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IBM CIO Azure Active Directory Iteration Manager in ARMONK, New York


At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team’s overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!

Your Role and Responsibilities

CIO Identity is an organization within IBM Network Engineering and Information Security. CIO Identity’s mission is to provide frictionless, secure, state of the art access to Enterprise IT Resources. We provide services for authentication, a centralized platform for access management and a core set of foundational services that include Identity for IBMers worldwide.

CIO Identity Azure Active Directory is a challenging project that enables IBM to take advantage of MS projects and services utilizing a single enterprise Azure AD tenant hosted in the MS Cloud. We are seeking a strong Iteration Manager/Project Manager to join our North Castle, NY, team. We are looking for a true team player that can work as Iteration Manager to support not only development, testing and rollout of changes to support IBM’s utilization of the MS Azure AD instance, but that can create a support model providing subscriber support to worldwide organizations that use MS products and services leveraging Azure AD.

This candidate will need to have a strong and recent background with MS products, specifically Azure AD. Also required are familiarity with agile methods and tools, as well as a suite of skills that will support this overall initiative. The candidate will need to be a self-starter, able to work.

Job Duties include:

  • Agile iteration management of multiple, parallel workstreams supporting IBM’s Azure AD instance

  • Status/scrum meetings with extended team(s) daily to keep key workstreams moving forward and progressing

  • Assistance to Product Owner and Functional Manager on proper staffing and support

  • Create/maintain technical and support documentation/desk proceduresto facilitate Azure AD support for IBM adopters worldwide.

  • Familiarity with the functions of Azure AD to provide backup support for the Global Administrator function.

  • Employ project management skills, including agile-specific concepts like backlog management, tracking burndown and velocity

  • Manage a team of experienced technical professionals by facilitating operational task management in a transparent, collaborative manner

  • Work with the team to remove impediments blocking the completion of work or commitments

  • Direct the execution of daily tasks and squad activity to ensure business commitments are achieved

  • Foster demonstrated communication and productive relationships to coordinate work with Product Owners, team members, partners, and other stakeholders

  • Set the team up for success by leveraging agile ceremonies, including showcases, retrospectives and scrums

  • Regularly track metrics and reporting on programs to leadership and identify areas for improvement

  • Professional and effective communication skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to collaborate successfully across IBM and our external providers, working seamlessly with engineers, designers and support teams

  • Be able to independently manage multiple aspects of product development and deployment to IBM employees with a strong focus on the user experience, security, simplification and automation

A day in the life at IBM

  • Throughout the day, you will collaborate with your teammates and interact with our product owners and extended team – all while being based in North Castle, New York (remote work will start this assignment, with pending move back to IBM facility)

  • Work in an open environment where creativity is welcome and encouraged

Staying relevant with respect to emerging trends in areas related to MS, Cloud technologies and Agile practices

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with the Microsoft product suite with notable history with Azure AD

  • PMI Certification with 5+ years managing development and support teams

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile Methods and Tools such as Github, Jira, Box, WebEx, Slack, etc.

  • Experience overseeing both development and production support teams

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills in a high-profile environment.

  • Team leadership, problem solving, negotiation, teamwork and collaboration

  • Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining attention to detail

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business Unit

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.