Senior Project Manager in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 11/11/2021

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Senior Project Manager
TradeStation is an on-line brokerage firm seeking to level the playing field for self-directed investors and traders, empowering them to claim their individual financial edge.  At TradeStation, we're continuously pushing the boundaries of what's possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.  We have built a team of amazing people who work together in a high-performance culture to provide our clients with exceptional products and services.  We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and an unlimited PTO policy.
We are actively seeking a talented and experienced Senior Project Manager to oversee the planning and implementation of a wide variety of projects. The PMO for TradeStation sits at the group level and manages projects for both the brokerage side (TradeStation Securities), and the technology side (TradeStation Technologies). The PMO is responsible for managing the corporate priority projects from conceptual planning through implementation and reporting on the health and progress to both the project stakeholders and our executive team. We work with colleagues from all parts of our organization and get exposure to projects that range anywhere from technical integrations, to launching new product lines and adding new subsidiaries. Each project is unique and makes us highly visible to different areas of the company. 
Effectively lead and direct multiple projects to completion by leveraging best practice PMO methodology:
  • Monitor projects to ensure they are proceeding according to scope, schedule, and budget
  • Provide status reporting on all projects including milestones, scope changes, risks, issues, actions, and dependencies
  • Ability to resolve problems, conflicts, and assist to remove critical path blockers on deliverables that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Create and keep up to date a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Maintain and lead project working groups and status report meeting with various attendees, including technical teams, business stakeholders, and executive sponsors
  • Ensure that all project dependencies have been interlocked
  • Create agendas and minutes for all meetings to set clear expectations and assign actions
  • Create and organize all project documentation to ensure that project follow governance and meets audit requirements
  • Define and execute the project communication plan to ensure ongoing communication of the project status is timely, and consistent
  • Develop, monitor, and manage all timelines and make detailed reports on progress towards milestones and deliverables
  • Identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements:
  • Proactively engage Executive Stakeholders, Project Sponsor, PMO, and project teams to ensure that project assumptions, risks, issues, and dependencies are identified, documented, quantified, and communicated early
  • Provide the necessary information and /or recommendation option(s) in a timely manner to Project Sponsors on key issues that will require a decision to be rendered that will impact the project scope, quality, resources, deliverables, timeline, or costs
  • Review proposed modifications on project plans, including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement beneficial changes
Collaborate with the PMO Team:
  • Participate in the creation of a framework which will be used to keep the portfolio of projects on track, analyze project performance, and score the health of the project
  • Present on the portfolio and project health to make proper project decisions and escalations based on the KPIs
  • Excellent Project Management skills – We aren’t just looking for any Project Manager, we want the best!
  • Experience – We are looking for someone with a distinct blend of business, financial service, and IT experience as this is a highly visible position with a substantial impact. We want someone that can hit the ground running.
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills – You need to be able to articulate difficult business and technical concepts in everyday terminology, while keeping all project documentation organized.
  • Great communication skills – We work with people in many locations. Communication is key to pushing projects forward. You need to be able to articulate and escalate issues with the relevant parties to remove roadblocks or obstacles that would impact delivery of the project, and effectively report on status, risks, and timeline of the project.
  • Ability to build relationships – You need to be able to work cross functionally in a matrix environment while being adaptable and flexible. You need to be able to work with all levels of personnel while promoting good working relationships and cultivating trust with members across our organization.
  • Results driven with a “get things done” attitude – This is one of the key differentiators we are looking for. You will run into roadblocks. You must be the type of person that will push through the roadblocks and find solutions.
  • Comfortable holding people accountable for their deliverables – You need to stay on top of people to get things done. Sometimes things need to be escalated to resolve. You need to feel comfortable doing both.
  • Constantly learning – You need to have a desire to continually improve your skills and learn new things. Our industry and software are always changing. You need to be willing to put in time to stay on top of what is new.
  • Capable of handling multiple projects and priorities – We trust you to be able to manage multiple priorities with strong organizational, management, and decision-making skills.
  • Team Oriented – We are a team.  We want fun team members who are dedicated to continual improvement and growth
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or another related field
  • 5-10 years of experience in project management, preferably in the financial services industry
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exemplary leadership within an organization
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification desired
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods, and techniques
  • Experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, and Waterfall
  • Competent with various software tools, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Microsoft Project, JIRA, Smartsheets and Lucid Chart