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Senior Project Manager - Data Analytics & AI

Navi Mumbai, India

This position is closed as on 2020-07-20


Reporting Structure

The role is part of Research and Innovation vertical.


A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree preferred.


  • 12+ years in a corporate IT environment
  • 8+ years of experience in project management
  • Other relevant experience in a related technical field (application development, deployment/implementation and infrastructure)
  • Work experience in a professional services industry, preferred
  • Work experience of handling minimum of 3 Data Analytics, AI/ML and Data Science Projects executed on premise and/or cloud is preferred.
  • Work experience of managing data science team of 5 to 6 members
  • Work experience in defining project KPIs and metrics
  • Work experience of the end to end project from concept to delivery


Information Technology and primarily from BSFI domain

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • The role will have responsibility to manage multiple data science projects in the vertical.
  • Experience working in a multi-skilled engineering environment coordinating Change Requests and Service Requests.
  • Experience of managing IT projects with personal accountability for delivering to time and cost for large, complex projects 6 months in duration
  • Mastery of project management methodology, tools and templates (includes program/project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management)
  • Track record of customer focus, based on openness, trust, and delivering on promises
  • Extensive experience of delivery that includes the use of supplier and off-shore resources
  • Ability to work highly matrixed, multi-functional IT organization
  • Experience of working with 3rd party vendors/internal IT team to implement cloud technologies
  • Experience across packaged and bespoke systems and infrastructure, ideally on an international basis
  • Management skills to manage one or more large, complex projects simultaneously
  • IT background with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all project phases – plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement including agile methodology.
  • Mastery knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools and techniques e.g. RAIDS, budget, communication
  • Working knowledge of market-leading data analytics tools such as - Spotfire, Tableau, PowerBI is desired
  • Working knowledge of project management tools such as – Microsoft Project or Smartsheet or other industry standard tools is desired
  • Working knowledge of market-leading end to end data science pipeline platform including Python, R, ETL tool is desired
  • Experience of delivering multiple enterprise-scale Data Analytics projects
  • Strong team working skills across matrixed client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (includes negotiation)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Leader in the use of IT methodologies, processes and standards for project management
  • Working experience of performance management and goal setting of team members and self.

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and manages project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule – manages variances
  • Proactively identify risks and issues on projects - leading team to develop risk management and issues management plans
  • Identifies potential points of contention for missed deliverables; creates and implements strategy to mitigate shortfalls in timeline and budget
  • Anticipates problems before they occur; defines the problem or risk; identifies possible causes; works with team to identify solutions; selects and implements most appropriate solution
  • Develop and manage plans to address project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a project simultaneously
  • Demonstrate business analytics to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs
  • Manage project’s control items/deliverables for customers and status reporting to internal management and customers

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision provided by an experienced Program Leader or Chief Solution Architect; frequency on a weekly or as needed basis
  • Project manager is expected to act independently to deliver projects to schedule, budget and scope; support provided as required and requested, and is self-driven and motivated
  • Project manager leads project teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups; directly supervises staff; assigns responsibility to members; monitors progress
  • Project manager coaches, mentors and supports less experienced project managers as well as other project resources as needed.  Assigns responsibility to members; monitors progress and reports project health on a regular basis
  • Project manager is expected to manage a team of min 5 to 6 members

Certification Requirements

  • Project management certification is preferred (PMI/CAPM or PMP, PRINCE2)
  • Familiarity with ITIL v3 or 4 would be advantageous