Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaOversees efforts of one or more information technology projects of a highly complex nature. Defines scope, duration, and project costs. Provides comprehensive plans to management for solutions to highly complex technical and business problems under minimal supervision. Works with Information Technology (IT) unit management to assemble project teams, assign individual responsibilities, and identify appropriate resource needs. Develops schedules to ensure timely completion of projects, meets deadlines of projects, and reports overall project progress to IT and business unit management. Reviews the work of less experienced analysts and provides training and leadership to promote professional development of staff. Serves as a consultant to other project leads/project managers. Leads or actively participates on related System projects or task forces.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.
Oversees efforts of one or more information technology projects of a highly complex nature. Defines scope, duration, and project costs. Provides comprehensive plans to management for solutions to highly complex technical and business problems under minimal supervision. Works with Information Technology (IT) unit management to assemble project teams, assign individual responsibilities, and identify appropriate resource needs. Develops schedules to ensure timely completion of projects, meets deadlines of projects, and reports overall project progress to IT and business unit management. Reviews the work of less experienced analysts and provides training and leadership to promote professional development of staff. Serves as a consultant to other project leads/project managers. Leads or actively participates on related System projects or task forces.
What You Will Do:
Lead multiple medium to large-scale projects that are complex, have high risk, and Federal Reserve System visibility.
Oversee execution and delivery of projects according to Federal Reserve System project management guidelines.
Translate generalized customer business goals and objectives into well-defined scope statements.
Prepare all relevant project artifacts.
Direct the work of project team members. Responsible for delivery of project activities on schedule and budget.
Work independently and have ability to articulate project information to all levels in the organization.
Works closely with management and provides suggestions for improvement and/or efficiencies for future project work.
Works effectively with internal and external clients in accomplishing project objectives. Identifies viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer.
Work closely with the Project Sponsor to facilitate decisions necessary for project delivery. Holds "lessons-learned" sessions for future project reference.
Works closely with upper management to plan and strategize for potential future efforts.
Participates in the accomplishment of departmental and/or Bankwide quality initiatives by being a department coordinator, team leader or team member.
Fulfills job duties and responsibilities in accordance with sound safety practices. Performs other related duties as assigned.
What You Have:
Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Information Technology, Engineering, or MIS is required/desirable or equivalent experience. Advanced degree is preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is required.
Minimum 10 years in information technology, with 5 - 8 years of project management experience, is required.
Experience with system development life cycle methodology for applications development is required.
Experience performing in-depth research and analysis is required.
Experience gathering user requirements and working with project teams is required.
Experience mentoring and building effective teams is required.
Experience with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) project management methods is required. Understanding of continuous improvement methods such as CMM (Capability Maturity Model), CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integrated), or Six Sigma is a plus.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of various development techniques such as waterfall, agile, RAD, etc. is required.
Strong verbal and written communication and people skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills are required.
Strong project management skills, including estimating, budgeting, scheduling, and monitoring is required.
Other Requirements: You must be able to provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States. An applicant for employment also must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or hold permanent resident status with intent to become a U.S. Citizen.
We offer a great benefits package that features:
Medical (4 options), Prescription, Dental (3 options), and Vision Insurance with no waiting period
401k/Thrift Plan with generous employer match
Employer-funded Pension Plan
Paid Vacation/Sick Time & Holidays
Monthly $100 Commuter Allowance
Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Spending Accounts
Flexible Work Schedule available in most departments
Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement (undergraduate and graduate)
Free onsite 24/7 Fitness Center including training classes, Peloton bikes and locker room / shower facilities
Onsite Cafeteria & Coffee Shop
Additional Convenience Benefits, Discounts and More…
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our employees is essential to our success as an organization, and we want to recruit, develop and retain the most accomplished people from a diverse candidate pool. To support a workplace culture of belonging, we offer eight employee resource groups (ERGs) and a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We have eight employee resource groups (ERGs) to support a diverse workforce. Abilities (supporting disabilities and allies), African Heritage, Asian-Pacific, Freedom (supporting LQBTQ+ and allies), Talent Forward (supporting career growth), Women United, Working Families and Veterans. ERGs are open to all employees.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
All Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia employees must comply with the Bank's ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the Recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics officer if necessary. You should review the Bank's Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.
Background investigations and drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Candidates for positions deemed as "safety sensitive" will also be screened for the presence of marijuana. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.
All employees will be subject to FBI fingerprint / criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.
All non-CSI/FOMC access ee's: Certain eligibility rules apply. You will provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, level of work and the requirements of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.
This is not a 100% remote opportunity. You will be available to work on-site in at least a hybrid capacity.
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The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government.
One of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.
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