IT Project Manager (Atlassian Suite)

Santa Monica, California | Freelance | Job ID #58570 |
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Our client, a social media content company, is on the hunt for a IT Project Manager to join their team.
Work on the Productivity Applications team.

Responsible for:

  • Take ownership of developing best in class project roadmap and programs across multiple business functions
  • Utilize a good understanding of project management to recognize issues and risks, advise on selecting solutions to tough problems, and drive scheduled completion
  • Manage a portfolio of information technology services that optimize IT and business processes, such as Atlassian, G Suite, Okta, Slack, and endpoint management
  • Independently plan projects of significant complexity and risk
  • Partner with the business (Marketing, Sales, Finance, User Operations, Legal, etc.) to understand the organization’s goals in order to determine project scope and deliverables
  • Organize the overall project team and establish clear roles and responsibilities at the beginning of each project
  • Prioritize roadmap deliverables based on business alignment and the strategic direction of the technology organization.
  • Build strong relationships and trust with stakeholders, keeping them and their teams engaged in the project, e.g. through status reporting and issue management
  • Proactively detect misalignment and risk; gain consensus on appropriate actions to mitigate negative impact
  • Serve as a liaison between other functional teams that are running concurrent projects with related dependencies
  • Create standardized documentation for projects including project charters, project plans, work breakdown estimates and status reports
  • Improve project quality and throughput by leveraging best practices, metrics, lessons learned and stakeholder feedback

Musts:

  • 4+ years in a project management or program management role leading projects of significant complexity
  • Experience working in fast paced environments while delivering multiple projects
  • Technical aptitude to effectively communicate with IT and Information Security team members
  • Mastery of milestone planning, process mapping, quality control, change management, use cases, scenario management and brainstorming
  • Proven experience in supporting projects for business functions such as sales, marketing, legal, and finance
  • Solid understanding of Atlassian suites (Jira, Confluence, Portfolio) and how it supports business operations
  • Experience with Keynote, Powerpoint, or Google Slides; Modelling/diagramming: such as Lucidcharts; Project Management: such as Confluence, Jira, and Portfolio
  • Able to serve as a liaison between business and technical teams to drive effective, timely solutions that fulfill both strategic and operational needs

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.
  • The client 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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