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GCI Communication Corp IT Project Manager, III in Denver, Colorado

Must be an experienced project/program/product/technical manager and consultant with a proven track record of successful projects using one or many of the following; SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) leveraging traditional Waterfall, Agile, LEAN-Agile, SAFe, and/or blended frameworks. Applicants should have experience delivering projects in areas such as; Website development, User Experience (UX) Design, Mobile Apps, Telecom software and systems, financial systems, engineering systems and switching, mobile device design, Cloud based solutions, Next gen connected devices, E-commerce, CRM, e-payment, and/or order to cash product process development lifecycles.

Proficient to cover additional projects covering a wide range of solutions including, but not limited to, IT systems or equipment, human resources, security, finance and accounting, product development and deployment, facilities engineering, RF engineering, transport and IP engineering, circuit engineering, outside plant engineering, switch engineering, and/or process improvements. Project responsibilities include initiation assessment, vendor management, business case development, project requirements, technical milestones, timelines and delivery methods, continuous integration and delivery, SCRUM, Kanban, design documents and delivery schedules, data conversion, test management, reporting, business validation, deployment, and post-launch support according to the specifications and deadlines while keeping the project delivered on time, within scope and on budget.

Essential Duties:

  • Technical Project Management

  • IT Specific Project Management of systems and/or data migration

  • Oversee and manage a disciplined project team of technical teams, business unit/groups, contractors, consultants and vendors

  • Foster high performing team dynamics assisting development teams to self-organize and self-manage to achieve maximum results

  • Define project scope and prioritization, manage and participate in procurement of resources

  • Develop and maintain project milestones, schedules, and budgets

  • Manage Contracts and outside consultants and contractors

  • Maintain and ensure complete communication and documentation of projects in the formats and standards defined

  • Adhere to Traditional Waterfall, Agile, and/or blended portfolio and program management processes

  • Ability to remove impediments, dedicated to constant improvement, and assure all dependencies and integration with other teams are properly communicated and coordinated up through the enterprise

  • Manage personnel resources within all internal groups; business, technical, consultants, contractors and vendors.

  • Develop and maintain technical project budgets; project schedules to include prioritization, sprints, backlog, milestones, traditional Gantt and PET charts etc. In addition, ensure project documentation is current and complete.

  • Define project scopes with internal and external customers and oversee and participate in prioritization and business case development

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Leadership – Ability to lead, manage, and inspire a team aligned with scope, schedule and budget

  • Negotiation – Ability to seek and resolve conflicts immediately in our dynamic environment with competing priorities

  • Scheduling – Ability to manage project scheduling and resourcing

  • Cost Control – Ability to define, manage and critically track to ensure project delivery is within cost constraints and accurate

  • Demonstrated Risk, Issue, Contract, Quality, and Task Management

  • Critical Thinking Skills

Communication– Ability to communicate clearly, accurately, timely, and with all levels including technical teams

  • Facilitation, Time and Meetings Management

  • Project Recovery and Mitigation planning – Ability to understand contingency planning and preparation

Coaching

  • Business Case and Budget Development – Ability to understand prioritization, initiation steps, and dependencies

  • Agile Experience Desirable:

  • Understanding of Agile techniques such as: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, etc.

  • Experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, and/or Release Train Engineer

  • Experience using Agile Tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Portfolio, Trello, etc.

  • Working knowledge of DevOp’s, Continuous Integration and Delivery, SCRUM, Kanban, XP, SAFe, etc.

  • Demonstrated leadership in process improvement and innovation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience to include project management, developing project budgets and schedules is required; experience in the IT or telecommunications industry is preferred.

  • IT, Business or technical process experience is highly desirable.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Management, Business, Telecommunications or related field is required; the ability to develop project budgets and schedules is required; a minimum of five years’ experience in IT required; experience in the telecommunications industry is preferred. A combination of relevant exempt experience and/or education sufficient to perform the duties may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.

Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and contribute toward education.

  • Desired/Preferred Certifications:

  • Project Management Institute Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP and/or PMP-ACP) is highly desirable

  • Agile Certified Professional (ACP), IC Agile, LEAN Six Sigma is highly desirable

  • Certified Scrum Master (SAFE Certification is beneficial) is desirable

  • Applications, Programming, and Software certifications desirable.

  • ITIL Certification (V3 or 4), Foundation, Practitioner, Intermediate, Expert, Managing Professional, Strategic Leader, Master

Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary office work with some travel to company locations where indoor and outdoor work may be required. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, using hand tools and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

Working Conditions: Majority of work is performed in Anchorage with projects both in and out of town. Position may require travel to remote locations (which may include traveling in small aircraft) in Alaska for site surveys, meetings and contract management/inspection purposes. The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers.

Drug Testing: Participation in a DOT or non-DOT drug and alcohol testing program may be required to satisfy conditions of a contract or proposed contract with a business partner or client. This includes pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return to duty, and follow-up testing.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive, as use of personal vehicle for transportation between various company facilities is required. Must be able to drive when in remote communities and operate ATV-style vehicles if necessary.

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

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