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Director, Project Management Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY:

Senior IT Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master in the financial services industry. Respected leader, communicator and motivator. Expertise in creating and implementing software development lifecycles, project management, product management, quality assurance and agile implementations. Known for creating organizational value through the introduction or refinement of high performing teams in fast paced environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York, NY

Director, Project Management

Responsibilities:

  • Implement agile methodologies and act as both scrum master and product owner to four Confidential software teams.
  • Identify and remove impediments.
  • Intermediary between business, executive and technology. Strived to create high - performing, independent scrum teams.
  • Extensive use of Jira/Atlassian software.
  • Manage Product Roadmap. Execute on project delivery timelines.
  • Executive reporting responsibility.
  • Account Manager to several high profile customers through Confidential ’s onboarding process for Crypto exchanges (APEX) and blockchain software (APAD) solutions.
  • Assumed business analysis and technical requirements writing responsibilities. Conducted User Acceptance Testing on beta and customer environment.

Confidential, New York, NY

Sr. Project Manager / Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Hired as Consultant to lead project initiatives for Cyber Security, Infrastructure and Software Development projects.
  • Implemented agile and advance the use and capabilities of Jira.
  • Educated IT department of ~ 30 engineers, developers and analysts.
  • Introduce and advance several IT improvement initiatives including; create and manage IT project roadmap, create financial spreadsheet for tracking IT hardware/software and operating costs, create policy and procedure documents.

Confidential, New York, NY

Director of Project Management / Certified Scrum Master

Responsibilities:

  • Certified Scrum Master. Introduced agile framework.
  • Provided coaching to newly created scrum teams.
  • Created overall structure including daily stand-ups, sprint planning and retrospectives for three teams.
  • Started PMO function at Confidential .
  • Created process for project and software development lifecycle.
  • Defined functional framework for the BA and QA functions and manage a team of five.
  • Provide Steering Committee presentations to CEO / business owners. Direct report responsibility to CTO.
  • Extended use of Atlassian suite of products, including administrator functions (Jira/Agile/Confluence).
  • Created technology solutions using Integrify, WordPress and Salesforce to resolve business use cases.

Confidential, New York, NY

Global Head of PMO

Responsibilities:

  • Created and maintained global book of work for new and ongoing developing projects.
  • Coordinated project deliverables and overall program roadmaps for all corporate business lines including core platform.
  • Manage client software implementations and enhancements requests.
  • Plan and manage Trading Screens internal software development lifecycle (SDLC) and the front-end TradeSmart quarterly release lifecycle.
  • Experience creating SDLC structure using Jira / Confluence / Agile.
  • Administrator and Product owner.
  • Responsibility for chairing Stakeholder meetings.
  • Track and report on KPIs.
  • Direct line reporting responsibilities to Confidential CEO and CIO.

Confidential, New York, NY

Head of Project and Product Management

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead staff of 25 employees in three functional areas; product management, quality assurance and a technology member services.
  • Create and maintain tactical plans and team vision. Manage three cost centers with a combined annual budget of $6M/annum.
  • Created and lead the Management Advisory Committee. A mid-management leadership group comprised of cross-department leads, designed to provide tactical direction and establishing company priorities.
  • Account Manager for Confidential ’s largest vendor and primary software supplier, OMX Technology. Managed tactical direction and annual software operations budget of $4.5M/annum. Created SLA (Service Level Agreement) terms that were incorporated into primary contract.
  • Global project lead on a two-year effort between DeutscheBorse / Confidential to create new Options exchange.
  • Oversaw the product requirements and quality s phases of Confidential ’s many new product offerings, including FX Options, Market data initiatives and alternative market platforms.

Director, Project Management and Quality Assurance

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for all technology based project initiatives. Project managed multiple platform based software releases. Oversaw the UAT testing and project management of approximately ten major platform upgrades.
  • Created QA department to support the Confidential ’s Stock Exchange. Grew and managed overall staff of twelve.
  • Created a Technology Member Services division to cater to Confidential ’s professional from a technology perspective. Supported members coding to Confidential ’s propriety API and FIX based protocol.
  • Devised quality metrics, standards and SLA objectives for overall Technology division.

Associate Director, Quality Assurance

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted presentation on benefits of an independent quality assurance division to company CEO, CIO and corporate founders. Started QA department. Hired and trained team of five QA personnel.
  • Created templates, processes, procedures and comprehensive test bed to functionally and operationally certify Equity Options platform.
  • Test and certify all aspects of new trading platform including functional trading rules, operational procedures, market and trade data interfaces (OCC, OPRA). May 2000 helped launch the 1st all electronic Option exchange in the US. Recipient of Confidential employee of the year in that same year.

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