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Kforce Sr. Technical Project Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Kforce has a client, a growing and established company in Colorado Springs, CO is seeking a Senior Project Manager. We are working directly with the Hiring Manager.Responsibilities:

  • Manage software / services development project activities for multiple projects across all project phases, including initiation, planning, execution and closure

Integration Management - Create, manage, and track project artifacts, including, but not limited to:

  • Work with sales, product engineering and engineering services to develop resource-loaded Microsoft Project plans

  • The Senior Project Manager will support and manage the full software development life cycle associated with Engineering Services initiatives

  • will be the central point of contact for customers, vendors, developers, and internal leadership, and is responsible for software / services project deliverables, schedules and compliance to established processes and quality standards

  • Identify, prioritize, and manage risks that will impact the quality and delivery of product.

  • Identify and communicate with internal and external customers to develop effective engagement plan

  • Provide ongoing project plan/status reporting for use by the field application engineers, clients and management

  • Manage performance against plan schedule, tasks, milestones and deliverables, making necessary adjustments to ensure timely communication and corrective actions

  • Negotiate the use of resources, schedules, and scope creep with customer and management

  • Make recommendations to Resource Manager about schedules, prioritization, and resource allocation with input from team members

  • Work collaboratively with Technical Leads to support software engineers, lead architects, quality analysts and leadership

  • Excel at administering and coordinating groups of diverse individuals by promoting teamwork, delegating tasks, resolving conflict, setting goals, and evaluating performance

  • BS degree or higher in Business or related field

  • Project Management certificate or degree

  • 6-8 years in a direct Project Management role within a technology environment

  • Knowledge of PMI Process Groups

  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional project teams

  • Experience with Project Management scheduling and tracking tools like MS Project and JIRA

  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to adjust and set priorities to meet deadlines

  • Experience managing projects following the software engineering V-model

  • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills, including conflict resolution skills

  • Self-starter with strong personal work ethic, integrity and a -whatever it takes- attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Associate in Project management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or PRINCE2

  • Professional Services experience

  • Experience within small company start-up/ramp environment

  • Knowledge of Agile Development Methodologies

  • Experience using Confluence and JIRA

  • Previous experience developing and successfully managing requirements

  • Familiarity with Automotive Software Process Improvement Capability Determination (ASPICE/ISO 15504) or other Process Improvement methodologies (e.g. CMMI)

  • Familiarity with Functional Safety Requirements (ISO 26262)

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years