Technical Project Manager

Location: West Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type: Contract

Are you an IT professional eager for a new challenge? Your education and experience will be valued in the highly visible position of Technical Project Manager. We seek an individual with client-focused experience demonstrating the ability of translating client needs into the development of new or modifications of current software products and services. If you possess strong interpersonal skills and are detail oriented, you could be a great asset to us in this position which requires working closely with clients and stakeholders through the implementation process. Consider joining our team, where you will enjoy full support in the advancement of your career with a company at the top of the industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with business and IT leadership to ensure alignment
  • Coordinate the following cross-functional teams as appropriate and as indicated by standard development process to ensure successful software or application release; quality assurance, technical documentation, technical operations, training, technical support, and marketing.
  • Create and maintain a project plan that tracks the completion and delivery of all IT milestones, including development, quality assurance, documentation, and deployment. Compiles a master project plan using input from multiple managers and planners.
  • Provide regular project status, milestones, and risk to all stakeholders. Conducts coordination meetings and provides status reports.
  • Provide/present project updates to executive management.
  • Act as the Technical Project Manager to manage and deliver Application Development projects implemented using Microsoft Azure Cloud and .NET technologies.
  • Works closely with stakeholders in IT and business to ensure alignment between business needs and project deliverables.
  • Responsible for prioritizing project work based on mutually agreed upon goals between business and IT
  • Creates and maintains a project plan that tracks the completion and delivery of all IT milestones, including development, quality assurance, documentation, and deployment.
  • Responsible to track budget and spend for each project.
  • Provides weekly project status, milestones, and risk to all stakeholders.
  • Conducts coordination meetings and provides status reports. Will be responsible to prepare and provide status presentations for executive audience.
  • Demonstrates deep and broad product knowledge.
  • Accomplishes all of the above in accordance with standard procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate or Associates Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, Network, Business, or equivalent work experience
  • PMI Certification preferred but not required.
  • 4+ years of related work experience with 2+ years project management or related experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft Project and Project Server (or comparable Enterprise Project Management Solution) required.
  • Prior experience with IT Governance and Compliance is a plus but not required.
  • Prior hands on application development experience and good understanding of Microsoft technology stack is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to present project updates to executive management.
  • Excellent project management skills and proficiency with Microsoft Project and Project Server (or comparable Enterprise Project Management Solution) required.
  • Attention to detail and solid understanding of the projects is required.
  • Strong ability to build consensus; ability to influence others
  • Ability to solve problems across multiple domains.
  • Experience leading software development teams and/or software implementation projects.
  • Knowledge of SDLC methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile, and experience in implementing best practices.
  • Ability to handle change and a proven record of delivering products to market according to plan and budget.
  • Effective in a fast pace environment, enjoys working in teams, and is a self starter/motivator.
  • Ability to work on/manage multiple projects concurrently.                         
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