Sr. Project Manager

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #67562 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a financial institution, is looking for a Sr. Project Manager to join their team for a remote contract opportunity!

Sr. Project Manager Responsibilities:

  • Conducts preliminary investigation for all project requests by reviewing requirements and specifications and testing and by reviewing support and training plans to ensure they are aligned with organizational priorities, business plans and objectives
  • Provides a proactive interface between project stakeholders and senior management team to ensure complete and accurate definitions of business requirements and delivery of business applications
  • Identifies, defines and documents complex business and technical requirements, processes and deliverables
  • Develops, prepares, presents and maintains project plans, including staffing requirements, cost estimates, detailed budgets and work breakdown structures and schedules
  • Performs project risk assessments, including identifying key risk factors, providing effective mitigation strategies and assigning contingency action plans to both schedules and budgets
  • Manages projects and teams including:
    • applying established methodologies
    • using change control templates and processes
    • managing time and recording activities using defined scheduling tools
    • monitoring budgets
    • coordinating resource acquisition and utilization
    • serving as a liaison with internal customers and external suppliers
    • communicating regularly with project stakeholders
  • Delivers systems on appropriate platforms in compliance with established technology standards, including monitoring testing, executing quality assurance checks and ensuring information technology acceptance criteria is met prior to implementation
  • Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
  • Make internal and external clients and their needs a primary focus of actions; develop and sustain productive client relationships

Sr. Project Manager Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience including: project management, enterprise implementation, leadership experience, strategic planning, business acumen, applications development, and change management or combination of education, training and experience
  • Highly preferable for experience in technology infrastructure projects coupled with application upgrades (e.g. an application upgrade also involves server upgrades including OS and virtualization from standalone servers, may include database upgrades including data migrations with empasis on Windows2012 upgrades, SQL2012 upgrades, Oracle 19c upgrades, ServiceNow configuration & workflow automation, and migration from on premises to Cloud inftrastructure, etc.)
  • PMP or equivalent certification highly preferred. Knowledge of the following:
    • Application development and project life cycle methodologies and standards (Waterfall, Agile and Iterative)
    • Project selection and approvals; budgeting and business case preparation and analysis; and project initiation and planning, including work breakdown structures and forecasting
    • Concepts of risk management, issue tracking, change management and requirements gathering
    • Information technology support and technical documentation
    • Principles of banking and finance and securities industry operations
    • Business planning and analysis
    • Project budget interfaces with other accounting systems
  • Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions
  • Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message
  • Exercising Judgment and Decision Making: Use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; recommend or take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences
  • Extremely proficient in MS Project

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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