Director, Portfolio Management Transformation - Corporate Systems Eden Prairie, MN at Optum (Minneapolis, MN)

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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
As part of the Corporate Systems and Identity Management leadership team, the Director, Portfolio Management and Transformation will focus on building the frameworks to drive a best-in-class employee experience while applying modern engineering techniques and consistently innovating by challenging existing processes and leveraging new products. The position will oversee the creation, alignment, and governance of all Corporate Systems and Identity roadmaps while developing a set of common portfolio management and delivery frameworks spanning architecture, and engineering functions.
These functions will be accomplished through a highly matrixed partnership across a large and disparate portfolio of business and engineering teams. Requires superior relationship management skills and have to live on the highest rung of the accountability ladder ... you may not do the work but you are accountable for the outcomes. This role is based in our Eden Prairie, MN offices. (with in office work 3 days per week)
Key success metrics are the creation and adherence to strategic roadmaps, customer NPS scores, high quality and efficient delivery of new capabilities and features, and operational stability.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Creation of the frameworks and governance of capability roadmaps that align to both our business roadmaps AND our enterprise architecture roadmaps
  • Ensure creation and adherence to architecture best practices across all CSD and Identity Management teams
  • Ensure creation and adherence to engineering best practices across all CSD and Identity Management teams
  • Ensure strong cross-collaboration practices across multiple business and IT delivery teams to govern quality and efficient delivery
  • Create a strong Change and Adoption program to help tie perceived value of changes to the actual outcomes
  • Define, develop, and implement Portfolio Reporting, Metrics, Governance processes and key Standards & Best Practices (Templates, Processes, Agile Project Management, Coaching, Use of Tools - Rally) to ensure delivery against goals
  • Create optimized situational awareness across teams through a modern, timely, and effective communications program.
  • Creation of department level employee experience program along with development of mission, value, and purpose statements

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in the technology profession
  • 5+ years of experience driving large, complex, multi-organization initiatives as a Program and/or Delivery Manager
  • 3+ years of experience leveraging Agile methodologies; or equivalent understanding of various delivery methodologies and when to apply them
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and presenting information to Senior Leadership
  • Proven capacity to handle ambiguity - Ability to define and shape organizational structure Technology Careers with Optum 5+ years of experience leveraging Agile methodologies; or equivalent understanding of various delivery methodologies and when to apply them
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Agile Certifications (PMI, SAFe, Scrum Alliance)
  • PMI Certification
  • Experience with Roadmapping tools such as Aha!
  • Experience with Agile tools such as CA Rally
  • Knowledge of Optum Technology
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and drive highly effective cross functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to flex level of detail as the situation requires
  • Ability to establish trust, respect, and credibility at all levels

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Many companies have a standard 8-hour day, but we don’t. Optum is a global company, so we recognize that working hours are different for everyone depending on their situation. Optum has implemented flexible working policies that allow employees to work from home in addition to the traditional office setting with virtual tools to support everyone.

Rachel

Chief of Staff

What projects are you most excited about?

My teams work on Digital Benefits where our mission is to deliver benefit clarity, cost transparency, and guidance towards increasing healthy outcomes for our members! One exciting project that we just finished was the Mental Health Hub, where we worked to spotlight member's mental health benefits offered by their United Healthcare health plans.

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Senior Software Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

At Optum the ideal of helping people live healthier lives transcends the healthcare industry and applies to our employee experience. Through meaningful mentorships and participation in holistic leadership development programs, I have been empowered to show up as the best version of my authentic self at home and at work to pursue my life’s purpose.

Kat

Technology Product Director

How does the company support your career growth?

I started with the company 12 years ago and have been promoted 5 times. As an analyst, I provided leaders with meaningful analytics needed for decision-making. Now as a Director, I’m the one making the decisions. I’m responsible for creating effective business strategy, executing tactical plans, and helping drive patent culture transformation.

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