Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company’s infrastructure, the Technology team consists of talented developers, network architects, and IT experts who help make technology one of Morningstar’s core strengths. Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications, to software as a service (SaaS) delivered from our private cloud, we push technology’s boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals.
The Project Manager in the Data Technology group is a leader who is comfortable functioning in a high-pressure, dynamic, and global environment. You will work closely with the business project managers and the different technology and business leads across Morningstar to pursue/implement cross team technical projects. You will be a top performer who is prepared to think critically throughout the project management cycle, teach others the fundamentals of good design and project management, and continuously seek improvements and efficiencies wherever possible during the data collection process and to deliver high quality Morningstar data technology. This position is based in our Chicago office.
An ideal candidate has a strong background in both product work and process improvement and is experienced in delivering complex strategic projects across cross-functional teams using hybrid project management practices. Experience planning and leading complex projects across multiple teams, including the oversight of multiple project plans and key metrics, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced technical environment is critical. The ability to communicate clearly at all levels, form strong relationships with stakeholders and proactively identify and manage risks is essential in this role.
+ Conceptualize, define, and manage technology projects from end-to-end, working closely with the development and business teams.
+ Communicate and track the project plan to cross-functional teams, ensuring its overall success.
+ Ensure progress of multiple projects against schedule, within budget and to high quality standards.
+ Define, manage, and improve the development process.
+ Mentor/educate team members and peers in project management methods and best practices.
+ Manage and drive change where needed to core operational processes, dynamically reacting to evolving client needs and competing priorities.
+ Manage each major and minor platform release worldwide, then collect and share valuable lessons learned.
+ Help global teams to juggle schedules and resources.
+ Effectively communicate objectives and updates to all key stakeholders.
+ Experience with large scale system project management in data warehouse and/or Amazon Web Services.
+ Previous responsibility as a technical lead or development manager as a consultant is highly desirable.
+ Very comfortable dealing with code, batch scripts, databases, and servers.
+ Self-starter, comfortable with implementing and executing Agile development processes and accepting responsibility for seeing projects through to completion.
+ Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and management skil
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