Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager II
Job Location: Michigan


  • Manages large complex/multiple projects in assigned department
  • Manages the plan, design, development, implementation and/or support of complex mainframe and/or distributed information systems or corporate projects
  • Develops business models, cost/benefit analysis, and recommends strategies
  • Coordinates project activities and resources with other company initiatives
  • Coordinates and defines technical/business requirements needed to complete project objectives and translates requirements to detailed specifications including budgetary projections
  • Ensures functional, business, and/or technical design support project/customer requirements and complies with the company's technology plan and existing architecture and/or defined corporate business standards
  • Negotiates contracts with outside vendors and manages vendor relationships
  • Provides guidance and training to team members and identifies opportunities to improve team performance and effectiveness
  • May provide guidance to project team leaders in defining measurements and measurement tools to track the achievement of project objectives
  • Assists Project/Program/Portfolio Directors and Managers in ensuring systems and/or business plans are developed and documented in accordance with quality control standards
  • Prepares project status reports and variance analysis to ensure project remains on schedule and within budget
  • Evaluates project's success at completion of project based on achievement of benefits and value proposition assessment
  • Defines personnel in the development of project charters, value propositions, risk action plans, work plans, and estimates for large complex projects and servers as a subject matter expert and consultant to mentor/coach team leaders in the use of project management concepts, tools, and techniques

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, and a minimum of three years of project leadership/management experience; OR
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation and a minimum of three years of project leadership/management experience; OR
  • Applicable professional certification or technology designation and a minimum of three years of project management experience
  • Experience with project planning and management (methods, tools, and techniques)
  • Experience with staffing, coordinating, and leading large technology and/or business project teams
  • Experience with evaluating a complex system and/or business process and understanding the interdependencies between components
  • Experience in total quality processes and quality problem solving tools
  • Experience with developing and negotiating contracts with vendors
  • Experience with preparing business plans, value propositions/charters and proposals for long range strategic initiatives/strategic plans
  • Experience with performing a variety of high level technology and/or management consulting activities
  • Experience in cost/benefit analysis
  • Excellent presentation, persuasion, and interpersonal skills to include report/proposal preparation and presentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Mainframe, distributed system, and/or Web based design, development, and implementation
  • Experience with programming languages (Java, MS Visual Studio, C++, etc.)
  • Experience with operating systems (Windows, Linux, UNIX)
  • Experience with Enterprise wide technology planning and implementations
  • Experience with systems operation practices and post go live support planning
  • Experience in system development methodologies
  • Experience with tools and products used in structured systems development
  • Experience with Agile Software development practices and tools
  • Experience with Dev Ops and Continuous integration methods 
  • Experience as software release manager in at least one major implementation
  • Experience with insurance system software development projects
  • Experience with Guidewire Policy and Billing Center implementations
  • Managerial experience in staffing of professional and administrative staff
  • Experience in personnel policy interpretation/administration
  • Two+ years in the P & C Insurance industry
  • Experience leading and developing a diverse technology team
  • Experience migrating legacy software systems to web-based software systems
  • Experience sun-setting legacy software systems
  • Experience in a multi-state sales distribution environment
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and audit mitigation

QBH#: 2327

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