Application manager

Downers Grove, IL 60515-579

Posted: 01/24/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 6990

Senior Applications Project Manager

Chicago suburban based educational Institution is looking to add a senior level Applications Project Manager to their IT team. This position requires superior knowledge and solid leadership experience working with development teams.

The successful candidate should have excellent analytical, technical,  and communication skills, have a self directed work approach, able to lead development teams in a fast paced development environment and should desire a position that will be both leading teams and " hands on".

Job Description:

The Senior Project Manager will be  responsible for working and leading  development efforts and teams on highly technical projects through the entire life cycle. They  will also be very hands on, serve as the technical adviser and team mentor lead, and being directly involved in the design, development, and testing of multiple project initiatives. Responsibilities will also include documenting and supporting the sites and extensions throughout the production life cycle.

  • Effectively leading the development efforts of teams on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Consistently building and supporting the company' s enterprise multi-site environment.
  • Providing  full lifecycle technical leadership on medium to large scale complex projects.
  • Follow established project management methodologies (Agile / Waterfall) throughout all projects, as well as using your own expertise to update current - and develop new - project management processes.
  • Work independently with minimal direct supervision as you direct activities of the project teams and communicate with the appropriate team leads or managers.

  • Project requirements/specifications. Detailed project schedule including WBS, project plan, dependencies and resource constraints
  • Project communication plan(Internal, external, informal and formal)
  • Project Issue and risk logs
  • Project roles and responsibilities and project budgets
  • Provide resource planning, scheduling  and actual resource task, hours, & budget targets - and document the variances
  • Manage project mitigation strategies (Schedule, budget and resources)
  • Participate in executive project review meetings.
  • Present concise presentations on project objectives, issues, status and current project health.
  • Mitigate and resolve any project conflicts.
  • Define the best method/approach for project execution, based on established project management guidelines and processes (e.g., SDLC/Waterfall, Agile, Rapid Application Development, etc.).
  • Ensure that established project controls, policies and procedures are being executed and are effective.
  • Follow up with team members, stakeholders, and clients when necessary to ensure accurate understanding of the project’ s health.
  • Lead or participate in product and vendor evaluations.
  • Lead or participate in product testing and product training.
  • Conduct performance evaluations of the project team members.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years application development experience in front end Web technology  environments
  • Minimum of 5+ years experience as an  Application project manager or project lead with Front end Web technology experience and product development along with proven management skills.
  • Strong experience and understanding of front end development. (  Ideal person will be somebody with development background and grown into a manager.)
  • Strong team facilitation skills and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience with project management tools (e.g., MS Project).
  • Intimate understanding of application development in both Waterfall and Agile environments 
  • Knowledge of  MS Project


    Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience work experience

Renee Larmon

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