Senior Project Manager
Title:Senior Project Manager
Department:Professional Services
Location:Pleasanton, CA
Position #:158080
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Nexus is passionate about our belief in the power of advanced technologies to help organizations Connect, Collaborate, and Create. We deliver complex end-to-end technology solutions based on five distinct yet complementary practices: collaboration, data center, borderless networks, business video, and managed services. Nexus partners with industry leaders Cisco, EMC, VMware, NetApp, Microsoft, and NEC to provide our clients with customized, purpose-built converged technology solutions. A 20-time Cisco partner award winner, we recently also received our 12th consecutive Cisco Gold Star of Excellence for Customer Satisfaction, cementing our status as an industry leader. At Nexus, our people make the difference – we have an unwavering commitment to our customers, our partners, and most of all, our associates. Join our team.

General Position Description:
Responsible for managing multiple complex projects within the constraints of scope, time, cost, risk, and quality in delivering specified requirements while exceeding customer expectations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
 Review scope of work to insure project integrity and to identify, document and mitigate risk. Review scope of work with project team and customer - to define and communicate project roles and responsibilities.
 Develop a project plan or work breakdown structure to capture major milestones and tasks for specific project deliverables
 Determine staffing requirements to assemble project team.
 Act as a central point of communication for the creation and dissemination of weekly status reports, project plans and associated project collateral
 Establish site documentation, progress status meetings, configuration plan, training and follow-up plan, and test and acceptance plan
 Supervise resources (both internal and subcontractor) to ensure adherence to quality standards and industry best practices
 Solicit competitive bids from authorized service providers for specific project needs
 Manage project risks to resolve jeopardy conditions adversely affecting on-time performance, profitability or customer satisfaction
 Assure billing milestones are met and invoiced timely. Assist in the collection of funds as required.
 As project nears completion, ensure all project deliverables are complete, punch lists created as required and service delivery acknowledgement signed off by customer for transition to post deployment team (NTAC).
 Make full use of project management and financial tracking tools provided, and consistently evaluate the profitability of the projects assigned.
 Perform timely updates of project management tools (EPMA) which produce all financial and management reporting
 Works with all Nexus organizations to share lessons learned and best practices

Required Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 7 - 10 years of experience minimum in project management and supervising a team is required.
 Previous VAR experience is a strong plus
 Knowledge in Cisco-related technologies.
o Some knowledge, preferably in 2 of 3 minimum in the following core/primary domains is essential:
 Data Center Infrastructure
• Cloud
• Infrastructure
• Storage
• Virtualization
• Backup & Recovery/Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning
 Collaboration
• Unified Communications: Voice Deployment Experience is a huge plus
• Contact Centers
• Business Video
• Hosted Collaboration
 Borderless Networks
• Bring your own device (BYOD)
• Data Security
• Physical Security
• Wireless
 Knowledge in the sub-domains below the 3 core/primary is a huge plus
 Project management training is required; project management certification is desired
 Knowledge of PMI methodologies
 The ability to analyze job content and make recommendations
 Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills
 Strong organizational and control skills
 Ability to work effectively with teams and foster cohesiveness
 Must be proficient with the use of MS Project, Word, Excel, Visio, and Power Point
 Experience in SharePoint is a strong plus
 Experience using a PPM tool is a strong plus

The person is this role must demonstrate the following:
• The ability to appear for work on time
• The ability to accept constructive criticism
• The ability to maintain and develop positive team cohesiveness
• The ability to understand and follow work rules and procedures

Required Education:
 Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience in a related field.
 Direct supervisory experience is desired
 PMP or similar certification in project management preferred
 ITIL certification is a plus


Additional Comments:
Nexus IS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace.