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Project Manager -Development (SCSCP)

Washington, DC
 
 



SSi has principals that are an integral part of the organizations characteristic and are fundamentally essential to the shaping of everyday activities that connect to our broader mission and vision. As an organization SSi is committed to:
 
Foster a culture of innovative and out of the box thinking: 
We fundamentally understand that each employee has something unique to offer to the organization.  We foster a culture that nourishes innovation by empowering staff, leverages their passions, and encompasses a circle of trust where it’s all about thinking of new ideas and getting good feedback.
 
Invest in our Resources
Employees are essential, their physical and mental well-being are pivotal to the growth of our organization.  Our company culture, productivity, and overall employee happiness stem directly from how much training, responsibility, and empowerment they have within our organization. Our focus is on improving the growth of individual through education, allowing them to play central roles, so they can grow and add value to the company.
 
Provide solutions that are in the best interest of the customer and improve their strategic posture
We are in business to serve our customers and do what is in their best interest. Our philosophy is to offer services that are complete.  We strive to provide services that do more than meets the eye, to achieve more than superficial results and to help the business improve in areas that they may not have considered.
 
Give thoughtful considerations to our actions and their affects
We give thoughtful consideration to each other’s differences and opinions. We must give our individual best to get the job done right. Everyone is accountable for their behaviors, exercising rational judgment, and giving thoughtful consideration to their professional activities and decisions.


Sharp Solutions, Inc has an urgent need for a talented and experience Project Manager to join our growing team. This positions will be located in the DC Metro area. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated IT Professional seeking personal challenges and professional rewards.  The right individual will enjoy managing software development and modernization projects using a variety of development tools, including host-based, web-based, and client-server applications.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Responsible for refining usage of Agile values and best practices, ensuring the practical use of Agile processes.
  • Devise an Agile-based strategy to improve time and cost efficiencies for each project during the life of the contract.
  • Serve as primary interface to client stakeholders and manages multiple internal business and technical resources.
  • Implement a communication strategy to measure progress and broadcast project status to all appropriate personnel.
  • Develop and maintain project plans utilizing Microsoft Project.
  • Along with the Business Analyst and Sr. Architect, leads meetings with project sponsors, collects and documents requirements into formalized requirements document.
  • Assist in the creation and review of project related design, implementation, testing, and users guide documentation.
  • Develop project cost estimates and manage project budgets.
  • Participate in peer code reviews.
  • Ensure the generation of high-quality work products on-time delivery, and under budget.
  • Capture meeting minutes to include new requirements and areas for improvement during all meetings.
  • Remain up to date on all current best practices, trends, and industry developments
REQUIRED EXPERIENCES:
  • Experience managing development projects that utilize business process workflows
  • One or more of the following certifications: PMI-PMP (Project Management Professional), PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), SAFe Scrum Master, CSM (Certified Scrum Master), Certified Agile Leader Advanced Practitioner
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Project, Visio, and MS Office Products.
  • Skilled in using MS PowerPoint, MS Project and Excel for tracking and presenting project metrics and status
  • Excellent people skills - an ability to empathize with clients and a genuine desire to solve their technical problems
  • Ability to lead through influence; negotiate and gain consensus between clients and team
  • Able to manage urgent deliverables and issues methodically in a calm manner
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills - demonstrates a gentle 'touch' with clients, team, and executive management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Resourceful, true self-starter, can do attitude, leader

DESIRED EXPERIENCES:
 
  • Experience supporting cloud technologies
  • Previous consulting experience is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of associated Agile tools such as JIRA is strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a government client environment is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience managing projects implementing low code BPM solutions (Appian)
  • Department of Labor Entry on Duty (EOD) is required to support this program

EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing Java/J2EE software development teams of at least 10 resources.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a customer facing Project Manager
Must be a US Citizen

SSi is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. SSi also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. VETS are encouraged to apply.

 
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