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Apex Systems, Inc. IT Integration Lead (1312342) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Description Job Title: IT Integration Lead Location: 100% Remote Duration: 6M Contract to Hire Rate: \$60.00-65.00/hr Description: Work hours (ex. 9am-5pm day/night shifts rotating shifts etc)? Typical Mon-Friday scheduled with occasional evening or weekend hours. Time off during the week will be available to offset occasional evening or weekend hours. Please provide a summary of the project/initiative that this candidate will be working on? This role will be the IT Project Manager for the Infrastructure Integration work of acquired businesses. Please describe the team the candidate will be working with - how many members? What is the break-down of the team\'s skill sets (ex: 1 PM 4 Developers etc.)? A typical project team will consist of 8-12 core team members including Network Engineers, Architects, IT Support staff and leaders from the acquired business and multiple 3rd party vendors. Primary Responsibilities: Work directly with Enterprise Enablement & Platform Services (EEPS) staff - from technical to executive level - to execute against project timelines throughout implementation lifecycle Provide program leadership tied to infrastructure for internal systems and delivering solutions to customers Own and facilitate program status and ongoing project meetings, including setting agenda, driving direction and decisions, documenting meeting notes, action items, owners and dates Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using department standard tools/templates Create and actively maintain Project Plans, including issues, risks/mitigations, actions, assumptions and decisions (IRAAD), with noted dependencies, owners and timelines Develop and deliver status reports, project schedules and presentations for visibility and transparency Establish and maintain solid relationship with internal, external customers and 3rd party vendors Ensure team awareness of project tasks and requirements, aligning to the program and project plans Drive best-practices and documentation in support of repeatable processes Other tasks as assigned by manager Of the required skills listed, which would you consider the top 3? Please list your expectations regarding years of experience for each requirement. Here are 3 very important ones, with the first being most important. We need the direct, hands-on Project Management experience and someone who wants to do such work. Where we fall short is seeing candidates who have worked in the project management space, or were maybe IT Managers, but not currently/most recently doing the actual PM job. This is a roll-up your sleeves, step right in, don\'t be bashful, hands-on PM job. Required Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/related field or equivalent experience 5+ years of direct IT Technical Project Management experience, including: o Project Plan creation and management o Analysis of requirements and documentation o Stakeholder buy-in o Project Budget Management o Project Issue and Risk mitigation/resolution o Project Communication and follow-up Understanding of Network and Systems technologies, including Microsoft email solutions Demonstrated experience managing multiple technical projects of varying duration (1-12+ months) Experience utilizing excellent verbal and written communication skills Solid ability to proactively communicate concise, written summaries of potential issues or risks Excellent organizational skills and ability to initiate and own all aspects of multiple projects Solid experience utilizing SDLC and Agile methodologies to deliver projects Solid inter-personal skills to communicate effectively across all levels and audiences (executives, technologists, engineers, customers, vendors and other business professionals) Experience actively demonstrating critical thinking within daily activities and across all program/project work Possesses solid quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with a can-do? approach to solving problems Demonstrated self-confidence and se f-reliance in all aspects of this role to include escalation Demonstrated ability to define project scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines Experience effectively managing and communicating project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely manner Experience liaising and effectively communicating unified messages to manager, leadership and project stakeholders on an ongoing basis Experience identifying and managing program and project status, budgets/costs, dependencies and critical path Experience proactively managing and communicating changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans Experience and ability to consistently time manage effectively across multiple projects in a fast-paced and changing environment Experience being flexible, and able to adjust when needed, to think in the moment and propose solutions to challenges