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Intermediate Project Manager

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or Information Sciences.
  • 4-7 years of technical project management experience, with a significant portion involving systems integration.
  • At least 3 years of project management experience in a software development environment, with a strong focus on systems integration.
  • Project management certification.
  • Proficient understanding of Agile Principles.
  • Proficient understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Proficient user of MS Project or similar software and MS Office applications.
  • A solid grasp of Software Design Principles.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Systems Engineers, and project stakeholders to establish and agree upon project scope, with a strong emphasis on systems integration.
  • Ensure clear definition of roles, responsibilities, and deliverables for each project discipline/member, emphasizing systems integration tasks.
  • Facilitate high-level software design sessions, integrating systems considerations into the design process.
  • Host project effort estimation sessions with a focus on understanding the intricacies of systems integration.
  • Define a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and create a comprehensive project plan in MS Project or a suitable tool, highlighting systems integration milestones.
  • Set up JIRA projects and create Jira tickets that address systems integration tasks as part of the defined project plan.
  • Define a workflow tailored to the project environment, ensuring that it is agreed upon by project members and aligns with systems integration requirements.
  • Manage project communication, including project plans, meeting minutes, and reporting, giving special attention to systems integration-related communication.
  • Perform impact analysis for project changes, especially those affecting systems integration, and oversee the change management process.
  • Facilitate regular project updates with project stakeholders, emphasizing systems integration progress and challenges.
  • Collaborate with System Engineers, Architects, and Team Leads to understand non-functional and quality requirements, particularly as they relate to systems integration.
  • Lead and motivate the project team, ensuring that they understand the critical role of systems integration.
  • Oversee systems integration tasks, including the integration of third-party components and interfaces.
  • Build ongoing relationships with line management and other company departments required for project delivery, emphasizing systems integration alignment.
  • Understand the company software release process and manage multiple releases to the client, with a specific focus on integration points.

 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Extensive experience in Project Administration, with a focus on systems integration project management.
  • Systems integration experience, ideally in a software development environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a history of motivating project teams.
  • Ability to conduct scenario-based analysis.
  • Proficiency in critical thinking and the ability to ask probing questions to effectively find solutions.
  • An understanding of systems integration principles, including middleware, APIs, and data integration, with some history of successful integration projects.
  • Experience in integrating third-party components and interfaces into software projects.
  • Proficiency in developing, implementing, and continuously improving systems integration best practices within project management processes, with a history of optimizing integration¬†efficiencies.

Personal Profile:

  • Self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Organized, structured with attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Assertive, managing boundaries effectively.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic project environment.
  • Comfortable with constant change.
  • Team and people oriented.
  • Open and approachable, yet firm.
  • Results-driven and willing to be measured by your achievements.
  • Not afraid to ask for advice and assistance.
  • Not afraid to take calculated risks.
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