1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 217825
Appointing Department Web Address: https://itconnect.uw.edu/uwit
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/24/2023 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $8250 - $12133 per month 
Other Compensation:  
Shift: First Shift 
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW is Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW.
The Project Management Office (PMO) oversees UW-ITs project portfolio to ensure that the overall collection of projects is aligned with the Universitys mission and strategic goals; and provides consultation and expert project management support for high-priority projects.

The Senior Project Manager in UW-ITs PMO is responsible for:
-    Project Management:  This role will be responsible for project managing and bringing to a successful closure a broad range of high-profile, complex projects at the University of Washington and its affiliated organizations.   This position utilizes a broad spectrum of skills which include IT knowledge (networking, telecommunications, data center, cloud-based computing, security), business process analysis, problem solving, public relations, contract negotiation, cost structuring, financial management / budgeting and extensive project management skills.  The position purview includes all units within UW-IT, ensuring that staff and management apply relevant project management practices. This position uses the tools, techniques, and processes provided by global project management standards and guides.
-    Leadership:  This role will provide coaching, mentorship and training for other project managers designated at the UW as adjunct and embedded project managers and those interested in project management as a skill and/or career path.
Governance:  This role will own the project and portfolio management processes working with leadership to define success and ensure project and portfolio results align with UW-IT priorities as defined by goals and objectives.  As senior PM, this role will strategically identify areas for continuous improvement and work closely with UW-IT senior leadership to hone their knowledge of PMO processes.

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administrations, IT, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of four years of experience managing progressively more complex IT projects in applications, infrastructure and networking, and comprehensive understanding of the underlying technologies.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Experience with enterprise application development, SDLC processes, re-engineering and process improvement involving broad-based information systems and utilizing tools and techniques to effect business change.
  • Experience in deploying large, complex systems implementing business process redesign.
  • Experience in project and software development lifecycles and corresponding tools such as issue tracking systems, configuration management systems, requirements management systems and project management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large technical projects within a team environment.
  • Ability to manage a diverse range of activities in a very visible and pressured environment, exercising independent judgment in resolving problems.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, technical documentation skills, communication skills, and personal interaction abilities.
  • Ability to speak and write about technical and non-technical issues for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Expertise with web publishing, collaboration, database, spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Experience communicating with senior leadership and management through all project processes, during priority setting, and providing project status.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 
  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt certification
  • ITIL Foundations V3 certification
  • Experience in a research university or large enterprise.
  • Experience implementing IT governance process.
  • Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications.

    Hybrid 1 4 days per week in office. 
    Open office environment, with meetings held in a variety of buildings on and off campus.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.


    Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


    Posted: 2023-01-26 Expires: 2023-04-02

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