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Sr. Technical Project Manager in Chicago, IL at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 2/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We strive to provide comprehensive, quality and an affordable suite benefits. Our employees are eligible for Medical, Vision, Dental, Short Term Disability and 401K and other benefits. 


  • A division of a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company
  • Investment banking company specializing in the underwriting & distribution of municipal bonds; actively remains in municipal bond market
  • A pioneer in responsible investment: incorporating governance, social, and environmental criteria in investment decisions
  • Leader in retail mutual and closed-end fund who manages over $900 billion in assets


  • Culture: Excellent work environment that fosters collaboration
  • Growth: Ability to make a positive impact on success of the organization
  • Opportunity: Broaden experience & understanding of outcome-based investment solutions
  • Stability: Chance to work with a stable, fast growing, and successful company


  • Chicago, IL


  • Direct technology teams in the areas of scheduling, technical decision making, future planning and deployment timelines
  • Define and negotiate deliverables from initial requirements to final implementation across internal customers, vendors and technology areas
  • Actively identify any issues or risks associated with a project, escalating them and possibly implementing mitigation strategies for risk prevention and timely resolution
  • Respond to direct questions from IT Management or the business on the effects of missed activities, issues or escalations
  • Meet scheduled milestones to ensure project objectives are met in a timely manner and has in-depth knowledge of the principals, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing and implementing infrastructure projects
  • Create project plans and teamwork assignments, identifies resource needs, directs daily work efforts, and tracks key project milestones


  • 8+ years leading/managing complex technology projects, especially in infrastructure areas
  • 10+ years as an Information Technology professional
  • Cyber Security experience or equivalent certification
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with others in cross functional role with multiple teams; initiate action, promote change, drive results, make tough decisions and accept challenging assignments
  • Data analyst experience and ability to manage complex spreadsheets
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills; can easily navigate and build relationships at all levels of the organization and adept at working with technical teams
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects and project teams
  • Strong organizational skills with focus on customer service
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field. Advanced degree would be a plus.
  • PMI, ITIL certification preferred Strong communication skills, leadership and meeting facilitation/cross functional collaboration skills are required
  • Ability to use both agile and waterfall methodologies
  • Strong background in infrastructure is a must; experience with data analysis, Cybersecurity, Networks, M&A projects
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the full infrastructure stack
  • Must be able to understand tactical and strategic program direction in order to lead, prioritize and drive issues keeping the program on track without sacrificing quality delivery
  • Ability to analyze business unit technology needs, dissecting complex problems and suggesting solutions
  • Strong ability to track and monitor project execution, regularly updating project plans and status reports