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Senior Infrastructure Project Manager

Date Posted: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. Are you someone that is driven by purpose and passion? We’re looking for you to lead change by successfully executing some of our most critical infrastructure projects and programs.  As a Senior Infrastructure Project Manager, you will independently lead key global project/programs for large scale Infrastructure, Engineering and Service Operations initiatives. Use your technology skills and business acumen to manage complex projects and programs, involving coordination of resources (people, funding, and technology) across the larger technology organization. As a leader, you will be responsible for identification of program/project plans, interdependencies, scope and deliverables, as well as resolving collision concerns across departments and the enterprise. As we transform the way we work, you will learn and apply Agile skills to lead MetLife Infrastructure initiatives in a Scrum Master or RTE role. Candidates must possess strong IT and Project/Program Management skills; PMP and/or PgMP and/or CSM/SAFe certification.

    

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and executes Infrastructure projects typically medium to large in scope, duration, and complexity.
  • Manages multiple initiatives simultaneously and creates status reporting for teams and executives. 
  • Leads project reviews, status meetings, and ceremonies and develops and manages project plans and deliverables. 
  • Resolves open issues and removes team impediments. Identifies, manages and mitigates risk and issues
  • Responsible for managing project financials and providing input into monthly portfolio financial reports. 
  • For Agile projects, serves as Scrum Master and other Agile leadership roles (e.g., RTE, Agile Coach, etc.). 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

 

  • Detailed knowledge and/or experience with infrastructure technologies and Software Development Life Cycle for large initiatives (i.e.: Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Lean Agile mindset; able to identify and focus on outcomes that provide value to MetLife. Servant leader
  • Experienced managing matrixed teams, internal as well as global offshore teams and/or 3rd party vendors
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and problem-resolution skills as well as risk management at the team and program level
  • Strong executive presentation and entrepreneurial skills. Employs judgement, relationship management, customer orientation, learning agility, emotional intelligence, business acumen

 

Required:

  • PMP (or other PMI Certifications)
  • 8+ years IT relevant experience, especially for infrastructure project/programs
  • 4-6+ years in a project or program management role
  • Deep knowledge Program/Project Financial Management/Budgeting
  • Experience managing dependencies
  • Proficient with office automation tools (MS Office suite of applications, email, Teams, etc.)

 

Preferred:

  • CSM, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or other Agile certifications
  • Continuous Learning mindset
  • Experience working on an agile team
  • Desire to be part of MetLife’s Agile transformation
  • Experience using data and metrics to communicate team performance
  • Commitment to relentless improvement
  • Working knowledge of Clarity, Jira, Azure DevOps
  • Bachelor’s: Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or Information Systems
  • Proficient with Traditional SDLC and scaled Agile methodologie

 

Travel

15%

 

Business Category

GTS / PPME

 

Number of Openings

1

 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

MetLife:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 

       

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

 

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

 

 

Requisition #: 119806

 


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