IBM Project Manager - Security Services in Austin, Texas

Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues of our generation. No other company has the powerful combination of talent, industry-leading security technology, global reach and cognitive capabilities, powered by Watson, to combat the cybersecurity threats. Within IBM’s North America Security Service practice, we are constantly seeking security skills that can further enhance the depth and expertise needed by the marketplace. We have exciting opportunities in IBM’s Security Services business unit.IBM Security Services has an opportunity for a Project Manager who has expertise in project management skills along with professional services experience. Primary responsibility is to lead Security Services projects in a customer facing role. Manage IBM Practitioners and subcontractors while coordinating with the client team. IBM Security Project Managers are responsible for overall contract execution including resource staffing, Customer management, Work Planning, Issues Management, Scope Management, Schedule Management and Financial Management for the various Security Services contracts. Instills in clients a sense of trust and confidence. Communicates well with internal stakeholders and provides status and business results updates on a regular basis. Understands Security Services offerings and maintains the necessary updated knowledge to work effectively in Delivery and identify additional opportunities in the customer environment.What do we look for in a successful Security Services Project Manager?

  • Demonstrated leadership and adaptability, with willingness to readily and voluntarily take ownership of highly challenging tasks and problems, even beyond initial scope of responsibility

  • Thorough and analytical, with capability to apply logic to solve problems

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, while maintaining focus despite conflicting demands

  • Drive to overcome the most challenging or difficult obstacles and look for ways to improve results

  • Initiative to actively seek new knowledge and improve skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and work effectively with individuals, strengthening relationships to achieve win win solutions

  • Ability to communicate complex situations clearly and simply by paying attention and conveying difficult messages in a positive manner

  • A passion for innovative ideas, coupled with the ability to understand and assimilate different points of view

  • Demonstrated communication skills in presentation and technical report writing

  • Must be willing to travel 50% or as needed by client(s).

  • At least 3 years of experience as a Project Manager

  • At least 3 years of experience managing technical projects

  • At least 3 years of proven experience managing project budgets, risks, and communication

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of IT security

  • Extensive experience working with MS Project tools, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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