Project Manager Associate


Seattle, Washington

19 days ago


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Project Manager Associate
Seattle, Washington

19 days ago

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager Associate
Duration: 6+ Months
Location: Remote - must work in PST hours
Job Description:
  • This position contributes to the client's success by leading teams on small to mid-size Global Technology projects focused on platform & process enhancement.
  • As an associate project manager, you will partner closely with IT and business stakeholders, collaborating on project planning and execution, and project delivery.
  • Models and acts in accordance with the guiding principles:
Summary of Key Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
  • Manages assigned projects with an understanding of business and IT context.
  • Drives small cross-functional projects, leading co-located teams.
  • Works with direct guidance from senior program management leadership.
  • Performs core project management duties, including guiding the project through formal approval and funding gates; developing a project plan that includes a detailed budget, project timeline, detailed task-driven schedule, project RACI and resource plan, and communication plan; and managing project execution from analysis/design through build, test, and deployment.
  • When leading an Agile project, partners closely with the scrum master and product owner on all activities.
  • Ensures that project status reports are relevant, transparent, and add value.
  • Partners with relevant IT and business hiring managers to ensure that the project has the skillsets and resources required for delivery.
Summary of Experience
  • Project management experience or work in a technology or software development setting (2+ years)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities.
Leadership and Communication:
  • Walk in the door with learning agility and a growth mind-set.
  • Engage team members with confidence, a positive attitude, patience, honesty and integrity, and a strong sense of commitment.
  • Strive for positive, actionable outcomes.
  • Seek and provide honest, transparent feedback.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to project team members and immediate stakeholders.
Acumen and Learning Agility:
  • Basic understanding of standards and practices for IT project lifecycle management activities and deliverables.
  • Basic understanding of project technical activities, including: (1) solution analysis and design; (2) enterprise, solution, and infrastructure architecture; (3) systems integration; (4) data conversion and migration; (5) environment management and build processes; and (6) deployment planning and execution.
  • Skilled in the MS Office Product Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Our “ideal” candidate will have: 
  • Strong background in accounting, financial process & reconciliation
  • Experienced in data & data analysis, with the ability to provide story telling and visualization of data.
  • Experienced creating Power Point decks for our stakeholder, leadership audience.
  • Comfortable with navigating through ambiguity
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project+ from a financial tracking perspective
  • Project management experience or process management experience – enable projects
  • Skill: Strong background in accounting, financial process & reconciliation – portfolio health
  • Skill: Experienced in data & data analysis, with the ability to provide story telling and visualization of data – story telling through data to report out on progress

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About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $50.00/hr.

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