We are looking to recruit an experienced IT Project Manager with an Infrastructure and Security focus to be based in our Dubai office.
In this role you will lead IT Infrastructure Integration and Security Projects in the Middle East Region with a particular focus on integrating new business acquisitions into an existing IT environment and strengthening the IT security position in line with global standards.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Working with internal and external IT/Business Partners to deliver across the Infrastructure Integration and Security Project Portfolio, working closely with European and US teams.
Co-ordinating all the Stakeholders and activities required to design, build and implement successful Integration and Security Solutions, both from an IT Infrastructure and Application perspective.
Experience of leading a significant IT Integration project/work stream within an international acquisition programme in the Healthcare Insurance/Financial Services Industry would be particularly advantageous.
The successful candidate will be a high-performing individual who is methodical, inquisitive and has a passion for delivering technology and service.
Develop, document and agree the Integration Strategy/Approach, working closely with key Stakeholders including Business Users, Application Development, Integration and Test teams, Infrastructure, Security/Information Protection and Third Party Partners where appropriate.
Identify and define Roles & Responsibilities for Integration and Security activities, taking into account who is best placed to provide the appropriate skills and expertise from within internal and external teams.
Where appropriate, prepare and manage the SoW/RFP process for engaging Third Party Partners in providing key services as part of the overall Infrastructure Integration and Security Project Portfolio.
Clearly define the scope of the project in terms of the key activities and decisions required to successfully and securely integrate the organisations from an IT perspective.
Develop and manage a robust delivery plan for the Integration, including appropriate milestones and review points for measuring progress.
Negotiate, agree and manage key resources required from all relevant teams to support delivery of the Integration Plan. Clearly articulate project resource needs and work with stakeholders to confirm resource availability.
Work closely with Finance teams to establish a Financial Plan for the project and manage the plan in accordance with agreed budgets.
Build successful relationships in IT across all levels to advocate, communicate, prioritise, define and deliver the project.
Identify and resolve project issues and dependencies, assess and mitigate project risks.
Provide timely communication of project status, performance results, issues and risks to schedule, cost and quality to project stakeholders.
Skills and Experience
Significant (10–15 years) and demonstrable experience in the delivery of complex IT systems and services, with a significant emphasis on Infrastructure Integration and Security, with a track record of accomplishment bringing credibility to engagements.
In-depth experience across a number of broad technology disciplines, this could include domains such as Public Cloud, Networking, Compute (Server/Storage), Telephony/Contact Centre and Application Architectures.
Familiarity with the deployment and/or migration of services for IT security and application infrastructure in datacentres as well as field sites.
Understanding of IT security strategies and/or technologies – data loss prevention, cyber security and perimeter security, WAN, SDWAN and MPLS
Working knowledge of industry standard security application products e.g. client, workstation, server, email, data capture, anti-virus, scanners, IDS, IPS, DDoS, firewall, etc.
Experience overseeing all aspects of the project, including planning, resource allocation, budget, requirements, design and delivery execution through to handover to Production Support.
Must possess exceptional leadership, people management, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to effectively navigate a highly matrixed organization working across multiple time-zones to support project delivery.
High degree of comfort in a fast-paced / ambiguous environment.
Ability to work cross functionally with Business Stakeholders, Software Engineering, Security/Information Protection, Infrastructure etc.
Ability to plan, direct, coordinate work activities of others
Ability to anticipate risk and build mitigation plans.
Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Focused and versatile team player.
Proven skill at balancing technical knowledge with business acumen
Ability to use sound judgement
Proficient in MS Office tools including MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.
Experience in Agile tools (JIRA/Rally), collaboration tools (Confluence, SharePoint etc.), ServiceNow would be advantageous
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other similar field.
Knowledge of, qualifications and/or certifications in industry standard project and programme management methodologies such as MSP (Managing Successful Programmes), PMP, Prince2 or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is desirable.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. We offer an integrated suite of health services through Cigna, Express Scripts, and our affiliates including medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products. Together, with our 74,000 employees worldwide, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation.
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