Principal Project Manager Principal Project Manager …

in Plano, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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in Plano, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Principal Project Manager
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What will you contribute?

The Project Manager will be a key member of the Delivery Management team and is to Lead and Manage the implementation of our products for one or more clients using Waterfall and Agile methods and techniques. Working directly with our client, Implementation and Product teams to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to contract ensuring customer success, referenceable and project profitability.

Responsibilities & Deliverables:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Effectively applies Finastra Implementation methodology and enforces project standards
  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables to support strategic initiatives
  • Maintain and control the project budget including tracking of actuals, forecasts and alignment with client on project expenditures.
  • Provision of timely and accurate information for client billing
  • Ensure proactive planning of resource requirements
  • Ensure all resources perform time entry and expense reporting in a timely manner.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Maintain full-scale project plans and associated communications documents (i.e. status reports, escalations)
  • Track project milestones and deliverables throughout project lifecycle
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Define and communicate project success criteria throughout project life cycle
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a clear fashion
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential road blocks, and prepare contingency plans
  • Manage and Control all corresponding project stages requirements analysis/gap analysis, construction, testing, and production conversion, as assigned
  • Lead & Manage project management conference calls as needed with the clients and/or stakeholders
  • Provide management reporting on project status and project budget (actuals, POCs, and forecasts)
  • Recommend budget changes where necessary during life cycle. Act as POC for clients and stakeholders as it relates to active projects
  • Responding to client and stakeholder questions within a reasonable amount of time
  • Review deliverables before passing to clients and/or stakeholders
  • Coach, mentor, and motivate project team members. Influence positive action and accountability for assigned work and represent company in a professional manner
  • Develops and fosters client relationships. Continually looking for ways to increase customer satisfaction
  • Conscious of business development and add-on sales opportunities as they relate to the project
  • Conduct project post mortems and report recommendations to resource managers
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Guiding the team on effective and productive performance
  • Ensuring the team practices continual improvement through reflection
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Providing internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Track, report, and action as required KPIs
  • Proactively management defect management plan
  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide backup for other Project Managers as requested
  • Handle multiple projects, both internal and external
  • Perform other non-project management duties as directed


  • Minimum of 5 years in project management
  • Minimum of 3 years financial industry experience, in either banking and/or software vendor environment; payment industry a plus
  • A self-motivated and hardworking individual who is goal oriented, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities to meet the demands of internal and external clients
  • Must be able to contribute to an atmosphere of teamwork through collaborative behavior and open communications
  • Proficient in MS Project, Office 365, SFDC, Sharepoint; Experience with Openair, JIRA and QC a plus
  • Must be able to interact with all levels of management, from senior management to technical personnel, with Finastra and Bank clients
  • Experience in large scale and critical system/software implementations
  • Must be available to travel as required by assigned projects
  • Willingness to work erratic and long hours when necessary to achieve customer and company objectives
  • Work remotely if required
  • PMP and/or Prince certification preferred
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, conflict resolution, continual improvement, and change management
  • Knowledge of techniques of reporting progress and KPIs (ie: Burndown techniques, velocity trending, Retrospective formats, Predictive issue management, etc)


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact your recruitment partner.


Posted 4 Days AgoFull timeREQ0820_0016411

Finastra: Who are we?

At Finastra our purpose is to unlock the power of finance for everyone. We build and deliver innovative, next-generation technology on our open Fusion software architecture and cloud ecosystem. Were one of the worlds largest FinTechs working with over 9,000 customers, including 90 of the top 100 banks globally. Our scale and reach allow us to build long-lasting relationships that put our customers and their customers first.

Your future at Finastra

We believe that the future of finance is OPEN. By focusing on OPEN Collaboration and OPEN Finance, supported by our OPEN Platform, we can create financial inclusion and open innovation for everybody. Our people are our greatest asset and we provide an environment where you can develop and grow your career. From graduates to experienced professionals, were leaders in our roles and a key part of making Finastra one of the worlds leading FinTechs.

Why join us

Alongside amazing colleagues and engaging work, we want to help you get the best out of your career. We offer continuous learning and development to take your skills to the next level. Its not just about being the best you can be at work we also a variety benefits to make your non-work life better; including paid holiday, flexible working, pension, health and well-being initiatives and many more. If youre looking to build your career, work with experts and most of all have fun, join us.

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