TCC Seeks a Project Manager (Contract) Rhode Island

Our customer in Providence, Rhode Island is seeking a Project Manager for a 6 month contract.

Program Manager Job Description

  • Create and maintain a robust and inclusive project plan while actively managing relevant work streams of the program throughout each phase
  • Establish and manage a RAID log (risks, actions, issues, decisions) throughout the entire program.
  • Create and update weekly status reports of the project, create content for weekly team meetings to highlight accomplishments, upcoming activities, updates to RAID log and project plan
  • Participate in the creation of governance team materials as required. Present/report to the governance team as per established cadence
  • Assist and collaborate, as required, in consultation with our vendor management team to contribute to the RFP documentation. Review and provide recommendations for vendor RFP
  • Coordinate RFP process to selection of right Systems Integrator & Software Vendor
  • Lead the implementation phase in conjunction with systems integrator & software vendor partners and stake holders from State (SMEs, program management etc.)
  • Participate in the planning, discovery, design, configuration, testing (e.g. burn down charts, UAT) and training activities (e.g. content creation and review is being executed, training sessions appropriately staffed and executed) during this phase of the program
  • Lead through experience around standard practices around a program
  • Lead the post-implementation phase including coordinating resources and providing direct assistance with troubleshooting of production support issues, deployment/cutover, period close activities and system/business process optimization, identification of additional training opportunities / content delivery mechanisms, as required
  • Ensure Change Management is happening in a strategic manner throughout the duration of the program providing thought leadership based on experience and expertise
  • Help establish a ‘super user’ network of business SMEs who can continue to support the system and associated processes during the implementation phase as we near phased go-live events and throughout the post-implementation phase
  • Manage budget throughout the program
  • Ensure risk management and lead conflict resolution

Minimum Requirements

  • 10-15 years of experience with multiple previous implementations large software programs from a variety of system integrators / software vendors in the public sector is preferred; however, private sector experience will be considered as well
  • Highly competent individual who can think both strategically and tactically in numerous situations and is capable of toggling between the two seamlessly
  • Exceptional communication skills (e.g. verbal, written, presentation) and time management skills (e.g. ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines)
  • Must possess high level of emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Deep experience with SDLC, quality assurance standards for system design, configuration and testing as well as previous experience working with IV&V partners
  • Experience and solid understanding of the following disciplines (in addition to Project Management): Business process re-engineering, Change Management methodologies, preferred Lean Management (and or Six Sigma)
  • PMP certification strongly preferred, will consider deep applicable experience and other PM knowledge / certifications in lieu of these credentials
  • MBA preferred

To apply for this position please visit our website https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/529631?source=TCCSoftwareSolutions&jobFeedCode=TCCSoftwareSolutions&returnURL=https://www.e-tcc.com/

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

TCC Seeks a Project Manager (Contract) Rhode Island

Our customer in Providence, Rhode Island is seeking a Project Manager for a 6 month contract.

Program Manager Job Description

  • Create and maintain a robust and inclusive project plan while actively managing relevant work streams of the program throughout each phase
  • Establish and manage a RAID log (risks, actions, issues, decisions) throughout the entire program.
  • Create and update weekly status reports of the project, create content for weekly team meetings to highlight accomplishments, upcoming activities, updates to RAID log and project plan
  • Participate in the creation of governance team materials as required. Present/report to the governance team as per established cadence
  • Assist and collaborate, as required, in consultation with our vendor management team to contribute to the RFP documentation. Review and provide recommendations for vendor RFP
  • Coordinate RFP process to selection of right Systems Integrator & Software Vendor
  • Lead the implementation phase in conjunction with systems integrator & software vendor partners and stake holders from State (SMEs, program management etc.)
  • Participate in the planning, discovery, design, configuration, testing (e.g. burn down charts, UAT) and training activities (e.g. content creation and review is being executed, training sessions appropriately staffed and executed) during this phase of the program
  • Lead through experience around standard practices around a program
  • Lead the post-implementation phase including coordinating resources and providing direct assistance with troubleshooting of production support issues, deployment/cutover, period close activities and system/business process optimization, identification of additional training opportunities / content delivery mechanisms, as required
  • Ensure Change Management is happening in a strategic manner throughout the duration of the program providing thought leadership based on experience and expertise
  • Help establish a ‘super user’ network of business SMEs who can continue to support the system and associated processes during the implementation phase as we near phased go-live events and throughout the post-implementation phase
  • Manage budget throughout the program
  • Ensure risk management and lead conflict resolution

Minimum Requirements

  • 10-15 years of experience with multiple previous implementations large software programs from a variety of system integrators / software vendors in the public sector is preferred; however, private sector experience will be considered as well
  • Highly competent individual who can think both strategically and tactically in numerous situations and is capable of toggling between the two seamlessly
  • Exceptional communication skills (e.g. verbal, written, presentation) and time management skills (e.g. ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines)
  • Must possess high level of emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Deep experience with SDLC, quality assurance standards for system design, configuration and testing as well as previous experience working with IV&V partners
  • Experience and solid understanding of the following disciplines (in addition to Project Management): Business process re-engineering, Change Management methodologies, preferred Lean Management (and or Six Sigma)
  • PMP certification strongly preferred, will consider deep applicable experience and other PM knowledge / certifications in lieu of these credentials
  • MBA preferred

