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IT Project Manager in Boston, MA at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/25/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 51536

Our client in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking an IT Project Manager. 

The client manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.  

Project Manager needed to manage projects that range from Infrastructure upgrades/moves, Database initiatives to Application work.

Candidate must have the ability to work in a structured environment

Must have solid communication skills and the ability to build relationships within the Business to drive projects

Skills and tasks to include

Developing master project plans and drives; optimize and manage all plans while presenting alternate scenarios to continuously reduce overall critical path.

Assists in the development of complex projects' budgets, utilizing appropriate analysis approaches across multiple projects, manages resource plan to budget and reports 'planned vs. actual' budget variances.

Employs QA best practices and standards defining, collecting, and interpreting metrics and diagrams.

Facilitates status reviews with all stakeholders updating project status and clarifying roles and responsibilities developing accurate, detailed consolidated reports to continuously manage expectations. Creates multi-project communications plans/reporting methods.

Develops resource plans that align unique project needs with team members' skillsets/career interests and applies various techniques to build/maintain a unified team view/focus on project objectives.

Experience developing risk mitigation and contingency plans.  Has led risk identification processes to develop project specific mitigations and contingencies and updates risk plans as conditions warrant and considers risk during the change management process.

Ability to manage change control and refines scope statement appropriately, understanding the impact of scope statement changes and clearly articulates requirements (both 'in scope' and 'out of scope') to manage expectations.

Ability to develop scope management plans and WBS for cross functional remotely located multi-projects, mentors PMs on WBS creation with traceability to scope management plan, discusses scope change alternatives and timing/impact with stakeholders and optimizes the process to integrate scope changes.


  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Project, Word and Excel
  • Experience and/or familiarity with Agile/Scrum is required 
  • Experience in systems development and project management across a variety of technical platforms
  • Experience within a matrix environment
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional prioritization and project management skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize other teams and adapt style to what is effective for each team.
  • Driver; takes responsibility and drives team members to deliverables
  • Makes good decisions based on the input of others   
  • Results orientation: consistently delivers on commitments, takes initiative, has a bias toward action, takes responsibility, shows individual accountability, has a sense of urgency, makes timely decisions.
  • Ability to manage through influence/leverage partnerships.
  • Ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical.
  • Experience managing technical projects.

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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