Bank of the West Sr Technical Project Manager in Tempe, Arizona

Sr Technical Project Manager


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Bank of the West is seeking an IT Project Manager to oversee the application of project management methodology during all phases of the project cycle with responsibilities that include project design, scope management, cost control, quality and performance reporting. Responsible for the research, coordination and management of assigned projects for a specific business. Scope of projects may include (but is not limited to) simplifying processes, improving efficiencies, and addressing issues arising from changing business needs, compliance issues, installation or coordination of emerging technologies, new systems and applications etc. Acts as primary point of contact, information hub, and escalation point for smaller projects within an assigned function for all stakeholders including all functional departments, Clients, and Third Party Suppliers. Cost/financial impact generally under $5MM.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, track and manage project budget, project plans, timelines and scope

  • Manage project resources including procuring project staff, developing, motivating, coaching and advising.

  • Partner closely with other members of functional project teams to define business requirements.

  • Lead teams of developers in the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet business needs.

  • Define test plans and ensure that products are defect free before User Acceptance Testing.

  • Facilitate the User Acceptance Testing process, developing rollout plans and procedures.

  • Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses.

  • Ensure appropriate systems development and project management processes are being utilized.

  • Make presentations to steering committees or project sponsors.

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Proven project management experience.

  • People management and team building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible/ adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities.

  • Proven ability to learn business processes quickly and to work well with business partners at all different levels within the organization.

  • Strong ability to assess risk and apply management principles to technology applications/products and business functions.

  • Experience delivering technology and business application solutions in a large-scale, multi-platform systems environment.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering, or related field required.

  • MBA or other related advanced degree preferred.

  • PMP or PMI certification.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Project Management

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 037076