2018-02-16

Project Manager
Job Opportunity at Chicago Financial Search

Posted on Feb 16

http://www.chicagofinancial.com/    312.207.0400

Location: New York, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4150366

Project Manager – New York
Job Description
New York -125-135k base salary
Our client is seeking an experienced Team Leaders/Project Managers to take on a key role within the organization delivering hosted system projects to a Global client base. 
The projects will involve management of
  • Client engagements to identify requirements and define scope of work
  • Delivery teams to install and configure Cloud solutions
  • Systems integration of firms products with customer systems
  • Management / coordination of resources required from some of our data center providers
Projects will run from weeks to months in duration and will involve the project manager coordinating several projects in parallel including involvement of teams distributed globally.
This role will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of key client projects in a Cloud based environment ensuring common implementation standards are applied across all projects and providing both UK & remote based teams focus on quality improvement and high standards in deployment of firms applications and infrastructure.
 
This role will be report directly to the Cloud Manager for our client.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
  • To coordinate and organize the implementation and delivery of key infrastructure solutions to major Corporate clients
  • Create and contribute appropriate project artefacts that enable common standards such as scoping documents, project plans, milestones, measures, team and stakeholder communication, resource and time management
  • Establishing and Maintaining Project Governance alongside colleagues in the Professional Services (PS) team
  • Ensure adherence to project management and internal reporting standards and best practices
  • Ensuring compliance to internal Operational controls aligned to SSAE16/18 standards
  • Manage risk with well thought out mitigation plans and control mechanisms
  • Liaising with 3rd party outsource providers to ensure smooth and timely delivery of key infrastructure components
  • Managing development and test environments to ensure maximum availability for key engineering resources to meet tight project schedules
  • Have confidence to engage and develop strong relationships with other stakeholder groups including senior executives

 
 
 
Required Skills & Experience
  • The candidate requires strong communication and organizational skills as they will liaise directly with clients, internal technology teams and business representatives
  • The candidate will have an understanding of all aspects of the Project Life-cycle and a proven track record of delivering multi-phase, multi-faceted implementations
  • Experience in a leadership/management role
  • Experience of implementing PMO ‘best practices’
  • Project reporting tools experience
  • Pursuit of PMI certification and/or Prince II
  • Team management, ideally with involvement in a Project Management role
  • Previous experience in delivering outsourced solutions
  • Solid understanding of technology including:
    • Systems and Storage in a physical and virtual environment
    • Deployment of Wide Area Communication solutions
    • Networking & Security technologies
    • Knowledge of datacenter solutions in an outsourced environment
  • Client engagement at a project level
  • Good business understanding of one or more Financial markets
  • Exposure to full project lifecycle (analysis, development, integration, deployment, test and UAT)
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate several tasks/projects in parallel
  • Excellent communication skills in a global operating environment
Role will be based in New York.   
Location: New York, US
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