Junior Project Manager
Company Description SG Digital (part of Scientific Games Corp. NASDAQ:SGMS) leads the global gaming market, providing innovative software that powers the world's most successful operators and online gaming providers. We pride ourselves on product innovation and technical excellence and are constantly adding new applications and new functionality to our product suite, used by billions of end users. Having recently become the Digital, online Division of the $4bn Scientific Games, we are now in a period of dramatic growth that will see us grow headcount by 30% this year alone. Want to be part of our story? We are a group of distributed multidisciplinary engineers, passionate about casino gaming, focused on a few highly scalable distributed platforms on a hybrid technology stack running in public and private clouds. The teams are small and move fast -- all members are expected to be able to achieve maximum results with minimal direction. Job Description We are seeking a highly motivated Junior Project Manager to work within the Global PMO team. In this role, the Junior Project Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of projects ranging from software development, data migration, and/or data center/infrastructure projects. Project teams are generally small, and this is a tactical role that works closely with product/operations staff and project teams to manage delivery efforts. General responsibilities include leading project teams, assessing project risks and priorities, developing and executing project plans, and managing change throughout development. In addition, the role includes elements of high level business analysis to understand project goals and direct team members appropriately. Our ideal candidate thrives in collaborative team environments, has strong leadership skills, is comfortable interacting with staff who have varying degrees of technical knowledge, has strong problem-solving skills with a drive to understand how things work, and isn't afraid to ask questions. Responsibilities: * Manages medium-complexity IT/software development projects * Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget * Plans and executes projects based on project scope and objectives * Ensures resource availability and allocation * Works with project teams to gather and analyze high level requirements * Develops a detailed project plan to track progress * Follows development lifecycle best practices * Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques * Reports and escalates to management as needed * Manages the relationship with the project team and all stakeholders * Performs risk management to minimize project risks * Establishes and maintains relationships with third parties/vendors * Creates and maintains project documentation Qualifications * BA or BS degree * 3-5 years years of IT-related project management * Solid technical background with understanding or hands-on experience in software development and other technologies * Experience eliciting and understanding business requirements * Working knowledge of the project management lifecycle/PMBOK * Working knowledge of agile project management * Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, or Project Online * Accuracy with work, strong organizational skill, and attention to detail * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others * Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure * Ability to work independently for long periods of time * Willingness to travel to other locations as necessary * PMP/PRINCE2 certification is a plus Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.