Project Manager II - Senior Project Manager I

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Kansas City, MO3.9

Project Manager II - Senior Project Manager I-257569 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Primary Location MO-Kansas City

Full-time / Part-time Full-time
Employee Status Regular
Overtime Status Exempt
Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time
Shift Day Job

Job Sensitivity Tier II - Credit Check Mod

Job Summary:

Manages the various aspects of the technology project life cycle, ensuring adherence to National Information Technology; local project and program management principles and processes, including Technology Project Standards; and/or Treasury project standards.

Key Activities:
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to analyze business opportunities and problems, and develop project proposal justifications which include proposed solutions, strategic rationale and cost/benefit analyses, success measures, broad implications, milestones, critical success factors, initial risk assessments, and alternatives considered.
  • Oversees development of business requirements by focusing on defined scope and reinforcing customer perspective.
  • Defines how the project will be managed and establishes overarching project management plan, including appropriate gates and associated reviews.
  • Manages project plans to scope. Identifies and implements corrective action plans to meet scope, time, and cost constraints.
  • Directs the work of project team members and guides team in prioritizing work based upon knowledge of customer requirements, project schedule, and various dependencies.
  • Leads project teams through all project phases, including through various key recurring project team and ad hoc meetings.
  • Communicates regularly with project governance members and guides project through governance processes to ensure decision-making and delivery management activities are focused on achieving project goals, addressing risks, and fulfilling stakeholder requirements.
  • Communicates regularly with stakeholders on project milestones, plans, status, and progress.
  • Adjusts project plans and/or resources per discussions with key stakeholders and resource managers.
  • Tracks and manages various items through course of project via decision logs, risk registers/assessments, and lessons learned.

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in business, related computer technology, or equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years of technology project management experience, including end-to-end software development life cycle project management experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred.
  • Strong skill in MS Project or comparable project management tool.
  • Possesses strong technical aptitude, including knowledge of software development methodologies and processes (e.g., agile, RUP, waterfall, scrum); computing environments; and tools such as JIRA and ClearCase.
  • Practical knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM), or alternative project performance measurement practices.
  • Knowledge of and proven skills with project management through the full System Development Life Cycle to include the business/conceptual and initiation phases as well as analysis and requirements gathering (business, use cases/stories, functional/non-functional, and technical)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical individuals, and to determine and drive reporting and communication strategies. Uses persuasion and tact in advising on, and influencing, project objectives and direction, as well as project team. Skilled at negotiating commitments among various stakeholders and possesses excellent meeting and presentation skills, which includes handling difficult and/or sensitive conversations with key stakeholders.
United States citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status with at least three or more years of United States residency from the date of legal entry to the United States is required for this position.

This position has additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while preforming the job. These additional screenings would be initiated at the time of offer acceptance and can take up to a couple of months to be completed. You can begin work before the screening is completed; however, continued employment is contingent on acceptable screening results. The areas screened may include education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reference checks.

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