Principal Project - Program Manager - Telecommute

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN +25 more | 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)
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages the program scope, risks, issues, deliverables, and schedule of individual program tasks
  • Attends committee meetings and provides program status updates
  • Monitors team dynamic and team accountability related to delivery commitments
  • Assigning program tasks and coordinating resources, including the review of escalating such issues as needed
  • Leads and directs a set of high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration and iteration with internal teams
  • Presents program status and issues to stakeholders through formal presentations
  • Conducts regular program meetings with teams to review the current status of the project including program, schedule, and labor issues
  • Ability to work in a matrix partnership with Product Managers and Engineering leadership
  • Participates in or leads the program steering committee reviews and gate approvals
  • Tracking, resolving and escalating program Issues and Risks
  • Analyzes and investigates
  • Provides explanations and interpretations within area of expertise
  • Uses pertinent data and facts to identify and solve a range of problems within area of expertise
  • Investigates non-standard requests and problems, with some assistance from others
  • Works exclusively within a specific knowledge area
  • Prioritizes and organizes own work to meet deadlines
  • Provides explanations and information to others on topics within area of expertise
  • Program forecast accuracy

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:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM, Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), and/or Scaled Agile Framework
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Agile Certification (CSM, Scaled Agilist, PMI-ACP)
  • Experience with SmartSheets, or similar portfolio management/demand planning tool
  • Experience using Agile development tools such as Rally, Aha! and/or Jira
  • Ability to work with senior stakeholders who regularly work with the program
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities

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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