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about 1 year ago
Location: Long Island, New York
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Project Manager

Position Expectations 


Position Title: Project Manager IT Programs (SOC Programs)

Position Summary

The System Operations Center (SOC) Programs IT Project Manager plans, coordinates and manages a portfolio of projects between IT and assigned business units within the IT Program Management team.   With the guidance of the IT Program Manager, this person actively leads all aspects of the projects from start to finish, including project team definition, project planning, documentation, vendor selection contract management, product purchasing,  tracking, reporting, rollout, interfacing with training and support groups, and formalized project closure.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Project initiation: Define project high level scope, establish stakeholders, and secure funding and/or internal resources.

  • Project planning: Create requirements specification and project plan. Define project team.  Establish resource allocation decisions with managers of each IT discipline. Coordinate vendor selection and vendor contract management. Facilitate product purchasing. Establish success criteria.

  • Project execution: Collect technical documentation, deployment plan, support plan. Interface between IT and business units and/or vendors.

  • Project control: Manage changes, risks, scope, cost, quality, communications, time, and procurement.

  • Project closure: Collect formal acceptance, evaluate established success criteria to determine success. Close cost accounts and contracts.

  • Ensure that JetBlue IT and business standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with Company policies, audits, security, and regulatory requirements 

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline or related subject and/or demonstrated capability through previous experience and education to perform job responsibilities 

  • Knowledge of industry standards in project management and development methodologies (PMBOK, MSF, SEI, Agile Methods, RUP, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Project, Excel, Power Point, SharePoint, Word and Visio

  • Knowledge of technology fundamentals and concepts (Microsoft technologies preferred)

  • Knowledge of IT disciplines and interdependencies

  • Knowledge of budget processes and ability to manage and track large project budgets

  • Knowledge & experience of project cost tracking

  • Ability to rapidly resolve issues and recognize when escalation is necessary

  • Strong vendor management, negotiation and resolution skills

  • Excellent problem solving and structured thinking skills

  • Flexibility, agility and change management skills Ability to tailor communication style to different audiences, and to exercise good judgment in frequency and nature of communications to different parties (senior management, stakeholders, team members, etc.).

  • Available for occasional overnight travel (15%)

  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located    

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of mobile industry landscape and experience managing mobile and/or digital consumer-facing products

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by Project Management Institute (PMI) .

  • Experience managing project budgets greater than $250K with several team members

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills including the ability to motivate others

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels and in diverse environments

  • Ability to manage risk

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment

  • Excellent customer service and an understanding of how IT is ultimately delivered to the Customer

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality

  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice

  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance

  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft

  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun


  • Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

  • Normal  office environment

Physical Effort:  

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)



Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the crewmember(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Expectations may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change. 

JetBlue Airways Corp. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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