SAP NS2 Cloud PMO Director-Herndon-20171 Job (Herndon, VA, US, 20171)

Requisition ID: 261029
Work Area: Sales
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Career Level: T4PM
Hiring Manager:  William Blum 

Recruiter Name: Kathy Thompson


SAP NS2 Cloud PMO Director-Herndon-20171

SAP is the global market leader for business software and related services. SAP National Security Services is an independent U.S. subsidiary, offering SAP solutions with specialized levels of security and support to meet the requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers.


This role must be filled by a U.S. Person; NS2 does not offer Visa sponsorships for this role.

All internal candidates must have their manager’s approval to transfer.


S/he provides leadership to cross-functional teams, responsible for delivering defined project outputs to time, budget and project quality criteria. S/he also ensures adherence to project management methodology and practices. As a leader of the project management competency within NS2 the PMO Director provides mentoring for NS2 project managers, performs Project Reviews and reinforces enterprise knowledge management through the collection and communication of lessons learned and best practices.

  In that capacity:

General Responsibilities:


Oversee project planning activities and manage the execution of large scale, high risk, or strategic projects according to plan
Evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer
Manage relationship with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients, keep stakeholders informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations on all project requirements and deliverables
Manage and communicate a clear vision of the PMO, motivate team members to achieve goals and create an environment that enables peak performance by team members
Manage the financial aspects of the project
Analyze risk, establish contingency/response plans, identify trigger events and define responsibilities for initiating mitigating action
Determine what constitutes successful closure for all parties. Gain acceptance and sign-off by all parties when closure is attained
Proactively manage project stakeholder satisfaction to position and secure customer references and success stories


Core Responsibilities:


Responsible for Personnel Management of Project Management Team to include recruiting, hiring, training, reviews, and termination.

Responsible for the identification, setup, execution and closeout of all projects included within the active PMO portfolio to include:

Project Charter review process
Assignment of PM’s to projects
Approval of project plans, staffing, budget and deliverables Project Tracking/Status reporting
Project close out

Responsible for running a PMO Weekly Meeting to review project:

Cross organizational coordination
Issue resolution and escalation

Responsible for the continued growth of the NS2 Cloud PMO team skills and capabilities
Responsible for delivery of all projects within the NS2 Cloud internal project portfolio while providing leadership on PMO activities
Responsible for utilizing leadership management skills to include coaching/mentoring/teaching, critical thinking, facilitation, and team development
Participation in operational strategic planning and budget preparation exercises to meet the NS2 Cloud team requirements.
Supporting the NS2 Cloud team’s overall maintenance of the Cloud knowledgebase
Responsible for using approved SAP methodologies and tools in a manner that facilitates collection of data to improve estimating and planning methods within the NS2 Cloud community.

Qualifications :


15+ years of experience in the high-tech industry
10+ years in Program/Project Management with PMO leadership preferred
Experience in application management in the Cloud
Experience with managing a team both onsite and remote
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels using metrics, data, and presentations.
Strong multi-tasking and analytical/troubleshooting skills
Strong project planning and implementation experience
Must have experience with application deployment, troubleshooting, production support for highly secure, large-scale, complex, distributed applications/platforms across multiple global datacenters in a 24x7 customer facing environment
Experience with DevOps scripting and automation.
Fluency with Internet technologies - HTTP, HTML, XML, FTP, Web Services, etc.
Knowledge of DevOps tools, GIT, SVN, Jenkins, JIRA, Puppet, mcollective, etc
Understanding of infrastructure elements such as Cisco UCS, firewalls, F5 load balancers, NetApp, DNS, DHCP, NAT
Experience with various virtualization technologies, preferably VMware, and have a broad understanding of the virtual to cloud eco-system
Outstanding customer service and interaction skills
Excellent team player with a high degree of integrity and passion who can work effectively both within the team and cross-functionally
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, or related technical discipline



Core Competencies:


PMO leadership experience
Senior level Project/Program level management experience
Management of multiple project streams and prioritization impacts
Solid understanding of security fundamentals.
Strong interpersonal, presentation, and customer service skills
Deployment of application and monitoring solutions



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