IT Project Manager III

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Contract
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IT Project Manager III

job summary:
Role:IT Project Manager III

Duration: 6 Months

Location:Houston,Texas

Description:

Job Overview and Responsibilities

  • The Project Manager will be managing multiple medium to large moderately complex IT projects and will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and controlling of project activities to meet objectives to do software enhancements and software maintenance activities.
  • This position will lead the business and IT groups through all phases of the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC), and communicate effectively to Business/IT teams.
- Track overall project performance, cost, and schedule goals while maintaining project scope and adhering to change management processes; and coordinating all activities of the project to ensure the project progresses on schedule, within budget while delivering business value

- Manage medium to large software development projects using best practices and be accountable for deliverables by understanding and balancing the competing demands for project scope, time (including estimating), cost, risk, and quality and collaborate with other project managers to assure a consistent implementation of project management disciplines and methodologies

- Coordinate medium to large software development projects in IT that involve team members across all areas of the enterprise, vendors, external agencies and partners

- Lead enhancement projects of various levels of complexity in a project manager role; to include creation of project schedule and risk management tasks

- Support cross-functional linked project teams to address business or systems solutions

Required

- Possess a minimum of 5 years of relevant technical or business work experience with software development projects specifically in a Project Management capacity

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or another related field required

- Skilled at communicating (oral/written) effectively with peer group, middle and senior management in IT and customer areas, from all areas of the enterprise, including vendors, external agencies and partners

- Skilled at working successfully with people, leading teams and coordinating project activities

- Ability to analyze and change existing processes to reduce process time and resources to improve organizational impact

- Financial knowledge and discipline

- Microsoft Project, Visio

Preferred

- Experience in airline or aviation maintenance industry with business systems preferred

- PMP, Scrum Master, or other project management certifications considered a plus

- TFS very strongly preferred


ADDITIONAL NOTES

- Project is Base Maintenance Modernization, which has mobility components and web application development. (Project is an extension of Line Maintenance and AMT.)

- Project is in Design phase.

- Daily, the PM will work with Business Analysts, developers, and the business to help define schedules based on requirements within the budget. (Experience leading a team of 6-12 resources is important.) This is a very hands-on role. Customer engagement is also an important aspect.

- Must have experience leading agile software projects. Understanding Scrum, backlog grooming, etc. is required.

- A mobile development (iOS application development) or web application development background is required - Objective-C with a C# and .NET background.

- Experience with Microsoft Project, Visio required.

- TFS experience very strongly preferred.

- Must have the ability to work independently and be proactive.

- Successful candidate will also have excellent communication and customer service skills.

- Some flexibility may be required outside of business hours as needed.

- Please **do not** submit Infrastructure PMs (i.e. networking projects or server administration) - less relevant for this role.

- Will likely be extended after 6 months based on performance.

- 25% travel required (Chicago, Orlando, San Francisco, some local offsite work at the airports in Houston as well) - not just around deployments, but as needed.

- Manager is open to reviewing non-local candidates, but local candidates are preferred. Skype interviews are preferred as a first round, followed by an in-person interview.

 
location: Houston, Texas
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • The Project Manager will be managing multiple medium to large moderately complex IT projects and will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and controlling of project activities to meet objectives to do software enhancements and software maintenance activities.
  • This position will lead the business and IT groups through all phases of the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC), and communicate effectively to Business/IT teams.
- Track overall project performance, cost, and schedule goals while maintaining project scope and adhering to change management processes; and coordinating all activities of the project to ensure the project progresses on schedule, within budget while delivering business value

- Manage medium to large software development projects using best practices and be accountable for deliverables by understanding and balancing the competing demands for project scope, time (including estimating), cost, risk, and quality and collaborate with other project managers to assure a consistent implementation of project management disciplines and methodologies

- Coordinate medium to large software development projects in IT that involve team members across all areas of the enterprise, vendors, external agencies and partners

- Lead enhancement projects of various levels of complexity in a project manager role; to include creation of project schedule and risk management tasks

- Support cross-functional linked project teams to address business or systems solutions

 
qualifications:
- Possess a minimum of 5 years of relevant technical or business work experience with software development projects specifically in a Project Management capacity

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or another related field required

- Skilled at communicating (oral/written) effectively with peer group, middle and senior management in IT and customer areas, from all areas of the enterprise, including vendors, external agencies and partners

- Skilled at working successfully with people, leading teams and coordinating project activities

- Ability to analyze and change existing processes to reduce process time and resources to improve organizational impact

- Financial knowledge and discipline

- Microsoft Project, Visio

 
skills: - Experience in airline or aviation maintenance industry with business systems preferred

- PMP, Scrum Master, or other project management certifications considered a plus

- TFS very strongly preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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