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Project Manager: IBM z Software Texas

IBM

This is a Full-time position in austin, TX posted September 12, 2021.

Introduction
At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team’s overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Z is the World”s most powerful business platform. 68%%%% of enterprise production workloads, 80%%%% of structured enterprise data, and 55%%%% of all enterprise transactions, including more than 50%%%% of the back end transactions generated from mobile enterprise applications run on IBM Z.

IBM z Software Migration team is growing and seeking a Project Manager to provide technical services to clients across North America. As a Project Manager you will be responsible for the management of projects made up of various cross-functional teams as well as vendors and other internal & external resources to deliver on solutions and services. You will interact closely with multiple teams and vendors to define the project parameters and to develop detailed project documentation to outline the project Scope, Business Requirements, Project Plans, and Project Schedule.
What you will do:

Architect, deploy, and provide enablement for solutions utilizing existing IBM Z products
Provide technical assistance to IBM Z Clients
Assist in the communication and implementation of the strategy and vision
Consult with management and review project proposals to determine goals, time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, and allocation of resources
Analyze the need for and provide the necessary project management for project planning, execution (including the development of project plans)
Report on project activities, changes in scope, challenges and requirements to the Upline Manager and leadership team as a strategic tool in keeping implementers and decision makers moving toward consistent, business or mission-focused goals and objectives
Communicate with Management on ongoing status, milestones, and project risks
Review and analyze process & procedures in order to find opportunities for improvement and increased efficiencies. Drive implementation of these improvements.
Monitor, assess, and improve the effectiveness of program best practices, ensuring continual process and quality improvement with a primary focus on the client account

This is a remote job opportunity which will require some travel to client sites across North America

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Demonstrated knowledge of operations and project management skills
Demonstrated written and communications skills.
Management of cross functional teams, with overall responsibility for managing scope, cost, schedule, and contractual deliverables, which includes applying techniques for planning, tracking, change control, and risk management.
Strong negotiation skills with the ability to organize competing priorities and adapt to change.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Mainframe IBM Z experience.
Familiarity with project management methodology.
Knowledge of IBM DevOps products: AD, DI, IDz RTCee, zD&T, DBB, GIT/Hub, UrbanCode Build, UrbanCode Deploy, Migration Utility
Experience with Applications Development on IBM Z and programming languages like Cobol and PL/1 is a plus

About Business Unit
IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBM
Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world”s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it”s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It”s time to define your career.

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

·12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
·World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM”s learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
·Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
·Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
·Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
·Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
·Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
·Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.