Senior IT Project Manager - Banking

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Status: 6 Month Contract

Job Reference No: 573

Job Category: Project Management, Application Development, Banking, Agile

Career Level: Senior

Number of Staff to Supervise: N/A

Work Experience: 10+ years in IT Project Management, Application Development, PMP, ITIL, Agile

Industry: Banking

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Senior IT Project Manager - Banking

 

Job Title: Senior IT Project Manager - Banking

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Status: 6 Month Contract

Job Category: Project Management, Application Development, Banking, Agile

Career Level: Senior         

Work Experience: 10+ years in IT Project Management, Application Development, PMP, ITIL, Agile

Industry: Banking

                               

DESCRIPTION:

The main function of an IT Project Manager is to oversee the application of project management methodology during all phases of the project cycle, with responsibilities that include project design, scope management, cost control, quality and performance reporting. 

 

Main Job Responsibilities:

• Define test plans and ensure that products are defect free before User Acceptance Testing. 

• Develop, track and manage project budget, project plans, timelines and scope. 

• Effectively oversee project staff (direct reports, matrixed reports, contractors, and interns), delegating work to appropriate leads.

• Efficiently communicate to stakeholders to manage expectations and project progress.

• Ensure appropriate systems development and project management processes are being utilized. 

• Ensure that necessary risk assessments are continually reviewed and monitored and proactively addressed in a timely fashion.

• Facilitate the User Acceptance Testing process, developing rollout plans and procedures. 

• Lead teams of developers in the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet business needs. 

• Make presentations to steering committees or project sponsors. 

• Manage medium to large scale projects working collaboratively with business stakeholders, vendors, and technical resources.

• Manage project resources including procuring project staff, developing, motivating, coaching and advising.

• Partner closely with other members of functional project teams to define business requirements. 

• Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses. 

• Successfully plan, execute, control and close projects against defined scope and budget using the organization’s procedures and policies.

 

Must Haves:

• 8-10 years of overall professional experience.

• 5 years of professional experience as a senior project manager in financial services industry.

• PMP or PMI certification.

• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Project.

• Extensive practical experience and knowledge with techniques for planning, organizing, and monitoring multiple IT projects simultaneously.

• Demonstrated ability to be flexible/ adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities.

• Strong ability to assess risk and apply management principles to technology applications/products and business functions. 

• Experience delivering technology and business application solutions in a large-scale, multi-platform systems environment.

 

Education:

• Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. 

 

Nice to Haves:

• Knowledge of Planview.

 

Soft Skills:

• People management and team building skills. 

• Proven ability to learn business processes quickly and to work well with business partners at different levels within the organization.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Attention to detail.