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Technology Project Manager III (Data)

Company: Ascent
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Technology Project ManagerContractAustin, TXDescription:Under limited supervision, the Technology Project Manager III manages and ensures the timely completion of specific, defined multi-discipline engineering programs or projects of greater than average complexity and scope. This job works on moderately complex problems and determines and develops approaches for accomplishing objectives.Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

  • Support efforts to define and deploy solutions that modernize CDK Data platforms
  • Manage multiple Data focused workstreams to ensure achievement of project objectives and goals
  • Uses specific knowledge about one or more areas of engineering to research, plan, communicate, and achieve objectives through program/project team
  • Recommends changes to improve the engineering process and to alleviate process inaccuracy and duplication
  • Partner closely with Implementation Product Manager and development teams to scope, plan and slot appropriate product enhancements into CDK development Wave structure
  • Build and maintain project plan for in scope product modernization efforts, including issues, risks, deliverables, milestones and change management
  • Manage project budget as appropriate. Ensure that costs incurred are monitored against plans and realize benefits as planned as the project progresses
  • Monitor and report progress against overall program objectives and goals
  • Identify issues and risks; initiate corrective actions and mitigation strategies as appropriate
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with all stakeholders, within the team, within the organization, and beyond; Manage and facilitate project and cross-workstream meetings
  • Manage and resolve dependencies between different project workstreams or projects
  • Report overall program status to the steering group at regular intervals and on an ad-hoc basis
  • Implement and manage the required governance and operational standards required for the program
  • Provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex problemsQualifications & Job Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of experience; OR
    • Master's degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience; OR
    • PhD degree and no experience
    • Project Management experience in a software engineering development group
    • 1-2 years in Data Warehouse Management role
    • Advanced JIRA expertise
    • Solid knowledge of SCRUM/Agile methodologiesPREFERRED ATTRIBUTES & Qualifications
      • Familiarity with Business Intelligence, Reporting Platforms, Data Platforms
      • Awareness of AI and Client practices
      • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with staff, colleagues and cross-functional teams and third parties.
      • Excellent listening and communication skills
      • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of stakeholders and audiences
      • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the organization, and strong track record influencing at all levels
      • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
      • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
      • Forward looking with a holistic approach to solutions
      • Highly organized and detail oriented with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
      • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
      • Strong team player and ability to work collaboratively with and through others

        Company Description:

        About Ascent:Ascent is a leading national technology consulting and professional services firm that focuses on tactical and strategic consulting. Ascent---s fundamental business is providing staffing services to Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. We focus the majority of our efforts in Staff Augmentation support of Large Enterprise Clients who utilize a Vendor Management System. Ascent works as both a reliable supplier in support of programs, as well as a Strategic Advisor in support of enterprise efforts to establish best in class preferred vendor programs. Ascent was ranked in the 2007 and 2008 Inc. 500 and recognized specifically for its innovative work in staff augmentation support of Large Enterprise preferred vendor accounts.If you are ready to propel your career to new heights--- read on. We are looking for talented and dedicated colleagues to join our phenomenal team. At Ascent, we have created an environment where culture, commitment and opportunity converge to yield a truly unique place to work. We know that every employee has something important to say and that every employee is integral to our success. Where else can you walk over to a founder and talk about your ideas to help build our business and have that idea implemented in 48 hours? More importantly, we do everything we can to make sure our employees not only have great jobs, but great lives.

Keywords: Ascent, Austin , Technology Project Manager III (Data), Executive , Austin, Texas

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