Business Project Manager

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

As a project management resource, the Systems Project Manager is assigned to projects of varying complexity and is expected to manage many projects at once. This individual will coordinate IT projects and ensure resources are assigned appropriate tasks to achieve project objectives, compile project status reports, manage project schedules and meetings and identify and resolve technical and business challenges associated with assigned projects. The Systems Project Manager will identify and analyze solution requirements; define and manage project scope, requirements, risks, budgets and deliverables while coordinating project activities; and ensures all project phases are documented appropriately.

Primary Success Factors: • Manages projects according to the current project management methodology and systems development lifecycle including scope, schedule, budget, risk and resource management. • Collaborates with appropriate working team members to document estimates and project delivery dates, including a cost-benefit analysis where applicable. • Keeps project schedules accurate and updated on a weekly basis, and communicate status to all stakeholders in a timely, clear and concise manner. • Negotiates priorities with appropriate stakeholders when conflicts arise. • Assures necessary business analysis functions are accomplished such as documenting requirements, testing application functionality and documenting process and data flow. • Develops a basic understanding of the application and the business domain related to the project. • Develops a basic understanding of the technical architecture and main components involved with the project. • Tracks all time spent on projects by accurately recording status in the time entry system. • Manages the project budget and communicate variances in a timely manner. • Participates in software and service contract negotiations when applicable. • Works with Program Manager to refine and maintain the program priorities backlog.

Required Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required • Seven or more years of hands-on project management experience required • Experience managing projects in the financial services industry • Experience executing projects utilizing iterative project management methodologies (Agile, SAFe) • Ability to understand and apply technical concepts to business solutions • Ability to lead a diverse project working team • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

As a condition of employment, we require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their hire date unless a medical or religious exemption is pre-approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regime (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine). New hires will be required to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status and submit proof of vaccination or documentation of a medical or religious exemption to be reviewed and approved prior to start date. New hires who are approved for medical or religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination will be subject to additional health and safety screening protocols.

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