FTT Senior Project Manager – Infrastructure Delivery Services

  • Competitive
  • Rancho Cordova, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 20 Sep 17

FTT Senior Project Manager – Infrastructure Delivery Services

Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.

For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We're currently looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Project Delivery Services, the Senior Project Manager will provide project management support for the Infrastructure Services Team and act as the single point of accountability to plan, direct, and manage technology proof-of-concepts and deployments for large scale, complex projects. The candidate will ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished with quality results, within established time frames and budget, and meet customer and/or business needs. The qualified candidate will have a strong technology background as well as excellent planning, communication and execution skills required to effectively collaborate and lead architects, infrastructure engineers, operations staff, and other technology and business professionals to deliver defined objectives. Project management support may include, but is not limited to: corporate office moves/build outs, email & messaging, data center operations, information security, unified communications, voice, mobile and network/data services.

Project Attributes & Complexity -Programs or Projects will have one or a number of the following attributes:

  • High level of complexity
  • Impact that is significant to Line of Business and/or Enterprise-wide
  • Involves direction for multiple, integrated projects
  • Budgets typically from $500,000 to $4 Million
  • Proof of Concepts where the results will influence the direction of Infrastructure Strategy and Services
  • Enterprise deployments across multiple Lines of Business and customer types
  • Program and Project length is typically 12 months, however programs may span multiple years
  • Involvement with/between 10-20 partners/stakeholder groups
Team Leadership to include and are not limited to:
  • Responsible for assembling a project team
  • Define team member roles and expectations
  • Assign and monitor work of team members and providing timely guidance and feedback (matrix reporting)
  • Communicate with and influence internal and external stakeholders regarding key project objectives
  • Escalate issues to others with more experience, authority, and/or span of control when necessary
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations
  • Negotiate with stakeholders and sponsors to set expectations and build consensus around project objectives, scope, funding, deliverables and dates


Qualifications
Required Qualifications :
  • 7-10 years cross-functional, cross-disciplinary project management and business analysis experience in Infrastructure Services for global mid-to-large sized corporations with geographically dispersed population
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the key components of project management (e.g. scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, integration) and associated tools and methodologies
  • Ability to apply business practices in the context of project management activities
  • Experience identifying, writing and prioritizing business requirements
  • Knowledge of ITIL and Data Center Operating principles
  • Experience leading geographically-distributed and culturally-diverse work-groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Strong influencing / negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal / relationship management skills
  • Experiencing managing complex infrastructure projects
  • Experience managing organization change and communication
  • Experience with process improvement
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Project management certification with hands-on experience managing Agile projects (e.g. PMI, PMP, DAD)

Desired Qualifications :
  • Quality management experience (e,g. Six Sigma, Juran, Deming, etc.)
  • Financial Services industry experience preferred
  • Expertise in the areas of Corporate Office Moves/Build-outs, Data Center Operations, Access Control Management, Information Security and Risk Management, Business Continuity and Unified Communications
  • Experience in deployment of the following Infrastructure technologies (not limited to) EMC, NetApp, SAN, NAS, Cisco Networks, VMWare, Windows, AIX, RHLinux, Solaris, iSeries, Mainframe, Desktop and Server Virtualization
  • Prior experience in an IT Engineering, Architect or Operations Service Delivery role
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
* Three weeks paid time off the first year
* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
* Employee Stock Investment Program
* Tuition Assistance Program
* Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
* Onsite fitness center and recreation center

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at www.franklintempletoncareers.com to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.