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Company: MATRIX Resources

Location: New York City, NY

Date Posted: August 15, 2014

Source: Matrix Resources

Our Clients Senior Project Manager is an experienced software development project professional that manages Client engagements through all stages of our methodology. Project Managers at our client must be analytical experienced-based problem solvers with strong written and verbal communication skills and thrives on being engaged at all levels of the project. Candidates must be self-starters, able to quickly learn knowledge and requirements of the projects and practically apply them in a fast-paced Client driven environment. The Senior Project Manager has extensive experience understanding requirements, delivering Client engagements in a digital strategy, user experience, and software engineering context working closely with business analysts, designers and developers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for developing overall project management strategy and working with discipline leads and project teams to execute on the Client engagement.
  • Develops and manages project plan by working with discipline leads (BD, BA, UX, and Engineering) to determine required tasks, task groupings ...

Our Clients Senior Project Manager is an experienced software development project professional that manages Client engagements through all stages of our methodology. Project Managers at our client must be analytical experienced-based problem solvers with strong written and verbal communication skills and thrives on being engaged at all levels of the project. Candidates must be self-starters, able to quickly learn knowledge and requirements of the projects and practically apply them in a fast-paced Client driven environment. The Senior Project Manager has extensive experience understanding requirements, delivering Client engagements in a digital strategy, user experience, and software engineering context working closely with business analysts, designers and developers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for developing overall project management strategy and working with discipline leads and project teams to execute on the Client engagement.
  • Develops and manages project plan by working with discipline leads (BD, BA, UX, and Engineering) to determine required tasks, task groupings/sequence, milestones, dependencies, schedule, work, and resource/role assignments.
  • Determines the project approach and methodology (waterfall, agile/Scrum).
  • Participates in writing Change Requests and Statement of Work (SOW) relative to scope, activities/tasks/work streams, deliverables by stage, timeframe, milestones, assumptions, required resources, and work (Cost).
  • Accurately forecasts resource utilization using client processes and tools.
  • Responsible for project accounting and time reporting and subsequent client invoice.
  • Ability to work across several projects with one or more Junior Project Manager(s) or as the primary Project Manager on a large-scale engagement.
  • Ability to engage and facilitate clients in multigenerational program planning and technology roadmaps that aligns to enterprise architecture, business objectives and strategy.
  • Manages day-to-day team project operations and activities, and ensures work is progressing as planned across all disciplines (BA, UX, tech, and testing).
  • Manages, communicates, and documents project tracking/project control collateral for scope, decisions, actions, stakeholders, communication plan, session/meeting plans and schedules, project plan, issues, and risks for projects.
  • Manages, schedules, budgets, documents/collateral, and overall project organization to ensure project deliverables dates are clearly communicated, understood and executed upon; updates and revises schedules weekly to maintain accurate project forecasts.
  • Escalates issues accordingly via the appropriate channels; facilitates and organize weekly team and client status calls.
  • Ability to work across several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to document business requirements, business process workflows, feature scope lists and priority, and functional specifications.
  • Consistently manages client expectations and solicits and acts on client feedback.
  • Identifies needs that Clients may not recognize and ensure approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs; develops long lasting trusted advisor relationships with clients.
  • Ensures vendor performance is monitored and actions are taken if performance warrants.
  • Manages quality assurance and user acceptance process for deliverables.
  • Manages tracking and resolution of defects, and re-test/acceptance of client.
  • Masters and maintains knowledge of client's business, competition, and industry trends.
  • Identifies business development "add-on" sales opportunities at the current client.
  • Leads the training/mentoring of junior project managers on our clients project management methodologies and best practices as required
  • Understands, owns, and manages requirements
  • When needed, able to collect and validate requirements, specifications, business processes, recommendations and document them.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 years experience managing technology related and application development projects multi-generational programs of progressing size and complexity.
  • Experience bidding and executing Time and Expense and Fixed Price project contracts.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a management or technology consulting firm context (Not equivalent to independent contractor consultant).
  • An experience in Business Analysis a plus.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience managing digital application development related projects across web, mobile, social, and enterprise technology software contexts.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Able to use MS Project to plan and manage projects.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), bug tracking, wiki, and other related project management and common collaboration tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with a variety of methodologies from Agile/Scrum to Waterfall.
  • Organized and structured in written and oral communications with an ability to level the communications appropriately for the target audience (from internal team communications to C-level client presentations).
  • Demonstrated experience managing business analysis, design and technical teams.
  • Able to understand and evaluate technical architecture and engage in design discussions.
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering and documenting business requirements, business process workflows, user experience specifications, and functional specifications.
  • Experience developing strategies for achieving client business goals, including creation of maturity models and product roadmaps and development of strategic short and long term plans.
  • Experience serving as the functional subject matter expert on projects based on previous experience and/or the ability to quickly learn and become the resident expert.
  • Understands the elements of User Experience and the application and benefits of a User-Centered Design process in the delivery of solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with software testing including defining appropriate test approaches, writing test plans, scenarios and scripts, executing testing and managing functional resources executing test scripts, reporting on and communicating test status and managing the resolution of defects.

Desired Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Experience managing implementation projects utilizing custom SharePoint, Drupal, .NET, Java, K2 application components.
  • JavaScript/Flash Action script/HTML/CSS experience a plus.
  • Prior experience working with online interactive products at creative agencies.
  • Prior experience with database driven marketing programs.
  • Knowledge of marketing lifecycle and/or systems development lifecycle.
  • Experience managing SEO/SEM analysis projects and activities.
  • PMP certification from PMI.
  • Agile or Scrum certification.
  • MBA or Masters degree in Information Technology.

Application Requirements
  • Client will not accept subcontractors
  • You must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.


Required Qualifications:
  • Project Manager
Benefits/Perks
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • and Life Insurance for Full-time W2 Consultants. Supplemental Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Dependent Care Assistance. 401(k) with Roth feature. Free e-Learning Courses

About MATRIX

For more than 30 years, MATRIX has helped talented technology professionals get ahead in an ever-changing marketplace. Whether you are actively pursuing new job opportunities, or simply seeking market insight or career advice, we have you covered.

In the past 5 years alone, the MATRIX team has connected more than 12,000 IT and Telecom specialists with new contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire opportunities at companies across the U.S. Our clients range in size from the Fortune 50 to small start-ups, and span all major industries. Over that same time, we’ve reached hundreds of thousands more technology professionals with our Staffing and Professional Services blogs, Salary Surveys, Tech Trend articles, Newsletters and, of course, through one-on-one conversations with our experienced Recruiters and Account Executives.

At nearly $200 million in revenue in 2013, MATRIX is able to offer access to top-tier client companies, value-added services and benefits that rival or exceed those of even our largest competitors. Our outstanding benefits package includes optional medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, as well as free and discounted skills training. The MATRIX team also offers more personalized services such as career advice, resume customization and interview preparation - keeping the focus on you, your career, and how best to assist you on your journey. So whatever your career destination, we’re how you get there.

Please Note: Your resume will never be submitted to a client company without your prior knowledge and consent to do so.

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