Infrastructure Project Manager

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #62093 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a Financial firm based in the Los Angeles general area is seeking an Infrastructure PM to join them for an ongoing contract engagement.


  • Partners closely with Infrastructure Teams, understanding their plans and initiatives
  • Develops and maintains detailed project schedules, works with team to maintain / update schedules, integrates project plans into other release schedules and works with teams to resolve discrepancies among schedules and availability conflicts with resources
  • Very strong understanding of current infrastructure concepts with the proven ability to implement servers, VMware, SANs, networks, data centers and monitoring in a fast paced, high availability, ITIL environment. Ability to get the respect of the senior technical teams to lead projects, coordinate teams and handle issues and problems effectively in a timely manner
  • Manages deliverable estimation process, resource allocation and efficient utilization; negotiates resource conflicts with other project managers or resources managers as appropriate
  • Reports accurate status and process delivery monitoring through the phases of the Solution Delivery Management process
  • Provides effective day-to-day project management of multiple IT infrastructure related projects
  • Represents team recommendations to Senior Management, demonstrate influence over governance bodies, and communicate effectively via formal presentations
  • Builds strong relationships with business and technology leaders
  • Collect and report value metrics to enable leaders to make decisions in order to maximize returns across enterprise projects and programs
  • Ability to quickly learn and use new complex technical concepts and resolve issues with them in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to discuss complex technical concepts to the technical staff, stakeholders and business executives in a simple straightforward manner
  • Provides ongoing status updates on project progress, risks, change management and issue resolution


  • 3+ years of experience in managing IT infrastructure projects
  • Experience managing IT infrastructure projects
  • Working knowledge of some: Microsoft Active Directory, O365, SQL servers, Windows servers and clients, Windows OS Upgrades, NAS/SAN Storage, Data networking, Oracle, ERP, Wireless, Enterprise releases, Cloud, Cisco, Security, VMWare; is a plus
  • Proven experience in managing multiple, concurrent, technical projects
  • Understanding of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework
  • Experience delivering iterative solutions using standard project management methodologies
  • Experience managing both internal and outsourced IT resources
  • PMP/PMI or equivalent certifications, strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organization levels
  • Experience at working both independently and in a cross functional team-oriented environment is essential
  • Ability to assess and deliver appropriate level of detail and comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization
  • Understanding of technology concepts, trends, and capabilities

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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