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Technical Project Manager

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Recruiter: AMS Contingent Workforce Solutions
Listed on: 24th May
Location: London
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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We are AMS. We are a global total workforce solutions firm; we enable organisations to thrive in an age of constant change by building, re-shaping, and optimising workforces. Our Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) is one of our service offerings; we act as an extension of our clients' recruitment team and provide professional interim and temporary resources.

Our Client is one of the world's longest standing general insurers, providing peace of mind to individuals and families, and protecting small businesses and large corporations from uncertainty for more than 305 years. They provide award-winning personal, commercial and specialty insurance products and services direct-to-customers, via brokers and affinity partners.

On behalf of this organisation, AMS are looking for a Technical Project Manager for a 6 Month contract based remotely.

Purpose of the Role:

Last year, Our client migrated their mainframes to IBM so that they can enter the cloud (ZCloud)

The Project manager they need would ideally have IBM mainframe experience covering these 5 components:

Zos

CICS

IMS

MQ

DB2

The upgrades to the mainframes will be completed using these components.

They are committed to completing the upgrades and they might be over weekends, evenings sometimes 3 - 4 hours and sometimes up to 16 hours.

As a Technical Project Manager you will be responsible for:

  • To ensure that all suppliers adhere to the companies governance and reporting procedures
  • 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 work stream leads identifying and managing technical inter dependencies
  • Have a positive can do attitude, being personally accountable for delivery, taking ownership to drive through tasks maintaining a high quality level
  • To be concise and clear in all communications, getting to the root of the problem and presenting findings honesty and accurately
  • To be diplomatic with confrontational parties, and be able to demonstrate creative initiative to overcome obstacles
  • This is a mentally intensive role, requiring the candidate to remain balanced and calm in all responses. It will require the candidate to work weekends and weeknights, sometimes at short notice, so please do not apply if this is not something you can commit to

What we require from the candidate:

  • Experience with projects, migrations, 3rd party and vendors.
  • Infrastructure upgrade knowledge as a number of systems upgrades/applications will be worked on
  • Experience of zOS mainframe infrastructure upgrades is preferred, especially to zCloud - This role will report to the zCloud Programme Lead

This client will only accept workers operating via an or engagement model.

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply and we will contact you with an update in due course.

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