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Sr. Project Manager - Digital Online Banking

Posted 4 months ago

Sr. Project Manager - Digital Online Banking

Position Overview

Client is looking for a Senior Project Manager-Digital Online Banking who will be responsible for leading project teams to deliver project(s) for Online Banking. Projects span across one or more business units. Managing resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of RFP, Vendor Management process, issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

The Senior Project Manager-Digital Online Banking has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. Verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case. The individual must be extremely adaptable, independent lead, and provide overall quality control to the project. Experience in leading technology solutions is required with a firm understanding of Waterfall and Agile methodologies. The role collaborates to define scope, requirements, project governance, design, testing, timeline, adheres to company PMO standards. The role requires exceptional communication skills and an ability to build and maintain working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Manage project scope and changes
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Act as an internal quality control check for the project
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication
  • Demonstrate extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business for
  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • A proven track record of leading and managing complicated technical product releases for clients in financial services industry across multiple platforms –desktop, phone, tablet, or other mobile modalities
  • Manage large-scale and multi-track projects that cross many departments of a business
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organization and with external vendors and partners
  • Experience in managing in Scrum Agile development best practices of product development
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP Certification) preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Math or similar
  • Minimum of 7 years of project management experience
  • Required online Banking/financial industry/digital banking projects experience
  • 10 or more years of professional IT experience in large scale, distributed environment with hands on experience in multiple technologies
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver on complex technology projects
  • 4+ years' experience in financial services preferred
  • Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
  • Experience managing vendors and RFP process
  • Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close
  • Producing project progress reports on actual vs baseline
  • Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), SharePoint and Microsoft Projects
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations, while adhering to their responsibilities and project milestone
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
  • Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Support diverse and inclusive work environment

Temporary Position:

Job Location: Hayward, CA