Calance Job Opening

Job TitleProject Manager with Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning experience - remote until cleared to return - ID:36753
Duration9 - 12 Months
Start DateASAP
Job Skills
LocationDenver, CO
Date Posted07/16/2021

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Sr. Project Manager

Job Description:
We are seeking a Senior IT Project Manager to lead enterprise-wide, cross-functional initiatives within the Artificial Intelligence Portfolio. This PM will lead multiple strategic projects that deliver new Machine Learning Data Models, and enhance existing data models to deliver greater business value.

Core Skills and Responsibilities:
Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of project sponsors and key stakeholders
Entrepreneurial mindset, focused on delivering Business Value, comfortable with evolving business needs, who thrives in a dynamic work environment.
Polished Executive Communication skills, comfortable collaborating with Sr IT Leaders and Business Executives to define, plan and deliver complex AI projects.
Strategic thought leader, ready to help shape the future of our AI project portfolio.
Collaborative Leader, who models empowerment and personal ownership to project team, to help the AI project team achieve more than they could individually.
Experience delivering enterprise-scale Artificial Intelligence project solutions. Familiar with core concepts of machine learning, predictive data modeling, statistical techniques, and data mining. PM will partner with a PhD-level data scientist/technical lead to deliver each AI project. PM is not expected to have in-depth technical knowledge.
Thrives in a start-up/skunkworks environment, in which teammates have a high degree of empowerment and responsibility. PM's primarily responsibility is to provide leadership and deliver business value. PM has process-oriented, tactical responsibilities, which are necessary but secondary in importance.
Responsible for leading Project Team, including mentoring/coaching/recognizing excellence/addressing conflict needed to manage a geographically diverse IT project team. PMs succeeds through influence, not authority. IT is functionally organized. PMs succeed by building professional relationships that are built upon trust and respect. Project Leadership Teams are highly empowered to exercise their professional judgement, and are collectively responsible to deliver their specific project solution.
Directs end-to-end delivery of 3-5 large-scale, complex AI project solutions
Leads IT Project team, composed primarily of dedicated AI professionals
Collaborates with senior stakeholders within IT and Business to clearly articulate scope boundaries and quantify business value to be delivered
Represents the project in various governance and inter-departmental forums
Manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and oversees project delivery within the SDLC framework
Manages project scope, schedule and budget, to ensure IT commitments are met within established time, cost and quality parameters.
Publishes the project charter and staffing plan. Creates and maintains the project schedule. Processes project change requests as needed. Develops and implements project communication plan. Regularly reports project status.
Single accountable party to manage and report upon project budget. Validates financial forecasts from lane leads. Tracks actual spend, accruals and forecast spend. Publishes monthly budget forecasts. Manages variance between planned and actual spend. Manages budget contingency. Approves project labor. In partnership with lane leads, maintains project staffing plan.
Proactively manages project risks, issues. Identifies and resolves blockers raised by project team. Appropriately escalates project issues to AI Leadership, PMO Leadership and ultimately to IT Sr Leadership as needed, to keep projects on-track.

Education and Qualifications:
Proven ability to build strong, long-term professional relationships, based upon trust and respect.
Strong influencing skills
Sound business and technical acumen
Experienced with stakeholder expectation management
Adaptable leader who is thrives in a dynamic work environment, in which project solutions deliver real benefit to patients, and in which business needs evolve over the lifecycle of individual projects
Excellent ability to communicate at all levels in a clear, confident, concise manner.
Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
Ability to learn and navigate complex organizational structures.
10+ years of project management experience
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree strongly preferred)
Project Management Certification (PMP, SCM, etc)
Experience using Agile/Iterative project management platforms (Jira, Confluence)
Experience using a PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) tool

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