Information Technologist IV/S

Job description

Working/Functional Title

IT Senior Project Manager

Position Summary

Michigan State University (MSU) is a major U.S. public doctoral degree-granting university with vast research activity, global reach and reputation. MSU's IT environment is complex and includes decentralized IT units and departments across the university. As a result, we work collaboratively to build relationships across a federated structure, effectively aligning centralized and local MSU IT resources and staff. In the MSU IT Project Management Office (PMO), the Senior Project Manager will be a key player managing large complex projects, other project managers, and continuously improving PMO processes, tools and services. The Senior Project Manager must also establish positive and productive working relationships with project managers, business owners, and MSU IT staff. The IT Senior Project Manager is viewed as the "go-to person" who collaboratively works with teams on problems and conflict resolution, moving between the detail and big picture, as well as the current and future aspects of problems and their resolutions.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or a related information technology field; more than eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience managing the complete project life cycle for IT or ERP projects; experience overseeing large, complex or critical information technology projects; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

• Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
• Experience in project, program, and portfolio management
• Strong knowledge of project and portfolio management best practices
• Experience in providing leadership and direction to project managers
• Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methods
• Strong analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills
• Proficient oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• Ability to work with staff at all levels of the university

Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter

Special Instructions

Provide 3 references

Work Hours



Bidding eligibility ends on 7/17/18 at 11:55 PM.




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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2018
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