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Agile Practitioner 1 - Boston, MA or NJ
Boston, MA

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Job Description

Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

We are looking for an enthusiastic RTE or Project Manager to join our growing team!

Primary Responsibilities:

* Act as an Execution lead closely partnering with the Program Manager, Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train, or will help lead multiple release trains.
* Help Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, IP Sprint)
* Work with other program and project leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
* Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
* Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
* Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams
* Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
* Coordinate delivery
* Assists Program Manager in managing the program scope, budget, risks, issues, deliverables, and schedule of individual program tasks, as well as timely reporting of program status
* Participates in program steering committee reviews and gate approvals

Required Qualifications:

* 1 years of experience working in a corporate environment.
* 1 years of accountability as a Release Train Engineer or Project Manager.
* IT based project leadership experience/capabilities
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous experience with Agile/SCRUM and/or Scaled Agile Framework
* Agile Certification (CSM, Scaled Agilist, PMI-ACP)
* Previous Experience in a Project Manager role
* Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
* Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities.
* Experience with Planview or similar portfolio management/demand planning tool is a plus
* Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

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)

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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