Senior Project Manager Technology for FIS Phase 3 at FIS
Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you'll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.
About the team
FIS™Phase3 and its suite of products provides a real-time securities processing platform to handle all of the operational requirements of broker/dealers across products and regions. It offers built-in connectivity to major clearing facilities for real-time clearance and settlement.
What you will be doing
Responsible for all aspects of assigned technical projects. Projects may be focused on development of new or upgraded products and services, internal information system-specific projects that may involve development or enhancement of internal applications, technology integration and/or infrastructure environment build-out, delivery by service teams for outsourced solutions to external clients or delivery of new or enhanced products and/or services to improve customer satisfaction through use of technology.
GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES• Plans and coordinates all aspects of development projects from initiation through delivery.• Manages project initiation activities including identifying contractual obligations, client needs and goals, existing situation, necessary contacts and access to existing information as needed.• Ensures requirements for internal technology projects align to operational standards. Develops alternate requirements or document exceptions as appropriate.• Develops, defines and executes project governance, project plans, project scope, activities, schedules, budgets and deliverables.• Interacts with product development, sales, client relationship teams, technology solutions, service delivery and/or other cross-functional teams.• Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles.• Coordinates activities and tasks among project team members, other internal departments and client or vendor/subcontractor organizations as needed to meet project goals and ensure project completion is on schedule, within budget constraints and of the appropriate quality standards for the project scope.• Assigns and monitors work of project team providing technical and analytical support and direction. Interfaces with external clients or field-based employees on project matters as needed.• Manages project risks, issues/problems and activity progress to ensure project goals, e.g., deadline, scope and quality are achieved. Assists with problem resolution or risk mitigation as needed.• May manage the integration of vendor/subcontractor tasks and track and review vendor/subcontractor deliverables, if appropriate for the project.• May include customizing base products to meet client requirements, system integration with other FIS or third-party products or consulting projects and engagements.• Serves as liaison between technical and non-technical teams, in internal organizations as well as in client and vendor/subcontractor organizations to ensure all project targets and requirements are met.• Manages the allocation and approval of resource capacity• Delivers informational and decision-seeking presentations to technical and business groups in FIS and/or in client organizations.• Conducts project closure activities to formalize and communicate the project acceptance, handover documentation and ongoing activities to accountable teams and complete a post-implementation review to identify areas of improvement.• May directly oversee employees assigned to manage specific project that have a distinct beginning and end. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.• Identifies project management coordination process gaps or areas for improvement, recommends and implements solutions.• May work at client sites from time to time requiring some travel.• Other related duties assigned as needed.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems or business administration or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience. PMP (Project Management Professional) certification may be required.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES• Extensive knowledge of project management standards, processes, procedures and guidelines• Knowledge of the industry project management best practices, i.e., Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)• Knowledge of various types of IT project methodologies and life cycles, e.g., conversions, incremental, rapid delivery, Agile scrum sessions, classic or traditional waterfall phases of analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and the correct project application• Knowledge of standards relevant to the software industry , e.g., ISO, CMM, Six Sigma• Knowledge of financial services industry• Knowledge of company's products and services• Advanced skill in the use of project management software to manage projects, e.g., MS Project and auxiliary tools, such as earned value database, audit tools, project repository, including risk, issues and action items database, SLIM Estimate, Metrics and Control, PlanView, Platinum Process Continuum• Demonstrated skill in managing project budgets and timelines• Skill in the use of negotiation techniques to reach agreement when there are widely-differing viewpoints• Excellent analysis, problem-solving, team, conflict management and time management skills• Excellent verbal and written communication skills• Ability to interact effectively with executive level clients, both internal and external• Ability to set clear expectations, manage team performance and build high morale among team members• Ability to maintain confidentiality and carry out assignments that are sensitive in nature
• Ability to manage multiple projects of varying size concurrently
Requires the following experience or equivalent combination of education and experience as a minimum to enter any level of Practice Consultant job:• Recognized by peer group as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the practice specialty• Must have led or participated in the definition and implementation of service offerings for multiple projects
Bonus if you have:
- Experience with working within Medium to Large Organizations
- Client facing
- Knowledge of FIS Securities 360 suite of products
- Familiarity with the broker/dealer industry
What we offer you
- A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities
- A wide range of professional education and personal development possibilities - FIS is your final career step!
- A competitive salary and benefits
- A variety of career development tools, resources, and opportunities
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