Randstad Project Manager in Sunnyvale, California

Project Manager


Sunnyvale, CA

Date Posted:

Friday, October 14, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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We are looking for an experienced Project Manager who will help us manage software development projects. The scope of these projects may include software products we are developing in-house, as well as projects being delivered by external software vendors. The primary focus will be creating and managing project schedules, identifying risks, and communicating goals and updates to project stakeholders. A secondary focus will be helping to organize and run project team meetings, keeping team members apprised of priorities and deadlines, and ensuring project goals are clear within and outside the team.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

  • Communicate project status to project stakeholders

  • Maintain relationships with third parties/vendors

Additional responsibilities

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects

  • Ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation

  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

  • Report and escalate to management as needed

  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Required Skills:

  • BA/BS degree (Manager is open to area of study)

  • 5+ years of work experience in project management in the Enterprise IT sector

  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for both client-facing and internal communications

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and thrive in a rapidly changing business environment.

  • Strong customer service skills - Ability to interact with diverse technical and non-technical groups, spanning all organizational levels

  • Strong analytical skills - data-driven analytical approach towards solving complex challenges

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Google Docs

Nice to have:

  • Ability to learn a new business domain and build subject matter expertise in a short period

  • Comfortable shaping and managing projects on a large cross-functional team, with the ability to lead and influence technical and cross-functional teammates who do not report into this role

  • PMP Certification is a plus

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