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Specialist 4, IT Project Management

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Location: Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000028335


Big Data Project Manager
Location: Bayan Lepas, Penang
We’re looking for a dynamic Big Data Project Manager with a passion to innovate and help shape the future of data
About Us
Western Digital is leading the charge in transforming how the world uses data. From advanced data centers to the personal devices we use every day, our products and solutions are at the forefront of creating environments for data to thrive.
  • Partner closely with internal customers and other technology personnel to define objectives, scope, budget, resource needs, and success criteria associated with proposed and approved projects
  • Build relationships and collaborate cross-functionally to lead project delivery teams towards successful project outcomes
  • Utilize Western Digital’s System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Project Management Methodology to manage the development, customization, configuration, testing, and implementation of IT systems
  • Manage project deliverables and milestones within approved timelines and budget
  • Manage and coordinate day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of approved projects
  • Adhere to IT governance processes.  Provide monthly project status and financial updates for approved projects
  • Identify project issues and facilitate resolution; form and run sub team to resolve issues as appropriate
  • Conduct risk management and scenario planning
  • Drive development of contingency and/ or risk mitigation plans
  • Ensure alignment with team contracts, core/sub team goals, and functional plans
  • Document decisions and action items of team meetings
  • Bachelor Degree (with an IT focus) preferred or equivalent experience
  • Master in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience, with at least 8 years of hands-on IT Program/Project Management experience
  • Experience with Waterfall/Agile/Scrum methodologies/processes
  • Must possess strong documentation skills and can work with rapid change and fast pace
  • Proven ability to influence and/or lead high performing/geographically dispersed teams
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills to manage complex process and technology issues
  • Ability to effectively manage stakeholder expectations
  • Knowledge of, and effective use of different influencing styles
  • Ability and work with and align different stakeholder groups towards consensus
  • Experience with Organizational Change Management techniques and methodologies as part of the overall project delivery methodology
  • Excellent desktop software skills – MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, etc
Additional Desired Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is highly desired
  • Experience overseeing large scale Big Data projects
  • Experience with SDLC required
  • Data initiatives
  • BI
  • Data analytics
  • Data Management
  • Data Quality
  • Hadoop, NoSQL, MPP, Spark, Tableau, SAS, Oracle
Western Digital is the largest provider of data-centric solutions, leading the transformation of how the world captures, preserves, accesses and transforms data. We are looking for great talent to join our team and help make the promise of data a reality. Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. Everywhere data is captured, preserved, accessed and transformed, we’re leading the charge to unlock its potential. From advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions create environments where the flow of information leads to smarter decisions, breakthrough discoveries and deeper connections.
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