Aetna IT Project Manager (Software Delivery) in Farnborough, United States

Req ID: 40980BR

IT Project Manager (Software Delivery)

Family Summary/Mission

Provides a consistent, effective operating structure for IT projects through sound IT investment analysis, AIS project management methodology, effective AIS project resource allocation, and consolidated AIS project performance reporting.

Position Summary/Mission

Manages the strategic, tactical and integrated activities of multiple complex projects (cost of $1 million+) and/or multiple business-sponsored IT projects to deliver tasks on time, within budget, and within scope.

Responsible for the success of the project(s).

Working in a fully Agile & Dev/Ops environment, the role will control, manage & resource the entire end to end life cycle of a project. This includes initiation, analysis, development, testing, QA & Production Support.

Fundamental Components & Physical Requirements

· Responsible for managing, directing and planning complex projects in fully agile manner.

· Ability to communicate and effectively negotiate with immediate manager(s), peers, and Business with a high level of confidence and composure.

· Leads a dedicated project team in executing assigned tasks and co-ordinating the efforts of internal and external project team members dedicated and/or matrix.

· Ensures that project team members complete tasks and deliverables on time and within budget, and that the project delivers promised business functionality.

· Identifies and capitalizes on interdependencies within & outside the project to ensure end-to-end synergy during all phases of the project life cycle

· Develops and manages all key project governance documents, such as but not limited to the Agile project system, Project Charter, Workplan Communications Plan, and Risk Mitigation Strategy.

· Manages the project budget, and reports project cost information in an accurate and timely manner.

· Proactively identifies additional cost-savings to reduce overall project expenditures.

· Co-ordinates engagement of subject matter experts in the business segment to assist in the identification, validation and resolution of business system needs.

· Proactively evaluates project activities, builds contingency plans, executes corrective action, and monitors issue resolution to mitigate risks such as scope and/or budget variances.

· Manages the scope of the project and ensures that scope changes are reviewed and approved by the Finance and Business Sponsor where appropriate & adapted into backlog

· Resolves level 2 & 3 production support issues and ensures resolution is optimized and tests for Release Management

Exhibits the following Project Manager Behaviours

· Provides management with team and individual performance feedback.

· Adheres to existing project management methodology by leveraging and promoting the use of existing tools, capturing best practise, identifying areas for process improvement, and the associated implementation.

· Monitors and holds project resources accountable for meeting performance metrics.

· Creates and maintains a highly collaborative PM community of practise that drives and implements continuous improvements which result in IT and Business Return on Investment.

· Partners and collaborates with the Business in building a strong foundational knowledge of the Business processes to deliver the appropriate IT Business solution.

· Prepares and delivers professional presentations to management and business.

Background/Experience Desired

Education and Certification Requirements

· Bachelor degree Computer Science from accredited higher education institution

· Agile Methodology understanding

Job Function: Information Technology