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Project Manager

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Apex Systems, the nation's 2nd largest Information Technology staffing organization, has an opportunity for an Infrastructure Project Manager This role is responsible for managing and planning multiple complex projects consisting of one or more project teams. Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and assigning project tasks, team building and maintaining working relationships across the client organization. If interested, send a resume to Carolyn Vojick, Senior IT Recruiter, via . To view all jobs from Apex, andor sign up to receive posting alerts that match your criteria, join our Talent Network via httpitcareers.apexsystemsinc.com . Perks Immediate 401k contribution, weekly pay, benefits Free training available through SkillSoft Working for a Fortune 100 healthcare company Location 100 remote Manager Notes Background Hardware refresh team Both for compute and storage - have network components that do as well Any piece of hardware that is 4 years old, going out of support to vendor, etc. - their team is responsible for refreshing that hardware 6 people on team Tries to vary tracks for team so they don't get boredget new experience - so if someone on storage migration initiative, will move to a different track once completed Very new to agile - last year was first year Profile Infrastructure PM 5-6 years of experience Experience with hardware refresh, migration, data center, etc. Computer, storage, network Compute domains, servers, virtual servers, storage, VMAC Understand how data center hardware set up What goes into UCS, where a blade is, different components of it Backend storage devices Experience with JIRA - moving from Rally to Jira Team player, navigate way through engineers, communicate well, keep timelines, work with coworkers, pick up anything that needs to be done (help someone else with their track) Good work ethic - doesn't want to track people down Have WebEx meetings - once a week video calls Certifications are not required Duties Will be joining the Hardware Refresh team within the Infrastructure Shared Services Delivery Team organization. The Hardware Refresh team ensures that IT hardware and software remain current across the organization to improve resiliency, increase performance, reduce unplanned downtime, and save money. Manages time-sensitive projects of various sizes and complexities from the systems perspective to deliver defined scope on time and within budget to meet business needs. Responsible for end-to-end delivery including the change management process and ensuring minimum business impact. Establishes, builds and maintains healthy working relationships and partnerships with clients, vendors, business counterparts and peers. Possesses strong planning and organization ability, as well as good communication and negotiation skills. Exhibit core project management capabilities including project planning, scope management, issuerisk management, resource planning and financial management. Responsibilities and Essential Functions Provides leadership level presentations, work initiatives, team metrics and operational metrics Adjusts project scope and timing as needed by instituting and applying established best practices and project management methodologies. Develops communication plans and interfaces with matrix teams, IT leadership, business leadership, and external vendorspartners to execute on responsibilities Creates a plan related to portions of a larger project or an entire small project Partners with application teams and vendors, when appropriate, to deliver projects Identifies constraints, issues and risks and provides mitigationcontingency plans. Provides information to make effective project decisions Actively contribute to the functional direction and development strategies Supports IT management in the creation and monitoring of service standards and development efforts which impact the Information Technology and clientbusiness area May coordinate and manage one or more project teams in their Infrastructure tower, and may partner with other delivery teams across IT Ensure that projects requiring tower participation are scoped properly according to the Infrastructure team structure and standard practices Ensure that resources required for project work are allocated correctly across projects Support Shared Services team and resource managers for resource planning that spans project and baseline needs Ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget, adhere to high quality standards, and meet stakeholder expectations Helps determine project implications to schedule, scope, costs as fulfillment or scheduling issues arise Basic understanding of key technologies used in infrastructure towers (mainframe, Open Systems, Storage, Backup, Middleware) Keeps teams informed about project scheduling needs and upcoming key dates Skills Enterprise Competencies Customer Focus - is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers acts with customers in mind and establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect Dealing with Ambiguity - can effectively cope with change can shift gears comfortably can handle risk and uncertainty and can decide and act without having the total picture Interpersonal Savvy - relates well to all kinds of people-up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization Learning and Applying Quickly - learns quickly when facing new problems a relentless and versatile learner and quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything Organizational Agility - knowledge about how the organization works knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network and understand the culture of the organization Managing and Measuring Work - Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions sets clear objectives and measures monitors process, progress, and results designs feedback loops into work. Perspective - can discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future can think globally and looks toward the broadest possible view of an issuechallenge Priority Setting - quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal and create focus eliminates roadblocks Problem Solving - looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers is excellent at honest analysis and uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions Position Qualifications 5 years of related work experience as a project team member, including 2 or more years in a project leadership position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 2 years Infrastructure engineering, operations, or application development experience Demonstrated ability to manage projects from inception to successful implementation Proven track record of executive level presentation strategies and materials (Project, PowerPoint, Excel) Strong critical thinking, analytical, technical, communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills Solid written and verbal communication skills ability to present complex technical ideas to cross-functional audiences, business implicationspriorities to technical teams, and can bring project challenges to managements attention effectively Expertise in the use of Project Management methodologies and tools, including MS Project, MS Office Ability to foster effective working relationships with the project team, and partner IT and business departments Proven ability to develop solid working relationships and establish a high level of credibility across functions and lines of business and infrastructure domains (voice and data networks, contact and service center, data center infrastructure and operations, information security and protection) Intermediate knowledge of Agile work flow process EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or

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