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Technical Project Manager Lead- Remote Work Available


This is a Contract position in Belleair, FL posted November 18, 2020.

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a Technical Project Manager Lead for any of the following Offices: Plano Legacy, San Antonio Home Office II/III, Phoenix, Tampa, Colorado or 100% Remote Work Environment.

Defines and leads a multitude of technical projects, within the IT organization, of high complexity, size, confidentiality and enterprise-level visibility to achieve strategic business/technical goals and operational objectives. Serves as the primary resource for cross-functional (internal and external entities) team members on escalated issues of a unique technical nature. Coaches others on managing risk by using established project management processes to address execution challenges associated with quality, schedule and cost and executes remediation plan. Drives creative alternatives to project challenges; partners with others to drive adoption, and challenges standards. Collaborates with key stakeholders and work efforts teams to ensure objectives are met.

Job Requirements

About USAA
USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

In each of the past five years, we’ve been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, and we’ve ranked among Victory Media’s Top 10 Military Friendly Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.

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* Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
* Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
* Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.
* Leads, plans, directs and coordinates activities for highly complex work efforts that may include SDLC standards, to accomplish goals and objectives within prescribed timeframes and budgets.
* Provides alternate views and solutions to onboard senior management to accomplish project goals.
* Mentors, trains and coaches technical project managers.
* Anticipates and recommends improvements to advance project management methods and practices.
* Oversees and ensures development of project plans related to schedule, budget, scope and resources.
* Monitors project execution to deliver incremental value.
* Manages and executes multiple technical projects or epics (and supporting work) deliverables to control scope.
* Identifies and mitigates project or epic (and supporting work) technical risk and operational impact.
* Ensures completion of and adherence projects and project plans to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives Influences sequencing and scheduling of work within project.
* Manages interdependencies of work within a project.
* Establishes overall project cadence for communication with impacted stakeholders and provides framework for underlying project(s) communication plans.
* Ensures sound technical architecture is incorporated, working with technical architects.
* Adheres to governance rigor and EPMO processes, procedures, controls, standards, tools and templates (as required).
* Understands each project’s critical path activities and contributes to risk management efforts on the project and consistently seeks creative technical alternatives to project challenges, advises project managers.
* Actively applies a variety of product capabilities to the benefit of the project sponsors, and senior managers on all aspects of the project.
* Partners with others to drive adoption and challenge standards.
Engages in identifying and removing obstacles and impediments to ensure team objectives are met.
* Actively identifies and applies best practices and needed process improvements.
* Partners with business to clearly articulate technical requirements and acceptance criteria of project.
* Understands each project’s critical path activities and proactively manages those to project’s benefit.
* Manages ambiguity and consistently seeks to drive clarity among project stakeholders, provides support to junior technical project managers.
* Leads subject matter experts to resolve project challenges.
* Manages project budgets on the full range of projects.

Minimum Education:

* Bachelor’s Degree OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Minimum Experience:

* 8 years of experience managing or leading projects or serving in a project management type role to include technology management or product-forward role (product manager, engineering manager, program manager).
* Expert knowledge of project management methodology and/or expert knowledge of multiple technical software delivery life cycles.
* Demonstrated experience overseeing and directing one or more business lines, products and processes as it relates to the technical management, delivery and execution of projects.
* Expert knowledge of applicable laws and regulation and ensures application to projects.
* Expert knowledge of project methodologies (Agile and Waterfall) and recommends appropriate methodology for execution.
* Extensive experience on project management and execution experience delivering complex work efforts working with Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
* Expert use of tools and techniques that includes SDLC knowledge, technical acumen and software delivery methods.
* Advanced experience with planning tools, software and processes to guide work effort plans and deliverables.
* Ability to articulate high level context of IT projects and influence stakeholders.

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not able to change your responses.

Preferred Experience:

* Strong technical writing and presentation skills; able to write clearly and concisely Knowledge in Enterprise Governance Standards and Policies
* Intermediate level technical acumen; ability to translate Enterprise Governance Standards and Policies into actionable guidelines IT partners can execute to Experience working with or on an IT agile development team; ability to translate where in the agile and development lifecycle governance requirements would best be applied
* Experience working in cross-team collaboration conducting interviews, researching, etc.
* Excellent understanding of the data development life cycle and information management principles (ETL/ELT process, SDLC, metadata management, data quality, etc.)
* Experience working for a large financial institution

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:
Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have managers approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 11/19/20 by 11:59 pm CST time .