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Project Manager

Denver, CO, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description: The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to defined timelines and within the allocated budget. The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that business and end users are consulted with and their input garnered for the project at hand. Responsible for assisting agency executive management, division directors, and information technology (IT) staff and leading project tasks, resources, including State personnel and deliverable. Use appropriate project management tools, reports, templates, mentoring, training, and coaching to IT project teams. Work directly with agency staff, as well as vendors and, when necessary, other state agencies in fulfilling and carrying out the requirements of assigned IT projects. Utilize project management best practices, including risk management, quality management, change management, change control and communication. Manage by providing leadership, collaboration, supervision, training, guidance and support to all IT project team members on assigned projects. Lead the effort for ensuring agency compliance with the State s project management policies and standards. Duties: Primary job duties include the following: Facilitate meetings across several teams and serve as the manager over multiple initiatives across multiple vendors. Some local travel to metro counties or other stakeholder locations is required. Maintain issue logs and document risk mitigation strategies Utilize a strong understanding of software development methodologies when formulating work plans/sprints Utilize a personal basic understanding of technical infrastructure in a cloud environment to drive questions/analysis to ensure completeness of sprints Create status reports, meeting notes and presentations using Microsoft products or Google Docs. Schedule meetings and conferences calls Track the status of project tasks by communication with task owners Maintain concurrent project plans Author documents to summarize risks, issues, solution alternatives, status or other for delivery to customers and executives Participate in release planning and command centers, as appropriate based on the initiative Minimum Requirements: Experience with hosting in Amazon Web Service Minimum of 10 years of experience in a system development environment Minimum of 5 years experience developing and managing technical projects, both waterfall and Agile Minimum of 10 years experience delivering projects Clear Communicator (written and verbal) Expert knowledge of common business applications; such as, Google Docs, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Microsoft Project Strong analytical and research skills using the internet and other tools Strong verbal communication skills and ability to facilitate a planning session or meeting Understanding of data governance, including the security requirements for PII and PHI. Must be able to work independently and be proactive in reaching for information Must be comfortable in an environment with rapid change, multiple vendors and multiple concurrent work streams and scrums Desired Experience: Understanding of a government environment, Colorado state or county experience preferred Experience in a cloud environment, Salesforce or AWS environment preferred Experience working in a government and specifically eligibility and enrollment environment, CBMS experience preferred Experience in the application of commonly accepted concepts and practices specific to user training and organization change management Available for occasional non-business hour work - provided by Dice