Strategic Financial Solutions

  • IT Program Manager PMO

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Category
    Information Technology
    Job ID
    2019-1184
  • Overview

    Are you someone that loves the action of a startup but the job security that you get when working with a 10-year-old company? Would you enjoy helping our team to work smarter and not harder by infusing technology into our processes?  Do you like working in an environment where people genuinely like each other and look forward celebrating key wins and successes? Do you long for a high growth, decisive, fast-decision-making culture?

    Strategic Financial Solutions is a leading consumer finance company that specializes in helping people that have too much credit card debt. We were recently named the 21st Best Company to Work for in New York by Best Companies to Work For and have been certified as a Great Place to Work 4 times.  Additional honors include being named, two times, as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York City and to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States.

     

    We are looking for a smart, passionate, and experienced IT Program Management leader who can successfully lead and manage people and projects.  Deep Agile PM framework is required. 

    Responsibilities

    • As the Head of PMO, Lead IT Project Managers, Business Analysts and Quality Assurance Engineers to establish high performing project teams.
    • Exercise management authority in performance reviews, pay decisions, recruitment, and other employee decisions.
    • Implement and drive adoption of tools and processes to effectively manage the delivery of IT projects for the organization.
    • Portfolio management for in-flight and in-queue IT projects for all applications across all Lines of Business.
    • Resource planning to ensure proper staffing of approved projects. Includes employed staff, contractors, and outsourced resources.
    • Facilitate prioritization discussions between IT and Line of Business leaders to ensure alignment on the company’s IT project investments.
    • Manage the team to effectively capture functional and non-functional requirements for all projects. Ensure requirement traceability throughout the project lifecycle to ensure projects are delivered on scope.
    • Manage the team to provide effective project management for all projects. Includes budget, schedule, risk, resource, and scope management.   Includes effective stakeholder communication.
    • Ensure projects follow standard project methodologies. Agile methodology preferred, but able to adjust as necessary based on project specifics.
    • Ensure proper testing and sign-off of all projects prior to deployment to production.
    • Ensure stakeholder alignment on all projects prior to deployment to production.
    • Conduct post project assessment to capture learnings and ensure continuous improvement on tools and methodologies.
    • Provide department wide reporting on project priorities, status, risks.

    Qualifications

    • 10+ years’ experience managing software projects
    • Solid leadership, management and accountability skills
    • High emotional intelligence
    • Tolerant of ambiguity and the flexibility to excel in a fast-paced environment with evolving priorities
    • Experience with PMP, Agile and Scrum
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
    • Strong organizational and planning skills.
    • Demonstrated understanding of portfolio management concepts in a technology setting
    • Effective and creative problem solving.
    • BA or BS degree, preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems

    Nice to Have:

    • Expertise with JIRA
    • Salesforce experience and certification
    • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
    • Agile certification
    • Consulting background
    • Vendor management experience

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