Tech Project Manager
Anthem, Inc.
Norfolk, VA
The incumbent will act as a Technical Project Manager and oversee the portfolio of work as assigned. Will work with business and IT stakeholders to identify and implement multiple technical projects of varying sizes, as defined by Company methodology, such as broad-based information systems, full life-cycle application development and building enterprise applications. Must have the ability to manage large projects of at least $10M in size and equal complexity. Will work with business and IT stakeholders to determine best methods to achieve project objectives. Works with moderate guidance and is responsible for applying project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project deliverables, processes, and systems. Operates within defined parameters using project management methodology. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manages the development of a prescribed planning document
  • Develops project charter
  • Partners with sponsors to secure project approval
  • Develops communication management plan
  • Defines project team roles and responsibilities
  • Develops work plan structure, project schedule and develops deployment plan
  • Leads project meetings; identifies, documents and prioritizes scope changes and facilitates approval process; maintains and updates all project documents
  • Secures the appropriate skill sets for project
  • Sets and manages expectations with team members
  • Provides performance feedback to team members
  • Maintains issue log & facilitates resolution of issues
  • Executes communication plans & regularly reports status
  • Manages and monitors ROI throughout the project lifecycle
  • Tracks and manages time and budget against plan
  • Develops testing strategy
  • Conduct project close-out activities
  • Lead a matrixed team of system design engineers, system build engineers and infrastructure technologists to successfully deliver significant infrastructure change in a large-scale enterprise environment
  • Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences
Interact with and report regularly to executive project sponsors and senior technology leadership
  • Concurrently manage the infrastructure build-out on multiple corporate security initiatives
  • Ensure the infrastructure adheres to the requirements for security, availability, stability and efficiency
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure and resource cost estimates with the clear understanding the difference between of Capital, Operating Expense, and depreciation.
  • Demonstrated experience leading infrastructure-related projects such as Network, Storage, Virtualization, Data Center Deployments, Data Center Migration and IT application deployments.
  • Prepares and participates in quality review checkpoints and obtain/secure and archive necessary approvals
  • Manage and update project plan
  • Understands basic components of a standard System/Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Understands fundamentals of standard requirements management and requirements development processes
  • Experience in highly integrated multi-tier large scale applications
  • Provide leadership in steering projects toward defined standard infrastructure solutions, platforms and best practices
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focus degree- 3-5 years experience in broad-based information systems, full life-cycle application development and/or building enterprise applications and/or data warehouse planning and development- Minimum 5 years of project management experience- At least 3 years leading and directing project tasks- Experience communicating with a variety of both business and technology stakeholders and cross-functional groups- Experience with Agile/Scrum software development framework- PMP Certification Required- Experience in creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, solving problems and issues, resolving conflicts, managing resources in a matrix environment, communicating and influencing effectively at all levels of an organization- Background should include system processes and proficiency with structured design and/or programming methodologies.- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts- Excellent organizational and planning skills- Ability to work independently while handling multiple projects with changing priorities and deadlines.-Knowledge of network administration and network security-Participates and completes tasks associated with the implementations for systems and network security technologies.