Project Manager (Agile, Jira, Banking/Financial exp)

Contractual | 8 Months |
Jersey City, NJ, New Jersey, USA
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Currently, we are looking for talented resources for one of our listed clients. If interested please reply to me with your updated resume or feel free to reach out to me for more details at (949) 522-6255

Title: Project Manager
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Duration: 8 Months
Worksite: 3 days in office and 2 days Hybrid

Project Management Responsibilities: 

  • Learn and internalize initiative drivers and requirements
  • Lead multiple sub-projects and/or special assignments concurrently within the initiative, using waterfall or agile project methodologies
  • Coordinate with project stakeholders and subject matter experts; evaluate project scope and drive project direction and document impacts
  • Deliver effective communication (written and verbal) to all levels including executive management
  • Act as a strategic and tactical leader from project conception through implementation
  • Drive project Business Requirements; including interviewing business process or product owners, authoring scope, gaining approvals, updating project scope changes
  • Manage, project dependencies, communicate and author changes to the Business Requirements, which includes all scope increases, decreases, or clarifications
  • Maintain and distribute meeting minutes, project summaries, and project documentation.
  • Communicate to executive teams utilizing dashboards, decks, and/or material appropriate for senior leadership review and discussions
  • Review IT design and technical documents to ensure they effectively meet business/operational needs based on business requirements
  • Track, update, escalate, and communicate project issues, risks and gaps, and action items while driving the identification of priority and project or program impacts
  • Develop and execute project plans, conduct follow-ups and update project documentation by established processes
  • Through all lifecycles of the project serve as the Business liaison which includes attending all project meetings, making key project decisions, identifying Business owners, escalating Business risks and issues, taking responsibility for delivering Business tasks
  • Develop a strategic network across the organization which can be utilized to drive projects successfully
  • Participate or drive User Acceptance Testing (UAT), partner/3rd party integration testing, friendly-user-testing, pilot testing, and production validation
  • Drive post-implementation tasks, archive documents, participate in lessons learned meetings, project rollout, and post-implementation product results tracking

Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or relevant field
  • 6 - 10 years experience in project management, business analysis or technical experience, and planning
  • Experience
  • Experience in publishing, updating, and communicating project Business Requirements
  • Experience in summarizing and clearly articulating issues and risks to project teams and management
  • Experience in developing project plans, testing plans, and mitigation plans
  • An understanding of business procedures, financial services, and technical terminology
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and negotiation skills, must behave as an owner
  • Has organizational, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Clearly understands waterfall and agile practices and principles
  • Proficient in Jira, Confluence, and MS Excel. Visio and SharePoint, PowerPoint
  • Previous experience as Agile Couch, SME, Product Owner, or Scrum Master
  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Technical background a plus
  • Previous coding experience is a plus
  • Previous project management experience in the IT area of an Investment Bank a plus

About us:
At our organization, we take our mission and values to heart! We are on a mission to offer more and better jobs all over the world! Our goal is to care for you while you care for our clients and get you paid the highest pay possible. All our associates working with us are expected to embrace our RACE values: R - Results Matter, A- Approachable, C - Care, and E - Emergency i.e. work with a sense of urgency.

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