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Senior Project Manager

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Company: Altisource Labs

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date Posted: June 1, 2014

Source: TheLadders.com

Altisource® Labs is driving global software innovation at Altisource, one of NASDAQ’s fastest growing stocks, with an end goal of causing major disruption in the financial services industry and beyond. Altisource Labs is a start-up in the best sense of the word. We have small, high-caliber, focused teams and a mission-driven culture. However, unlike most start-ups, we also have the swagger and financial stability of a billion dollar company. That combination means high financial upside with little risk; offering a unique chance to shift your career into hyper-drive. Our mission is to transform entire industries. To do that, we need the best talent out there. The software we build matters to millions of people every day, and solves real world problems. It is complex. It is challenging. We are building a team to execute on that vision. What we do today is impressive. What we do tomorrow will be ...

Altisource® Labs is driving global software innovation at Altisource, one of NASDAQ’s fastest growing stocks, with an end goal of causing major disruption in the financial services industry and beyond. Altisource Labs is a start-up in the best sense of the word. We have small, high-caliber, focused teams and a mission-driven culture. However, unlike most start-ups, we also have the swagger and financial stability of a billion dollar company. That combination means high financial upside with little risk; offering a unique chance to shift your career into hyper-drive. Our mission is to transform entire industries. To do that, we need the best talent out there. The software we build matters to millions of people every day, and solves real world problems. It is complex. It is challenging. We are building a team to execute on that vision. What we do today is impressive. What we do tomorrow will be groundbreaking.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for project/program management for multiple mission critical projects that will require matrix management of project activities across all participating functional areas. Project assignments could be broad in nature requiring conceptualization and initiative Plan and supervise activities for multiple small and large-scale projects Set and manage project expectations ensuring all applicable functional areas are engaged on the project Initiate and drive project planning activities such as Statement of Work and Management (WBS, Project Change Control, SOW), Stakeholder Identification and matrix Human Resource Management, Risk & Issues Management, Communication Management, project financials, and regular project status reporting Create and maintain a project schedule for each project by identifying and monitoring resource estimates, overall project timeline, project milestones, task dependencies and critical path Control and track project performance in respect to Time, Cost, and Quality by constantly evaluating project progress, conducting regular team status meetings, reporting project status on periodic basis to management and the project team, executing and updating management plans as necessary, resolving issues and maintaining documentation Works directly with user community for project definition and can articulate business information to the group. Builds partnership relationships within and across the systems and business units. Initiates discussions with users or external groups to define projects and resolve issues. Prepare and conduct informal and formal presentations

Key Result Areas:
In the first 90-120 days, the Senior Project Manager will be assigned to multiple projects and expected to provide leadership from scoping through closure. Additional projects will be assigned as previous projects are completed. The Senior Project Manager is accountable for: Quickly documenting and ensuring agreement upon the project scope, assimilating the team and developing a project schedule for completion of the project Ensuring that all stakeholders and team members are kept up to date on project status, issues and dependencies through effective communication methods Driving project team to meet deliverables on time and on budget, including participation in technical discussions and problem solving sessions as required to achieve the project outcomes

Experience:
Five to seven years of previous project management and/or consulting experience Demonstrated background in successfully delivering large technology projects Ability to effectively communicate and lead teams in multiple locations. Extensive experience dealing with offshore resources. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent negotiation and partnership skills. Must possess the ability to combine functional, technical, and project management expertise. Flexible attitude that enables the individual to deal comfortably with changing priorities. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project management processes and related methodologies Demonstrated knowledge and experience in software development and IT infrastructure project lifecycles (e.g., waterfall, RUP, Agile, etc.) Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, SharePoint)

Qualifications:
Comfortable in ambiguous and fast paced environment Able to operate at a high level while willing to work on intimate details of a situation Able to manage multiple tasks in parallel Crisp communication and presentation skills Organization and time management skills
- operates independently with minimal guidance by management Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred A Bachelor’s Degree in project management, technology or business-related field Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt Certification a plus

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