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Senior Technical Project Manager, Federal Employee Program

Resp & Qualifications

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:


1. SDLC Project Management:

Manages IT Asset Management system development lifecycle activities for FEPOC, develops detailed task level SDLC plans and directs team through all phases of the system development life-cycle.

Determines project and product goals and priorities, as related to the FEPOC technology product they support, with management, program manager and/or project sponsors.

Supports requirements of the IT manager to provide necessary information and support for successful IT Asset Management program delivery.

Creates all detailed SDLC planning documentation for a given FEPOC technology product team and follows all FEP defined SDLC and Project Management Life-Cycle (PMLC) processes.

Manages and communicates a clear vision of the projects objectives as they relate to the technology product they support, and motivate the cross functional product team to achieve them; create an environment that enables peak performance by the entire matrixed team.

Establish and publish clear priorities among project activities.  Manages SDLC tasks and deliverables to meet project milestones on time and within budget.

Coordinates with the FEP IT manager and upper level management to ensure the actions are consistent with the approved integrated project plan.

Prepares, implements, refines, and manages the SDLC project plan. 

Identifies standards or requirements for change management. Participates in change control (for example, reviewing configuration change requests). 

Develops or implements information systems security requirements and plans; and ensures appropriate product-related training and documentation are developed and made available to customers.

Works with business leads to define and manage operational readiness.

Works with project tools and reports project status and executive reports as defined by the project plan.

Develops project schedules with the appropriate Work Break Down Structure and identifies the critical path of the project.


Oversees the requirements, design, construction, testing, and implementation of technical and functional specifications for a given technology product in accordance with the approved integrated project plan.

Identifies customers’ information systems requirements, participates in requirements specification documentation development, review and sign off.

Evaluates, monitors, or ensures compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures associated with all aspects of project.

Negotiates Statement of Work/Scope of Services for FEPOC technology products and services.  

2. Project Monitoring and Control/Risk Management:

Analyze risks, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating mitigating action. Gather stakeholder input, rank the top projects risks in terms of total impact.

Direct project controller in tracking and reporting on progress to plan, cost and schedule reporting and change control.

Manage change to preserve business plan commitments; initiate review if projects must change.

Communicate risks to program managers, stakeholders and business sponsors, escalate issues and risks for mitigation.

Facilitate regularly scheduled project meetings for the project team, workgroup, executive steering committee, risk planning and change control.

Provide Executive updates and reports to enable FEP Executives to make informed and strategic decisions on project portfolio.

3. Program Management:
Defines and executes the overall approach and strategy for delivering small to medium technology delivery programs. Manages the full project management life cycle and software development life cycle for the implementation of small to medium scale technology delivery initiatives across FEPOC technology products and services.

4. Budget Management:

Collaborates with the finance department and various functional managers to ensure project budgets are properly estimated and controlled; provides overall financial recommendations, and develop controls and measurements to monitor progress. 

Provides Finance with monthly accruals and forecasts by the due date established by Finance using the tools developed by Finance. 

Maintains current statements of work for all contractors; track and approve contractor invoices in a timely manner.

Provides regular updates to project sponsor and stakeholders on the status of the budget.

Documents reasons for budget excess or shortfall.

Manages project budgets for both expense and capital against the original project budget.

Creates Executive Summaries for all contractor resources required to complete a project

5. Assists in skills development and training assessments for the Project Manager staff. Provides input on performance feedback for Project Manager staff.
Manages resource assignment and tracking to the project plan and project schedule in coordination with the line of FEP program managers, business owners, and customers.

Negotiate the performance of activities with team members and their managers in a matrix environment.

Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables; mentor others in SDLC project management practices; review quality of work and manage the integration of team members work.

This position is subject to Level 6C security requirements.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Leads a team of 8-20 team members, utilizing a matrix management system. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Required: This position requires a four-year degree in CIS/MIS or equivalent experience of 5-7 years of related SDLC project management experience in a large scale, cross functional, multi-system environment. This will be built on a track record of implementing business solutions in core critical technologies in use at the FEPOC in roles from developer through technical lead(Lead Software Engineer or equivalent).

Abilities/Skills:

  • Proven previous experience with software architecture design with open mind to pick up new architecture model
  • Strong technical leadership and project management skill
  • Minimum 5+ years with the Micro Focus Asset Manager application, WEB and thick client
  • Previous development experience with Micro Focus Asset Manager Workflow engine
  • Technical development of Micro Focus Asset Manager (Tables, Fields, links, screens, etc.) utilizing Micro Focus Application Designer
  • Experience with Micro Focus Automated Process Manager and scheduling Micro Focus Asset Manager actions
  • The ability to translate data requirements to actionable output from the Micro Focus Asset Management tool
  •  Strong understand of software Licensing concepts in the Asset Management tool (PVU, MLA etc.)
  •  Ability update/develop complex software licensing counters
  • The ability to create Micro Focus Connect_it scenarios from various data sources to Micro Focus Asset Manager
  •  Knowledge of Micro Focus UCMDB Discovery and UD push adaptors to Micro Focus Asset Manager and Service Manager tools
  •  Strong understanding of the UD Data structure and how it integrates in Asset Manager and Service Manager
  •  Strong ability to solve complex data issues and implement effective solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in driving and implementation of ITAM process changes
  • Strong knowledge of how the ITAM process fits into the overall ITOM processes
  • Previous experience with Workflow and Rules Engine
  • Excellent application performance tuning and trouble shooting skills
  • Experience with RDBMS (DB2, Oracle or MS SQL) 


Preferred:   Prior Health insurance industry exposure.

Department

Department: IT Service Management

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 5/4/2018

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The employee must frequently talk and hear.  Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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