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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior IT Project Consultant - Basking Ridge, NJ

UHG - Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Posted: 11/15/2018


If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)


Position Summary

We are seeking a Senior IT Project Consultant for our Basking Ridge, NJ location. Responsible for coordination and completion of projects across various functional areas; providing subject matter expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on established project management techniques; presenting to the management on project updates, project cycle, and expected results; ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and in scope; managing vendor and service providers to define project scope and performance expectations; leading the agile transformation at the team level and for the successful execution of one or more teams to support the delivery of strategic technology products; providing leadership, direction, and coaching to the team(s) to encourage adoption of agile principles and practices, avoiding anti-patterns, and empowering the team to become self-directed and self-managing; facilitating execution without coercion, assigning, or dictating work and removing impediments, or assisting the team in doing so, to allow the team to achieve their sprint and/or Program Increment objectives; and establishing a trusting and safe team environment where problems can be addressed without blame or judgment with a focus on problem solving, and fostering a "learn by doing" environment.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or a related field.
  • 5 years related progressive, post-baccalaureate experience.
  • Must also have 12 months demonstrated ability with each of the following: 1) Working as an Agile/SAFE Agile/Release Training Engineer; 2) IT source system flows to allow mitigation of issues/risks related to the managed projects; 3) Project roadmap presentation skills/Develop a WBS (work breakdown structure); 4) Controlling resources and budgeting using PPM Optics/Clarity; and 5) Manages and controls the project scope, time, risks/issues, and quality using Agile Central, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Will supervise three team members. Employer will accept experience gained concurrently.

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