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Job Description

Wedbush Securities is one of the nation's largest full-service investment banking and brokerage firms. We provide innovative financial solutions through our Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Futures, Treasury and Clearing & Execution divisions. We are seeking an experienced Senior IT Project Manager that will be responsible for managing and delivering high-quality, cross-functional IT projects end-to-end with a focus on large and complex technology implementations. The position works directly with stakeholders, business analysts, and IT subject matter experts while developing project plans, time estimates, resource planning, risk/issue management, and performing retrospectives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Manage high impact technology projects of varying size and complexity through the full life-cycle, from initiation to closure, using SCRUM and Waterfall methodologies

* Plan projects including creating project plans, resources needed, and time estimates

* Perform project risk management including identifying and quantifying risks and mitigation alternatives

* Perform retrospectives and track for continuous improvement implementation

* Assist or manage activities around vendor evaluations to calculate ROI as part of developing project proposals

* Perform vendor negotiations in regards to timelines, cost, and resources

* Present project proposals to IT management and Executive sponsors

* Facilitate and lead meetings and workshops with stakeholders, project teams, and steering committees

* Build consensus within teams and work closely with stakeholders to manage project outcomes and expectations

* Organize tasks and priorities within Sprints/Milestones to meet delivery timelines

* Prepare project status reporting and communication

* Assist the PMO with developing standardized templates and procedures around project management

* Perform other duties as required and assigned

Experience and Skills

* BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, Economics, or related subject required

* 7+ years of experience as an IT Project Manager with a successful track record of managing IT projects end-to-end

* Experience with SCRUM and Waterfall methodologies
* Strong leadership and management skills
* Strong understanding of the software development cycle (SDLC)
* Experience with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence

* Experience with brokerage processing platforms such as Phase 3, BETA Systems, or similar preferred

* Well-versed in creating project documentation such as project plans and status reports

* Financial Management capabilities including ROI analysis

* Full project life cycle experience managing enterprise projects of varying degrees of complexity

* Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively across various departments and levels of the organization

* Highly organized and able to multi-task and manage multiple projects and competing priorities without sacrificing accuracy or efficiency

* Previous experience Financial Services business operations preferred

* PMP Certification and Certified SCRUM Professional highly preferred

* Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

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