Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Technical Project Manager

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2019 3:46 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Information Technology
  • Job Summary:

    The Technical Project Manager will work across Southwest Key Programs business and technology teams to gain alignment, develop requirements, and execute a common plan across multiple teams working closely with product managers, solution architects, and business stakeholders, among others. The Project Manager will establish relationships and credibility to influence and motivate stakeholders at all levels without direct authority while asking the right technical questions and keeping teams unblocked.

    Essential Functions:

    • Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.
    • Collaborate with team and executive champion/sponsor; maintain accountability for managing project risk – time/quality/cost – making recommendations to team and department leaders.
    • Develop comprehensive charters and project plans that merge requirements with company goals and coordinate various personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.
    • Monitor project progress continuously and provide scheduled reports on measurable items, such as budget, milestones and deliverables.
    • Communicate proactively with all involved personnel to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.
    • Review proposed modifications on project plans, including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement beneficial changes.
    • Being able to perform a stop gap analysis and crafting a resolution to address the issue at hand.
    • Anticipate details of future projects by staying informed of relevant trends and industry news.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • BA/BS degree and 5+ years relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
    • PMP Certification is a plus.


    Additional Requirements

    • 5+ years Project Management experience working with Information Technology
    • Experience with new software and hardware product launches; understanding of SDLC, ITIL, Kanban, Agile & Waterfall Methodologies.
    • Experience working with and managing remote project teams
    • Experience working on multiple projects; 3-5 at varying stages
    • Advanced user of Microsoft Office applications including OneNote, Teams, Visio.


    Additional Experience

    • Agile experience preferred
    • Demonstrate understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills and experience establishing guidelines in these areas for others
    • Ability to lead via influence and collaboration; strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making
    • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles.
    • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality
    • Experience applying analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Experience supporting financial cost and revenue budgets / P&L is preferred

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

    Work Environment:

    General office environment with moderate noise. This position is mostly sedentary, involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.


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