Senior Public Cloud Project Manager at Ensono

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Ensono’s Public Cloud Services is a practice area within Ensono focused entirely on the architecture, security, delivery, and automation required to run mission-critical applications on Microsoft Azure (Azure) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Public Cloud Services is part of the Advisory, Consulting and Client Services business unit of Ensono and focused on the acceleration of our Client’s Public Cloud initiatives and delivery. We are looking for a Senior Project Manager with Public Cloud Services experience to join our team. As a Senior Project Manager, you will responsible for delivering revenue generation as framed in the commercial sale in the most efficient manner whilst managing all internal and external delivery parties
 

Critical success factors that measure performance would be:
§ Resource and Cost management
§ Delivery of project to budget and plan
§ Personal Goals/Objectives as set agreed with the line manager

Your ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, decompose work for manageability, and time management and prioritization are essential attributes of a successful Senior Project Manager. You will work to define outcomes, evaluate alternative approaches, and understand key constraints, all while developing appropriate solutions.

 

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Initiating:  

  • Oversees contract file maintenance 
  • Participates with input into SOW or RFP response 
  • Participates in vendor selection and contracts 

Planning:  

  • Defines, organizes and plans project schedules to meet required project timeframes. Facilitates/leads estimation of moderately complex projects 
  • Develops project schedule and determines resource needs. Works closely with resource managers to ensure proper resource allocation to the project 

Executing:  

  • Independently and successfully managed the development and execution of all projects 
  • Multiple moderately complex, multi-phased projects  
  • Concurrently manages more than one moderately complex, multiple phased projects with cross-functional, cross-organizational teams and/or outside vendors 

Monitoring/Controlling:  

  • Manages risk planning, analysis, response and control on a scheduled basis across all phases and projects 
  • Closing:  
  • Recognize and document process improvement opportunities 
  • Responsible for ensuring all project closeout activities are completed and documented 
  • Knowledge

Scope Planning:  

  • Resolves potentially conflicting requirements 
  • Thoroughly understands the project background (e.g., why it is being done, who supports/opposes it, where it is on the client’s priority list, who the client sponsor is) 
  • Establishes and obtains key stakeholders’ commitment to the overall project vision 
  • Obtains agreement to an approved, clearly stated review and approval process 
  • Ensures changes to the project scope are implemented according to the project change management process 
  • Project Initiation:  
  • Analyses historical data, identifies areas for improvement and makes recommendations to improve estimates 
  • Coaches others in skills required to plan and estimate resource needs of complex projects 
  • Oversees the development of schedules that result in on-time releases of large and complex projects 
  • Resource Management:  
  • Maintaining Consulting and Delivery team utilization within Resource Management System
  • Forecasting capacity

Time & Cost Management: 

  • Manages budgets and timelines of high-level, high-impact, and high-cost client projects 
  • Uses a variety of company and industry sources to assess and predict trends in estimating the resource needs of complex and large projects 
  • Presents and maintains project budgets  
  • Analyses aggregate budget/expense data across projects 
  • Secures needed approval from senior management to changes in project budgets, to accompany changes in project scope 
  • Ensures integration of timelines for multiple projects  
  • Consistently meets profitability and release date objectives of complex projects 
  • Risk & Issue Management:  
  • Implements strategies to deal with risks and issues affecting the success of the project (e.g., acceptance, avoidance, mitigation) 
  • Works with stakeholders to increase their understanding of potential risks and the steps being taken to mitigate them 
  • Objectively analyses the impact and probability of each risk and the impact of each issue 
  • Uses risk mitigation techniques to lessen the probability, thereby reducing the risk 
  • Involves team members in identifying risks on a regular basis throughout the project 
  • Uses a variety of tools/techniques to quantify risks (e.g., expected monetary value, statistical sums, schedule simulations, decision trees) 
  • Uses a variety of approaches (e.g., project team meetings, project status reports, issues logs, risk management worksheets) to keep project risks visible and track changes (e.g., probability, impact, planned risk response) 
  • Drives risks and issues to closure 
  • Establishes tolerance levels for issues and triggers for risks

Skills:

  • Must be independent, self-motivated, a self-starter and possess a good working attitude
  • Professional communication, presentation, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • High degree of confidence and poise.
  • Client focused and results drive

Experience:

  • Agile project management
  • Wide experience of the IT Industry
  • Experience with cloud technologies (Azure OR AWS) mandatory
  • Experience managing IaaS or PaaS cloud migration projects is required
  • Experience building, maintaining, and enhancing business relationships within and outside the company
  • Should have Planned and executed major data center or cloud migrations: complete analysis of business needs, application, hardware, and security requirements

Years of Experience Desired/Required:

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in project management
  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent work
  • Undergraduate degree with 5-7 years of professional experience (client facing experience required)

Certifications Desired/ Required:

  • Agile project management with Scrum
  • PMI certification, such as PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP highly desirable
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Technology we use

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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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