IT Portfolio Director Agile Programs -Identity Platforms at Optum (Hartford, CT or Remote)

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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)
The IT Portfolio Director will lead and support a portfolio of IT Products/Agile Programs within Optum Tech that have enterprise level dependencies across multiple IT segments.
We are seeking a strong internal candidate who can oversee large budgets, programs and support the PEDS line of business.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Be an agile servant leader / partner that is involved in Planning & tracking of operational support for a portfolio of Technology products ($50-$100M) and services
    • Maintains a broad and sound understanding of products and product family association (taxonomy) and department alignment
    • Owns supporting capital and opex forecasting
    • Understands current capacities (by product / dept) and growth (FTE) and how it is balanced to target budgets (agreed with business segments)
    • Tracks trends in hiring and attrition in the portfolio (by product / dept)
  • Partners with product, engineering & segment finance to align budgets to workforce plans
  • Be accountable for maintaining quality (all ins/outs) of workforce roster, capacity metrics in the departments (products)
  • Works as single point contact/enabler for all hiring decisions / approvals representing the portfolio, with EAIP req. governance
    • backed by budgets, workforce forecasting, portfolio priorities and current dept capacities
  • Demonstrate good understanding all product in the portfolio and decisions around growth, maintain, shrink strategies (for each product)
  • Supports Initiation phases of programs/products including capital & technology committee presentations for the program
  • Facilitate/Participates in the development of efficient structuring of agile scrum teams for quick and efficient communications and removes any layers of impediments
  • Be accountable for data quality across systems like Rally, Aha, PPMO
  • Manage/Coach a team of program managers and agile practitioners (RTE, Scrum Masters)
    • Flex to facilitate scrum as required on new leadership engagements (ad-hoc and tactical)
  • Understand and support Agile measures tracking / reporting for the portfolio
  • Identify the key stake holders, manage the relationships / expectations of key stakeholders
  • Support weekly / monthly status reporting to key stake holders
  • Participate and be catalyst for process improvements in Agile delivery, Workforce, budget forecasting functions
  • Change Management: Influence/supports senior leadership to adopt/execute operational impacts of new ideas, products, and/or approaches

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:
  • Bachelor's degree in applicable area of expertise or 10+ years of equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in Information Systems Development, with hands on background technology or project and program delivery experience
  • 5+ years of Technical Project Management with Agile experience in a large enterprise environment (Fortune 200)
  • 5+ years of experience directly supervising a team of 5 or more FTE in similar function
  • Experience managing a portfolio of $20M-$50M or 100-400 FTE's Portfolio
  • Solid Agile/Scrum working experience
  • Experience in supporting program capital management life cycle
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving and financial analysis skills
  • Solid financial forecasting/tracking and workforce planning skills
  • Good understanding of product P&L tracking
  • Agile Scrum and Professional PM methodology trained
  • Technically Skilled in MS office suite (Excel, MS Presentations) and Proficiency in computer software eg: Rally (CA Agile), CA Clarity (PPM Optics) or MS Project

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Agile (SAFe) Scrum certifications
  • Experience in the agile maturity transformation of teams eg: CICD, ATDD, Dev Ops and Test automation
  • Health care insurance background
  • Process implementation & re-engineering
  • Solid understanding of Cloud technologies & architecture
  • Developing & tracking strong business cases & cost benefit analysis
  • Ability to build and manage relationships across a large enterprise
  • C-level interface and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence decisions from top down or bottoms up

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)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
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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