Mainframe Project Lead

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Start date:
12 months
Direct IT Recruiting INC.
Ontario (ON)
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Project Lead - Mainframe

Job Title: Project Lead - Mainframe

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Position: 12 Month Contract

Job Category: Project Lead

Career Level: Senior

Work Experience: 5+ years experience as a Project Lead, developer background, Agile, Mainframe, Middleware, Open Systems, UNIX, ESB/MQ, Mainframe system automation

Industry: Financial


Seeking a Project Lead with a technical background with an understanding of either infrastructure, technical support, development, business systems analysis, enterprise architecture. A candidate ideally involved with all IT aspects with related career path and proven record of successful medium to large sized IT projects.


- PMP (an asset)

- Proven project lead experience with transformation Mainframe to Open Systems (UNIX) projects within a multi-vendor environment
- Must have 5+ years of professional IT Project Lead experience
- Must have extensive practical experience and knowledge with techniques for planning, organizing, and monitoring multiple IT projects simultaneously
- Strong leadership, coaching, and relationship management skills
- Effective influencing skills to impact decisions
- Consultative approach - Someone who is willing to make recommendations to the client, intellectually challenge them etc.

- Excellent communication skills

-Technical background as either a developer, Business Systems Analyst, Enterprise Architect

- Knowledge of IT Operations process, change management, release management

- Experience with multi-vendor/client business unit coordination and management

- Proven ability to manage large scale, high visibility projects


- Responsible for all aspects of the project

- Lead project through final implementation. Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors
- Assign individual responsibilities, identify appropriate resources as needed, and developing a schedule to ensure timely completion of the project
- Monitor team dynamics and team accountability related to delivery commitments
- Assign project tasks and coordinate resources, including the review of individual issues and concerns and resolve or escalate such issues as needed
- Establish and enforce the use of the project's Change Control process
- Create, review and edit Statements of Work or proposals
- Oversees reporting work streams, quality management, financial management, and the methods, standards, and guidelines for the reporting project
- Work closely with the integration and technical leads to ensure the project solution is meeting its business, functional, and technical requirements
- Liaise between reporting work streams and the business, and is responsible for maintaining the relationship
- Delegate or assign responsibilities to team leads to manage specific project areas, eg risk, quality, communications, deliverable version, or change control
- Provide input to Client's PMO on general communications and change management to Stakeholder
- Adept at issue/action/risk management and documentation.
- Maintain all project related documentation and deliverables including schedules, issue, action and risk logs, test plans, executive presentations and associated documents required for consolidation/migration/relocation projects.