• Deployment Planning and Coordination

    Job Locations NL-Leiden area
    Job ID
    2019-6214
    Category
    IT: Project & Program management
  • Company & department description

    SWIFT is world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services. Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 institutions. We enable our global community of users to communicate securely, exchanging standardized financial messages in a reliable way, thereby facilitating global and local financial flows, and supporting trade and commerce all around the world.

     

    Working within the division of Operations, the Deployment Planning Coordinator is responsible for owning the project planning and coordination of all phases and activities involved in the release of systems, software and infrastructure into the SWIFT Production environment. Providing project management oversight from early deployment specification, you will oversees projects through closeout for planning and coordination, reporting, forecasting, and implementation.

    This position requires a strong rapport with numerous SWIFT business units in order to ensure successful working relationships in the smooth and effective delivery of technology solutions based on business requirements.

    Responsibilities

    • Focusing on the scheduling, coordination, support, communication and end-to-end oversight of deployments in the Production environment
    • Perform a detailed and accurate tracking of the status for changes implemented as part of release driven deployments or Agile/Scrum sprints in the Production environment
    • Support and advise on schedule performance, forecasts, risks, tracking, analyzing and reporting project schedule data ensuring that issues and risks are managed and understood to mitigate any scope deliverables and schedule delays
    • Establish, monitor and input activities, relationships, and resources into scheduling package to support a resource loaded schedule
    • Responsible for project reporting to include preparing necessary status reports, preparing project data for project meetings, and ensuring timely collection and interpretation of schedule data within the project database. Inform, network and interface with all relevant parties on a needs-basis ensuring they are aware of project progress
    • Responsible for working with the project team and creating the deployment strategy and Deployment Plan and send refreshed information for assigned deployments to the project team and key stakeholders on an recurring basis
    • Where necessary, facilitate design and planning sessions, and coordinate with teams to ensure ongoing progress toward scheduled deliverables. When needed, facilitate "Go/NoGo" discussions with appropriate stakeholders
    • Work with virtual teams to discuss options for risk mitigations and phased release plans
    • Provide ongoing assistance with delivery of project and release management artefacts in order to satisfy standard audit controls
    • Manage risks and make sure the project stays on track via pro-active management of the project and by taking corrective actions to resolve cross-departmental conflicts
    • Work with development and operational teams to stay current on all change, configuration and internal controls and processes. Provides feedback on ways to improve relevant processes and procedures

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification/experience
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Planning and / or Project Management and/or Agile/Scrum methodology, preferably within the area of IT product development and/or area of similar complexity
    • Good understanding of Project Management and Agile principles and official methodologies
    • Experience dealing with distributed teams with contributing teams located in various continents and time-zones
    • Excellent communication, planning and stakeholder management skills with strong attention to detail

    What we offer

    In return, you will be part of a dynamic and multinational company (with English as the working language) employing more than 55 nationalities. SWIFT offers a motivating work environment with a structured training and development program for you and plenty of opportunities to demonstrate your personal strengths. We have benefits such as premium free health insurance, premium free end wage pension, sport allowance, a free in-house fitness center and there will be a competitive salary on offer.

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