Financial Services/Banking/Insurance

Project Manager


Professional Project Partners

Project Manager West Des Moines IA

Join our top tier client as a Senior IT Project Manager and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our client’s cloud and security program. We are seeking a dynamic individual who thrives in a fun and rapidly changing environment. As part of your responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement a refreshed cloud operating model while ensuring compliance with upcoming NYDFS cybersecurity requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute technical AWS project plans, proposals, reports, tasks, and administrative documentation.
  • Lead the implementation of our cloud operating and governance model, tracking progress and ensuring successful delivery.
  • Collaborate with a talented team to develop project plans, deliver solutions, and produce planning documentation.
  • Define project requirements and identify solutions that align with our methodology, policies, and regulations.
  • Stay ahead of NYDFS cybersecurity requirements, developing comprehensive plans to achieve compliance within required timeframes.
  • Ensure the quality assurance of project deliverables and align the cloud operating model with industry frameworks such as ISO, NIST, and CIS.
  • Act as the primary contact in project meetings with senior leaders and technical staff, fostering effective communication and collaboration.
  • Provide leadership guidance and direction to ensure timely completion of work.
  • Manage project resources effectively, aligning demand and allocations according to defined metrics.
  • Coordinate interdependencies, risks, and issues across assigned projects within the portfolio.
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews to determine operational requirements and objectives, streamlining processes and procedures.
  • Collaborate closely with Technology management, risk management groups, and cybersecurity teams to develop and track remediation action plans.
  • Engage vendors within the project to ensure their responsibilities are met.
  • Leverage the talents of the project team by assigning individuals with the right skills at the right time.
  • Capture meeting minutes and action items, ensuring timely distribution and completion.
  • Proactively anticipate and address potential problems or situations that could impact project success.
  • Provide constructive feedback to increase individual and team effectiveness.

Skills and attributes for success:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • 7+ years of technical/professional experience.
  • 5+ years of experience successfully leading complex projects.
  • Working knowledge of AWS Cloud technology.
  • Experience with current and proposed NYDFS cybersecurity regulations is a plus.
  • Proficiency in utilizing resource tools to manage capacity, forecast demand, and allocate resources.
  • Experience managing complex cross-functional and technology projects/programs.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills across all organizational levels.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with SDLC processes, including Agile, Waterfall, or blended methodologies.
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as Jira.
  • Comfort working in a matrixed environment.
  • Previous experience in insurance or financial services is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, etc.).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, a related technical field, or equivalent work experience.
  • AWS certifications are a plus.
  • ITIL/ITSM certification is a plus.
  • CISSP, CRISC, and/or CISA certifications are a plus.

Join our client’s innovative team and make a significant impact on our cloud and security initiatives. Apply now to be part of an exciting journey that will shape the future of our client’s organization.

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