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PDS Tech Inc IT Project Manager in Allen, Texas

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an IT Project Manager, in Allen, TX.

Summary:

  • Experience as a Team Leader/Software Developer with specific business knowledge within the Telecommunications Industry or Financial Services is desirable • Manage project(s) and project resources throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle

  • Follows proper Change Management Processes.

  • Responsible for the following: development of project milestones, project schedules, tracking project costs, tracking the design, development, and testing progress of the project, documenting and tracking issues and risks, communication of project status to management.

  • Responsible for working with vendor, contract, or internal IT delivery resources to define project scope, technical requirements and determine high level estimates • Defines resources and schedule for project implementation.

  • Oversee (or perform) the Business Analyst role of gathering requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and workflow analysis

  • Serve as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team to ensure business goals are achieved • Engage business stakeholders to identify and incorporate business owned project tasks and dependencies

  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Provides regular and timely Project status updates to project team and management as needed to ensure Projects are meeting agreed upon timeline

  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.

  • Ensures projects are on schedule and deadlines are me

  • Manages project budget and forecast

  • Directs and oversees project team and manages conflicts within group.

  • Efficiently identifies, escalates and solves project issues.

  • Demonstrates leadership.

Required Skills:

  • Strong JIRA experience

  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, and Visio.

  • Customer driven and a team player, with strong interpersonal and customer interface skills.

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, process and detailed oriented, a self-starter who is highly motivated to obtain goals/results.

  • Candidate must excel in communication/presentation skills, both oral and written, and tailor communication to various levels of the organization.

  • Ability to interact professionally with diverse group of executives, managers and subject matter experts

  • Must be able to work and prioritize in a fast paced changing environment while coordinating multiple complex projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear and concise project documentation

  • Effectively manages client expectations and escalations

  • Ability to work either independently or as part of a larger team.

  • Ability to work under minimal direction.

  • Ability to think logically in solving assigned problems and to present recommendations with clarity in written and graphic form.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage technical professionals

  • Strong interpersonal skills including team building, coaching and mentoring

Required Education/Experience:

  • Experience in Agile and Waterfall development methodologies

  • JIRA

  • Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years as a Project Manager

  • SDLC and project management experience in requirements management, project planning and control, systems design, development, testing and data controls.

  • A thorough understanding of project management principles, sufficient to manage large IT projects.

Preferred Certificates/Licenses:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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