IT Project Integrations Lead - Telecommute at Optum (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 Project Integrations Lead will be hands-on and provide leadership throughout the lifecycle of Information Technologies projects. The ideal candidate will have solid experience with infrastructure, networking and datacenter migration projects with exposure to managing stakeholders and cross-functional teams. In addition, they will possess a solid understanding and experience in Waterfall and Agile methodologies. The PM will be actively involved in requirements, analysis and designing solutions along with managing scope, schedule, and budgets.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with Customer Relationship & Implementation Services (CRIS) staff - from technical to executive level - to execute against project timelines throughout implementation lifecycle
  • Provide program leadership tied to infrastructure for internal systems and delivering solutions to customers
  • Own and facilitate program status and ongoing project meetings, including setting agenda, driving direction and decisions, documenting meeting notes, action items, owners and dates
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using department standard tools/templates
  • Create and actively maintain Project Plans, including issues, risks/mitigations, actions, assumptions and decisions (IRAAD), with noted dependencies, owners and timelines
  • Develop and deliver status reports, project schedules and presentations for visibility and transparency
  • Establish and maintain solid relationship with internal, external customers and 3rd party vendors
  • Ensure team awareness of project tasks and requirements, aligning to the program and project plans
  • Drive best-practices and documentation in support of repeatable processes
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager

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 Computer Science/related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of direct IT Technical Project Management experience, including:
    • Project Plan creation and management
    • Analysis of requirements and documentation
    • Stakeholder buy-in
    • Project Budget Management
    • Project Issue and Risk mitigation/resolution
    • Project Communication and follow-up
  • 12+ months of experience managing multiple technical projects of varying duration
  • Experience utilizing excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience actively demonstrating critical thinking within daily activities and across all program/project work
  • Experience effectively managing and communicating project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Experience liaising and effectively communicating unified messages to manager, leadership and project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Experience identifying and managing program and project status, budgets/costs, dependencies and critical path
  • Experience proactively managing and communicating changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Experience and ability to consistently time manage effectively across multiple projects in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Experience being flexible, and able to adjust when needed, to think in the moment and propose solutions to challenges
  • Solid experience utilizing SDLC and Agile methodologies to deliver projects
  • Understanding of Network and Systems technologies, including Microsoft email solutions

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PMP or similar Agile Certification
  • Mergers & Acquisitions experience including integration work
  • Experience managing highly technical Infrastructure focused projects
  • Experience presenting to and/or facilitating conversations with executive level audience
  • Experience working in health care industry
  • Solution-focused problem solving
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Budget Management
  • Solid ability to proactively communicate concise, written summaries of potential issues or risks
  • Solid inter-personal skills to communicate effectively across all levels and audiences (executives, technologists, engineers, customers, vendors and other business professionals)
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to initiate and own all aspects of multiple projects
  • Possesses solid quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with a "can-do" approach to solving problems
  • Demonstrated self-confidence and self-reliance in all aspects of this role to include escalation
  • Demonstrated ability to define project scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines

Skills and Abilities:
Key Competencies
  • Can multitask and manage several projects and responsibilities
  • Excellent people, process, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Highly analytical individual with a keen eye for details
  • Able to identify/assess business needs, to analyze, prioritize, and solve problems in a customer service driven organization

Leadership and Influence
  • Sets high standards with achievable goals
  • Monitors performance to ensure standards and goals are met
  • Builds commitment and inspires people to do the best job possible - both internal and external
  • Communicates, through own behavior, and leads by example
  • Regularly reviews progress toward objectives and goals

Analytical and Decision Making
  • Supports and achieves organizational priorities
  • Exercises good judgment, considering all pertinent information
  • Knows when to deter/take action from limited information
  • Ability to take decisive action and make tough decisions in a pressured, demanding, and often ambiguous environment
  • Consults and utilizes input of others as appropriate
  • Maintains objectivity in face of conflicting priorities and demands
  • Recognizes own limitations and when to ask for help or support

Interpersonal Relations
  • Works in a cooperative and supportive manner with all stakeholders/teams
  • Supports colleague's activities, pitches in to help others
  • Participates actively in meetings
  • Is willing to influence and to be influenced
  • Works toward achieving results - both short/long-term interests

Planning and Organizing/Motivation and Commitment
  • Takes responsibility for getting the work done
  • Follows up and sees tasks through to completion
  • Organizes own work and the work of others effectively
  • Accomplishes results in a timely fashion
  • Effectively allocates resources to get the right job done as needed

Adaptation and Flexibility
  • Adapts project management and interpersonal approach and shifts roles (as required) to suit the audience and situation
  • Can adapt to very different and wide range of social situations
  • Able to juggle and manage competing priorities, demands and tasks
  • Maintains poise and composure
  • Is willing to be influenced/open to others' views
  • Can manage criticism, pressure, conflict and stress
  • Understands the needs of the various stakeholders of the organization
  • Able to travel to other geographic locations as required

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 $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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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An Insider's view of Optum

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.

Tim

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.

Komal

Director, UHG Invention Program

What are Optum Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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