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Project Manager - National Remote - 2231458

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

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. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The government services support team at Optum has earned the trust of organizations that our entire country relies on, from the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration to the teams at Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We’re repaying that trust with hard work, new ideas and a commitment to finding better solutions every day. Join us and help create ways for our government services agencies to be more efficient and effective.

We are seeking a Project Manager with expertise in SaaS/PaaS Delivery within an agile environment. This role will be responsible for leading strategic engagements across a portfolio of client projects. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of technology application knowledge, domain expertise, and exceptional project management skills. Operating in a fast-paced and deadline-focused environment, the Project Manager will maintain composure, demonstrate leadership, and focus relentlessly on client satisfaction and team success.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be directly accountable for the successful delivery of client projects
  • Coordinate cross-functional resources to fulfill the Statement of Work (SOW) commitments
  • Manage client relationships, ensuring open communication and progress on a daily basis
  • Lead decision-making processes for technology projects, maximizing the use of platform features and minimizing custom coding
  • Analyze project scope, manage client expectations, and communicate any changes or adjustments
  • Develop project schedules and status reports as required by the client and organizational standards
  • Identify and escalate project risks and issues, engaging with the appropriate team members and stakeholders
  • Monitor project team utilization and project hours, adjusting forecasts as necessary
  • Track project budgets against actual costs, providing regular financial updates
  • Travel minimally as required to maintain high levels of client satisfaction

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:

  • Possess one level industry recognized cloud/cyber certification such as Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Security+, Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), etc
  • 5+ years of experience as a project Manager, managing multiple concurrent LCNC product and platform focused projects across various and asynchronous delivery lifecycle phases with individual project value over $5 million dollars each
  • 5+ years of experience with business process consulting and performance metrics
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • 3+ years of experience writing communications for actionable project plans, roadmaps, executive briefings focusing on outcome and impact as well as verbal communication skills to clearly articulate project deliverables, timeline constraints, action items, next steps, escalation levers, and blockers to customers, support members, and third-party participants
  • 3+ years of experience with expertise in deploying DevOps toolsets
  • 3+ years of experience with project planning, resource scheduling, risk management, and quality assurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry-recognized certifications in project management or specific technology platforms
  • Expertise in healthcare related agency
  • Background in a particular industry, such as healthcare, is advantageous but not mandatory
  • Experience with both declarative and programmatic solutions within technology platforms
  • Educational Requirements: An Associate degree with 4+ years of experience, or Bachelor’s + two years’ experience, or five-years’ experience of relevant project management experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with diverse audiences, from technical experts to executive-level clients
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

California, Colorado, Nevada, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Washington, or Washington, D.C. Residents Only: The hourly range for California, Colorado, Nevada, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Washington or Washington, D.C. residents is $88,000 to $173,200 per year. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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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