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Azure IT Project Manager

Company: ConsultNet
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Job Description:

TITLE:----Azure IT Project ManagerLOCATION:--Hoboken, NJDURATION:----1 year project with a possible extensionUPON APPLYING, PLEASE ATTACH YOUR UPDATED RESUME CLIENT IS LOOKING FOR A HANDS-ON AZURE--IT PROJECT MANAGER--WITH AUTOMATING DEVOPS/CLOUD PROCESS EXPERIENCE (MIN 5 YEARS)!ONLY QUALIFIED LOCAL CANDIDATES WITH AZURE,--PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE EXPERIENCE NEED APPLY!--DUE TO FULLTIME STATUS, 3RD PARTY VENDORS/CANDIDATES AND RECENT GRADS NEED NOT APPLY! JOB DESCRIPTION: Client is looking for an IT Project Manager with hands on experience automating DevOps process within Azure environment (MUST). Operating within the IT organization, the Technical Project Manager will be a hands-on contributor as well as a leader of other resources successfully delivering project(s) through coordination and interfacing with Senior IT Leaders in adherence to Project Management Framework principles. A self-starter that will be responsible for working with IT Leadership and wider IT and business professionals to identify project requirements, build out the work plans, commission the workload, and execute deliverables that drive continued project momentum, and satisfactory completion of software development initiatives. The Technical Project Manager will execute software modernization and cloud re-platforming deliveries within a large, multi-work stream program (creating new web applications, data visualization, and reporting tools) focused on the needs of Risk Management Analytics colleagues with emphasis on Natural Catastrophe Modeling and Actuarial business workflows. The successful candidate will also help to promote and grow Agile and DevOps practices within the IT and business teams.Must have a very strong understanding of IT Project Management, IT Infrastructure and delivery of project objectives within a complex, matrix organization.ResponsibilitiesManage the entire Project Management Life Cycle, delivery schedule/calendar and communication to Senior IT Leadership on status of the project(s)/work streams that are currently in flight.Lead and facilitate meetings with project stakeholders from all levels, including business relationship meetings and technical team meetings to determine progress, and facilitate resolution to questions or challenges.Set up product iterations/sprints and manage delivery using Azure DevOpsDrive adoption of, practice, and conduct Agile practices/ceremonies (online backlog grooming, sprints/iterations, demos, team norms, Requirements Definition-of-Done, daily team communication, physical visualization of the team's work, retrospectives, etc.)Own project/program delivery schedule calendar and its visibility across globally distributed teamsManage vendors and team members in a matrix organization.Determine and define clear, actionable deliverables for the project independently or in collaboration with IT Business Analysts and business customer colleagues.Determine clear roles and responsibilities for staff members required for specific projects or initiatives.Execute Scope Management, Dependency Management, Risk Management, Issue Management, Stakeholder Management, Cost/Financial Management a MUST!Accurately report monthly Cost/Financial project performance information and explain variances.Manage expectations and conflicts/obstacles and unexpected difficulties.Prepare project status reporting (Monthly RAG Reports, Weekly Stakeholder Reports, etc.); conduct project team meetings, project status meetings, and stakeholder meetings as required; manage/interface with all IT/Business functions required for execution.Manage multiple projects in an environment that is early in its project management process maturity.Identify, track and resolve project risks/issues using best practice problem-solving techniques.Develop and manage project schedules using modern toolset (MS Project, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Teams).Create and present technical implementation road mapsQualifications and Education Requirements8-10 years' experienceutilizingProject Management Best Practices & Guidelines5-7 years' experience working as alead PM delivering technical software development projectsStrong experience in project management methodologies including Waterfall (PMI standard) and Agile (SAFe).Preferred candidates will have PMI certification(s) (PMP, PMI-ACP, Scrum Master, etc.)Experience in Insurance / Reinsurance / Risk Management / Data Analytics with a preference for Catastrophe Modeling and/or Actuarial business area specializationStrong familiarity with key software delivery components/disciplines (development, business analysis, QA testing, database management, application, engineering, equipment provisioning, etc.)Recent experience with DevOps and Cloud delivery/deployment methods and toolsets (Continuous integration, continuous delivery, Microsoft Azure and AWS repositories and pipelines)Demonstrated experience scheduling and leading formal Agile ceremonies such as Demos, Backlog Grooming, and Retrospective sessionsExperience managing and/or participating in on-premises-to-cloud system migration initiatives Experience operating as an efficient, synchronized team with QA Testing and Business Analysis leadsExperience with latest Microsoft software delivery and collaboration stack (Visual Studio / Azure DevOps, SharePoint, Teams, Office 365)Strong understanding of, with ability to create and own, project/program financials and periodic statementsHigh performance in core leadership and collaboration skills includingExcellent oral/written communication and strong meeting facilitationStrong analytical skills and detail-oriented focusProfessionally assertive and collegialAbility to multitaskExcellent problem-solvingProficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Local candidate NY/NJ Metro Area

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