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Technical Management Consultant

Loft9 Consulting is looking for full-time IT Project Managers to direct and monitor activities for technology-based projects, from initiation to delivery.  Work will include projects ranging from new systems implementation work to in-flight projects through to completion and post-live.  Loft9 clients are local to the Seattle/Eastside area.

Candidates must be self-starters who can manage effectively in a fast-paced environment.  Successful Loft9 recruits are smart, humble, and driven.  They know how to adapt their knowledge, approach, and experience to any situation.  They have the agility to work with a variety of clients, types of engagements, and work situations. They always work to exceed expectations, and they have a fervent desire to keep learning and growing.

Loft9 offers Associates a base salary and incentive compensation package, health benefits, yearly training stipend, paid time off, and more.

 

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Utilize Project Management frameworks and methods in a variety of roles, and in a variety of industries
  • Provide exceptional client delivery
  • Participate in planning and directing program schedules and budgets, monitoring project status in comparison to cost/time projectionsProvide consistent and comprehensive status reports, project updates, and ongoing cost analyses, significant issue tracking, and communication at the team levelAssess the technical feasibility of new technologies to enable integration into existing processes
  • Proactively manage project risks, issues, jeopardies, escalations, and problem resolutions
  • Drive release planning and prioritization during project execution

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-10 years of industry project management or consulting experience supporting work at Fortune 500 organizations
  • Preference for technology, healthcare, mobile/telecom, financial services and/or retail experience and desire to work on technology projects
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management frameworks
  • Experience with Visio, MS Project, and SharePoint, desired
  • CAPM or PMP and ITIL certifications a strong plus

** Must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future**

A successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the following attributes and skills:

  • Desire to lead, promote growth, and develop others
  • Motivated by an entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Confident, self-aware team player open to receiving and providing, effective feedback
  • Exhibits exceptional communication skills and strong work ethic
  • Competent in group facilitation
     

Project Management Skills & Knowledge:

  • Familiar with methods and tools for project planning and execution
  • Understand the SDLC and be able to identify business and technical impacts of user requirements
  • Able to develop and evaluate methods to track and report metrics
  • Works effectively across disciplines and organizational boundaries to prioritize tasks and gain timely closure on decisions
  • Able to develop systems to monitor risks and issues
  • Anticipate changing conditions and takes appropriate preventative action
  • Proactively inspires others to take action on issues that could inhibit project success
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