Sr. IT Project Manager - Houston, TX at Optum

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Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)
The IT Project Manager is responsible for managing multifaceted IT projects ensuring scope is delivered according to deadlines, budget, and quality standards. The IT Project Manager manages enterprise wide strategic projects with complex scope and scale, and reports progress or matrix reports on a project directly to Senior Leadership. The IT Project Manager develops project plans, builds project schedules, manages project meetings, communicates progress and status, enforces quality management, and identifies, responds, and manages risks, issues, and changes and manages all information technology project activities and ensures all project phases are documented appropriately. The IT Project Manager serves as a mentor for other IT Project Managers.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides expertise and leadership skills to direct project team and ensure project and organization's goals, philosophies, and objectives are optimally supported by information technology
  • Creates and executes Project plans and revises appropriately to meet changing requirements and needs. Plans and schedules Project timelines and milestones using the appropriate tools. Manages day-to-day operational and tactical activities of a Project. Develops and delivers Progress Reports, Proposals, Requirements Documentation and Presentations. Diagnoses task / procedural change issues and helps to resolve the problem
  • Ensures that Project documents are current and complete, as well as appropriately managed and stored. Assures that Project legal documents are completed and signed. Conducts Project post-mortems and creates Lessons Learned reports to identify Project elements that were both successful and unsuccessful. Manages the budgeting and invoice reconciliation processes for all IT projects
  • Determines the content of Status Reports and frequency of delivery; analyzes results of the Progress Reports and troubleshoot problem areas. Defines Project success criteria, communicating that throughout the Project team. Reviews deliverables prepared by the Project Team
  • Understands how to communicate difficult and sensitive information tactfully. Effectively communicates relevant Project information to superiors. Proactively manages changes in Project scope, identifies any potential crisis or issues and devises contingency plans to mitigate concerns
  • Effectively applies the company's Project Management Lifecycle methodology and enforces Project standards. Minimizes exposure and risk on a Project. Ensures timely completion of Project level tasks. Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities. Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the Project Team
  • Facilitates team meetings effectively. Holds regular status meetings with the Project Team. Keeps Project Team informed of changes within the Project. Delivers informative and well-organized presentations to the Project Team and Management
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

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 in Information Systems degree or related technical field degree or equivalent experience (4 additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor's degree)
  • 5+ years of project management experience leading technical projects, including development and execution
  • 5+ years of experience data gathering / performing system analysis and developing / writing system requirements
  • Proficiency with developing requirements and performing system analysis
  • Proficiency with IT infrastructure deployments including network and voice legacy system migrations
  • Familiar with process engineering methodologies
  • Experience working with test plans and test cases
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or other project management certification
  • Experience with Service Now
  • Experience with any of the following systems: EMD, eClinicalWorks, Cerner, NextGen, GE, Eclipsys, Allscripts, Aprima
  • Broad understanding of at least one of the following key areas of the healthcare business including Payer, Claims, Clinical Care, and Health Care Economics
  • Knowledge of Client - Server Technologies and Network Operating Systems, Network architecture, configuration, and protocols, Network Communications technology - TCP / IP, DNS, and Internet concepts
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Proficiency with MS Project and MS Visio

Physical & Mental Requirements:
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

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 WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity 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.
Job Keywords: Sr. IT Project Manager, Infrastructure Project Manager, Project Manager, Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, M&A, M/A, PMP, WellMed, Houston, TX, Texas
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