Project Manager

8 - 10 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Dallas, TX
8 - 10 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

We have an immediate need for a professional with a solution focused mindset to help our customers solve business challenges through the use of technology. The ideal consultant is an individual who wants to be part of an energetic, innovative and successful team. If you have a strong background in providing public and private customers with technology and business project management, Sparkhound is interested in you joining our team.

As a Project Manager you will:

  • Proactively manage day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects from beginning to end, including client interaction and expectations
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential issues and devise contingency plans
  • Serve as Project Manager via management of end-to-end system development life cycle of both major and minor projects while supervising intermediate to senior level staff
  • Provide project leadership and direction to project resources in accordance with Sparkhound policies and procedures 
  • Develop full-scale project plans and project documentation
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support client contracts
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to project resources and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Plan, schedule and track project timelines, milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Provide leadership, guidance and resolution in responding to project related issues
  • Act as an effective liaison between client project stakeholders and Sparkhound, able to align Sparkhound’s various resources and capabilities to client project needs
  • Define project requirements, including leading and eliciting requirements gathering sessions
  • Develop costing proposals for new and existing projects, perform risk analysis, and manage change control
  • Provide or contribute to business analysis, and user needs analysis for projects
  • Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned 

Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years direct work experience providing senior level technology and/or business project management
  • Minimum 3+ years of direct project management experience which included leading teams of both technical and business resources
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP) preferred 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

 Technical Experience:

  • Experience leading large, complex custom software development projects utilizing the Microsoft stack, including SharePoint
  • Strong ability to work independently or in a team-oriented, collaborative environment while applying senior level experience to business and technology project decision-making
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Demonstrated experience with each phase of the Project Management Life Cycle
  • Demonstrated experience with each phase of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Competent and proficient with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Ability to bring projects to successful completion through political sensitivity
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other practices

What Else Would Help Me Stand Out?

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification or affiliation with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
  • Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM)
  • Expertise in Enterpirse Project/Program Management Systems (Microsoft Project Sever, BrightWorks, etc.)
  • Experience at a national/international IT consulting organization
  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree in business
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