Randstad Sr. IT Project Manager - Cloud Services in Pleasanton, California

Sr. IT Project Manager - Cloud Services


Pleasanton, CA

Date Posted:

Monday, October 17, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Project Manager - Cloud Services

  • Possible travel required

  • On site required

  • PMP, PMP-ACP, ITIL or ScrumMaster preferred

  • 6 month to 2 year assignment duration

Job Description

The Cloud Services IaaS Lead Project Manager is responsible for designing and leading projects associated with strategic IT-Business issues and opportunities. The Lead Project Manager may manage specific aspects of one or more projects, or multiple aspects of a single project. Project Management will be across Cloud Services with initial emphasis with IaaS Domain.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Employs expertise as a generalist or specialist

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong leadership, team building, and coaching/mentoring skills

  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills with a track record of producing analytical reports and action plans

  • Considered functional expert in field within KP

  • Matches appropriate IT methods to identified client needs

  • Thorough knowledge of policies, practices and systems

  • Plan own workload and those of others, prioritizing key tasks and ensuring the appropriate allocation of time and effort to achieve the required results

  • Lead moderate to complex work streams

  • Use industry standard waterfall and agile project management processes, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Six Sigma practices and tools to improve how we do business

  • Regularly contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards

  • Leverages knowledge and prior business experience to develop and present rational conclusions, recommendations and implementation strategies and plans

  • Having a wide-ranging experience uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Provide guidance to matrixed team members and ensure the successful execution and delivery of the assigned projects

  • Correlate analysis and highlight implications of findings in order to propose key alternatives/recommendations

  • Adapt to changing circumstances and seek alternative ways of achieving project implementation goals

  • Ensure the current and proposed processes are well understood and supported by stakeholder areas

  • Build consensus with clients by contributing information and perspectives that direct the project

  • Collaborate to develop and maintain short term and long term roadmaps and plans

  • Advocate for best practices and train teams and individuals as needed

  • Monitor project adherence to project delivery standards

  • Contribute to operational and project delivery performance and status reports

  • Produce clear, accurate and effective documents, presentations and reports individually or in collaboration with others without significant oversight or any administrative support

  • Analyze reports, raw data and subjective inputs to produce constructive insights and recommendations for managers and leadership

  • Work with project teams, managers and Compliance to ensure compliance with all SOX and other regulatory or process standards, including SDLC

  • Contribute to budget and financial planning and operations as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (8) years of project management experience.

  • Bachelor s degree in health care, business administration, or related field OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field required

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required

Top 3-5 Required Skills:

  1. Project Management

  2. IT Infrastructure and Virtualization

  3. ITIL Processes

Additional Requirements:

  • Understanding and Quick Study of Cloud Based Services: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, SoE, SoI and SoR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master s degree

  • 8 or more years experience leading and managing IT projects and initiatives, or functions in a highly diverse and complex environment.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent experience required

  • Experience in an IT PMO

  • Experience in a project support organization in a complex technology environment

Desired Skills:

  1. Cloud IaaS

  2. Cloud PaaS

  3. SaaS

Soft Skills:

  1. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  2. Strong leadership, team building, and coaching/mentoring skills

  3. Strong analytic and problem solving skills with a track record of producing analytical reports and action plans

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