Senior Project Specialist
LinkedIn - Mountain View, CA

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Description As a Project Specialist, you will play a key role in scoping, prioritizing and executing various projects and initiatives ranging from systems & tool implementations to vendor service deployments to assessing Product Risk. You will be exposed to all aspects of LinkedIn’s operations and businesses and involved in a wide array of technical and non-technical projects at any one time.

R esponsibilities:
Gather and document business needs and requirements from internal business partners. This may require taking deep dives into business processes, work flows and tools and systems.

Work collaboratively with business and technical stakeholders to identify best solution based on a variety of criteria (cost, level of effort, complexity, timing, etc).

Some projects will involve enhancing/revamping an existing solution. Others will require looking for and evaluating third-party solutions.

Prioritize projects appropriately.

Manage project deliveries and bring projects to completion. Identify project milestones. Lead cross-functional team including third-party vendors to aggressively address key project issues, identify solutions and remove obstacles.

Provide status/health of projects to stakeholders and management on a regular basis. Clearly identify dependencies and risks associated with all projects.

Experience/Skills Required:
3+ years of technical project management experience, preferably in high-tech

Outstanding organizational as well as verbal and written communication skills

Excellent relationship skills; Ability to establish credibility and rapport with technical and non-technical team members and to work collaboratively and cross-functionally

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; Ability to understand business and technical requirements and “speak the language” of the various stakeholders

Ability to multi-task and to prioritize tasks effectively with a high level of attention to detail

Ability to adapt to changing business and technical conditions

Experience with common project management tools

Familiarity with agile development or other rapid iteration methodologies

Experience with metrics, analysis and other data-driven decision making

Familiarity with principles of programming and software systems preferred

Ability to develop working knowledge of technical aspects of systems, including configuration, settings, logging, and permissions

Prior experience with Risk operations strongly preferred

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