Great client of ours in the D.C. area looking for a Software Project Manager. Should have experience working with high level executives and stakeholders.
Experience: 15+ years’ experience leading IT projects with a large number of diverse stakeholders. A plus if it is in the museum/cultural institutions world.
Education: BA/BS in information technology, computer science, engineering, or equivalent degree. MS/PhD is a plus.
Excellent people skills
Excellent negotiating skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates ability to work successfully with staff at all levels of the organization
Willingness and skillset to acquire an expert level understanding of a complex IT system; become its most knowledgeable user, and provide orientation to end users on the functionality and business use of software related to the project
In depth project mgmt. experience working with software developers and vendors (offshore experience is a plus)
Expert understanding of requirement gathering including drafting functional requirements and “use cases”
Good skills in assessing project sustainability criteria
In-depth understanding of preparing, reviewing, and updating detailed project plans and schedules that are built in Microsoft Project
In-depth understanding of a variety of IT development lifecycles and methodologies
Good understanding of the major development platforms, like J2EE, .NET, PHP, major database systems, like Oracle, SQLServer, MySQL, and open source initiatives