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Technical PM

  • Location London
  • Job type Contract
  • Reference BBBH132817
  • Salary £600.00 - £601 per day
  • Specialisation Technology
  • Posted May 02, 2022

My client are looking for an experienced Technical Project Manager to join them on an initial 6 month contract. The role will be INSIDE IR35 and can pay up to £600 per day.

  • To manage end to end the upgrade of various IBM System z mainframe subsystems components including zOS, CICS, DB2, IMS and MQ. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Timeline and resource planning - maintain updated deployment schedule and detailed project plans,
    • Vendor preparation - Runbook development, go/no-go calls, email communications, vendor stand ups
    • Stakeholder management - Inform, convince and collaborate with various business stakeholders to support rapid deployment schedules . These include technology delivery leads, product managers, partnership directors, service delivery, change management, marketing brand and distribution, strategic partner leads, service relationship owners, CIO & COO leads, strategic planning, risk and change delivery heads
    • Vendor system deployment and verification testing
    • Vendor application test planning, test execution and defect management
    • Handover to BAU and post deployment activities
  • To ensure continued collaboration between suppliers in their technical delivery to the baselined plan and execute recovery, mitigation and escalation activities to maintain baselined planned dates.
  • Utilise key control documents (RAIDs, status reports, action trackers etc) to keep accurate status of the technical delivery ensuring it meets the qualifying criteria to enter the zCloud
  • To organise, attend and chair critical meetings with suppliers, internal stakeholders and core team members, leading all parties to operate in a coordinated harmonious manner towards delivery
  • To integrate with other workstream leads identifying and managing technical interdependencies
  • Experience of zOS mainframe upgrades is preferred, especially to zCloud
  • This role will report to the zCloud Programme Lead