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UnitedHealth Group Senior Project Manager (HealthCare) - Telecommute in Springfield, Massachusetts

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)

As a Senior Data Warehouse Project Manager for the State of Illinois Data Warehouse Program, you will be responsible for delivery of contractually required hardware, software, and services deliverables for customer information technology contracts and related projects for the Data Warehouse project for the State of Illinois. You will be a business specialist and technology generalist managing, directing and interfacing with business clients. You will align technology solutions with business strategies, working primarily with senior management. You will be responsible for proactively identifying opportunities, and conducting analysis, needs assessments, cost/benefit assessments pertaining to other IT services as appropriate.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues

  • Review work performed by others and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Forecast and plan resource requirements

  • Authorize deviations from standards

  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects

  • Provide explanations and information to others on complex issues

  • Lead, motivate and inspire other team members

  • Manage customer relationships and anticipate customer needs to proactively develop solutions

  • Manage vendor contracts (Statements of Work [SOW]) for Hardware, Software, and Service

  • Business development planning; developing integration services proposals; government procurement; providing pre-sales technical support and designing technical solutions.

  • Develop and negotiate win/win solutions to project issues

  • Work with end users/customers to understand and develop requirement

  • Organize and lead project related meetings with customers, development staff, and sponsor level staff

  • Develop/maintain formal Project Schedule

  • Responsible for Project Status Reporting, Project Quality Management, and Project Budget Management

  • Responsible for Project Resource/Staffing Management

  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with programmers, analysts, immediate supervisor, management, system users, operations, other State agencies and the private sector

  • Meet with users for clarification and elaboration as necessary to clearly define a problem and conceptualize a development plan

  • Recognize, gather, correlate, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, define problems, and devise solutions and alternatives; and make appropriate recommendations

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

  • 5+ years of experience with managing complex application development projects

  • 5+ years of experience managing projects with 10 or more resources- dotted lined

  • 3+ years of experience managing a contract for a program valued at $5 million in revenue or greater

  • 3+ years of Program Management experience including Hardware, Software, and Services related deliverables

  • 3+ years of experience with Medicaid or Healthcare

  • 3+ years of formal personnel management experience of both direct reports and matrixed resources

  • 3+ years of experience managing external customer relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • X12 knowledge or experience

  • 3+ years of Data Warehousing experience, State Medicaid Data Warehouse or Medicaid Management Information Systems

  • Solid understanding of Medicaid Program including Program management, Program Integrity and Federal Reporting (i.e., CMS 64)

  • PMI certified - Government project

  • CBIP certification

  • Teradata experience

  • Informatica experience

  • Business Objects experience

  • SAS experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Project

  • Extensive experience with Project and Contract level Change Management

  • Extensive experience with Project and Contract Issue Management

  • Extensive experience with project development methodology and project management methodology and able to apply methodology in a practical manner

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 Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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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