Reference # 18-01926 Title Information Technology - Project Manager
Location Phoenix, ARIZONA
Position Type
Experience Level
Start Date / End Date 02-01-2019 --- 30-06-2019
Description
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Technical Project Manager

Imagine designing world-class online educational experiences for hundreds of thousands of K-12 students, teachers, parents, and school staff in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Education is creating award-winning educational web applications and you can contribute to our success by crafting the very best user interfaces using the bleeding-edge web technologies.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) IT division seek a Technical Project Manager who is self-driven and thrives working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that operates on collaboration and partnership with all business stakeholders. The successful candidate will have extensive technical expertise, demonstrate previous experience and success in large, enterprise-wide products/projects with an emphasis on software development and data warehousing projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES
" Directs and monitors all activities for large, high risk, major technology-based projects from initiation to delivery; projects cross platforms, applications, and/or business lines
" Works with stakeholders to develop technology concepts, requirements, design alternatives, project schedules, and costs for project initiatives
" Plans and directs complex project and program schedules and budgets, monitoring and tracking
" Manage all phases, dependencies, risks, and strategy to meet project and account objectives
" Provides consistent and comprehensive status reports, project updates, and ongoing cost analyses, significant issue management and resolution
" Manages and drives multiple projects
" Delivers work effort and project artifacts that demonstrate a commitment to transparency and traceability
" Directs the activities of project staff and is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources are allocated and maintained to facilitate the successful completion of the project
" Ensures the ongoing process/system capability associated with projects and manages any changes required to meet or exceed the expectations established in project designs
" Works with product owner to coordinate training plans for newly released functionality
" Works with system users to capture system deficiencies and work with product owner to manage change control
" Identify/recommend process improvements when gaps are uncovered

REQUIREMENTS

" BS Degree CS or MIS or equivalent
" 5+years' experience in Software project management roles
" PMP, Six Sigma, Agile certification strongly preferred
" Proficient in project and program management techniques, understands multiple software development methodologies, and uses current tools and techniques to monitor and measure project performance
" Listens, asks appropriate questions, and respects the viewpoints of others
" Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members; builds morale and team productivity by recognizing and praising the efforts and achievements of the team
" Works effectively across team boundaries; develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
" Demonstrated ability to use discretion and make sound decisions
" Ability to excel in a collaborative and distributed team environment
" Ability to work with a minimal amount of direction while being pro-active in keeping management informed of project related issues, changes, and risks
" Ability to work under pressure and maintain confidentiality
" Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of employees ranging from entry level to senior leadership
" Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and shift priorities quickly
" Excellent written and verbal communication skills
" Proven strong relationship-building and communication skills with team members and business users
" Experience in the education industry preferred