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Agile Practitioner 2 - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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) Optum is seeking an experienced Program Manager/Agile Practitioner to join a highly visible and dynamic Government Services Project Management team. The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Program and Project Management for the Community and State Medicaid and Dual plans. The Program Manager will partner with business representatives, architects, and system engineers to understand business and technical requirements, schedule and manage delivery within an Agile framework maintaining a high level of quality. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with stakeholders, lead or contribute to the development of program or project scope statements, (e.g. program/project charter, Statement of Work)
  • Within the Agile construct, work with resource managers, Release Train Engineers (RTEs) and SCRUM Masters to drive the identification of the skills, duration and effort required for successful project execution
  • Coordinate project work across a cross-functional team including vendor relationships; creates and executes project timelines and milestones using the appropriate tools
  • Work with stakeholders to establish/apply quality objectives, criteria, standards, and levels using appropriate quality management methods
  • Develop, communicate and implement program/project risk/issue management plans and strategies (e.g. mitigation, avoidance, transfer, acceptance)
  • Facilitate effective communication among internal and external partners and prepare presentations to organization leaders and project stakeholders
  • Align and track digital initiatives with strategy and product teams to identify gaps and work to resolve gaps
  • Maintain initiatives in project managements tool in coordination with the Product Strategists and Technical Product Managers
  • Collect, analyze and maintain financial forecast information (e.g. labor, hardware, software) using input from applicable sources
  • Hold team members accountable for their tasks within the project plan timeframe 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
    • 3+ years of project management experience using data and information to make business decisions
    • 3+ years of experience with Agile methodology (feature refinement, design, development, test and implementation)
    • 3+ years of experience interacting with key leaders within the business and technology functions
    • 3+ years of experience overseeing multi-function project teams Preferred Qualifications:
      • Agile Certifications such as SAFe, Agile PMP, Certified SCRUM Master
      • Healthcare, Provider or Insurance experience; Experience with Government insurance plans and compliance (Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act)
      • Experience working with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint
      • Experience leading and/or coaching
      • Experience of problem-solving and use of solid -analytical skills
      • PMP Designation 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 $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 by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Philadelphia , Agile Practitioner 2 - Telecommute, IT / Software / Systems , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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