To apply for this position please visit our website https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/529631?source=TCCSoftwareSolutions&jobFeedCode=TCCSoftwareSolutions&returnURL=https://www.e-tcc.com/

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Cybersecurity Concerns for Employees Working Remotely, Part 1

Posted by Stephen Palamara, TCC Director of Business Development

The Coronavirus outbreak has added to an already plentiful array of cybersecurity threats. Employers are responding to the outbreak by allowing or mandating remote working. I recently read an article on the Security Magazine website that outlines the top ten threats and the recommended solutions. https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/91999-the-top-10-employer-cybersecurity-concerns-for-employees-regarding-remote-work

Here are the first five:

  • Phishing – “Employees need to be reminded (and tested) that legitimate groups do not request personal information. Verify any hyperlink before clicking on it. Be wary of any email insisting on immediate action. Generic greetings or an unfamiliar sender are other markers. And while bad spelling and grammar often signal phishing, beautifully written communiques can be just as dangerous. The best defense is common sense. Remote workers should get into the habit of pausing before responding.”
  • Use of Personal Devices – “remote workers should be restricted to the use of company devices. Company devices meet minimal security benchmarks. Their hardware is designed to work within a corporate network. Their software has been optimized to cater to the specific needs of the individual user within the company environment. The introduction of personal devices injects a new element of risk into the security calculus. Remote workers will be limited to company devices. If this is impossible, personal devices should be vetted by employer IT prior to being used for company work.”
  • Use of Unsecured Networks – “remote workers must restrict themselves to home or other secure networks. The “free” WiFi available at cafes, libraries, or similar public places carry a steep security price tag. Traffic is not encrypted. Hackers target such environments, leaving cyber mines that activate when a user of interest uses the network. If a remote worker lacks access to secure WiFi, provide a HotSpot. It is a security investment that will pay for itself many times over.”
  • Limit Network Access – “remote access should be limited to network sections necessary to enable workers to complete their tasks. Every employer has data with varying degrees of value and sensitivity. The most valuable data – the “crown jewels” should not be remotely accessible. If access is imperative, it should be limited to the extent and time necessary to complete the assigned task.”
  • Make Remote Work Easy – “At first glance, this appears to contradict the prior principle. Didn’t we just recommend limiting data? Yes. But employees need to work. If access is too cumbersome, they develop workarounds. One common approach is to download material locally. Since an individual machine often has weaker defenses than a networked one, this presents attackers with an opportunity Indeed, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fined a major broker for an arrangement where an analyst, hampered by excessive controls, set up a personal “shadow network” to enable him to meet his deadlines. The shadow network, far more vulnerable than the broker’s, was breached, triggering an SEC examination.”

The article had a lot of great information, so we will take a look at the at the next five on the list in the next blog post.

To find out more about TCC Security Services please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/security-services.

 

Has COVID-19 Had an Impact on Tech Jobs? Part 2

Posted by Kelly Grant, TCC Senior Technical Recruiter

This is the second post in a series regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hiring in the tech industry.

Remember January 2020? Unemployment was 3.1% in Indiana (https://calendar.in.gov/site/dwd/event/january-indiana-employment-report-3/)

and tech companies were hiring like crazy. Then the COVID-19 lockdown started, and it feels like our world has been turned upside down.

Has there been a significant impact on hiring in the tech industry? Dice’s Q1Tech Job Report this year focuses on Q1 2020 data to look at the effect of the outbreak on the tech industry so far.

http://marketing.dice.com/pdf/2020/Dice_Q1_Tech_Job_Report.pdf

The report broke out the job posting data into four sets to make it easier to see the impact on different locations, roles and skill sets, as well as a comparison of Q1 2019 to Q1 2020.

This data looks at the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on different types of employers. The report notes that the impact of the pandemic on overall company operations came as a shock for many tech leaders, and that some companies were better able to handle the shift to remote work and an increased load on infrastructure than others.

The report indicates that the top employers of Q1 2020 are tech giants, consulting agencies and government contractors. Amazon had a 110% increase in job postings between February and March, reflecting the need for software developers and network engineers to handle the increase in demand for Amazon as an alternative to physically going to grocery and other retail stores. Lockheed Martin was the top tech employer for Q1 2020, followed by Infosys, Oracle and Northrup Grumman.

The report states that smaller businesses that require a consistent cash flow to maintain or grow their workforce are currently affected more by the outbreak than larger businesses. It notes that if the COVID-19 pandemic continues for several quarters, even large businesses may have to radically change their operations to maintain their customer base and revenue streams.

In the next post, we will look at the data in this report for different occupations and the skills those roles require.

For more information on hiring at TCC please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions.