12 Feb

iSeries Project Leader: Oak Brook: $120,000

Job Description: iSeries Project Leader – AS400 – RPG ILE – Free Format – Web Services

The Project Leader is responsible for all stages and types of IT projects and initiatives from proposal and requirements definition to project planning and implementation along with project cost and budget management. This position will proactively interface between internal and external customers and the technical/programming staff to ensure effective definition and the delivery of business applications. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, development and delivery of quality business applications is the key object for this role.
  • Lead design and review sessions with development team, business partners management
  • Review and assess vendor solutions and proposals
  • Manage multiple, parallel projects using formal project management methodologies
  • Maintain project controls that accurately reflect completed work against project plans, schedules and budgets, and ensure user/management involvement at appropriate milestones
  • Manage application design through the various life cycle stages from business need through design and delivery
  • Manage project priorities, scope, budgets, timelines and expectations
  • Develop project documentation and training materials where applicable
  • Provide technical support and assistance as necessary
  • Enforce best practices and implement policies and procedures for compliance and to ensure company wide consistent standards
  • Provide management with regular communication on the progress of projects and other initiatives
  • Responsible for recommending staffing plans and skill sets on a per project basis
  • Coordinate intradepartmental projects and resources

Experience/Qualifications Include;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 10 years of iSeries experience as well as RPG ILE, Free Format, CLP, Web Services, REST, SOAP, HTML, XML, PHP, JSON, Message Brokering
  • 8+ years demonstrated project leadership experience from a technical perspective
  • Results-oriented professional who is a self starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong management skills
  • Demonstrated success of establishing, managing and maintaining effective working relationships at the management level, internal and external to an organization
  • Strong leadership, teaching and mentoring skills
  • Critical thinking, strong analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and requests
  • Must be a team player
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