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Agile Practitioner 2, RTE Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Miami
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

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) On the one hand, no industry is moving faster than health care. On the other, no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward than Optum and UnitedHealth Group. Our goal is simple. Use data and technology in ways that help drive change and make the health care system work better for everyone. Optum Digital is the delivery arm for Optum and UHC. Driving seamlessly connected digital experiences across consumer touchpoints for UHC member experiences. -As a member of the Optum Digital Project Management Office within the Optum Digital Team, you will be supporting delivery of initiatives for the UHC Digital Program. -You will work with colleagues within the Product, Program, and IT teams to deliver highly visible, member-facing features. -The colleagues within the program serve all lines of business and work closely with others to ensure high quality deliverables, on time, and adding tangible value. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead or contribute to the definition, prioritization and delivery of program or project initiatives in consultation with applicable stakeholders
  • Lead PI planning for impacted development teams -
  • Establish cadence of and conduct Scrum-of-Scrum ceremonies
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team to encourage adoption of good agile practices
  • Encourage and facilitate cross-team coordination and collaboration
  • Assist Scrum Masters and remove impediments for the development teams(s), manage risks and escalate as appropriate
  • Facilitate management of dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or other development teams
  • Monitor financials to ensure budget compliance
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on initiative progress and quality
  • Work with Tech Leads and Product Owners to complete high level sizing to validate team and mid-level roadmaps
  • Manage variance and exception projects: track progress, audits, gates, testing, and communicate status/dependencies/risks across multiple teams
  • Manage schedule and task tracking system and ensure it accurately reflects ongoing work
  • Ensure necessary and appropriate steps are taken to resolve difficulties which may impede progress or compromise achievement scheduled deliveries
  • Drive and maintain culture of transparency in all communication and reporting
  • Facilitate product level processes and execution, driving continuous development
  • Helping to track features and capabilities throughout development
  • Collaborating with the Program Management Office to maintain solid program execution and operational excellence
  • Communicating and collaborating with product and solution management, product owners and stakeholders to guarantee the alignment of strategy and execution This role will challenge your ability to work on complex projects where deadlines and scope shift frequently. You'll need flexibility, agility and the ability to adapt to change while maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders in a highly cross-matrixed environment. 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:
    • 5+ years of project management experience using data and information to make business decisions
    • 5+ years of experience with various project methods (Agile, Waterfall, hybrid) -
    • Experience leading and/or coaching a team
    • Experience working with engineering organizations
    • Experience in capturing Agile metrics like sprint burndown, burnup, velocity, scope creep
    • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint)
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation Preferred Qualifcations:
      • BA/BS degree in a relevant field and/or equivalent education and experience
      • PMP -, PMI-ACP -, PgMP - certification or working towards certification
      • Certified Scrum Master
      • 3+ years of experience as Scrum Master or equivalent
      • Experience with various Agile approaches (e.g. Lean, Kanban, Scrum, CI/CD, ATDD, SAFe -)
      • Familiarity / working experience with tools (e.g. Aha!, CA Agile, Jira, Clarity) used to manage/monitor Agile like features, user stories, throughput, velocity
      • Healthcare insurance industry
      • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities
      • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing on technical topics
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to ever changing priorities -
      • Proven conflict resolution and resource development skills, focusing on encouraging self-management of resources
      • A passion for and commitment to a consumer and client driven culture
      • Comfortable supporting complex projects and less structured tasks To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment 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.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Miami , Agile Practitioner 2, RTE Telecommute, IT / Software / Systems , Miami, Florida

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