record of delivering IT solutions on time, within budget and that meet customer requirements.

You will have end-to-end responsibility for the successful delivery of IT solutions from initiation through delivery, implementation and support. You will focus on planning, executing and monitoring both Agile and traditional project teams, have experience being a resourceful problem solver who thrives in the identification and definition of creative, effective solutions and handle project escalation issues. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of the project such as planning, resourcing, issue/risk management, quality assurance and reporting. You will be responsible for key stakeholder management and will use their skills to ensure effective communications and relationships are maintained between the customer, project team and 3rd party organisations.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for key stakeholder management and will use their skills to ensure effective communications and relationships are maintained between the customer, project team and 3rd party organisations.

Key Responsibilities Include:

    • As a Manager you will bring considerable Functional and Project Management solutions to clients.
    • Manage day to day interactions with executive clients and sponsors;
    • Manage and deliver components of client engagements that identify, design, and implement technology and creative business solutions for large companies;
    • Manage several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment potentially crossing multiple business divisions;
    • Use good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach suitable for planning and managing the effort;
    • Coach Project Manager and members of the team as needed to optimize efficiency of the project team
    • Responsibilities include, among others, managing teams in the identification of business requirements, functional design, process design (including scenario design, flow mapping), prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures;
    • Develop and maintain relationship with top decision makers at key clients;
    • Participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process;
    • Contribute to the development of proposal pricing strategies;
    • Handle first level escalations and resource constraints on projects

Qualifications:

  • You will be able to demonstrate strong consultancy skills and be an excellent motivator of individuals in order to meet deadlines and manage change. You will have real-world experience of delivering concurrent small & medium scale projects on time and within budget. You should have experience and comfort working with Sr. Executives and providing resolution to their concerns and bring more serious concerns to Vice President to collaborate on solutions.
    • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment;
    • 8+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience managing and delivering systems;
    • 5+ years planning and managing project initiatives in a Project Management Office or similar team environment;
    • 2+ years EPMO (Enterprise Program Management Office) experience with global clients;
    • 3+ years of experience with Project Management Tools such as Microsoft Project and Microsoft SharePoint;
    • 2+ years of experience with Requirements Management and Traceability tools such as the IBM Rational suite and HP Quality Center;
    • 5+ years of experience translating requirements into optimized designs and identifying alternatives;
    • A proven track record of successfully implementing projects using Agile methodologies including 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams;
    • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 10-15 team members including Developers, Business Analysts, and QA Personnel;
    • Experience of projects involving solution development based on cloud (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), web or mobile application architecture;
    • Experience of leading fit gap analysis for migrating applications to cloud platform such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or Force.com;
    • Experience or passion for leading testing of applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Force.com and/or Google Cloud Platform;
    • Experience with agile tools such as Rally and Jira;
    • Experience meeting with Sr. Executives and preparing executive level presentations
    • Experience managing work planning, monitoring, and reporting;
    • Experience managing requirements processes including conducting interviews and documenting requirements;
    • Experience with industry standard System Development Life Cycle methodologies;
    • Ability to work independently and plan and manage multiple assignments;
    • Strong oral and written communication skills;
    • PMP certification is strongly preferred;
    • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred;
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience;
    • Effective communication to all stakeholders
    • Financial forecasting and budget reporting
    • Engage and manage 3rd parties to ensure ongoing relationships, fulfilment, support & integration
    • Creation and management of all project related documentation
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Ability to delegate effectively
    • Time management skills

Oscar Associates Limited (US) is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.