Project Manager

Professional Services Herndon, Virginia


Description

Our Project Managers are adept multi-taskers who can juggle multiple priorities, provide outstanding service to our customers, work closely with team members and ensure that together, they achieve an outstanding outcome.  In the Federal Division, our Project Managers are intimately familiar with the software development life cycle (SDLC) and they know how to work in a fast-paced, challenging, software-driven environment. They create full-scale project plans, oversee necessary communication documents, direct and manage projects from beginning to end, follow the Federal Division processes and procedures, define project scope, goals and deliverables and collaborate with senior management and stakeholders.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Learn the features, functions, and standard configuration of the Federal Division products
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Proactively communicate with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Develop and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Work with Accounting to coordinate project invoicing
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Ensure that all deliverables are of high quality
  • Collaborate with team-members to define requirements
  • Collaborate with team-members to define test plans and cases
  • Collaborate with team-members to plan deployment activities
  • Track project milestones, deliverables, project costs, project budget, and manage monthly invoice process
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and develop contingency plan
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the Project
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

Requirements:

  • 5-7+ years’ direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of project initiation, planning, development execution and delivery
  • Experience managing software development related projects in Agile and Waterfall environments
  • Understanding of web-application programming; especially java development
  • Familiarity with database and operating systems, specifically Oracle, SQL Server, UNIX and Windows
  • Familiarity with application servers such as Web Logic, WebSphere, and JBoss
  • Experience with commercial-off-the-shelf Case Management, Business Process Management, Regulatory or workflow web applications is a huge plus
  • Experience with MS Project, JIRA and Confluence
  • Project management certification required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments
  • Ability to quickly defuse tension among project team with sensitivity and discretion should it arise
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment