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EY Technology Program Manager - Government and Public Sector in Trenton, New Jersey

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Technology is at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and are key to our innovation as an organization.

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

Our GPS Technology Organization is a structure within the US GPS practice that implements and maintains a new operate and technology model designed specifically to support U.S. defense and Government engagements.

The opportunity

The PROGRAM MANAGER will be responsible for the management, direction and leadership of a program, which consists of a group of related projects, subprograms, and/or program activities, in alignment with strategy, commitments and goals. In addition to:

  • Oversee and manage the overall design, building, and testing of IT programs, services and solutions - on time, within budget, meeting client/business requirements and in compliance with all relevant standards

  • Lead project teams consisting of cross-functional, global and virtual groups and directly supervises staff, ensuring the appropriate expectations, principles, structures, tools and responsibilities are in place to deliver the program and deliver excellence

  • Deliver a scalable transition process to support the deployment of services into production

  • Build successful partnership and persuades and influences internal and external stakeholders across diverse disciplines to promote engagement with the program and get stakeholder buy-in

  • Proactively identify risks and issues on programs and leads the team to develop risk management and issues management plans​

Your key responsibilities

  • Within large projects, define and maintain realistic project plans, monitor progress against agreed quality and performance criteria and ensure programs of work are correctly allocated and resourced

  • Perform the relevant program management processes - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management

  • Present projects plans, technical roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior business leaders within EY and with clients

  • Identify scenarios, formulates specs for design and engineering to deliver on-time

  • Work with project managers to provide support and guidance for the individual projects within a program of work and may manage people / teams​.

  • Lead the development and improvement of project governance framework for use across programs of work

  • Build long-term relationships with internal and external IT and business leaders, ensuring engagement and formal agreement from a diverse range of stakeholders throughout

  • Lead the development of RFP/RFI process.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Expert knowledge of Project Management, IT governance formulation, and team management

  • Knowledge of IT risk management, IT standards and policies formulation

  • Robust understanding of IT infrastructure design and delivery

  • Strong financial acumen ensuring financial metrics are met across multiple projects and revenue enhancement opportunities are modelled and implemented where applicable

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, IT, Science or equivalent work experience

  • More than 10 years in a corporate IT environment

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) / PMBOK / PRINCE 2 / Project Management Professional (PMP) / Program Management Professional (PgMP)

  • Demonstrates understanding of scope, schedule and planning; understanding of time management, resource management cost management. Possesses good project management skills.

  • Good experience in client-facing roles

  • Experience of working within complex, matrixed multi-location teams

  • Experience of working in large programs of work

  • Proven experience in structuring and executing complex projects as a project manager

  • Experience applying formal project management methodologies and disciplines for a program or multiple projects

  • Managed the end-to-end lifecycle of an infrastructure transformation program

  • Experience establishing governance structures that facilitate and drive decision-making, trade-offs and escalation paths

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top secret security clearance

  • Must present verification that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before your start date. If you are not able to be vaccinated because of a medical condition or disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, an accommodation will be considered upon request.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) / Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

  • 6 sigma certification

What we look for

A self-starter, independent-thinker, curious and creative person with ambition and passion

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Denver Salary Range: $119,200 - $196,600

Hartford Salary Range: $119,200 - $196,600

Stamford Salary Range: $143,100 - $235,900

Las Vegas Salary Range: $119,200 - $196,600

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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