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IT Implementation Manager
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Applied on October 1, 2020
Job Id #42751 Posted August 4, 2020

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • A large government healthcare technology system implementation with a 2020 deadline.
  • The healthcare technology product will bring together providers, care advocates, and plan managers to deliver for members

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare experience, large program leadership, experienced release manager or deployment manager with experience working with 20+ teams on a large enterprise project.
  • Responsible for the release management checklists, making sure that all of the right development and quality documentation are in place.
  • Managing the risks and issues of each deployment date and obtaining commitment from the application scrum teams.
  • Facilitating the cross application deployment calls

Team and Team size:

  • Leading and managing the release management documentation, change control process for 20+ team leads/scrum masters

Top Responsibilities:

  • Establish/implement/comply with change management processes to drive effective project execution (e.g., launch, deployment, revisions, change control).
  • Collaborate across business and technology work streams on agile roadmap and delivery planning.
  • Accountable for release management plans, operational readiness, and setup of support framework.
  • Establish/implement/comply with change management processes to drive effective project execution (e.g., launch, deployment, revisions, change control).
  • Obtain agreement from applicable stakeholders on schedule, time management and resource plans, and negotiate changes/adjust implementation plans as needed.
  • Risk and issue management.
  • Monitor and report progress throughout the project life cycle, using appropriate implementation planning and scheduling tools (e.g.,dashboards, metrics)..

Software tools/skills:

  • MS office suite (Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Rally (Agile workflow tool).
  • Accountable:
    • Can anticipate what needs to be done vs. being instructed and drive results to completion
  • Attitude of empowerment:
    • Leveraging your leadership shadow, drive clarity on what is needed, remove blockers that are hindering progress, align teams to execute in partnership
  • Attitude of transparency:
    • Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to both business and IT and build trust among partners
  • Collaborative:
    • Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization and lead others to do so by example
  • Communicative and social:
    • Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from team members to executives
  • Continual improvement:
    • Instills and executes a continuous improvement mindset for yourself and the teams in which your leadership shadow reaches
  • Enthusiastic:
    • Must be impassioned and high-energy
  • Facilitative:
    • Ability to bring out the best in people by aligning multiple perspectives into a clear, executed path
  • Flexible:
    • Ability to shift to the role or tasks needed for each situational transformation. Ability to “get the job done” regardless of role definition
  • Quick learner:
    • Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of space
  • Servant Leader:
    • Must be able to garner respect from team and stakeholders and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Situational Awareness:
    • Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise, put corrective actions in place and/or elevate them to management
  • System Thinker:
    • Must be able to analyze the entire software development environment and operating culture and bring practical solutions to improve and navigate both


  • Setting up release management governance for a new product implementation (5+ years experience)
  • Skilled in managing risks and issues (5+ years experience)
  • Scaled Agile (SAFE) experience 2+ years
  • Waterfall experience 5+ years

Nice to have:

  • Industry Certification(s): Agile / Scrum, SAFe, Lean Methodology, and/or Project Management
  • Health care industry experience strongly desired
  • Experience with SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) implementation and delivery
  • Experience with CA Agile Central (Rally)
  • Ability to lead and influence large matrix teams both on and off-shore
  • Experience with supervisory responsibilities preferred
  • Experience in successfully managing multiple programs/projects simultaneously.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 3
  • b. Video vs. phone? Video preferred
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Technical in terms of deployment and release management as well as cross team program management.

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