Job Description

Ref No.:18-00190
Location: Albany, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 11/05/2018

Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a full-time/direct-hire opportunity with our client in Albany NY for a Project Manager III Infrastructure

Summary
The Information Systems Project Manager will coordinate and monitor projects or programs from initiation through delivery. Focus is on meeting project commitments, including communicating with staff, sponsors, stakeholders, etc. This position spends significant time on project management responsibilities and will lead or assist in the planning, implementation and introduction of projects for new systems, technologies, and software ranging from electronic health record related systems and healthcare billing systems to enterprise resource planning systems and internet/web applications.
Responsibilities include leading the overall management activities of project(s) through all phases of the
development lifecycle, leveraging client's project methodology that includes, but is not limited to:
* planning
* gather requirements
* design goals, objectives, and scope
* testing (all phases)
* implementation
* transition to operations
The Information Systems Project Manager also serves as the liaison between technical and non-technical departments in order to ensure that all targets and requirements are met and projects are completed on schedule and within budget.

Qualifications

Education:
Minimum of an Associate's degree, preferably in a math, science, or technology related field
of study. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:
5-9 years

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of project management, project management phases, techniques and tools, and the ability to assist planning and/or implementation of large-scale projects. Ability to lead small scale projects
singularly.
Strong and tested project management skills, including sponsor and risk management. Ability to provide
realistic expectations establish specific customer satisfaction standards and actively monitor
client satisfaction.
Ability to manage project budget and resource allocation, and follow a defined, agreed upon project
Management methodology

Technology
Significant experience with any combination of the following:
* Project Management methodologies
* Microsoft Project and other PM tracking tools
* Microsoft Office products

Responsibilities
The Information Systems Project Manager - Level III will:
* Ensure standard operating procedures and project guidelines are in place
* Allocate tasks to team members and monitor performance of tasks
* Project scheduling and resource management
* Participate in annual budget development for information technology projects
* Develop and modify work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects
* Participate in planning, budgeting and reporting on projects
* Participate with client teams to gather requirements
* Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables
* Develop and contribute to a project communication plan
* Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
* Make presentations on project status, present monthly and annual reports to senior management
* Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems
Supervision
* This is a non-managerial role, however, individuals in this role may be expected to supervise small to
medium projects, project teams, and/or technical processes
Contact with others
* Primary contacts will be internal to Information Services
* Contact with other client departments will be limited and in support of job specific activities or in the supervision of projects. Potentially lead and/or facilitate conversations with customers on
requirements. Be able to present solutions and findings to customers and executives.
* Contact with vendors will be expected in support of problem resolution or future product functionality
* Contact with others outside client will consist of engagement in job specific forums/organizations for technical collaboration, and potential collaboration with other health care organizations
Other
* Provide on-call, extended weekday and weekend support for on-site and off-site locations, as warranted by critical business requirements
* Adapt to changing work priorities and a fast-paced environment while maintaining a professional
attitude
* Maintain confidentiality at all times
* Work independently on projects and ask for support when necessary
* Work additional hours as needed
* Perform at or above the Information Services performance standards
* Fulfill department requirements in terms of providing work coverage and administration notification
during periods of absence (personnel illness, vacation, education, etc.)
* Perform other duties or assignments as designated by management

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.

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