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Technical Project-Program Manager
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #52100 Posted November 11, 2021


Description:

  • The Technical Project-Program Manager will provide leadership throughout the lifecycle of Information Technologies projects.
  • The ideal candidate will have solid experience with infrastructure, networking and datacenter migration projects with exposure to managing stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
  • In addition, they will possess a solid understanding and experience in SDLC and Agile methodologies.
  • The PM will be actively involved in requirements, analysis and designing solutions along with managing scope, schedule, and budgets.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with leading large desktop migration projects (2000+ devices), datacenter migrations, and/or email migrations (1000+ mailboxes) in large enterprise setting.

Top Requirements:

  • 5+ years desktop migration or support
  • 5+ years of experience leading large complex IT and/or M&A migration projects (2000+ devices migrated) in large enterprise setting
  • 5+ years of experience working in Agile environment

Team and Team size:

  • 12 members, all PMs

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with Customer Relationship & Implementation Services (CRIS) staff - from technical to executive level - to execute against project timelines throughout implementation lifecycle
  • Provide program leadership tied to infrastructure for internal systems and delivering solutions to customers
  • Own and facilitate program status and ongoing project meetings, including setting agenda, driving direction and decisions, documenting meeting notes, action items, owners and dates
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using department standard tools/templates
  • Create and actively maintain Project Plans, including issues, risks/mitigations, actions, assumptions and decisions (IRAAD), with noted dependencies, owners and timelines
  • Develop and deliver status reports, project schedules and presentations for visibility and transparency
  • Establish and maintain solid relationship with internal, external customers and 3rd party vendors
  • Ensure team awareness of project tasks and requirements, aligning to the program and project plans
  • Drive best-practices and documentation in support of repeatable processes
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/related field or 5+ years of related/equivalent experience
  • Solid experience with desktop migration and/or support
  • 7+ years or more work experience managing Infrastructure, Networking and/or Datacenter Migration projects
  • 4+ years of direct IT Technical Project Management experience, including:
  • Project Plan creation and management
  • Analysis of requirements and documentation
  • Stakeholder buy-in
  • Project Budget Management
  • Project Issue and Risk mitigation/resolution
  • Project Communication and follow-up
  • Understanding of Network and Systems technologies, including Microsoft email solutions
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple technical projects of varying duration (1-12+ months)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid ability to proactively communicate concise, written summaries of potential issues or risks
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to initiate and own all aspects of multiple projects
  • Solid experience utilizing SDLC and Agile methodologies to deliver projects
  • Solid inter-personal skills to communicate effectively across all levels and audiences (executives, technologists, engineers, customers, vendors and other business professionals)
  • Actively demonstrate critical thinking within daily activities and across all program/project work
  • Possesses solid quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with a can-do? approach to solving problems
  • Demonstrated self-confidence and self-reliance in all aspects of this role to include escalation
  • Demonstrated ability to define project scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines
  • Effectively manage and communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Liaise and effectively communicate unified messages to manager, leadership and project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Identify and manage program and project status, budgets/costs, dependencies and critical path
  • Proactively manage and communicate changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Ability to consistently time manage effectively across multiple projects in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Flexibility to adjust when needed, to think in the moment and propose solutions to challenges

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 1 – 2 rounds, depending on candidate
  • b. Video vs. phone? Video preferred
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? May be high-level technical discussion to help assess experience.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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