Position: Release/Project Manager, contract consultant
Location: North York, Toronto
Purpose of this role:
The Project Manager will be managing and coordinating all environment-related requests and issues as it relates to our client’s current and upcoming projects. This role works with the IT Architecture team, and release management team to understand where a particular project or initiative can be slotted and scheduled all the way from development through to production.
- To understand the impact of project delays on the environments landscape;
- To be technical enough to understand how applications will be deployed – configuration management process knowledge.
- To work with offshore folks in case there are delays and/or issues with testing batch process schedules and notify appropriate folks who are dependent on the completion of these jobs.
- The Lead would not be managing a specific project. This role covers all projects in-flight and upcoming and working closely with the PMO office and Portfolio Governance to gather environment requirements for any given project and map it against the current landscape.
- The Lead works with IT Architecture team to provide recommendations on which environments are best suited for their project, timelines to get them prepared, estimated costs to support the environments required for their project, chair weekly meetings with PMs and Architects and work with offshore folks to support overnight batch scheduling if any issues arise.
- Knowing what projects exist in which environment (DEV, SIT, QA, UAT), the deployment plan for all the applications comprising the project (web tier, application tier, database tier, integration components, external dependencies - SaaS services, FTP, banking files), understanding the dependencies on other projects to assess impact of project delays and overlapping release schedules.
- Strong IT Portfolio Management skills
Working knowledge of mainframe, client/server, .NET and Java technologies. The candidate does not require a programming background. This role is not hands-on