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Junior/Intermediate IT Project Manager

Nexus Systems Group Inc.

This is a Contract position in Vaughan, ON posted September 23, 2022.

Junior/Intermediate IT Project Manager Location Address: WFH (Toronto) Contract Duration: 10 months Extension: Yes, based on funding FTE: No Number of Positions: 1 Schedule Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday Story Behind the Need
• Business group: FCRMT
– Application Development
• Project: Managing the project team’s plans and interfacing with the project and business managers.

The main function of an IT Project Manager is to oversee the application of project management methodology during all phases of the project cycle, with responsibilities that include project design, scope management, cost control, quality and performance reporting.

• Reason for request: New position required for additional workload.

Candidate Value Proposition
• The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with the modernization of payments to the latest standards at one of the Big Five Banks in Canada.

Typical Day in Role
• Develop, track and manage project budget, project plans, timelines and scope
• Manage project resources including procuring project staff, developing, motivating, coaching and advising
• Partner closely with other members of functional teams to define business requirements Lead teams of developers in the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet business needs
• Define test plans and ensure that products are defect free before User Acceptance Testing
• Facilitate the Integrated System Testing process, developing rollout plans and procedures
• Ensure appropriate systems development and project management processes are being utilized
• Make presentations to steering committees or project sponsors Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:
• 2-4 years experience of proven project management experience
• People management and team building skills
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible/ adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities
• Proven ability to learn business processes quickly and to work well with business partners at different levels within the organization
• Strong ability to assess risk and apply management principles to technology applications/products and business functions
• Experience delivering technology and business application solutions in a large-scale, multi-platform systems environment Nice-To-Have Skills:
• Experience with payment messaging, sanctions screening
• Technical background and experience with Solaris and Oracle databases Soft Skills:
• Must possess very good interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively work with end users and members of a project team.

The incumbent is expected to use diplomacy, judgement, and persuasion to secure agreement and co-operation from departments involved in a project.

• Good organizational and time management skills to ensure project deadlines are met Degrees or certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required
• MBA or other related advanced degree preferred
• PMP or PMI certification is an asset Best vs Average Candidate:
• Ability to analyze the big picture vs minute tasks
• Previous FI/Banking experience Candidate Review & Selection
• Structure and Format:
• 1st round – interview with project leader
• 2nd round – interview with hiring manager