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Company: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced technical project management professional with a full understanding of project management frameworks and methods, relevant policies and procedures to resolve a wide range of issues. Demonstrates competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. Manages projects of diverse scope, size, impact, budget and / or project team size.

Incumbent will serve as an experienced project management professional with in-depth understanding of technical project management theory. Incumbent will independently perform the full range of technical project management responsibilities; possesses broad project management knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and provides solutions.

DoBS and JSOE have built and now maintain over 100 applications that serve the greater campus. This project manager will coordinate and manage complex application development projects in DoBS and JSOE, including projects resulting from JSOE's Administrative Process Excellence (APEX) initiative.

This project manager will also serve as a PM for the cross-unit Distributed Application Development (DAD) Initiative applications out of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor that are being developed within DoBS and/or JSOE, which currently include: Instructional Scheduling Assistant (ISA), MPI (a people database), Capped Majors and D-OSD (Departmental application for the Office for Students with Disabilities).

In addition, the DoBS and JSOE build APIs and coordinate on ITS teams that build APIs. This PM will assist in the project management of those API teams and projects, as needed. The incumbent will spend roughly 50% of their time on DoBS projects and 50% on JSOE projects. Lastly, some projects that will be managed by the incumbent may be strictly focused on business process improvement and may be non-technical in nature, as well as projects/duties as assigned.


  • Requires basic knowledge of project management principles, theories, and concepts. Knowledge of Agile project management methodology and implementation.

  • Working knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.

  • Demonstrated competency in selecting and implementing project management methods and techniques.

  • Knowledge of most aspects of computing and communications including hardware infrastructure, networking, software, operations and disaster recovery.

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using project management visualization software. Experience using such software to communicate information required to make strategic decisions, produce concise status reports, and create visualized trends and projections based on available information.

  • Demonstrated experience with Atlassian Suite/Jira (or similar product) administration and project management.

  • Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress. Advanced organization and project management skills. Strong conceptual and planning skills to analyze projects of broad and diverse scope. Understands the cost impact of projects, project tracking tools, and metrics.

  • Demonstrated advanced organization and project management skills. Experience leading a team of technology professionals.

  • Demonstrated capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.

  • Requires effective communication and organization skills. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization.

  • Broad knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.

  • Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Ability to put forth persuasive arguments. Ability to provide work direction to staff.

  • Experience and ability to design training programs and train people from a wide variety of backgrounds and varied skills.

  • Demonstrated effective writing skills.

  • Demonstrated public speaking skills to deliver project management workshops.

  • Broad knowledge of technology landscape including but not limited to software development, complex hardware/software upgrades or rollouts, documentation development, and complex instructional design activities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with diverse group of individuals, using tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with faculty, managers, supervisors, staff, vendors and internal and external campus partners.

  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to embrace and consistently uphold the principles of community for a collaborative work environment.

Special Conditions

  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

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