NBC Universal Project Manager III – IT Infrastructure & Software Delivery in Orlando, Florida

Job Number 34151BR

Job Title Project Manager III – IT Infrastructure & Software Delivery

Business Segment Universal Studios

Sub-Business Universal Orlando

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Florida

City Orlando

Responsibilities

SUMMARY: The Project Manager has the overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of projects for IT. The Project Manager will work closely with the operations, solutions delivery, infrastructure, innovation, governance and security teams, business partners, and vendors to define, develop, and execute deployment of their assigned projects. The Project Manager ensures that the deployment of projects to the production environment follows the project life cycle methodology and successfully meets the business goals.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with all Technology teams, business partners, and Vendors to plan, organize, secure, and manage resources for assigned project efforts following software development lifecycle and project implementation policies and procedures as applicable. Independently research, analyze, identify, and document the tasks to achieve the project goals. Coordinate, facilitate, and lead project team meetings to accomplish project deliverables.

  • Responsible for the management of the project including; work statements, work breakdown structures, developing and tracking budget and schedule, tracking individual project tasks, providing risk analysis, tracking and resolving issues and action items, requirements gathering, quality assurance, providing various project management visibility and control measures and reports as needed and communicating to project team and stakeholders. Perform requirements gather and quality assurance as needed.

  • Work closely with our business partners to understand their business and system problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements. Work with the Technology teams and management to identify solutions that enable the organization to achieve its project goals.

  • Analyze, define and map business processes. Produce quality documentation and business process models as needed for assigned projects.

  • Trace the requirements through life cycle of the project to ensure that the scope is managed and that the original requirements are delivered.

SCOPE: Follow established Project Management methodologies and provide input to improve practices. Use established project management tools to report project statuses for IT dashboards and reports. Work directly with IT management and participate in regular resource planning meetings to secure project resources.

Qualifications/Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of IT Infrastructure integration in construction required

  • Ability to effectively manage software deployments and new hardware implementation

  • Five to seven years of experience in software project management

  • Familiarity with infrastructure (DevOps and SysOps) operations and project management

  • Vendor management experience and the related infrastructure knowledge required

  • PMP and/or Scrum Master Certification desired

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred in MIS, Technology or Business. Other: Knowledge of project management concepts and processes, requirements gathering, or business analysis preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information systems, technology, project management or software engineering and/or 5-7+ years equivalent work experience.

  • Experience preferred in project management, business analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Requires the use of sound business judgment in coordinating the requirements of the user group(s) for a project.

  • Conflict resolution and problem solving techniques required.

  • Good in presentation, facilitation, communication, and negotiation required.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Project Management Certification (Highly desired)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Works with internal business clients and external vendors.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals and procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw graphs, and interpret spreadsheets.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to build and lead a team in completing a project.

  • Some travel possible to support Parks Technology division and client locations.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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