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Project Manager (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Project Manager for our client in Jersey City, NJ. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • Manage the project plan, drive project completion, facilitating issues, maintaining control over scope and ensuring that project artifacts are maintained
  • Manage project backlog using JIRA sprints and epics and Banks internal project management tools
  • Co-ordinate project work prioritization with users and the development team
  • Co-ordinate project releases with Application Support and Release Management teams
  • Prepare materials to present to stakeholders or technology, both visually and in textual form
  • Manage project risk. Proactively identify and engage key project stakeholders/partners to avoid unanticipated issues and gaps during project execution.
  • Pro-active status reporting and key issues. Weekly and monthly reporting on project details and status to various stakeholders, partners, PMO, tech execs, etc.
  • Monthly resource allocation process to forecast resource needs for upcoming month. Collaborates and communicates with other project managers and dev leads, and managers to coordinate resources among multiple workstreams, cross-project initiatives and activities.
  • Successfully execute all relevant project phases to design, build, test, and implement deliverables required to achieve project objectives and benefit targets.
  • Assist in the development of project budgets and monthly budgetary tracking in compliance with the bank's financial practices.
  • Effectively directs internal and external resources to achieve business solutions within project guidelines.?

Primary Skill:

  • Agile tools (Jira)

Required Skills:

  • 7+ years of experience in financial services
  • Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle and Agile methodology
  • The ability to effectively communicate with both the business and technology.
  • The ability to communicate within a multi-disciplined team, across multiple locations and time zones, and to interact with demanding business users.
  • A flexible, hardworking and "can do" attitude; comfortable working in a fast paced environment with frequent release cycles and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Excellent technical skills; SQL, MS Excel, Jira, MS Project, SharePoint, Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required.
  • Ability to handle pressure/conflict


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