Senior Project Manager

US-MD-Annapolis
Job ID
2017-1108
Category
Project Manager
Department
Professional Services

Overview

The David Kenneth Group is seeking to add a qualified Senior Project Manager to its team of experienced data center migration professionals. The Senior Project Manager role in our company typically has full staffing, business development, and financial responsibility for their specified project. The Data Center Migration Project Manager will handle typical project management duties in addition to supporting the infrastructure design, build, deployment and delivery of Data Center Migration, Consolidation, and Relocation projects. The ideal candidate demonstrates high-impact team management and mentoring—instilling focus and discipline to leverage individual strengths, provide developmental opportunities, and meet organizational directives and goals.

 

The ideal candidate must be a proactive team player with a dynamic personality comfortable working in highly available, fast-paced, client-facing environments. Our work culture mandates an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter attitude.  David-Kenneth Group hires individuals that embrace critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement of themselves and those around them.

 

This position will provide unique challenges as well as an opportunity to work with an industry leader whose services are in high demand. If you meet these qualifications, exude passion, and enjoy the challenges of deploying highly technical and innovative projects at a massive scale, then this is the job is for you!

Responsibilities

  • The Senior Project Manager will lead highly technical cross functional teams to drive delivery of Data Center Migration, Consolidation, and relocation  projects as well as the implementation and deployment of the completed designs, develop and document requirements, budgets, and project schedules.
  • The Project Manager will be responsible for creating project plans with clearly defined milestones, reporting project status, issues/risks, mitigation plans, and creating operational documentation for deploying and maintaining the client expectations.
  • This person will become an expert in our migration methodology practices, overseeing a data center migration/consolidation strategy guiding our clients throughout execution and delivery of work.
  • Understand the clients’ existing environment and business drivers; create, adapt, and "hybridize" the data center migration processes to fit the unique needs of the client
  • Provide professional advice and services for analyzing, planning, improving, migrating and/or operating data centers for IT managers and business professionals. In addition will provide expertise in understanding a client's business and technical objectives and requirements, positioning effective strategies and solutions, and managing successful delivery of their data center migration, consolidation or transformation projects.
  • Successfully deliver aggressive project deliverables while effectively managing budgets; this person will be responsible for controlling costs, approving expenses and managing client invoicing.   
  • This position requires participating in the coordination, interviewing, mentoring, training, and review of new and existing staff. In addition, participate in other duties as assigned by the Director of Professional Services.

Qualifications

  • 10-15 years of hands-on technical Project Management experience in large-scale technology or Data Center Migration projects.
  • 5 or more years’ experience leading independently, large-scale technology or Data Center Migration projects.
  • Experience in managing large IT Infrastructure projects and data center rollouts is a requirement; experience will include working with data center technologies such as networking, operating systems, servers, virtualization products, and data center automation tools. 
  • Able to create data center migration/consolidation strategies, project and execution plans
  • Ability to create, adapt, and "hybridize" data center migration processes
  • Ability to create and manage migration project run books
  • Customer focused, with a proven track record of exceeding expectations in project delivery
  • Strong client orientation, able to participate in pre-sales and business development tasks as needed such as (RFP/Orals/Whitepapers, etc.)
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of fluency / understanding of data center technologies and terminology
  • Experience in core project management disciplines including scope, schedule, budget, quality, and risk management. Must be well organized and able to work effectively under time pressure.
  • The successful candidate will be an exceptionally strong communicator both written and verbally, and will have lead multi-discipline, highly technical staff and technical project initiatives previously.
  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience with and deep understanding of multiple project management methodologies
  • The Candidate must be comfortable managing remote technical project delivery teams, and possess the ability to facilitate technical whiteboard sessions to troubleshoot project implementation issues, and remove barriers to project success.
  • The Project Manager will be fully competent in project management tools and techniques for all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, WORD, Excel, Visio, MS Project, MS SharePoint.
  • A Bachelor's degree is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others in a technical environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and execute complex projects with limited supervision and direct authority.
  • Proven accountability and demonstrates a high degree of ownership

Preferred Experience:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
  • Hands on project management experience in Banking, Healthcare, or financial institutions
  • Previous experience working in a large scale enterprise environment (global, fortune 500)
  • Past experience working with top-tier companies such as: Big 5 Consulting, 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.)
  • Past telecommute experience
  • Past consulting experience

Additional Information:   

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Full time with Benefits
  • Ability to travel on short notice (approximately 20 - 40% within continental US) 
  • Telecommute  

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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