Senior Technical Project Manager - Telecommute at Optum

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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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
This is a Project Manager role for a Development and Maintenance & Operations (M&O) project located in Vermont. The Project Manager will be responsible for high-quality delivery of enterprise applications. This resource will work with the Development and M&O teams to accurately plan and manage development work and to ensure client requirements are transformed into technical designs and implementation plans for enterprise-level solutions. The Project Manager will work with the engagement developers and analysts to ensure detailed application design and technical documentation aligns with contractual obligations.
The Project Manager will also develop presentations and reports for both internal and external client stakeholders on project updates, risks and issues, critical release schedule and dependencies, and expected results. This role will be an active member of the engagement project management office (PMO) and will ensure the engagement adheres to agreed-upon processes and service level agreement (SLA) criteria for both internal and external clients. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as desire to learn and grow in the role, are extremely important for this position.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation and other areas based on established project management techniques
  • Develop project artifacts, following documented business processes. These will be developed in partnership with project leadership and stakeholders
  • Assign individual responsibilities within the project team and tracking delivery against assigned tasks
  • Drive delivery process to ensure various methodologies come together and team meets agreed-upon scope within committed timeframes and budget
  • Manage project schedules and work with team to identify and achieve delivery dates, including develop detailed project plans, dependencies, predecessors, milestones, and earned value analysis
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with engagement leadership to provide understanding of project parameters and issues, escalating to leadership when necessary
  • Facilitate meetings and interactions to achieve delivery objectives
  • Proactively identify risks and issues using metrics and stakeholder feedback to avoid "fire drills"
  • Understand the budget, track actuals to budget, manage variances, and develop forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with applicable software standards and best practices
  • Provide accurate and timely project reporting to both internal teams and external client stakeholders
  • Solve unique and complex problems with broad impacts on the business

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 or 5+ years of IT Project Management experience
  • 3+ years of IT Project Management experience
  • Hands-on experience with Waterfall, Agile, and iterative methodologies
  • Experience in requirement analysis, traceability, impact analysis and reporting
  • Proficient computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PMP certification
  • Experience compiling and following strict budgets
  • Experience implementing highly secure applications and managing and protecting FTI, PHI, PII data
  • Understanding of standard project and development lifecycles
  • Understanding of State and Federal security policies and guidelines

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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.
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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 bylower 48 law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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