Mainframe Project Manager

Madison, WI.
Immediate Interview.
Local Candidates are preferred.
3 Year Contract

Designs, plans, and coordinates work teams. Follows standard project management industry practices such as the PMI’s framework. Understands business and technical objectives of a project and works closely with project sponsor. Creates project charter and work plan and tracks budget and schedule progress via appropriate metrics. Establishes project organization and methodologies and defines roles and responsibilities. Documents risks and develops mitigation plans. Manages scope.
Creates and implements a communication plan. Builds an effective team, assigns tasks to team members, and evaluates outcomes. Negotiates resources. Communicates to stakeholders and project sponsor. Identifies, tracks, and ensures resolution of issues and removal of barriers. Provides technical support to project team members. Handles complex application features and technical designs. Designs and implements the components required for complex application features. Generally manages a group of applications systems analysts. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Professional certification is highly desirable. Project Manager capabilities with 5-10 years of experience. Capable of managing a project or subset of a project with up to ten (10) staff.

Administration – Project Management
Project Management * 5 Yrs.
General Competencies
Analytical/problem solving skills * 5 Yrs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills * 5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Commonly Used Software
Excel (MS) * 5 Yrs.
Word (MS) *5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Requirements
Documenting requirements * 5 Yrs.
In-Depth Knowledge of System Development Life Cycle Deliverables for each Phase of Development * 5 Yrs.
IT Technologies – skills, concepts * 5 Yrs.
Requirements analysis * 5 Yrs.
Requirements gathering * 5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Testing
Execution and Documentation of Regression, System & User Acceptance Test Plans, Test Scenarios and T * 5 Yrs.

Nice to Have
Administration – Project Management
Change management * 5 Yrs.
Methodologies – Understanding of project management methodologies and experience with ‘agile’ * 5 Yrs.
Administration – Technical Writing
Experience in Technical Writing and Documentation * 5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Applications
Web and client-server application development experience, including requirements gathering, design, * 5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Commonly Used Software
MS Office products * 5 Yrs.
Outlook (MS) * 5 Yrs.
Project (MS) * 5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Databases
Logical database design * 5 Yrs.
SQL Server * 5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Design
Data modeling * 5 Yrs.
Structured Analysis and Design of Online and Batch DB2/CICS/MVS COBOL Mainframe using SPUFI, SQL, FI * 5 Yrs.
Information Technology – Testing
User test, System test, and User Acceptance test plans * 5 Yrs.


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