Senior Health IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Mathematica Policy Research   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Information Technology

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11 - 15 years

Posted 54 days ago

Position Description:

Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of design and assessment of public policies and programs since 1968. Our data analytics have yielded actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Come join our vibrant and growing team, and make important contributions to assessing the effectiveness of health care policies and improving the design and operations of key public programs.

Mathematica seeks an IT leader with expertise in the strategy, design, development, and implementation of large scale health data analytic projects. As a Senior Health IT Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Develop and lead large teams supporting the design, development, and implementation of innovative analytic solutions for clients, including cloud-based solutions
  • Participate in business development activities, such as proposal development, opportunity identification, and client meetings
  • Champion and drive the continuous improvement of business processes, especially quality assurance activities
  • Recruit and develop technical staff in support of delivering innovative analytic solutions for clients
  • Develop and manage client relationships, including communication of project status and risks in regards to the project constraints - scope, cost, and schedule
  • Develop and manage vendor relationships in support of multi-vendor project teams
  • Take initiative in ensuring projects are run effectively and with proper governance, promoting integrity in all endeavors
  • Lead complex projects and cross-organizational project teams that support government programs and clients in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Mentor less-senior staff in aspects of the profession such as leadership, methodology, tools, people skills and navigating politics

Position Requirements:

Mathematica is looking for candidates that can have a mix of several (but not necessarily all) of the capabilities listed below. Mathematica is looking to bring individuals with a diverse set of talents into this role.

  • Master's degree preferred, or Bachelors degree minimum, in a quantitative discipline requiring basic and applied analytics, including informatics, economics, mathematics, data science, or the physical sciences
  • 10+ years total work experience in the health analytics space, preferably with public sector data
  • Proven leadership experience creating analytic solutions, preferably with experience designing cloud-based solutions
  • Proven leadership experience using systems development life cycles and Agile software development practices in delivery to clients
  • Proven experience designing and implementing robust quality assurance processes for data-intensive projects
  • Strong public sector business development and proposal writing experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation skills all geared toward coordination and collaboration
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the ability to resolve issues and build consensus among groups of diverse stakeholders
  • Project Management Professional certification a plus
  • Experience with health IT security a plus
  • Experience developing advanced analytics solutions, including data mining, text mining and machine learning a plus
  • Develop and manage client relationships, including communication of project status and risks in regards to the project constraints - scope, cost, and schedule
  • Demonstrated expertise in systems design, project management, software development lifecycle, systems integration and/or requirements analysis
  • Solid knowledge of project management principles and best practices and familiarity with project management tools, such as Microsoft Project
  • Strong supervision, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation skills all geared toward coordination and collaboration
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the ability to resolve issues and build consensus among groups of diverse stakeholders
  • Experience with federal clients and contracts preferred (DHHS, CMS)Knowledge of federal health programs desired (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare)
  • Experience with support tools (e.g. SharePoint, Confluence, JIRA, Hipchat, TFS)Experience with AWS cloud-based enterprise solutions a plus
  • Experience managing projects using Agile development methodology a plus
  • Experience in continuous improvement of project management and delivery lifecycle processes, CMMI level 3 process implementation, and/or other performance and process improvement experiences a plus
  • Strong public sector business development and proposal writing experience a plus


Valid Through: 2019-10-24