Project Manager (Technical Security) PM090718

Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date Posted: 09-07-2018
Job Title: Project Manager (Technical Security)
Duration: 6-9 Month engagement, with a possibility of a long term extension
Location: Jersey City, NJ

Job Description:
  • Coordinates activities, resources, and information sharing ensuring the delivery of projects and key milestones
  • Manages and maintains the project work plan, schedule, risk / issues, and documentation utilizing project management tools and techniques
  • Makes certain that clients’ needs are met as projects evolve
  • Monitors, tracks and reports on project’s progress
  • Proactively manages performance, cost, scope, schedule, quality and other key project management activities
  • Identifies, manages, and escalates risks, issues and change requests to appropriate decision makers
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status and Key Performance Indicators adequately to all participants and stakeholders
  • Successfully manages projects numerous resources – including those functionally aligned as part of the project and organizationally aligned resources
  • Responsible for the end-to-end integration of various work streams in order to deliver the intended project solution
  • Oversight/Manage/Lead project execution, integration and implementation
  • Manage work stream and governance meetings, maintains meeting minutes and action item follow ups
  • Ability to travel
Required Expertise:
  • 5 years’ experience as an IT project manager in a broad range of infrastructure related projects, mainly database solution and other Infrastructure related projects
  • Strong experience in IT / Cybersecurity; specifically in the SQL\Oracle database area
  • Background in technology, Linux, Microsoft Server, networking and middleware, with the ability to coordinate with subject matters amongst these teams
  • Self-starter, proactive and works well with diverse groups
  • Good MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel) skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to tailor messaging upward or downward as well as to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of security scanners (e.g. Qualys/DBProtect…)
  • Knowledge of CyberArk
  • Possesses professional knowledge of product / function and applies knowledge to project activities to enhance delivery
  • Deeply understands all project management disciplines and their key activities, processes, and artifacts
  • Understands the relationship of their project(s) to the overall program
  • Leadership – Ability to work with team members to set and achieve development goals and provide constructive feedback throughout the project lifecycle
  • Knowledge of a formal project management methodology (e.g. PMI, Prince 2, etc.) and/or the Technology SDLC/PDLC Process, project planning tools (eg. MS Project) and project change strategies
  • General Project Management – Experience creating appropriate project documentation, balances stakeholder needs, and effectively negotiates tradeoffs between scope, schedule, and budget; Balances needs of multiple stakeholders. Gains buy-in from groups who may be resistant to change
  • Schedule Management – Understanding of how to create, manage and understand impacts to project scope, constraints, and schedule. Manages projects according to work plan. Performs critical path analysis
  • Cost Management – Experience developing and routinely reassessing project budgets to account for variances and ensures accuracy. Creates budget reports to compare actual with forecasted costs
  • Communication Management – Experience creating performance and status reports for relevant stakeholders
  • Risk & Issue Management – Understands how to develop and manage project risk and issue management plans; Analyzes risks by probability and severity to assess their impact on project delivery; Implements solutions to mitigate risk threats
  • Resource Management – Understands how to develop project organization chart and governance structures. Defines roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Quality Management – Experience defining processes and standards around governance, communication, and quality. Develops deliverable acceptance plans and criteria
  • Change Request Management – Ability to identify and develop strategy for changes in scope, schedule, and cost. Develops strategic rationale for change including costs, benefits, tradeoffs, etc.
  • Implementation and Transition Management – Ability to create transition plans, identify lessons learned and applies the lessons learned to future projects
  • Integration Management – Understands how to identify and manage project and program interdependencies
 Desired Qualifications:
  • PMI / PMP certification
  • ITIL certification is a plus
  • Financial Services experience preferred
  • Experience managing large scale migrations is desired
  • Knowledge of US IT Security regulatory requirements and environment in financial services industry a plus (i.e. FFIEC, DFS, NIST).
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