Randstad Sr. IT Program Manager in Secaucus, New Jersey

Sr. IT Program Manager

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job details:

  • location:Secaucus, NJ

  • salary:$110,000 - $130,000 per year

  • date posted:Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • job type:Permanent

  • reference:581378

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Senior IT Program Manager

Job Description

In this position, the IT Program Manager will be responsible for leading the management and execution of IT Projects and Programs throughout the product lifecycle, driving requirements, architecture, design and development activities, as well as testing and implementation. The Program Manager ensures that cross-project work efforts, dependencies, and project objectives are achieved on time and within budget. Responsibilities also include aiding in the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes and coordinating preparations of proposals, plans, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts.

Responsibilities And Essential Functions

  • Directs and leads the delivery of highly complex IT applications and systems, which includes leadership of multiple dependent projects across multiple functional areas and technology platforms.

  • Develops program-level vision, strategy, approach, and implementation plans required to achieve necessary business outcomes.

  • Responsible for developing detailed project charters and plans, specifying goals, objectives, strategy, scope, budget, scheduling, risk mitigation strategies, contingency plans, approach, requirements, deliverables, timelines, work breakdown structures, use case, test case, and training needs, as necessary for all project assignments.

  • Create strategies for risk mitigation, and form necessary contingency plans for each project.

  • Work closely with business partners to successfully translate project and program specifications into program deliverables

  • Lead meetings with technical teams to participate in design and development tasks discussions.

  • Accountable for adherence to established delivery standards and industry best practices to insure successful project delivery leads to the overall program goals being achieve

  • Supply clear and accurate progress reporting to the manager on time.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Good understanding software development life cycle

  • Good understanding with agile development methodologies (e.g. SCRUM)

  • Good understanding of Program Management procedure and processes

  • Good understanding on the Networking and Microsoft AD, DNS, DHCP etc.

  • Strong Cross-functional team management, strong interpersonal skills and adaptive communication style

  • Strong Project Management skills in developing schedules and tracking to milestones and deliverables

  • Experience with project planning systems and tools (ex.MS Project, JIRA).

  • Has SAP knowledge or experience is a preferred

Competencies

  • Good understanding of system software interactions and ability to apply this knowledge to resolve technical issues

  • Ability to view situations objectively from different perspectives

  • Ability to frame situations and make/drive decisions

  • Ability to resolve Complex problems, drive for results, innovate, think and lead strategically

  • Excellent communication, social, commercial, negotiations skills

  • Excellent knowledge of English; both oral and written skills, and excellent presentation skill.

Education

  • BS in Computer Science or Information Systems. PMP or MBA Preferred

Experience

  • 10+ years of Program Management in multiple IT projects is required

  • 4+ years of Program Management in the software development project