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Resp & Qualifications
1. SDLC Project Management:
Manages system development lifecycle and Agile activities for FEPOC technology product teams, develops detailed task level SDLC plans and directs technology product teams through all phases of the system development life-cycle. Manages SDLC activities for all SOWs and projects that impact a specific FEPOC technology product.
Supports requirements of the Technical Program Manager to provide necessary information and support for successful Release implementations.
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.
Motivates the cross-functional team and creates an environment that enables peak performance by the entire matrixed team. Establishes and publishes clear priorities among the Release activities. Manages functional teams comprised of business analysts, application architects, software engineers, and test engineers. Coordiates with the FEP Technical Program manager and upper level management to ensure the actions are consistent with the approved integrated Release schedule.
Establish and publish clear priorities among project activities. Manages SDLC tasks and deliverables to meet project milestones on time and within budget.
Manages technology product teams comprised of business analysts, application architects, software engineers, and test engineers to deliver product enhancements and new products in accordance with the FEP SOWs and programs. Coordinates with the FEP program 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.
Identifies recommendations for improving the release implementations to make them more agile, automated, and repeatitive.
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:
Manages the Project Budget with overall budget accountability for up to $5 million per year.
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: Supervises a team of 2 - 10 people, in a matrixed environment.
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).
Preferred: Prior Health insurance industry exposure.
Department: Portfolio & Release 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
Please apply before: 6/3/2018
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.
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