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Pearson Technical Project Manager in San Antonio, Texas

Technical Project Manager

Description

Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Job Purpose

We are looking for people who can become a liaison between our Pearson Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) teams to the many business and product teams we support. In this role, you’ll become an expert in our products and services while keeping close alignment with the customer’s business needs, processes and future directions. The goal is to ensure the I&O teams are closely aligned with what’s important to our customers, reducing barriers and enabling success. This role will also be responsible for leading technology projects ensuring effective delivery and execution providing end-to-end guidance from solution design and requirement notification to final customer acceptance. You will represent the I&O organization in interactions with internal customers and peer teams across multiple Pearson organizations.

Responsibilities

● Develop a deep knowledge of the business partner’s business unit and strategic visions/roadmaps to build positive relationships, both horizontally and vertically.

● Think strategically by identifying opportunities to improve processes, interactions and services integrating business strategies and goals into I&O roadmaps

● Educate businesses about I&O services, processes, roles, and capabilities

● Coach business leaders and enable them to articulate their needs and requirements to advance business performance

● Leverage agile frameworks to plan, prioritize, and execute solutions

● Evaluate upcoming project initiatives and engage with the appropriate parties to facilitate success

● Create, manage and report on the financial progress of the projects.

● Use tools and technology to make data driven decisions around projects and processes.

● Create project plans and manage a matrix team of resources ensuring timely execution and delivery.

● Reviewing and negotiating internal and external customer requirements and recommending best practices for existing Pearson offerings.

● Identifying, documenting, negotiating, and managing scope change and costs within technology projects.

● Determine project resource requirements and negotiating with stakeholders for resource commitments

● Interface with managers and other development groups to continuously improve product deployment and implementation processes and strategies.

● Facilitate meetings and reviews with a high degree of professionalism, work ethic and integrity looking out for future roadblocks/issues

● Measure and communicate value realized with the business on a periodic basis

● Be aware of service impacting incidents and communicate progress to both internal and external stakeholders

● Evangelize cloud operation best practices

● Be creative and innovative with regards to your knowledge and awareness of industry trends and digital advances as they relate to new opportunities and business needs.

Qualifications

Experience

  • 5 years of experience in an enterprise environment

  • 5 years of experience facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects, based on management goals and objectives

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in technical project management

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. MBA or advanced degree preferred

  • Agile certification is desired

  • Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect Certification is a plus; however, we will help you get there if you don’t have it.

  • Knowledge of cloud hosting practices and platforms (AWS, Azure, etc.)

  • Experience supporting customer facing, high-volume, mission-critical applications strongly preferred

  • Ability to understand, analyze, and communicate technical designs, project issues, and project status is required.

Skills

● A strategic thinker and listener who clearly understands a technical problem before trying to solve it

● An organized team player who has an ability to manage multiple tasks

● Experienced in relationship-building with the ability to listen, build rapport, and credibility as a strategic partner

● Demonstrated ability to effectively manage project commitments and set expectations to achieve quality solutions driving actions through to resolution

● Ability to incorporate technical and business knowledge in the analysis of product or project solutions.

● Demonstrated ability to work productively with diverse teams.

● Ability to effectively present technical and non-technical information to internal customers and senior management.

● Skilled and experienced at breaking down silos, negotiating conflict and problem-solving leading change using positive and collaborative methods

● Understand and influence integration of business strategies into technology

● Strong communication skills in writing, speaking, and presenting

● Some travel could be required (10-25%)

Why work at Pearson?

  • Work for a global company dedicated to making teachers and students successful in their education journey

  • Flexible working hours

  • Work with modern technology platforms, tools, and explore new ones

  • Flexible roles: If you find something more interesting, try it out and transition to a new team

  • Remote working possibilities

  • Excellent internal training programs

  • External (paid) training opportunities

  • Attend technical conferences

  • Tuition assistance

  • 401k benefits (with some employer matching)

  • Stock purchase plans

  • AWS APN partner

  • Great medical plans

  • Work with small teams, to make a big difference

  • Attend Pearson Technology Summit

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-TX-San Antonio-19500 Bulverde 19500 Bulverde Road San Antonio 78259

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 24, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1912668

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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