Project Manager IV

United States - Remote

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Responsible for large and significant projects or programs where the scope is subject to change.
Project objectives address complex business opportunities
Determines methods and procedures for new assignments

You Will:

  • Manage large, complex projects and significant projects or programs
  • Provide program management for initiatives of large scope; develop and define program strategy and approach
  • Define the project from a business need and create momentum and acceptance for the project; create an environment and a process by which the project will be successfully delivered
  • Enhance and embrace accepted project management methods, procedures and quality objectives; ensure adherence at a sub-team level
  • Develop and establish project processes and controls for scope, budget, risk, and issues for all project activities ensuring all aspects of the project are delivered according to the overall project or program plan
  • Manage the competing needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Manage matrixes resources and related relationships within each functional area
  • Participate in or influence solution partner selection
  • Manage expectations and ensure all project expectations and quality standards are adhered to and that there is a balance and integration of all delivery components: strategy, process, people, technology, data and application
  • Assess and manage project variances (e.g. budget variance); evaluate impacts to overall project commitments, evaluate and present options, and implement approved changes
  • Maintain accountability for the communications/ interactions needed to ensure that the technology aligns with the business strategy and that the project will deliver the expected value
  • Communicate appropriately and influence leadership to execute against the short and long term objectives necessary to achieve IT and business strategic goals
  • Maintain/revise and communicate documented costs and benefits associated with the project
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership with decision authority within the context of the project regarding priorities, timeline, resources, and issues
  • Provide ongoing work direction to project team members and/or to the leaders of various project components
  • Manage other project managers or project component leaders, when applicable
  • Provide performance feedback for team members and/or for Project Managers when managing an initiative
  • Foster and promote knowledge exchange
  • Make critical decisions, even in the absence of direct involvement in the day to day operation of the subprojects
  • Contribute to the project management best practices and disciplines of the organization

You Have

  • 1-2 years of industry experience. Minimum of 7 years of experience as an IT project management experience or equivalent leadership experience. Experience managing other PMs or project component leaders
  • Advanced understanding of project management principles
  • Moderate understanding of vendor management/procurement principles
  • Extensive application of accepted project lifecycle/methodology
  • Ability to successfully work across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships. Knowledge of project planning and support tools such as MS Project, Project Workbench, MS Office
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to monitor progress and status of deliverables and communicate appropriately
  • Ability to capture status updates using the appropriate tools
  • Ability to communicate the impact of status changes to the overall project plan/progress
  • Ability to identify potential areas of improvement for team members
  • Ability to influence decisions with a degree of critical thinking and with a grasp of the strategic intent of the project
  • Proven accountability for, and successful delivery of, complex projects
  • Demonstrated delivery of service meeting customer expectations
  • Excellent time management, communications, decision making, presentation, human relations, and organization skills. Intuitive ability to balance scope, tasks, schedule, quality, resources, and budget
  • Strong demonstrated performance of accepted project lifecycle practices/methodology
  • Strong understanding of the business and related technology needs. Ability to understand critical factors and impacts surrounding issues and to make a reasonable decision
  • Ability to resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to meet deadlines while responding well to constant changes and resource constraints


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in related field specialized training, or equivalent work experience

About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.  Position is available for remote work in the following states unless otherwise specified. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Job perks/benefits: Career development Team events
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