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Senior IT Project Manager First American
Santa Ana, CA

First American Title Insurance Company facilitates and streamlines real estate transactions by providing comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services.

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Job Description

Company SummaryJoin our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Title Insurance Company (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. First American's Data Trace LLC is the nation's largest provider of automated title plant and tax information services for title companies nationwide. Our leading technology allows quick access to title history information, property tax assessment and payment data, document images, and property files in major metropolitan areas across the United States. We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit www.datatracetitle.com.

Job Summary

IT Project Management focuses on projects that primarily involve software development and some hardware/infrastructure projects. The IT Project Manager oversees one or more projects as part of the team. Individually, or as part of a team, the Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for project planning and statusing, risk management, and issue resolution. Duties may include: assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project, communicating project status and issues to the team and management, acting to reduce risk and resolve issues. Coordinates with other projects and work groups during the project. Works with key stakeholders to create necessary project artifacts.

Responsibilities

* Independently oversees programs or multiple projects, typically of large size and complexity.
* Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale projects
* Developing project deliverables including project plans, schedules, and status reports
* Facilitating meetings including preparing agendas and coordinating schedules and materials, documenting meeting minutes, following-up on action items; gathering, organizing and distributing project related documentation
* Participate in the creation and execution of project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
* Strong Leadership skills: Ability to build team cohesiveness to achieve results
* Strong Management skills: Ability to lead and mentor project managers
* Minimizes our exposure and risk across multiple projects; Conducts risk monitoring and controls during a project's duration to ensure ability to achieve expected outcomes, on time and on budget
* Strong Project Accounting skills: Manage project budgets: including development of project cost estimates and forecasting
* Manages the integration of vendor tasks, tracks and reviews vendor deliverables
* Professional communication is a must: Communicates project status to team and business owners throughout the duration of the assignment to make certain all impacted stakeholders understand the risks, issues and activities related to the project
* Confronts issues openly and quickly, tactfully communicates sensitive information
* Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion and respect for the individual
* Listens to others and accepts input from team members
* Uses skills as an independent, seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and established policies and procedures.
* Troubleshoots and guides others on a wide variety of complex problems and identifies solutions within broad application and functional expertise.
* Detects and resolves situations that may cause risk to the project and its completion.
* Manages projects ranging from $1MM to $5MM, typically lasting 12 months or more
* May concurrently lead 2-3 large projects or is Program Manager for a track.

Qualifications

* 12 years' experience or more with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Visio)
* 8- 12 years' experience with Microsoft Project and PPM Tools
* 8 - 12 years or more Title insurance/Mortgage acumen and IT experience
* Understanding varies IT delivery methodologies (RUP, ITIL, Agile, Waterfall)
* Leadership skills to inspire coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence.
* PMP Certificate Required
* CSM (Certified Scrum Master) Preferred
* Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification desired
* Detail oriented possessing high organization and planning skills strong analytical skills as well as ability to work independently and within a team environment with high organization and planning skills
* Strong Leadership skills: Ability to build team cohesiveness to achieve results
* Strong Project Accounting skills: Manage project budgets: including develops project cost estimates and forecasting
* Professional communication is a must: Communicates project status to team and business owners throughout the duration of the assignment to make certain all impacted stakeholders have an understanding of risks, issues and activities related to the project
* Confronts issues openly and quickly and tactfully communicates sensitive information
* Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion and respect for the individual
* Listens to others and accept input from team members

First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out firstam.com/careers.

About First American

First American Title Insurance Company facilitates and streamlines real estate transactions by providing comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services.

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