Job Description :
Phone/skype Hire
Location: Albany, NY
Duration: 12+ months
Rate: Open

The Project Manager will work directly with the ITS Chief Technology Office (CTO) and ITS Operations senior executive and other staff in the development, implementation, reporting & governance of multi-faceted, high visibility Enterprise ITS projects. Projects may include the transformation and rollout of a comprehensive Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program, migration of legacy Agency Novell infrastructures to the Enterprise AD infrastructure, migration of legacy file storage platforms to the Enterprise file storage solution, migration/transformation of legacy Agency servers and services at remote offices to the consolidated Enterprise Data Center offerings, transformation of existing Operational processes to align with the new ITS Enterprise standards, and supporting efforts related to the consolidation/closing of Agency/Cluster Data centers.
Provide project management, and technical leadership, thru experience and expertise with IT technologies and data center operation and migration processes. The candidate will support the successful delivery/outcome of broad range of any sub-projects/assignments for CTO. Daily activities will include but not be limited to:
Manage project over the full life cycle, from origination through close out in accordance with the NYS Project Management Guidebook R2 & ITS Standards, Procedures and Guidelines.
Prepare and manage including but not limited to: scope statement, schedule, budget, quality plan, risks, issues and communication plan, etc. Utilize formal project change process and communicate changes with all stakeholders
Frequent presentations and interaction with high level executive leaders related to highly visible ITS DCH projects
Manage the project team and its activities - acting as manager to a staff oriented in a weak matrix oriented organization, including negotiating with senior management on resource allocations, project responsibilities and tasking, mentoring and training resources as necessary
Develop detailed scope statements and document project requirements for complex projects by eliciting business goals, information needs and relative priorities from business users, project stakeholders and subject matter experts. This will possibly include interpreting technical data, facilitating/clarifying & communicating business/technical requirements with large, integrated teams including client and other third-party vendors
Maintain continuous alignment of project scope with strategic business objectives, and make recommendations to modify the program to enhance effectiveness toward the business results or strategic intent. Direct communication processes to ensure that advisers and decision-makers have timely information needed for quality discussions and decisions
Identify risks, their potential impact on the project and perform risk analysis, monitoring, and mitigation throughout the project. Perform analysis, write project specifications, resolve problems/issues and monitor to proactively prevent problems from occurring.
Conduct regular status meetings to ensure health checks synchronize with stakeholder’s expectations. Produce written project Weekly Status reports, as well as verbally communicating project status to team members and management which could include project status presentations to executives both inside and outside the Agency
Producing project documentation and deliverables using Microsoft Project, Visio, Excel, Word, ITSM Service Now, SharePoint, Power Point etc.
Possessing strong written and verbal communication skills

Skills Needed
84+ months experience working as Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certified Project Manager.
84+ months Project Management experience with multi entity project teams in the development and successful implementation of complex medium/large scaled Information Technology transformation projects to include technology infrastructure projects and some vendor software (COTS) implementations.
36+ months experience as a Project manager for State-wide Data Center Build/Consolidation projects OR an equivalent work experience managing complex, multi-disciplinary infrastructure rollout projects in a complex environment that includes working directly with vendors and cross agency staff to implement.
24+ months experience using and/or supporting business/project functions in ITSM Service-Now, EMC Isilon file storage, CommVault enterprise backup solution, Unisys Stealth security solutions, Microsoft SCOM & Splunk Monitoring/Log Management system
24 months of experience in managing projects for Federal, State or Local government entities.
Bachelor’s Degree
Copies of PMP Current Certification and Educational Degrees to be presented at Interview

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