12 Feb

Project Manager: Chicago [$140,000 plus bonus]

Our client is looking for experienced Project Manager which oversee Client facing cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outcomes on time and within quality specifications. The Project Manager plans, organizes, monitors and oversees multiple work streams for a project; work streams can be business and/or technology related.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Defines and create the project scope and project plan for project and drives the overall project progress and quality of the delivery.
  • Collaborates with project team members to develop a detailed project schedule that is aggressive, yet realistic, and sets the project up for success.
  • Ensures requirements have been captured and are translated into a solid and actionable project plan.
  • Creates all necessary project documentation, maintains and manages the work efforts in line with the documented plans.
  • Develops and nurture relationships with a multitude of individuals you work with that is based on trust and can withstand the inevitable ups and downs of a project.
  • Drives the day-to-day coordination of the project efforts while adhering to standards and sponsor expectations to manage the timeline, scope and requirements to meet the project expectations.
  • Ensures proper Service Level Agreements and Compliance requirements are being met by the project being delivered.
  • Leads project teams with varying numbers of stakeholders.
  • Manages the relationship with project stakeholders, keeping all informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations.
  • Monitors projects progress on an ongoing basis through regular stakeholder meetings, status reporting and issues and risk tracking and mitigation to keep project on course.
  • Manages financial aspects of project budget, burn rate and financial health.
  • Escalates any significant issues to appropriate management team and key stakeholders as needed.
  • Organizes work into manageable and logical groups (work breakdown structure) and determines an effective approach to complete the work.
  • Identifies conflicts and seeks assistance in resolution to ensure team works well together to meet goals.
  • Mentors other project managers and team members on project management best practices.

What You’ll Bring

Creating unmatched experiences, for both clients and employees, is what we do. You should revel in doing the unexpected and extraordinary for others.

In addition, we are interested in getting to know you better if you have the following background and skills:

  • 6 to 8 years of related work experience with a minimum of 6 years in a formal project management role following a standard methodology or process
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with audiences of all levels
  • Must be action oriented
  • Ability to utilize project management tools and techniques to create solid project artifacts
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing several different solution delivery frameworks to deliver projects (ie Waterfall, RAD, Agile, DevOps, LEAN); keen understanding of how project management disciplines weave throughout
  • Managed a diverse portfolio of projects in your career – large and small ($50K – $1M+), across multiple domains (ie business process, applications, infrastructure, risk/compliance, etc.), for different business capability areas (ie sales, finance, operations, product development, etc.) in different industries (ie professional services, retail, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, etc.).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools, specifically PowerPoint and Microsoft Project as well as other PPM tools (eg, Clarity etc.)
  • Ability to create and maintain appropriate project documentation with clarity and quality
  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings with key stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Self-starter with strong initiative
  • Ability to lead in ambiguous and high-pressure situations
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01 Nov

JDE E1 Senior Developer to $125,000 [Schaumburg Area]

JDE E1 Senior Developer [to $125,000] will gather information and user support in order to develop, modify and maintain application systems. Developer will translate information requirements into logical, economical, and practical design systems. Developer must understand the business functions to be processed and the technologically available to implement. Developer will work with personnel in other departments to ensure that system solutions meet informational and operational needs.
One of the key activities this lead developer will assist in is the conversion activities when we migrate from the JDE World to E1 environment. The Develop will assist in converting forms, reports and interfaces to work with the new E1 system.
If functioning as project leader, the developer will participate in project organization, scheduling, and coordination with user departments. Developer may carry project but not administrative responsibility for other analysts, programmers or users assigned.
The position will serve as a senior resource to provide both development and technical support on the JD Edwards E1 platform as well as the JDE World Platform. This position will be part of the team working with business users to design business solutions to meet current and future business requirements. A strong communicator with excellent technical skills who can accomplish software requirements by developing/maintaining applications and databases at a high technical level Participate in the development and post implementation support of JD Edwards (JDE) E1 enhancement projects.


Responsibilities

    • Perform modifications to existing JDE objects, new report/interface development using the JDE Development Toolset (Object Management Workbench).
    • Review and analyze business requirements and develop solutions using JDE EnterpriseOne and other available tools that enhance or support business and operations
    • Participate in defining project proposals and estimates, statements of work, project plans and implementation strategies for Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, and Enhancements (RICE)
    • Develop, code and test JDE RICE deliverables according to JDE best practices
    • Communicate product information and provide guidance to clients and coworkers on issues, tools and techniques, enhancements, changes in processes and related information
    • Work collaboratively with consultants, implementation managers and client IT resources to develop, test, implement products and issue resolution
    • Ensure quality of RICE deliverables using development testing methods, code reviews and user acceptance testing
    • Setup and monitor scheduled jobs
    • Monitor JDE logs
    • Provide end-user and implementation team troubleshooting assistance
    • Attend and actively participate in project and internal status meetings
    • Remain abreast of E1 Systems Administration and E1 Code current practices


Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in JDE programming and IT Applications Development using a variety of tools and technology (SFTP, SQL, Scripting language)
  • Experience in JD Edwards ERP 8.0 or later development, Object Oriented programming and extensive and varied EDI mapping.
  • Familiarity with the development life cycle and its implementation.
  • Extensive experience in developer unit testing.
  • Excellent hands on knowledge on Event Rules.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Bachelor s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Configure E1 software to match business requirements.
  • JD Edwards E1 experience is required
  • Candidate must have knowledge of IBM iSeries tools and techniques, JDE ERP systems, Microsoft Office, IBM Query, SQL, DB2, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a thorough knowledge of computer system terms and functions.
  • Demonstrated experience in BI Publisher is required.
    • Expert level understanding of Enterprise One project promotion, package builds and deployments.
  • Experience in writing SQL queries using Microsoft tools
  • Experience with the following tools:
    • Oracle Weblogic Server
    • Oracle Webcenter Services
  • Familiarity with CNC desired, but not required.


Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business related field; equivalent education and experience may be substituted for a degree.
    • 5+ years of JD Edwards Enterprise One Developer experience
    • Experience with JDE Enterprise One 9.0 or higher
    • Experience with Financial Report Writer
    • JDE Business Services knowledge and experience preferred
    • Strong troubleshooting experience of interactive applications, UBE and business functions
    • Strong knowledge and familiarity with JDE interoperability processes, such as Z file processing.
    • Experience using BI Publisher
    • Strong understanding of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne foundation.
    • Experience with a variety of relational database Servers is preferred – Oracle, SQL Server or DB2
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29 Aug

Senior Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Security (Southern Suburbs)-Salary to: $185,000 plus 30-35% Bonus

Reporting to the Vice President of IT, the Senior Director – IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security will create and manage infrastructure architecture and cyber-security strategy and implementation across the enterprise.

 They will develop, implement and self-audit our IT security and compliance environments/solutions. This role will be responsible for identifying leading technology and cyber-security trends and will provide direction and leadership related to technology, architecture and human capital. This individual will work directly with the senior leadership team and business leadership to identify, recommend, implement, and maintain appropriate, cost effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. They will provide leadership to the IT organization in the absence of the VP of IT.

 Additional responsibilities include:

-Lead a staff of 10+, four of which being direct reports

 -Plan and manage the global IT infrastructure, security monitoring and protection services.

 -Develop and manage the structure and content of all IT policy and standard work documentation in order to meet and maintain SOX compliance requirements. Partner with internal and external IT Audit, and with counterparts at other divisional units.

 -Lead Infrastructure technology staff responsible for functional & technical end user services including hosting services

 -Manage vendor relations as necessary including SLAs and project deliverables with the ITIL framework and other process management strategies for designing, managing and measuring the performance of infrastructure support functions

 -Forecast financial, physical, and human resource needs to meet established objectives managing budgets (capital and expenses) for acquisition of equipment, maintenance and services, with a critical eye toward cost management

 -Develop an organization capability to perform compliance verification activities including measurement, verification, validation, evidence analysis and reporting of enterprise compliance with cyber-security policies, technical security control requirements, security risk assessment and application security.

 -Develop and mentor staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; build and maintain employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 -Conduct monthly one-on-one discussions with direct reports to foster engagement and alignment within the department and throughout the organization

 -Accountable for hardware/software life cycle management, provisioning, security and upgrade/refresh program

 -Develop and test IT Controls. Ensure all change management policies and procedures are in place and being followed.

 -Ensure a stable and highly available enterprise computing environment, including effective customer communications, problem solving, root cause analysis, and remediation. Responsible for enforcing enterprise standards and reference architecture and for meeting application SLA’s

 -Develop and execute standard operating processes and automation, including standard product roadmaps, vulnerability management program, hardware refresh strategy, service request & change management processes. Drive initiatives to reduce manual effort through automation and process improvement. Develop standard services through service definitions and associated SLA’s

 -Develop project delivery capabilities that to meet both internal team demand, such as operating system upgrades and customer demand, such as new projects

 Qualifications

 -Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Business Management required; MBA or Master’s in Computer Science preferred

 -15 years of experience in IT roles with increasing responsibility having managed direct reports

 -ITIL & Various IT Security Certification preferred

 -Strong leadership abilities with experience in all facets of talent management, including assessment, organizational change and professional development

 -Must exhibit technical mastery within the IT function

 -Proven experience in IT strategy development and execution

 -Must be knowledgeable in IT SoX Compliance Requirements

 -Must possess strong time and project management skills

 -Must be an excellent communicator (written, verbal, presentation) with experience in making presentations to C-level executives

 -Proven experience driving process improvements; experience in an organization practicing Lean Dailey Management preferred

 -Must have a strong customer service orientation

 -Must have experience managing an IT budget of at least $8M

 -Experience with the following technology is required:

 -LAN/WAN

 -Servers & Virtualization

 -Cyber-Security & IT SoX Compliance

 -Storage Systems

 

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25 Jul

Application Support Manager

We are seeking an Application Support Manager.  This is a permanent onsite Management position leading a team and also a great opportunity to take the next step in your career!

Requirements:
Minimum five (5) years progressively responsible experience supporting computer systems, including user software support, department specific applications support, Windows based software concepts and system support experience required.

Minimum of 1 year of team/staff management including task delegation, hiring and performance reviews

Experience in managing software deployments, software releases and integrating applications

Some experience interacting with Network operating systems preferred

Bachelors Degree

Duties:

Manages the Applications Support team and responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of SLAs

Ensures the efficiency, stability, security and accessibility of all supported IT applications used by end users

Develops the procedures for and manages the escalation of service requests and problems related to applications support

Interact with other IT units integrated with company-wide Applications

Ensure users accessibility to all required application resources

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