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7 months ago
American Airlines
Location: Texas
Job type: Permanent
Sector: IT & Communications
Category: Senior Manager
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities for multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Applicants for this job posting will be considered for the Project Manager position supporting Flight Service and our Flight Attendants as well as other initiatives within Flight Service and Flight Attendant Technology.

Duties and Responsibilities

Depending on assignment, the successful candidate may be responsible for any or all of the following:

* Function at the highest skill level in project management planning, scheduling, and controlling of project activities to meet objectives

* Track performance, cost, and time goals while maintaining project scope

* Develop project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources

* Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks

* Ensure Agile development team adheres to Agile best practices

* Act as Project Lead / Scrum Mater, while leading Agile ceremonies including Daily Stand-ups, Iteration Planning, Release Planning, Demos, retrospectives, etc.

* Coordinate activities to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget

* Track and resolve project risks and issues

* Responsible for creating and managing project budgets

* Serve as the finance point of contact for projects

* Work under minimal supervision

* Use business analysis techniques for gathering and documenting requirements, scoping, interviewing, facilitation, system component design, spend tracking, testing, and implementation

* Interact with leadership to help set project direction and determine project prioritization

* Work collaboratively with customer and user groups, technical leads, development resources, engineers and architects, and external project teams

* Provide project status reports according to the information needs of the stakeholders including, at times, executive level staff

Job Qualifications


* Certification in Project Management by a recognized project management organization (such as the Project Management Institute)

* PMP certification is a plus

* 5+ years of experience managing large IT software development projects using structured PM and System Development methodologies/practices with project planning tools

* Broad experience in a variety of computing platforms (mobile, client/server, etc.)

* Strong experience gathering and documenting complex system requirements, technical specifications, and developing detailed system diagrams

* Experience managing project financials is strongly preferred

* Experience and a full understanding of failover/failback, disaster recovery and mirroring concepts is preferred

* Experience delivering mission-critical applications in a high-availability environment is preferred

* Experience delivering in-house and commercial off-the-shelf applications is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Self-directed

* Detail oriented

* Communicate precisely and clearly, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels with a strong command of the English language

* Strong analytical, estimating, and problem solving skills

* Build working relationships with customers, vendors, and ITS colleagues at all levels

* Maintain clear and open communication channels to manage expectations

* Organization, planning, and presentation skills

Job Qualifications (Continued)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Continued)

* Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills

* Ability to handle and track multiple projects simultaneously

* Effectively prioritize projects and manage changes and customer expectations

* Ability to motivate software development teams

* Thorough knowledge of IT project life cycles, particularly SDLC

* Agile development methodology

* Broad understanding of crew operations or flight operations processes is preferred

* Some travel domestically and internationally may be required

Preferred Technology

* Proficiency in MS Suite (Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access)

* Rally

* SharePoint

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 17000

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth

Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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Project Manager, Developer, Manager, Testing, Sharepoint, Technology, Management

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