Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

  • Sr IT Project Manager

    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/16/2018 2:13 PM)
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Position Overview:

    The IT Project Manager manages the implementation process for SSI Schafer’s software solutions for automated material handling and warehouse management systems. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships are essential as the IT Project Manager will frequently interact with customers. A solid understanding of the software development process, strong analytical skills, and ability to understand complex processes are required for this position.


    Essential Functions:

    • Analyze and define requirements for software solutions for material handling systems
    • Manage every aspect of IT projects from conception through closure
    • Create IT requirement specifications for projects
    • Lead team of Software Developers, Database Administrators and Network Administrators on a project-basis
    • Frequently communicate and meet with customers during all project phases
    • Proactively manage project timelines, resources, and risks
    • Actively communicate with team members about the work and project status
    • Proactively escalate issues to Head of IT Project Management and Vice President of IT Solutions
    • Organize project team meetings on an as-needed basis
    • Support system ramp-up and go-live
    • Design and implement software solutions based on software requirement specifications
    • Test software implementation against requirements




    Supervisory Responsibilities: Lead project team consisting of Software Developers, Database Administrators, Network Administrators on a project basis.


    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Occasionally support Sales and Application Engineering departments as IT specialist as required
    • Commission software on-site
    • Design software, hardware and network architecture based on project requirements
    • Organize software commissioning on-site
    • Create software documentation for software implementation
    • Support IT CSS engineers and on-site Software Support Engineers
    • Set-up and execute test scenarios for commissioning
    • Troubleshoot system issues in 1st, 2nd or 3rd level depending on project requirements



    • 4-year degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience in similar work
    • 5+ years of experience managing IT software projects
    • Leadership experience
    • Familiar with Project Management methodologies
    • International travel for training, project assignments and commissioning will be required
    • Must be able to work on-call in 1st, 2nd or 3rd level



    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform Essential Functions.


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