Project Manager/Application Development

  • Date Posted Jul 22, 2022
  • Location Toronto, Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 14641

Do you seek challenges and personal development opportunities, and have the courage to make a difference? Are you a motivated, flexible, creative team player with perseverance, excellent multi-tasking abilities and a proven track record for meeting strict deadlines? Then, Apply Now!

Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for a Project Manager/Application Development who will be responsible for managing large cross-portfolio programs and projects from end to end. This candidate will lead teams of internal and external stakeholders and technology partners to ensure projects of all sizes are completed in line with the team’s budget and timeline.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Management – Work closely with project sponsors, program managers, third-party vendors, application owners and other project managers to translate business cases, strategy and objectives into approved project plans. Manage project financials of $1MM-$5MM. Create resource plans consisting of BAs, Solution Designers, Development, QA and Operations to support project delivery and execution.
  • Issue/Risk Management – Proactively manage issues that will take projects off schedule by identifying solutions and getting stakeholder buy-in. Manage key risks and dependencies by implementing mitigation strategies; escalate issues and risks as appropriate.
  • Stakeholder Management – Communicate project status and progress to help internal and external partners make informed decisions. Comfortable communicating in governance meetings to a broad set of audiences including senior management and executive leaders (VP and above).
  • Collaboration – Lead teams of internal & external stakeholders and technology partners in the early seed phase to perform analysis and research to determine the viability of the initiative before completing a full business case. Define clear deliverables, roles and responsibilities and ensure all project team members are working towards established milestones.
  • Technical Acumen – Familiarity with the complexity of Banking IT ecosystems and architecture. A strong curiosity and desire to learn about new technology in the financial and retail banking space.

Desired Skill Set:

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in Application Development Project Management ideally within the banking industry.
  • Previous experience with Software Application Development
  • Experience managing complex technical projects in a matrix environment and completed projects through a full Software Delivery Life Cycle
  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field of study.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong problem skills
  • Expertise in MS Office Excel, Project, and PowerPoint

Nice to have:

  • PMP Certification
  • Previous experience with enterprise integration
  • Previous experience in a BA or QA position

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