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Full-time IT Project Manager

at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. in Oregon | OR Jobs

Location: Portland, OR

Required Skills: technical web and EDI environments

Summary
This position is perfect for a senior level IT project manager who has embraced the brave new world of Agile software development and Agile project management. This person should have both classic and Agile IT project management experience, and be able to leverage the two disciplines as appropriate. We are looking for an experienced project manager who has a proven track record of being solution and delivery focused, and who can perform at a high level leading strategic, cross-functional, business facing and technical initiatives. This is a contract position for a minimum period of 1 year.
Responsibilities
The selected candidate will manage complex software development, architecture, and integration health care related projects in a fast paced, constantly changing Agile environment
Responsible for effectively initiating, planning, scheduling, estimating, forecasting, coordinating, controlling, managing and delivering all activities for projects and related release initiatives
Function as Iteration Manager (Agile) and direct daily activities for project teams
Oversee the day-to-day progress of project(s) and release initiatives with regard to time, resources, scope and quality
Provide leadership, direction and integrate activities with other departments and other service providers to ensure successful implementation and support.
Qualifications Required
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering or related discipline with IT focus; MBA or equivalent
Experience delivering Health Care and/or Health Insurance based projects * backend to front end
Prior experience in large scale application development
Good understanding of technical web and EDI environments and code release life-cycle
6+ yrs experience in working with business and technology stakeholders with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving via technology solutions
Solid project management skills with ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in cross-functional environment
Technical management experience in a dynamic high-technology environment is preferred
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
Ability to communicate needs and schedules to business stakeholders and technology teams, as well as ensure plans are in place/standards are adhered to
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff to apply skills and techniques to solve dynamic problems
Health Care and/or Health Insurance experience/ Rollout
Agile and Scrum experience
Qualifications Preferred
Technical experience
Experience using Rally
Understanding Health Insurance enrollment processes
Understanding of Claims Processing and Premium Payments



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