Under the direction of theESMS Program Manager, the Senior Project Manager applies advanced technical project management frameworks, methods and techniques to manage and lead multiple concurrent projects of broad and diverse scope, size, impact, budget and / or project team size, with considerable impact to the organization. Responsible for managing projects through all phases of the project lifecycle from origination/inception, initiation, planning, execution through closeout. Collaborates with colleagues and stakeholders to define objectives, scope, milestones, critical success factors and gates for moving from phase to phase. Works collaboratively with project teams, vendors, and project leadership. Develops, maintains and manages all project artifacts including charters, plans, schedules, risk/issue/decision logs, status reports, etc. utilizing industry and institutional standards, procedures and templates. Insists on presenting project status based soley on verifiable data rather than on anactodal evidence or conjecture. Collaborates closely with the OIT Project Management Office of align activities with overall OIT goals and priorities. Responsible for leading software development, implementation, and/or integration projects following a formal software development lifecycle (SDLC) including waterfall, agile or hybrid. Well versed in the respective SDLC phases/steps and gates to move between phases. Works with team to determine optimal SDLC for a given project based on objectives, scope, timeline and other factors. Very strong communicator both verbally and in writing. Interacts with various levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner. Fosters good relationships with business units. Listens and understands client needs and concerns. Coaches and leads business and technical teams in the best practices and standards of project management. Understands the audience in which they are interacting and varies their communication style, documentation, presentations, information and tactics accordingly. Tracks and drives forward all open and unresolved action items, risks and issues. Works collaboratively with project team members on tasks behind schedule and issues to make course corrections to keep tasks on schedule and maintain the critical path. Escalates project issues and risks as necessary to ensure timely completion of tasks.The Enrollment Systems (ES) Unit within the UCI Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides support for the systems and applications used by six large, complex and mission critical business units: Financial Aid and Scholarships, Financial Services, Graduate Division, Office of the Registrar, Summer Session, and Undergraduate Admissions. The support provided includes daily operational support, monitoring, incident management and troubleshooting; new development, maintenance, upgrades and enhancements to a diverse group of complex in-house developed applications, systems, integrations, data extracts and reports; and support for third-party software products and their integration with other systems.The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.Salary Commensurate with ExperienceTotal Hours: 8-5, M-FContract Position. This is a one year contract appointment position with the possibility of additional year contract appointment extensions. Per the University of California (UC) recruitment policy, because this position has undergone competitive recruitment, this position can be converted to career status any time after hire, as conversion meets criteria set by UC recruitment policy and the needs of the Office of Information Technology department.Final candidate subject to background check.As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.Click here to see the Information Technology website.View Job Description for the position requirements.
Internal Number: 2019-1725
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