Job #: 779

Title: Project Manager – Jersey City


  • Northern New Jersey
  • Job Type:

  • Contract
  • Function:

  • Project Manager
  • Degree:

  • Bachelors
  • Salary Range:
  • $125,000 to $150,000

    • Anywhere
    • Posted 2 years ago

    Job Duties & Responsibilities:
    Project Managers are responsible and accountable for shepherding projects through the Project Lifecycle. They provide enterprise management for all project related activities and are responsible and accountable for the delivery of a project in accordance with the TDA Project Life Cycle.
    Enterprise Project Manager II’s provide Project Management for medium/large projects or other projects as assigned. Medium projects are defined as effort requiring 1,000 to 4,000 hours of effort from technology resources and/or expend $25 to 250K capital spend. Large projects or programs are defined as efforts requiring greater than 4,000 hours of effort from technology resources and/or expend greater than $250K capital spend.
    Enterprise Project Managers II may also be assigned to programs having some cross workstream dependencies and complexities. Projects are defined as temporary endeavors undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Programs are defined as a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually.

    • Provide Project Management for large/medium projects and or programs and maintain Enterprise Project plans
    • Maintain project status and document all risks/issues/change control to provide transparency for PMO management
    • Provide expertise, communicate and implement Project Life Cycle for:
    o Timeline management
    o Issue Resolution and escalation
    o Communications & status reporting
    o Will function in an Agile/Waterfall structure
    o Vendor Management
    o Risk Management
    o Stakeholder Management
    o Resource Management
    o Deliverable Management
    o Scope Management
    • Interface with project sponsors to understand their needs and secure appropriate project buy-in/sign-off throughout Life Cycle
    • Ensure functional and technical solutions are accepted by the appropriate project role prior to development
    • Ensure that projects are phased as required by the TDA Project Life Cycle
    • Seek and review input from cross functional team and make final decisions regarding project scope
    • Identify, track, and resolve/escalate project issues and/or risks
    • Ensure project managers and project team members follow the TDA PLC
    • Conduct re-planning exercises to correct troubled projects to get the project and it’s efforts back in control
    • Innovation: generate new ideas and/or new ways to implement the ideas
    • Manages and influence individuals as required to achieves goals of projects or program
    • Facilitate decision on final go/no-go decision
    • Ensure alignment of the projects to the entire Portfolio and ensure consistency and coordinated delivery of projects.

    Required Skills:
    • 5+ years Experience with successfully running diverse cross-functional teams
    ***Needs solid formalized Project Management skills and training. (Schedule Mgmt, Risk v. Issues Differentiation, etc.)
    ***Experience in both Agile and Waterfall***
    ***Experience in the PM of Application Development projects. Trading Systems experience is preferred.
    ***Experience in creating and maintaining detailed project plans; establishing project baselines and tracking to the established baselines
    A very in-depth understanding of the PLC
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required for interactions across organization
    • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities
    • Proven abilities in organizational change management and leading large groups
    • Experience in facilitating large group meetings
    • Experience in presenting to senior management
    • Experience in establishing project baselines and tracking to the established baselines
    • Experience in planning for and effectively managing project and program risks
    • Experience in issues management including identifying, tracking, and resolving/expediting with proactively
    • Bachelor degree in business, finance, or related field.
    • Competent in the technical arena and understanding of system development, process improvement, and/or infrastructure
    • Proficient MS Project Management and MS Office
    • Solid business knowledge as it relates to the brokerage industry, financial and capital markets
    PMP Preferred
    Decommision old servers as part of projects preferred.
    • Series 7, 63 or 24 is a plus
    Leadership Qualifications:
    • Experience in working with executives as project sponsors with effective management and communications
    • Experience in building and forming the right project team resulting in high levels of engagement and active participation
    • Respectfully challenge the norm and demonstrated ability to improve the process and efficiency of the team
    • Experience with coaching/mentoring peers and others as appropriate
    • Exhibits behaviors indicating a focus on goals, overcoming obstacles with the ability to exhibit respect and promoting teamwork
    • Ability to motivate and inspire team members, both on an individual and team level, with regards to achievement of project or program goals and objectives

    # of Years Required:
    5+ years Experience with successfully running diverse cross-functional teams
    Minimum of 5 years Project Management experience

    Preferred Skills, Education, Experience:
    PMP Certification preferred

    Required Education:
    Bachelor degree in business, finance, or related field preferred

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