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Senior Project Manager/ Cutover Manager (Avaloq)

  • Salary: Based on experience
  • Job type: Permanent, Full-time
  • Location: Zürich
  • Sector: Project Management & PMO, Service Management / ITIL
  • Date posted: 25/11/2016
  • Job reference: J357346ASAU-261016

Senior Project Manager/ Cutover Manager (Avaloq)

On behalf of our client, a private reputable bank in Zürich, we are looking for a German speaking Senior Project Manager/ Cutover Manager with Avaloq experience. Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity with a market leading global company then please have a look at the details:

Role:

  • Working in the department of IT Platform Projects
  • The Project Manager is responsible for the design, build and delivery of the agreed scope of IT change projects within time and budget while ensuring their operational sustainability.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible to bring major changes (releases) live. He/she is responsible for the overall organisation of the production event as well as the trial days. This responsibility comprises the core banking platform (Avaloq) with approximately 4-6 releases per year.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of the project lifecycle and deliverables
  • Prepare/support the completion of the financial business case
  • Responsible for governance, leadership, benefits tracking, cost management, delivery, planning and control, risk/issue and dependency management and quality assurance in a way that is understood and agreed by all stakeholders
  • Responsible for the transitioning of the project into the business ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved
  • Avaloq release/release upgrade management (Planning, control)
  • Plan and execute major Avaloq release implementations and upgrades (Cutover management)
  • Plan and execute major IT infrastructure changes (e.g. maintenance weekends)
  • Plan and execute dress-rehearsals, training days together with test management
  • Responsible for deliverables such as cutover- and fallback concept, cutover masterplan and scripts, cutover resource and stand-by planning, cutover SOE (sequence of events)

Skills:

  • Over 5 years of experience of IT Project Management within banking industry (ideally Private Banking)
  • Project management certification (Prince2 and/or PMP)
  • Proven experience of Avaloq project/release upgrade management
  • Avaloq certification
  • Cutover management experience
  • University, technical college degree or similar
  • Excellent coordination internally and with 3rd party providers and vendors
  • Fluent English and German spoken / written
  • Solution and service oriented while taking over ownership and showing leadership
  • Good stakeholder management on different managerial levels, on IT and business side
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Experience working in a matrix organisation
  • Willingness/ Ability to work out of hours during release evenings / weekends

Beneficial:

  • Test management experience
  • ICE (Avaloq Workbench)
  • Avaloq parametrisation / release management
  • Software development is an advantage
  • Leadership experience is an advantage

Are you interested in this opportunity? Kindly send us your CV today through the link in the advert. In case of any questions please contact Sophia Alaoui on +41 44 229 99 40. Please feel free to call even though this position might not be the perfect fit for you as we have a lot of positions open in the whole of Switzerland.

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