Head of PMO\CIO (offline)

Head of РМО\СІО plays a pivotal role in our IT company, overseeing and optimizing the entire project management process. The primary focus of this role is to manage project managers, to streamline the efficiency of software development life cycle (SDLC), Continuous/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), and quality assurance (QA) processes. Head of Projects will lead initiatives to improve documentation, onboarding, expand development teams, establish project metrics, and enhance the quality of business analysis and technical requirements. Head of Projects will also be responsible for creating implementation plans, monitoring project progress, resource allocation, risk assessment, and ensuring the timely and within-budget delivery of all projects.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Project Management Leadership:

Supervising team and improving performance and efficiency of Project Management , QA, and security functions across teams developing FinTech projects.

Develop and implement project management, security and quality assurance best practices across the organization.

Foster a culture of continuous improvement in project management methodologies.

SDLC, CI/CD, Security and QA Process/ function Enhancement:

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize and streamline the software development life cycle (SDLC), CI/CD pipelines, Security( in collaboration with CISO) and QA processes.

Drive the adoption of software methodologies and automation practices to improve development efficiency.

 

Documentation and Onboarding:

Lead efforts to enhance project documentation, data storage, and timely updates, ensuring clarity and completeness.

Develop and improve onboarding processes for new team members per function, ensuring a smooth transition into projects.

 

Team Expansion:

Identify opportunities for team growth and expansion, working with Recruitment to hire and onboard new development teams.

Be in charge of enhancing the technical interviewing process, and candidates’ checks.

 

Project Metrics Implementation:

Establish and implement project metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure project success and efficiency.

Assigning and tracking the OKRs for product development teams

Continuously monitor and analyze software development metrics to identify areas for improvement.

Analyze and improval of speed / quality of the releases and transparency of the process

 

Quality Improvement:

Collaborate with project managers, QA leads, business analysts and technical teams to improve the quality of business analysis and technical requirements.

Implement processes for rigorous requirement gathering, validation, and traceability.

Enhancing the criteria for the definition of done, pre-, and post-release audits and checks.

Collaboration with CTO on new technology research and implementation

 

Project Planning and Oversight:

Create comprehensive plans for project implementation, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives

Monitor project progress, identify deviations, and take corrective actions to ensure timely delivery.

 

Resource Allocation and Risk Management:

Assign resources to projects based on skill sets and availability, making adjustments as necessary.

Evaluate potential project risks and develop contingency plans to minimize disruptions.

 

Security:

Collaborate with CISO and oversight the data and project security

Oversight the Devops function

Oversight security audits and fixing/ implementation based on findings

Drive best practices of application security

 

Team Coordination:

Coordinate and improve the usefulness of regular team meetings to ensure alignment, engagement, and a clear understanding of project responsibilities.

 

Budget and Timeline Management:

Be in charge of the budget per team and project.

Ensure that all project deliverables are completed on time and within allocated budgets.

 

Training:

Hire, onboarding, training and performance review the team and tech leaders across the company.

Arrange and provide regular training to project managers and other team members.

 

About the candidate:

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Technology,

Computer Science, or a related field.

- Additional qualifications in Management, Business Administration,

or a related discipline.

 

Experience:

- A minimum of 3 years of experience in roles such as Chief

Technology Officer (CTO), Solution Architect, or Senior Developer

(Technical Lead), with a specialized focus on PHP and Angular

stack. Additionally, a demonstrated history of successfully

transitioning into C-level management positions within large or

rapidly expanding software development teams or organizations.

- Extensive experience exceeding 7 years in leadership roles,

including positions like Head of Project Management Office

(PMO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), or Delivery Manager

within domains such as financial services, eCommerce, FinTech,

hi-tech, or other high-loaded enterprise projects.

- This leadership experience should be in addition to the 3+ years

spent in senior / C level technical positions.

- A minimum of 5+ years of hands-on involvement with

international companies / projects or contractors.

- Proven proficiency in effectively managing multiple software

development teams within large-scale software development

enterprises.

- Expertise in change management, process implementation, and

continuous improvement initiatives, especially within the context

of rapidly expanding companies, ranging from small organizations

to teams of over 100 specialists.

- Certifications such as PMP, Agile, or other relevant qualifications

is a significant plus.

- Exceptional leadership and team management abilities,

underpinned by a demonstrated ability to inspire and lead teams

to success.

- Strong analytical and problem-solving acumen, coupled with the

capability to navigate complex challenges.

- Effective communication and interpersonal skills, fostering

collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams.

- Advanced proficiency in utilizing project management tools and

software to drive successful project outcomes.

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