Reference # 19-00138 Title SR Google Project Manager
Location Phoenix, ARIZONA
Position Type Contract
Experience Level Contract
Start Date / End Date 18-03-2019 --- 30-09-2019
Description
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is hiring a self-motivated, experienced Project Manager to lead complex transformational initiatives to help the organization move from legacy to modern IT environments. Such projects typically have enterprise-wide impact involving scheduling challenges, conflicting stakeholder priorities, financial planning, resource constraints and dealing with a wide spectrum of cultural nuances between the various divisions in the organizations. Critical thinking and problem solving skills in a collaborative environment are essential requirements. A firm understanding of SDLC, ITIL, PM practices along with a good understanding of security requirements is the foundation to being successful in this demanding and fast paced environment.
Job Summary:
The current project is to migrate email and calendaring from an O365/exchange hybrid environment to Gmail and calendaring. This will involve planning for over 7500 accounts to be transferred in about 120 different locations across the state ensuring the staff are trained to handle the change with minimum impact to their day to day jobs. There are complex back-office operations with significant dependence on email and calendaring. This change is likely to touch many documented and undocumented processes, applications and will require skills to anticipate risks and put mitigation plans in place to avoid customer impact. It is recognized that this project will require extensive planning, strategy, communications and training for the entire organization in an effective manner. The ideal project manager will have the skills, knowledge and experience to handle delicate situations and drive this project to success.

Project Manager Responsibilities:
Develop and manage all relevant plans to ensure project success especially project plans, communication plans, training plans, risk management plans
Manage resources and schedules
Stakeholder management - assisting to prioritize and set expectations when competing project deadlines arise
Develop reporting content and produce reports for different stakeholders on appropriate performance metrics
Meet budgetary objectives and provide timely analysis and mitigation plans for any deviations
Maintain communications at various levels to ensure project success
Work with tech partners, vendors, other government agencies and architects to identify solutions and business process changes
Develop a dynamic project framework to facilitate the Plan, Do, Check, Act, Adjust methodology
Lead teams and meetings to manage scope and deliverables

Skills and experience:
Required:
Proven ability to manage change in dynamic, ambiguous environment and ability to influence without direct authority among peers and with leaders
Influence team members with innovative changes and improvements by challenging status quo and demonstrating risk taking
Worked in an organization with 5000- 10000 employees
10 years of PM experience with 5 years on large transformational projects
Advanced time management and analytical skills
Excellent customer-facing oral and written communication skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Use of PM tools like MS-office, G-suite etc.
Optional:
O365/Exchange to Google migration experience, a definite plus
Technical background in operations or development

Qualifications:
A college degree or equivalent experience
PMP or any other equivalent project management certification