Program Manager - Miami

Miami, Florida

Post Date: 03/06/2017 Job ID: 22066 Industry: Other Area(s)

Program Manager - Miami 

Kavaliro is looking for a Program Manager within Data Center Transformation to lead change engagements within clients’ IT infrastructure landscape.

As a Program Manager within Data Center Transformation you are responsible for leading the technical streams in data center transformation, consolidation, relocation, transition, and optimization projects. Dynamic and varying projects with labor budgets ranging from 100k to 6M and matrix management of up to 100 project resources. 

You will be part of a growing international business domain  that acts on the global market, and work with clients with a global reach and agenda.

•     Technical knowledge and skills in the infrastructure domain, such as:
•     Understanding of the different architectural layers (e.g. Network, Storage, Databases, etc.)
•     Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V, Containers, LPAR, etc.)
•     Experience/Exposure to Cloud migrations (i.e. Public, Hybrid, or Private cloud)
•     Ability to assess the logical setup of AS-IS environment and create a transformation roadmap
•     Identify and map interdependencies from an application and infrastructure layer
•     Experience of greenfield data center build projects and well versed with Uptime Institute’ s Tier concept and PUE values
•     Management knowledge and skills, such as:
•     Staffing and management of a team of project resources composed of both internal and external personnel
•     Maintain strong focus on customer satisfaction by delivering exceptional project performance and predictable, repeatable project results
•     Responsible for developing the transformation strategy 
•     Responsible for designing the target architecture and experience in writing detailed design documentation
•     Responsible for Data Center Transformation project preparation and execution of the transformation strategy
•     Monitor and control project progress, ensuring optimal utilization of project resources
•     Ensure compliance towards established governance structure; owning sponsor status reports, minutes, and coordinate status reports and approvals on deliverables 
•     Maintain open communication amongst stakeholders
•     Exposure to the full procurement life cycle (e.g. working with third parties to receive quotations, assisting in the commercial aspects of procuring data center related hardware and/or licensing, etc.)
•     Manage standards, procedures, and practices for record keeping of contractual agreements
•     Identify potential project risks and incorporate risk mitigation strategy and contingency plan
•     Familiar with ITIL processes
•     Ensure clients and third parties deliver on their obligations where required

Key skills/experience required for the role:
•     10+ years of technical senior project manager experience (preferred)
•     Infrastructure Transition and/or Data Center Migration project experience is a must
•     Proven track record of successful project delivery results
•     Ability to work independently and repeatedly accomplish all work within Project plan
•     Commercially astute with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
•     Sales orientated with the ability to identify, pursue and assist in closing potential sales opportunities
•     Experience working within both project-centric and project matrix resourcing models
•     Monitor schedule deviations and assist in the development of alternative methods for corrective action at project level
•     Working knowledge of quality assurance methods, tools, and techniques
•     Ability to travel in accordance with requirements of assignment/client
•     Certification strongly preferred (ITIL Foundation V3, IPMA, PRINCE II, as well as relevant technical certifications)

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