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Hartford, CT

Technical Project Manager II (Hartford, CT)

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We are seeking a Technical Project Manager II to join our team who will drive exceptional delivery on projects and programs in Consumer Experiences. This candidate is skilled at the art of bringing a diverse set of team members and stakeholders together to determine scope, plan out the work needed, monitor and communicate progress and pro-actively manage risks, issues and dependencies.
This person has a proven track record of successfully collaborating with Product and Engineering teams to establish a strategy and deliver complex technical projects and initiatives.
The right candidate will be capable of digging into the technical details and dependencies of each program, and also establish and track the resource and financial forecasts for complex, long-term initiatives.
Organizing and planning comes instinctively. This person is working in partnership with product and engineering to clear obstacles, drive progress and make sure everyone is clearly informed on status and the critical path. This person is a strong communicator, comfortable interacting with engineering teams as well as executive leadership.
Responsibilities :
The Technical Project Manager II will:
  • Drive execution and delivery of technical project requirements from start to finish
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define program scope, functional requirements, team deliverables, dependencies, time frames, and risks for the project or program
  • At times manage projects involving third party vendors, driving scope and timeline for vendor deliverables
  • Distill business and product requirements into actionable, detailed specifications for the team members
  • Create complete project and deployment plans for end-to-end delivery with appropriate documentation.
  • Estimate, manage and track the program financial forecasts and budgets
  • Provide guidance for end to end testing and the triage of bug defects
  • Partner with business and technical teams to quickly and efficiently launch new features and enhancements using an agile approach
  • Continuously monitor and report on program execution to the teams, program leadership, executive management, and external stakeholders
  • Forecast, manage and pro-actively escalate and mitigate risks and issues
  • Build strong relationships across engineering, product and stakeholder teams
  • Interact and build consensus with a diverse set of technical and non-technical stakeholders

Basic Qualifications :
  • 2 or more years of progressively complex related program/project management experience in a technical setting.
  • Understanding of software development model including Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, Kanban methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience with the software development life cycle & system integration projects
  • Experience in supporting software development for consumer facing apps and websites; API development
  • Knowledge of program management, analysis and reporting tools, JIRA/Confluence, Smartsheets

Required Education :
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience required
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