Senior IT Project Manager


Western Digital

Colorado Springs, CO
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

The Senior IT Project Manager will reside in the PMO and be a shared resource that provides project management services throughout IT.   To be successful in this role, the Senior IT Project Manager must be able to build close partnerships and work collaboratively with various cross-functional organizations, teams and individuals across business and IT.  The role will interact with all levels of project team members, subject matter experts, management and leadership throughout the company. 

Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for the management of the relevant assigned IT projects. The Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for budgetary control within his/her purview. This position has significant knowledge in subject matters pertaining to both IT and the business. He/She is responsible to understand the project requirements and work with project teams to define project schedules and drive work to completion.


  • 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



  • Experience with both Software Development projects, as well as IT Support projects
  • Prior experience in large scale projects that require cross functional support across multiple functions/organizations
  • Experienced with multi-national and distributed development environments
  • BS/BA (with an IT focus) preferred or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience, with at least 8 years of hands-on IT Program/Project Management experience
  • Experience with M&A/integration related projects
  • 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 Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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