The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for supporting the IT needs of UC Irvine faculty, students, and staff. Our mission is to provide information technology leadership, services, and innovative solutions to promote the research, education, and community service goals of the University. OIT Project Management Office provides leadership and coordination of large cross-functional projects. Also develop and continually enhance project management guidelines and tools and educate project leaders throughout the university on utilizing project management best practices.
Under supervision of the PMO Lead/Cloud Migration Architect, the IT Project Manager applies technical project management concepts, frameworks and methods, relevant policies, and procedures to resolve a variety of technical project management issues. Works on technical project management assignments of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Typical projects are of small size and small to moderate impact, budget and / or project team size. Responsible for the IT project plan, project schedule, budget, scope, status, requirements analysis, and issue management of the development and implementation of assigned projects. The incumbent serves as a single point of contact for large-scale, highly technical projects, coordinates meetings, drives tasks, and tracks and reports on project status, risks, and issues. The incumbent is accountable for capturing, compiling, tracking, managing, documenting, communicating and escalating status, issues, and risks. Additionally, as member of UCI OIT's Project Manager Office (PMO), the candidate will help shape how the PMO serves the campus. This effort includes development of the overall strategy, structure, policies, document templates, and tools that define OIT's project management life cycle.
Two (2) years of direct IT management related work experience
Two to three years relevant experience with BA/BS in related field, or one or more years relevant experience with MA/MS in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Project Management in an IT environment.
High proficiency using Microsoft Project, SmartSheet, JIRA, ServiceNow, Wiki, or other similar tools to create and update project schedules including dependencies, critical path, resources, estimates, budgets, and required repo.
Intermediate to advanced skills in MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Visio.
Strong ability to facilitating meetings with cross-functional (technical and business users) teams.
Experience with requirements gathering, analysis and design, development tools and technologies, release and version control, contemporary testing methodologies, and deployment management.
Analytical ability sufficient to understand user requirements and translate them into technical terms to develop quantitative status reports and identify and quantify issues and risks.
Excellent interpersonal skills to successfully collaborate with a broad range of personnel at all levels across the campus and with varying level of technical knowledge and/or project management concepts.
Oral communication and presentation skills sufficient to explain business needs to technical personnel and technical information to business users.
Superb written and verbal communication skills and the ability to create effective project plans and timelines and present them in a group setting.
Ability to work effectively with external vendors and all levels of technical staff, management, and stakeholders. Excellent team player with a proven track record of working across a large, distributed enterprise and a highly collaborative environment.
Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills.
Requires effective communication and organization skills.
Demonstrated effective organization and project management skills.
Requires ability to assess campus, medical center or Office of the President needs for information technology products and design services to meet those needs.
Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
Broad knowledge of many aspects of computing and communications.
Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.
Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks.
Relevant project management certifications (e.g., PMP) preferred or the ability to gain a certification.
Strong experience managing multiple projects or large enterprise project with complex interdependencies.
Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts.
Experience executing various Software/System Development Life Cycle processes (SDLC) including Waterfall and agile project management methodologies and techniques.
Solid understanding of business or technical process changes, implementations, and deployments.
Knowledge of UC Irvine systems, policies and procedures.
Experience designing and using ServiceNow or equivalent ITSM and implementing complex Project SDLC and workflows within ServiceNow.
Experience using ServiceNow Project Management, Task Management, Resource Plans, and Portfolio Management modules.
Software development, vendor system, or infrastructure implementation experience.
Familiarity with web development and programming languages i.e. Java, .NET, PHP, XML, Perl and HTML.
Experience developing and managing project budgets
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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