What You'd Do
Work downtown at the Central Library to maintain and support the Library's Digital Services. DPL's IT team members are high performing, technically competent and passionate technology evangelists, right at the center of all the action. You'll be responsible for project management of the department's larger strategic projects as part of a new departmental Project Management Office. This position provides effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills supporting the agile project management process.
As a member of the newly formed IT Project Management Office, you will have the chance to lead our transition to build and maintain world-class digital services for a world-class city. You'll be responsible for project management of the department's larger strategic projects. As a project manager, you will manage projects' life cycles including articulating scope, timelines, evaluation plans, risk registers, and communications. You will lead cross-departmental teams to see projects through to successful resolution including enterprise software implementations and operational and structural improvements to our IT infrastructure and systems. Ensure technical documents are developed that adhere to department standards and meet project requirements.
You will manage the IT project portfolio in collaboration with the other staff within the PMO, IT Leads, and the Senior IT Manager. You will assist in setting standards for project intake and execution. You will categorize projects in terms of impact and complexity. You will support implementation of Agile methodologies throughout the department. You will provide status updates regularly, elevate risks, and advise management of the department's capacity.
We are building an environment of continuous improvement where everyone's common goal is to deliver outstanding services as fast as possible that provide value to our community.
Knowledge of technology trends, best practices and industry standards. Skill in creative problem solving, adaptive thinking and making connections. Ability to work closely with other IT members to contribute to new and ongoing IT projects and implementation of new technologies. Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving and energetic environment. Ability to utilize and understand best practices in regards to the Software Development Lifecycle, Agile/Scrum, and Lean IT. Ability to perform software and hardware research. Experience bringing projects to a timely completion. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Commitment to learning, development, teamwork, and finding creative solutions through innovation and flexibility.
You are a great communicator and focused on de-mystifying complex information. Someone who can see it, get it, and communicate it well. In-depth knowledge of both the practice and principles of Agile project management. Sound judgment and a keen eye for details. You have the ability to deliver results through an environment of collaboration and trust. Desire to work with a diverse group of people in an inclusive environment.
Three years of professional Project Management Experience in an Information Technology setting.
A Bachelor's Degree in information systems, computer science, a related field, or equivalent education and work experience.
One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
Additional appropriate education or certifications may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
It's Great If You Have
Project Management certification (PMP, Agile PM, etc.).
Certification and experience with ITIL or other ITSM methodologies.
Experience managing work using Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and/or Azure DevOps.
Other Things You Should Know
Find information about the application process here.
The Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. The customer is at the center of all work performed at the Denver Public Library. Denver boasts a diversity of age, background, religion, ethnicity, culture, education, socioeconomic level and lifestyle.
Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers are typically made within the starting salary range and depend on qualifications. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.
While occasional evening and weekend work will be required for periodic off-hours maintenance, the Denver Public Library values work/life balance and offers flexibility in scheduling, telework, and shared responsibility for after-hours support. You will have your holidays and weekends back! The schedule will be determined by the needs of a department that encourages a healthy work-life balance and will rarely ask for hours to be worked outside a normal workday.
Additional Info & Requirements
Please apply online by June 5, 2020.