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IT Project Manager Lead – Remote

Fast Switch, Ltd. Right Talent. Right Time.

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 10, 2021.

Our Client in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking an experienced IT Project Manager – Lead for a longterm contract role through 2022 – possibly longerNO CORP-TO-CORP SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION. Applicants must be able to work directly for Fast Switch as a W2 Employee (US Citizens and all other parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply). NO VISAS OF ANY KIND WILL BE CONSIDERED**** MASSACHUSETTS CANDIDATES HIGHLY PREFERRED**** W2 ONLY. USC OR GREEN CARD HOLDERS ONLY. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE ON EAD, H1, F1, H4 OR DO NOT LIVE IN THE US. Our ideal Project Lead candidate is proficient in handling long-term software development projects involving multiple disciplines and geographies. The Project Lead can work independently as a project leader, in agile practices, while managing several scrum and project teams simultaneously. The Project Leader will remove obstacles for the team, manage risks and issues, ensuring escalation at the appropriate time. The Project Lead will ensure that all ceremonies are held, and that the tasks and documentation associated with the project is up to date and developed. The team culture of working collaboratively, cross-functionally, using new technologies for data driven decision making combined with the work/life balance are among the core reasons people enjoy working in our team. An understanding of tools such as Jira, Confluence, Teams and GSuite will be an advantage.DescriptionWe has recognize the importance of an Enterprise Privacy, Data and AI Governance program and we are looking for a skilled and highly motivated individual with strong servant leadership and Project Leadership background to join this Enterprise Privacy, Data and AI Governance team within the Enterprise Technology Experience organization. The team embodies a culture of working collaboratively, cross-functionally, and using new technologies all in support of a culture of innovation and collaboration. A background in privacy will be a plus.Objectives of the roleDrive delivery of quality solutions tied to clearly understood business problem(s) and benefit(s)Deliver project/s objectives on-time, with quality, within scope and budgetDevelop, manage, monitor and report on all project/s tasks, activities, expectations, controls and deliverables; and provide management status at required cadence.Understand, apply, promote and contribute to Agile delivery methodologies, standards and toolsDemonstrate proven capability to be disciplined and flexible at the same time.Collaborate with product owner and provide input into and/or influence business strategies and direction that determine and shape projects.Supply accurate project estimates, using expertise to influence overall design and estimation processes.Identify resources issues and constraints and actively manage resource plan; coordinate across teams and with other project and scrum leads.Remain focused on big picture and prioritize competing responsibilities, while also managing daily team tasks in Jira.Understand, apply, promote and contribute to delivery methodologies, standards and tools.Provide solutions and continuous improvement opportunities to efficiently solve problems and provide critical thinking skills.Gain recognition as a trusted advisor / leader with customers and stakeholders at all levels of the organization across business and IT.Listen and effectively communicate with clarity, precision and transparency.Naturally lead and command authority; influence and inspire across a matrixed organization (i.e. without control or positional authority).Hold self and project team accountable for outcomes.Remove barriers to enable project team to complete objectives no matter how difficult; drive and influence decisions.Proactively coach and mentor team members within your organization and across the enterprise.Effectively negotiate priorities and solutions.Drive lessons learned and knowledge retention for future use.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS3+ years of Agile software development project delivery experience required (Scrum lead certification preferred)8+ years project management experience requiredExperience with data governance, privacy and compliance a plus.Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience in SAFe agile processesFinancial services experienceEducationBachelors degree required.