IS-Sr Project Leader

St. Louis, MO

Posted: 09/18/2019 Job Category: Software Dev. - General/IT Job Number: 140419

Are you looking for a new and challenging opportunity? Do you have experience leading projects? Technology Partners can help you make your next big career move a reality.

Technology Partners is currently seeking a talented IS-Sr Project Leader.

What You Will Be Doing:
You will plan, identify, analyze, monitoring and resolving project issues and risks. You will identify mitigation strategies and communicating with project stakeholders. You will elicit system roadmap and/or complex requirements and create estimates with an appropriate understanding of risks. You will also participate in planning process at the division level, looking at project impacts across departments and divisions and assisting with strategic/annual planning. You will ensure project cost, schedule, scope and quality objectives are developed and met by monitoring, using metrics and controls to measure progress, taking corrective action and escalating issues when necessary; assess trade-offs using cost/benefit analysis and make recommendations to senior leaders. You will monitor business objectives and provide solutions to problems that are right for the firm. You will think creatively to find potential solutions and examine possibilities and outcomes. You will interpret, follow and apply regulations, internal policies, procedures and guidelines. You will assume high degree of risk, as decisions can impact the firm's business, technology, performance and ability to meet the client's needs and may include financial, tax, legal and regulatory risks. You will establish and maintain effective communication and relationships across areas, divisions, outside vendors and project leaders/teams, providing timely updates of relevant data to senior leadership for decision making. You will make and communicate complex decisions and recommendations, considering risks and long-term impacts. You will proactively engage and escalate to senior leadership and/or vendors appropriate, providing supporting facts and options. You will identify and control detailed project tasks, dependencies, critical path, contentions, risks and resources across multiple sub-projects. You will develop and execute complex, integrated testing strategy, managing multiple-cycles technology migration from development through production environments and the follow-up transitions to support areas. You will also identify, prioritize, monitor, communicate and resolve issues that can impact a large, complex project, proactively escalating to senior leadership and/or vendors appropriate, providing supporting facts and options. You will lead vendor selection, monitor vendor performance in delivery of products and services and manage vendor interactions throughout projects. You will allocate, onboard, assign, and oversee resources, project leaders and technical leaders to achieve project objectives and provide development opportunities. You will assist with or take responsibility for troubled projects, assessing the state of the project, recommending and implementing solutions. You will effectively analyze and resolve complex problems while working with divisions across the firm; identify, prioritize, monitor, communicate and/or resolve issues and risks that impact large, complex projects that require facilitation across multiple areas. You will explore multiple alternatives and arrive at appropriate decisions, aligning with department/division goals and/or firm values. You will lead multiple project teams, guiding by example, demonstrating firm values, and providing guidance and training. You will also develop firm-wide project leadership through contributions to initiatives driven by the project management office, including the Project Leader symposium, training courses and formal mentoring.

What We Are Looking For:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required
  • 5+ years of experience leading projects with a high level of complexity/integration that includes other projects and project leaders
  • 5+ years information technology experience
  • Previous information technology leadership experience preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of financial industry and/or technical processes, systems and risks
  • Experience using Microsoft Project and PPM tools.
  • Experience leading projects using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Experience as Scrum Master and associated responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicates with project teams, other areas, other divisions and outside vendors
  • Excellent relationship management, organizational, coordination and collaboration skills
If this position sounds like you, WE SHOULD TALK!

We realize our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we offer the following benefits:
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Long and Short-Term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Direct deposit
  • Referral program
Your better future is ready, and we want to put the right tools in your hands to get you there. Let's go!
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Technology Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Technology Partners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws.

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