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Senior IT Project Manager

Overview

DRT Strategies delivers expert management consulting and information technology (IT) solutions to large federal agencies, the U.S. Navy, state and local government and commercial clients in health care, technology, and the financial services industries.

The three letters of our name, DRT, stand for Driving Resolutions Together, which is the core philosophy on which the company was founded. That is, we collaborate with our clients to solve their most pressing IT challenges - together.

We are problem solvers dedicated to your success, combining Fortune 500 experience with small business responsiveness. We have established a reputation with our clients as a forward thinking consulting firm with demonstrated success in implementing solutions that lead to meaningful results. Our world-class consultants unite people to work collaboratively to achieve project goals and make your vision a reality.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the technical lead to establish an overarching vision for the team that aligns with our customers goals and objectives
  • Lead an integrated project team of 10-15 people who are performing both O&M and development work in the development, implementation, and maintenance of multiple systems for a a major FDA Center 
  • Team with the technical lead to interact with technical leads and business owners to communicate on sustainment activities, identify efficiencies, and identify ways to improve on technology to implement those efficiencies
  • Establish, refine, and manage project standards, schedule, templates, SOPs, processes, and communications to help the team fulfill contractual requirements 
  • Assess the current program and identify ways to perform continuous process improvement to increase efficiencies that will enhance the team's service delivery
  • Collaborate with the team to establish repeatable processes to help with the elicitation, documentation, validation and submission of business and system requirements
  • Manage a hybrid agile work methodology that relies on strong requirements management, development, testing, and release planning.
  • Create and maintain a project schedule, track risks and issues, schedule and drive stakeholder meetings, and coordinate as needed with the independently managed FDA data center
  • Coordinate with other government organizations as needed outside of the immediate stakeholders
  • Manage software implementation projects in accordance with the FDA's version of the SDLC; the EPLC
  • Oversee the creation of multiple SDLC deliverables such as the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Master Test Plan (MTP)
  • Create and maintain all project management deliverables such as the Project Management Plan (PMP) and project schedule
  • Adhere to DRT’s Quality Management System (QMS) in execution of the project, in addition to the FDA EPLC lifecycle
  • Approve team time and expenses; provide subcontractor assessments

Required Experience

  • Ten (10) or more years of relevant experience teams supporting complex IT projects
  • Experience managing large IT projects that encompass both O&M and DME activities leveraging an agile or hybrid agile approach
  • Experience in not only using but leading IT projects through a formal SDLC framework
  • Experience leading teams that use Oracle (DB and middle-ware) and Java web-enabled technology stack; the ability to team with the technical lead to work with our technical teams and clients. Deep enough knowledge to discuss the technology while collaborating with the technical lead to provide deeper technical expertise
  • Experience using JIRA, DOORS, Caliber, etc to manage system and functional requirements 
  • Experience with HP Quality Center (now part of ALM)
  • Experience with federal government consulting
  • Strong communication skills with a confident and assertive demeanor
  • Ability to assess the program and help establish a vision to help grow the account
  • Ability to work independently and work within an integrated project team emphasizing collaboration and quality
  • Passion for customer service and high standards

Education and Training

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • PMP certification required

DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) celebrates diversity and is proud to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetics, disability, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, DRT complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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