Country:

United States

Cities:

Seattle

Area of expertise:

Delivery Management

Job Description

Job Description:

Avanade Inc. seeks an Information Technology Project Manager in Seattle, WA to ensure the successful delivery of projects as measured by schedule, budget, customer satisfaction and deliverable quality performance measures. You will plan, initiate, and manage information technology projects based on Microsoft platform technologies leveraging SDLC & Agile methodologies, which will include leading and guiding the work of technical staff, serving as liaison between the business and technical aspects of projects, planning project stages and assessing the business implications for each stage, and monitoring each project’s progress to assure deadlines, standards and cost targets are met.  This role actively supports sales and will be accountable for estimating, planning, mobilization, execution, and successful closure of projects.  During a project lifecycle, you will manage project activities and tasks using Microsoft ALM tools, communicate status with regular frequency, manage risks, and issue and monitor financial performance according to in-place contractual agreements made between Avanade and its clients.  You will also be responsible for overseeing all activities and tasks needed to maintain a desired level of excellence.  This includes creating and implementing quality planning and assurance, quality control and quality improvement.  You will be expected to use breakthrough thinking and business opportunity development techniques to improve innovation in processes and products.  Domestic travel to client sites is required approximately 80% of the average work week.  Must live w/in reasonable commuting distance of Seattle, WA. 

Basic Qualifications:

The position requires at least a bachelor’s degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering (any), Information Technology Management, or Business Administration, and at least five (5) years of post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered, as a Delivery Manager, or in a similar role in an IT consulting capacity.  A qualified applicant’s experience must include the following skills: 5 years of experience managing projects within the IT consulting industry; 5 years of experience utilizing Microsoft platform technologies and Office 365 products; 5 years of experience estimating and negotiating contracts for IT projects, or engineering projects, or relevant technical projects;  5 years of experience providing pre-sales support, including requirements gathering, analyzing/defining technical architectures, and articulating proposed solutions; 5 years of experience managing technical teams w/in a client-facing role; and 5 years of experience managing medium to large system integration projects/programs, including project mobilization/planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closure using multi-functional delivery teams in an Agile, Scrum, or Waterfall delivery model.

 

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.