Senior Program Manager

US
Job ID
2016-1091
Category
Project Manager
Department
Professional Services

Overview

The David Kenneth Group is seeking to add a qualified Senior Program Manager to its team of experienced data center migration professionals.  We specialize in data center transformations.  Our services include data center migrations, infrastructure and virtualization optimization, and advisory services for large enterprise clients. Due to high demand for our services, we are seeking to add a Senior Program Manager to our team. 

 

Our typical engagements are relocations, mergers, consolidations, and modernizations lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Data center migration projects are mission-critical and come with inherent risks. The qualified candidate must have some experience with data centers and understands the migration process from discovery and planning to execution. Our clients usually operate between 300 and 2000+ virtual servers providing mission-critical IT services in the health care, financial services, media, retail, utilities and national defense industries. 

 

The person in this role will be responsible for overseeing a client engagement from inception to completion. The Senior Program Manager role in our company typically has full staffing, business development, and financial responsibility for their entire client engagement. You will be responsible for understanding the clients’ existing environments, the client’s business drivers, managing schedules, budgets, deliverables, issues/risks, communications and a remote team of elite technologists.  The candidate must be delivery orientated, proactive, and comfortable working in large teams of highly technical personnel. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a broad experience in both project management and the technologies used in a data center migration. 

 

Should you be qualified, this is a great opportunity to keep your skills sharp. This position will provide unique challenges as well as an opportunity to work with an industry leader whose services are in high demand. 

Responsibilities

  • Ability to lead and execute complex projects/programs with limited supervision.
  • Able to seek and understand clients overall business objectives and how to position effective solutions to ensure successful implementation of products and technologies.
  • Responsible for determining data center migration/consolidation strategy and execution
  • Effectively multitask between different initiatives
  • 15 plus years of hands-on Project Management/Program Management experience
  • Strong project management and technical leadership skills, with specific focus on data center migrations and/or consolidations
  • Previous experience leading data center migration and consolidation projects.
  • Creating data center migration/consolidation strategies and execution plans
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of fluency / understanding of data center technologies and terminology
  • Ability to create, adapt, and "hybridize" data center migration processes
  • Ability to manage, track and report on performance to budget and schedule
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to interact efficiently with the technical team as well as C-level executives
  • Proven accountability and demonstrates a high degree of ownership
  • Mastery of MS Project, Word, Excel, Visio, and SharePoint
  • Ability to work independently
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer focused, with a proven track record of exceeding expectations in project delivery

Qualifications

 

  • PMP Certification is preferred 
  • Hands on project management experience in Banking, Healthcare, or Manufacturing industries
  • Previous experience working in a large scale environment (global, fortune 500)
  • Past experience working with top-tier companies such as: IBM, EMC, Cisco, Microsoft, and Google.
  • Experience with business development tasks (RFPs, whitepapers, etc.)
  • Recent experience with leading technologies / markets (cloud migrations, software defined networking, etc.)

Additional Information   

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Full time/w Benefits
  • Ability to travel on short notice (approximately 25%1wk/month average within continental US annually)
  • Telecommute (but must be willing to support any U.S. time zone)

Corporate Summary  

David-Kenneth Group is a privately held company whose main offices are in Annapolis, Maryland. Our core competency and singular focus is data center migration and disaster recovery. The company is a certified veteran-owned business and has more than 40-years of experience increasing market share and revenue for clients.  All of our people, processes and methodology are purposed to help achieve the very attractive business benefits associated with data center migrations.  What is typically a once in a lifetime project for most organizations is what we do all day, every day. 

 

Please visit our website at www.davidkennethgroup.com for additional information. 

What We Do!

Our typical engagements are relocations, mergers, consolidations, and modernizations lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Our clients usually operate between 300 and 2000+ virtual servers providing mission-critical IT services in the health care, financial services, media, retail, utilities and national defense industries. Our data center migration services include data center migration strategy workshops, relocations, colocations, consolidations, transitions (transformation), and disaster recovery. We help organizations determine the strategy that best meets their evolving technical requirements and business goals. A data center migration strategy can include infrastructure optimization, colo and outsourcing selection, or application modernization services; our experts will guide clients through the process without interruption to services. 

Our Benefits & Our Culture

The David Kenneth Group is committed to providing our employees with a competitive benefits package that complements our core values and demonstrates our people-first commitment.  We offer a competitive salary; paid time off; FLEX- Time, paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; profit sharing program; and additional benefits such as employee development, education assistance, and employee referral bonuses. The hiring and retention of employees is critical to our success so we are continually striving to enhance our attraction as a great place to work!

 

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