Senior Data Center project manager must have experience in planning and leading the successful delivery of Data Center Transformation and Consolidation activities. This senior resource needs to be comfortable working in an ambiguous environment, familiar with governing disruptive technologies, managing multiple vendors, contractors and technology disciplines, while communicating to both business and technology resources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Strong client facing skills and an acute understanding of consulting.
Will operate in both functional project manager capacities for existing ongoing data center rationalization projects, and as sales engineering support for newly identified opportunities.
Develop and maintain detailed project plans while adhering to Data Center Operations project methodology.
Ensure that projects meet timeline and budget requirements, using tools such as MS Project, Excel
Identify and secure resources, skills and knowledge required to meet project objectives.
Prepare and effectively communicate appropriate reports and updates to management.
Facilitate the resolution of issues.
Escalate issues to project stakeholders as required.
Ensure all appropriate documentation, requirements, design and test specifications and other required deliverables are created and reviewed/approved by external and internal stakeholders.
Achieve project milestones through regular cross-functional project meetings to review schedule, status, issues and to ensure conflict resolution and risk mitigation.
Manage project scope and document scope changes in order to obtain approval for incremental costs prior to performing work.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Information Technology preferred
Strong people skills.
Demonstrated ability in using MS Office Suite, MS Project, and Visio.
Deep understanding of project management methodology (e.g. PMBOK)
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong facilitation skills.
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
PMIs Certified PMP.
5 yrs. of experience with datacenter rationalization, consolidation, relocation, or migration
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have strong communication skills, written and verbal.
Experience interviewing end users to gather requirements.
Knowledge of the SDLC.
Experience building reports.
Expert-level proficiency in the following:
o Microsoft Project
o Systems Development/Integration Fundamentals
o Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel)
Intermediate-level proficiency in the following:
o Microsoft Visio.
o Multiple Relational Databases including Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.
o Java Development.
o CRM System Fundamentals.
o Internet and Client Server Architectures.
UG: Any Graduate – Any Specialization
PG:Any Postgraduate – Any Specialization
UG: Any Graduate – Any Specialization.
PG:Any Postgraduate – Any Specialization.