Project Management Technical Lead

Request Technology Anthony Honquest
Virginia Water
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Management Technical Lead

McLean, VA

$130-140K +bonus

This IT Project Manager Tech Lead position will lead the program management of multiple I&CM Cash Window initiatives. This position will lead application development of a portfolio of projects, including major initiatives, light enhancements, break fixes and production support of I&CM CW applications. It will also ensure alignment between project activities and accepted scope and negotiate with the business and other stakeholders on changes to scope. This role will own the end-to-end delivery of software solutions to ensure successful delivery and post-production support.

Responsibilities include

Program Management:

  • Being a champion for ICM Cash Window and represent for all Single Family Program initiatives
  • Collaborate with SF Program office and ensure ICM requirements are met and in align with program
  • Work with staffing Vendor and ensure CW augmentation is done as needed
  • Need to write SOW and execute on behalf of the BTO group and comply with PMO office needs
  • Execute identified new or existing SF program based projects and provide regular status update to Program office

Project Management:

  • Developing project plans and status reports to include cost, schedule, scope performance in addition to actively managing issues and risks
  • Maintain overall project schedule and follow-up progress with project team members
  • Ensuring all projects comply with methodology, controls, and documentation standards
  • Should master all the processes including merge/yield process
  • Should proactively start, execute and complete all the process on time
  • Create necessary tickets and forms including deployment forms (in compliance with the respective form/ticket rules)
  • Obtain necessary approval for the tickets and forms prior to Enterprise deployment
  • Work with technical lead and developers to document software implementation and deployment steps
  • Socialize deployment activities to all the respective technology groups including TCM, DB, WIO etc.

Budget & Resource Management:

  • Developing detailed cost and schedule estimates including metrics and drivers for estimates
  • Maintain Plan-view as required. Maintain requirements, allocations, and overall project forecast in Plan-View
  • Continuously assess and adjust project between forecast and actuals. Report burn rates to management on a timely manner
  • Manage CWs in terms time reporting and approval, contract extension and termination

Risk and Issues:

  • Demonstrate ownership of problems, issues, or requests from start to finish
  • Facilitating appropriate handoffs, but track the item through resolution
  • Document project Risks in register and maintain Issues list
  • At a minimum every risk should include risk description, assigned to, risk probability, risk impact and mitigation steps
  • All risk and Issues should be followed as required
  • Respective register and list should be updated on such follow-up to document progress and resolutions

Technical and business acumen:

  • Ensure that requirements/user stories including Non-functional (performance, operational and transitional) are fully developed, communicated and understood by the project team
  • Ensuring the development team follows development best practices (eg code reviews, unit testing, automate functional testing etc.) throughout the project life cycle
  • SME across multiple domains and applications, with a understanding of downstream and upstream interfaces
  • Solid working knowledge of software development methodology and structured analysis, process redesign
  • Interact with Tech Leads, Dir's, and SMEs on matters concerning multiple complex projects which requires the ability to negotiate with staff, clients, and support groups while maintaining effective relationships


  • Typically has extensive technical program/project management experience implementing complex IT solutions
  • Bachelor's degree is required (preferred if in Management and/or Technology disciplines)
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects including working with Program office is a must.
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) is required
  • Experience with Share Point is a must
  • Should have experience in Financial Service particularly to Mortgage Industry.
  • Should come from strong technical background or business analysis background.

Preferred Skills:

  • PMP/CSM Certified
  • Experience with SDLC and Agile methodologies
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • People management experience
  • Demonstrates characteristics of approachability, team player, and enthusiasm
  • Looks to find common ground and get cooperation when dealing with conflict