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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) We currently have an exciting career opportunity for an IT Portfolio Director in our Technology team. You can make a difference by helping drive solutions that help increase member and customer satisfaction and company success. You will work with the best and the brightest partnering with technology and business leaders who are working to meet the dynamic needs of the national and local health care markets. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the agile transformation and for the successful execution of strategic technology products or value stream. This is a hybrid role that properly balances program management, agile coaching, and transformational leadership to help software development teams build and deliver solutions more efficiently. This role will heavily leverage the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to drive agile delivery within the value stream and release trains. This position requires individuals who have successfully delivered software development initiatives leveraging at scale agile practices, demonstrated strong performance as a Portfolio Director on geographically distributed teams, and can drive and influence change and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. You will have a strong Program and Project Management background, a deep technology understanding in bid data, analytics, application development and architecture arena, and experience in traditional waterfall methods. Applicants should have experience leading teams and people from a human resources and career development perspective as this position will have direct reports. Primary Responsibilities:Act as the Program and Portfolio lead for agile implementation at enterprise level and/or across multiple streams of work Define, plan and execute value stream level activities (e.g. Value Stream Roadmap Planning, Synchronize PI Planning across agile release trains, Value Steam level Retrospectives, Product Management Council, Value Stream Scrum of Scrums) Facilitate coordination and dependency alignment between the value stream, release trains, third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams Provide leadership and direction to the program teams on agile practices - optimize the overall software development lifecycle Value Stream impediment removal Maintain relevant value stream metrics that increases transparency and informs adaptive decision making Lead overall technology delivery to successful completion, operating within scope, budget, and schedule commitments Partner with Product Management to drive the definition and refinement of the value stream backlog Establish and continuously improve an efficient delivery ecosystem while maintaining required governance processes Facilitate consensus and decision - making with business, IT and executive management Manage value stream and release train financials Establish and manage Risk and Quality for at scale agile programs Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups - act in a single voice Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing" environment Serve as an escalation for impediment removal for Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters and scrum teams Communication and engagement at multiple levels with both internal and external stakeholders Management of matrix resources who may or may not be within a direct reporting structure Actively contribute to the company's Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of PracticeThis is based in our Paddington, London office.
Required Qualifications:Relevant Bachelor's Degree Significant experience of IT experience Strong Project Management experience in a large enterprise environment (Fortune 500) Strong leading / managing people Experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects Experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective) Proven financial acumen with experience managing budgets exceeding $5M or more Strong experience of managing budgets > $5m per annum Experience of IT Service Management Experience of IT Healthcare System Experience in successfully managing multiple programs/projects simultaneously Experience practically implementing or executing within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Solid understanding of scaling Lean and Agile, and understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with facilitating and continuously aligning a large development program Experience artfully applying multiple software development frameworks (e.g. waterfall, iterative, agile) to enable more efficiently delivering software In depth understanding of technology and multi-practice disciplines associated with program life cycle methodology, large scale project implementation techniques and knowledge of tools and vendors in the marketplace Program Management skills and experience including the ability to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external organizations to ensure client satisfaction and drive client and IT accountability Proven track record leading matrix IT teams with 50+ team members in geographically diverse environments Demonstrated ability to weigh alternatives and determine program strategy and experienced in leading large scale programs, consisting of diverse business and IT teams Understanding of fundamentals of DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Accept Test Drive Development (ATDD) Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics Excellent communication skills in written and spoken formPreferred Qualifications:Graduate degree; Master in Business or Computer Science Industry Certification(s): Agile / Scrum, SAFe, Lean Methodology, and/or Project Management Experience with CA Agile Central (Rally) Experience with DevOps (Acceptance Test Driven Development , Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Service Oriented Architecture) Experience working for a professional services or Big 4 management consulting Participation in industry Agile communities of practiceTechnology 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. Job Keywords: Value Stream Engineer, Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), IT Program Manager, IT Portfolio Manager, IT Project Management, EPMO, Enterprise Project Management Office, IT, Information Technology, health care, project budget, project plan, Agile methodology, IT projects, IT Program management, Big 4 Consulting, Accenture, KPMG, PWC, Deloitte, E&Y, Cap Gemini, Healthcare Insurance, Paddington, London, UK, United Kingdom
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.