Job Description

Title: Senior Project Manager – Remote

Location: Longmont CO US

Job Category: Technology

Job Type: Full-time

Travel Percentage: -1

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life’s best work.(sm)

This candidate will be part of a cross-functional team made up of a Project Manager, a Scrum Master, a Business Analyst, a Functional SME, Web Developers, Data Conversion Developers, Software Testers, a Technical Writer, Organizational Change Management Lead, and a Trainer. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with programmers, analysts, immediate supervisor, management, system users, operations, other State agencies and the private sector.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Builds and maintains working relationships with the State and project stakeholders
  • Serves as the State’s primary point of contact for project status, meetings, requirements, scope changes, financial, administrative, and technical aspects of the MIDASH Application
  • Cooperate with the various resource managers to ensure necessary project staffing
  • Validates activities comply with the project timeline and schedules
  • Ensure understanding of priorities, business needs, schedule, status, and deliverables amongst members of the business and technical teams
  • Manage day-to-day communication and ensure rapid resolution of requests and questions from business users and technical teams
  • Participate in sessions with business and technical teams to understand business needs, identify and design solutions, and develop use cases
  • Assist in creation of formal documentation for Business, Functional and Technical requirements, Functional and Technical Design, and Use Cases
  • Assist in development of formal Test Plans and test data in collaboration with the business and technical teams
  • Participate in User Acceptance Testing sessions with Business Users
  • Identify UX/UI improvements, alternative workflows, and other enhancements and proactively communicate with application team and clients.
  • Identify and initiate resolutions to user problems and concerns associated with web applications
  • Lead the team in solving complex and/or critical issues.
  • Prepare written and visual materials for technical review meetings, approval sessions, and application demonstrations

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:

  • 7+ years of experience as a Project Manager
  • 5+ years of experience with all phases of SDLC
  • 2+ years of experience managing Agile Development projects
  • Solid presentation and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets, scope, resources, and schedule
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and proactively manage risk, ensure appropriate prioritization and communication of issues, and manage stakeholder communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical study
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Project Management Institute Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)
  • Experience in managing projects for State Government clients
  • Experience in resource management and staff development
  • SQL Assistant Experience
  • Experience developing web applications

Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City 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 employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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Country: US

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