IT Project Manager Online Applied 2022

By | July 13, 2022

Job Responsibilities : IT Project Manager

Salary : Up to $190,000 a year

Company : Arnold & Porter

Location : Remote US

Job Number: 2278

The Information Technology Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an IT Project Manager. The IT Project Manager reports to CIO and will help manage and lead enterprise-scale technology programs that have far-reaching implications for attorneys staff clients and stakeholders throughout the firm. This role requires a grasp of the big-picture – focused on how technology can help achieve business goals – as well as an ability to organize efforts establish priorities manage resources and plan budgets.

The IT Project Manager will work closely with colleagues across the firm to deliver projects and programs managing cross dependencies and risks. A keen interest and a hands-on understanding of modern enterprise technology and related operations and processes will be key to success in this role as this role works particularly closely with our IT Managers.

The role will play an integral part in ensuring projects are running on time within budget aligned to fulfill strategic goals. Just as importantly the IT Project Manager will work to set goals foster collaboration motivate project teams help facilitate applicable change management and promote the values culture and brand of Arnold & Porter.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with Technology and Operations stakeholders to define and establish project objectives scope roadmap milestones and deliverables as applicable and aligned to delivery strategy.
  • Producing well-defined technical delivery plans that outlines key project activities their sequence and delivery timelines.
  • Ensuring collaboration across administrative legal and technology groups to agree optimum technical solutions aligned to the Technical Strategy.
  • Driving discussions to socialize technical design and integration approaches with cross impacted dependent applications.
  • Managing and tracking project tasks and activities to ensure performance and delivery against plan including identifying and managing critical dependencies and coordinating with key stakeholders to address issues as applicable and required in order to ensure the delivery of project objectives and deliverables.
  • Ensuring Project reporting is up to date and communicated at the appropriate level to stakeholders with project scorecards.
  • Leading regular working group sessions with key stakeholders within technology administrative legal and groups to identify and track actions effectively to support the plan.
  • Understanding proposed design solutions; challenging decisions where they are non-strategic or have cross impacts and drive them to conclusion; liaising with stakeholders within and outside your line of business.
  • Risk Management: Collaborating identifying and tracking all dependencies and risks (technical and non-technical) and exploring mitigation strategies aligned to delivery plan.
  • Demand Management: Ensuring demand requests are raised prioritized and resources secured and manage the delivery life cycle. Escalating where necessary providing all information required for senior management to make prioritization decisions. Responsible for end-to-end process.
  • Infrastructure / Environment: Ensuring necessary infrastructure and environments are sourced setup and made available to support various iterations of testing.
  • Testing: Ensuring testing approach is agreed and resources secured from technology administrative and legal departments as well as managing the process and resolution of blockers issues risks dependencies and bottlenecks.
  • Overseeing “Go-Live” preparations including creating activity checklists runbooks and managing post implementation activities collaboratively with Arnold & Porter stakeholders.
  • Ensuring project documentation are complete current and stored appropriately


  • A minimum of five (5) years of leading and managing IT projects and/or operations preferably in a law firm or professional services environment.
  • Four-year degree is required; PMP certification and Microsoft certifications or similar technical certifications are a plus.
  • Experience working with SaaS solutions such as Office 365 including MS Office Suite Visio Teams SharePoint OneDrive and Exchange.
  • Experience managing projects in an hybrid environment which include on-prem Active Directory and cloud-based Azure Active Directory.
  • Knowledge of MS Project Smartsheet or similar online PM tools.
  • Experience in managing projects in Agile and Waterfall methodologies is helpful.
  • Ability to multi-task with good organizational and time management capabilities.
  • Strong and proven problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong documentation and presentation skills to create and present requirements plans and supporting documentation.
  • Proven experience with executing enterprise-level technology projects.
  • Understanding of project lifecycle and SDLC.
  • Solid technical background with understanding of Active Directory Database Systems Networking support of Windows-based workstations Mobile devices and Web technologies.
  • Prior hands-on experience in supporting enterprise-scale applications infrastructure or devices is a plus.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional project teams.
  • Excellent people facing and client service.
  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Result-oriented focused on achieving a successful completion of the project.
  • Ability to foster collaboration and motivate teams to work together on large-sale efforts.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker with creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational oral/written communication and multitasking skills.
  • Knowledge of how law firms operate desired but not required.

For benefits information please click here.

The salary range for this position is $15000 to $190000 commensurate with experience.

The firm may provide a discretionary bonus annually

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