Technical Project Manager

Company: American Express
Location: Washington , Washington DC, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 03.JAN.2019

Summary

This position is responsible for performing end to end technical project and program management for various technologies and initiatives viz...

Description

This position is responsible for performing end to end technical project and program management for various technologies and initiatives viz. Blockchain, SAS, Hadoop, Solaris to Linux Migration, Platform upgrades, etc. Experience in managing large projects involving complex design, technology evaluation, procurement, large scale IT Infrastructure build and rollouts, testing, troubleshooting that meets application and user needs.

Activities include, but are not limited to:
?Perform end to end project and program management activities for multiple projects for various complex technologies viz. Blockchain, Database, SAS, Hadoop, etc.
?Handle and manage large Unix migration projects involving complex technologies, multiple applications, etc.
?Partnering with the business teams to understand the requirements of the business including high availability requirements, time to market, performance characteristics and cost structures
?Partner with the Architects, SMEs, various engineering build teams and Operations team to for project deliverables. Participate and track proof of concept initiatives to prove out hardware and software possibilities
?Perform necessary coordination with various teams, ability to understand technical solution, issues, track and drive them to resolution
?Partners with the Technology for standards input and implementations across the business
?Work, partner with vendors to drive value for American Express, drive down cost and improving reliability
?Works with Directors of Business and Technical Architects for project deliverables and supports the business and IT strategic direction
?Track project and program schedule, issues, risks, budget, etc.
?Assign tasks to assigned project resources and track progress
?Extensive experience of using a systems analysis and design methodology, and an excellent understanding of industry trends and tools
?Track and make necessary updates in Confluence, JIRA, Rally for in scope project, programs
?Manages (monitors and addresses) third party work in terms of quality and adherence to standards
?Influence vendors to provide solutions and features to meet Amex needs
?Provide up to date project status report as per requirement for director, VP level consumption
?Monitor and Control Project and Program Progress ? escalate issues, risk, variance at right time
? Provide project status updates to the business and technical teams at the appropriate technical level
?The ability to craft presentations to the appropriate level for the intended audiences using either technical or business emphasis is desired
?Excellent written and oral skills, ability to make technical presentations to leadership, present multiple options and influence the decision making process

*ALL Blue Box Leadership Competencies are important to the role - those highlighted here are of particular significance.

Skillsets:
? Typically has a Bachelor?s or Master?s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field (or has equivalent work experience)
? Typically has 10 years of experience in IT Infrastructure project/program management involving complex technologies like Blockchain, Database, SAS, Hadoop, etc. and with good understanding of architectural concepts
? Should be able to develop detailed project plan with applicable dependencies and keep it updated
? Should be able to use various tools viz. Clarity, Microsoft Project, Microsoft PowerPoint, Confluence, JIRA, Rally, etc.
? Has required knowledge and understanding of technical architecture, systems design and integration
? Excellent Vendor Management, Resource Management, Communication, Presentation skills.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Why American Express?
There?s a difference between having a job and making a difference.

American Express has been making a difference in people?s lives for over 160 years,
backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take
on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.
We?ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning
and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We
have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to
spend with their family or community. And when they?re ready to take on a new career
path, we?re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the
best future they envision.
Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people
The powerful backing of American Express.
Don?t make a difference without it.
Don?t live life without it.

**Job** *Technology*

**Title:** *Technical Project Manager*

**Location:** *DC-Washington*

**Other Locations:** *US-Arizona-Phoenix*

**Requisition ID:** **

 
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