University of Utah Sr Technical Project Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/09/2018

Requisition Number PRN17134B

Job Title IT Project Manager Sr.

Working Title Sr Technical Project Manager

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01828 - Univ Faculty Info & Support

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 92000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University Faculty Information & Support (UFIS) team is seeking an experienced Sr. IT Project Manager to help track multiple software projects for a growing department. This consists of tracking daily, sprint and forecasted activities, reporting to theUFISDirector. The successful candidate will be passionate about software and technology and have great communication skills. The PM will help steer agile-driven development teams in a culture that is constantly experimenting and learning.


•Break down Epics into User Stories and help guide the team into breaking user stories into tasks

•Proactively identify issues, put risk management plans in place to ensure that the issues are mitigated as much as possible and resolve issues in a timely fashion

•Demonstrate senior-level understanding of process and project management and available project management tools

•Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency and at least 7 years of experience in the field or related area.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification may be required depending on area of assignment.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules

•Experience as a Scrum Master and leading scrum ceremonies strongly preferred

Experience in generating project / program reports for executive management

•High degree of competency with project management including, Agile methodology, identifying and managing risks, tracking dependencies and milestones, and communicating overall project status

•Ability to negotiate with Product Owner/Product Manager regarding project scope, deadlines, and resources

•Ability to work with development teams to resolve intra- and inter- team issues, as well as solving and/or coordinating issues with external sources

•Ability to handle multiple competing priorities

•A deep understanding of software development practices in a team environment

•Experience gathering and documenting system requirements, assessing stakeholder needs and issues, and documenting required processes for medium/large IT initiatives

•Strong presentation skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely to varying audiences

•Excellent collaboration skills at all levels, with crisp and compelling verbal and written communication and listening skills


•JIRAand Confluence experience

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.