IT Project Manager -Hunt Valley, MD

Company Name:
Aon Corporation
Job Description
About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness. Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit .
This key member of the CBA IT Leadership Team has responsibility for the delivery of software development projects in support of the CBA Benefits Administration business. The CBA IT Senior Project Manager is responsible for overseeing 30 concurrent projects, overseeing release management for multiple teams, as well as financial management within the IT group. This leader oversees all aspects of software development to ensure a quality product offering.
Significant responsibilities will be:
Client Focus
Establishes and manages multi-release portfolio roadmap that is aligned with business and architecture vision and business objectives. Drives project delivery to achieve the timeline, budget, and scope required to attain business cases. Develops business cases. Challenges scope changes directly with the business sponsors and the development area leader as appropriate.
Partners with business leadership as a primary point of contact for technology related to portfolio execution. Establishes and jointly manages governance models.
Is a "big picture" person who is able to relate to the entire business problem, not just the technical ramifications and considerations.
Utilize technology to enhance the overall competitive position of the company.
Develops strong working relationships with Business leaders and works closely on development and achievement of strategic objectives
Develops strong working relationships with Aon Hewitt shared services organizations and leverages appropriately
Software Development
Ultimately accountable for delivery of multiple large, complex projects
Responsible for vendor management including contract management, governance, interaction models, escalations and issue/risk management
Collaborates with Benefits IT architecture, testing, business analysis, and development teams (both onshore and offshore).
Manage the application product life-cycle.
Establish the structure, tools and processes required to enforce compliance with software development practices; while mitigating risks using these elements throughout the life-cycle of applications.
Identify and sponsor advantageous continuous improvement efforts aimed at enhancing the capabilities and productivity of the program/project management capability (and for Benefits IT as well, when applicable)
Collaborates with Aon Hewitt PMO leadership.
Evaluate and effectively deploy on-site and off-shore resources; while ensuring that that deliverables provided by each group meet standards and match specifications.
Handle situation escalations and provides the management skills and guidance required to achieve breakthroughs and removal of road-blocks to progress.
Staff Development
Associate development responsibilities include staff development, development of managers, leadership development, performance management, and talent management (and related training or development or acquisition of those skills).
Provides general managerial support for staff; including budgeting, compensation management.
Ideally, 5-7 years of IT experience preferably focused on custom coded systems as well as at least 5 years of executive-level experience developing customer facing software.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to new environments and lead and drive change
Experience with an outsourcing or software company or highly complex matrix-organization.
Experience running HR systems for a global organization, a bonus
Experience with Pension, 401k or Health, a bonus.
Experience with offshore software development critical.
Offshore savvy and understanding of the issues and assumptions that come with running development and operational programs in multiple countries.
Strong leadership and motivational skills.
Strong work ethic and tenacity.
Exceptional communication and negotiation skills; articulate and persuasive.
A solid foundation in software development and computer science principles and practices.
Education: - Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering or closely related field required
Masters Degree or higher, preferred
All positions require an applicant who has accepted an offer to undergo a background check. The checks run are based on the nature of the position. Background checks may include some or all of the following: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. By applying for a position with Aon Hewitt, you understand that you will be required to undergo a background check should you be made an offer. You also understand that the offer is contingent upon successful completion of the background check and results consistent with Aon Hewitt''s employment policies. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.
Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled)
Job number: 050810
Category: Technology
Location: United States, MD, Hunt Valley

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