IT Project Manager - 2

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Sheps Ctr for Hlth Serv Res-633100

Working Title:

IT Project Manager - 2

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

$75,000 - $100,000

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting an IT Project Manager for its IT unit. The position serves multiple roles but will primarily be a Scrum Product Owner on an Agile Scrum team that participates in grant-funded research by designing and implementing database systems, secure data transfer solutions, security measures required by research aims. The person in this position will: 1) participate as a member of a programming team designing and building web systems with database backends for large-scale health-related data and 2) provide guidance to customers, data management, data exploration, and data visualization on large-scale data stores.

This position will report to the Assistant Director for Database Systems and will be part of the Cecil G. Sheps Center’s Web Development Team. Its primary role will be as Product Owner responsible for managing multiple (15-20) small to medium sized software development projects at any given time that are complex in nature and relate to the development of web-based research tracking systems. In general, our tracking systems support the data collection, protocol management, reporting, and dissemination needs of research studies. Applicants should have a background in web-based application project management, such that they can visualize how a requested feature might be implemented and lead the discussion with pertinent questions to gather accurate requirements.

Requirements gathering duties will consist of reviewing research proposals, conducting question and answer sessions with Principal Investigators, Software Engineers, and Research Study Staff, as well as documenting findings and decisions through the use of various methods such as text, mockups, and/or workflow diagrams. This person will take ownership of the management for each project as they work closely with programmer(s) to take the requirements and create a roadmap with milestones for implementation of the product using Agile Methodologies. Examples of such tasks may be scheduling meetings with key participants, developing and maintaining a project timeline, facilitating effective communication between all relevant parties, and planning feature implementation and releases. Each project has a working budget and this position will be responsible for providing regular communication and reports to clients about prioritization of work so that at least a minimum viable product is achieved within budget and according to the timeline. This person must be able to balance the priorities within a single project, as well as across other active projects from sprint to sprint.

This position will work closely with the Assistant Director to manage project budgets, client communication, and resolution of conflicts. Position will need to be comfortable writing User Stories with clear Acceptance Criteria to describe required features as well as thoroughly documenting bugs that are found during testing. Position will be responsible for testing and approving features and/or coordinating user testing and approval prior to deployment. The person in this position will be required to work closely with the Assistant Director for Database Systems and provide information on a routine basis to support decisions related to overall team resource capacity and utilization, project needs, and any challenges related to engineer performance as it relates to meeting project objectives. In addition, the position will support the Carolina Cost and Quality Initiative by a) guiding PIs in developing their data plans and research questions b) interact with data owners and stakeholders on progress and issues, and c) developing reports and disseminating deliverables to owners.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s and 1-2 years experience, or Bachelor’s and 2-4 years experience, or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience:

Certification as Certified Scrum Product Owner ( practitioners/cspo-certification) is preferred but not required.

Five years of demonstrated experience working in web-based applications consulting. Highly customer-oriented and ability to manage multiple competing deadlines. Demonstrated experience gathering and defining software requirements for web/database systems. Successful experience working directly with clients and stakeholders to understand project needs and timelines then plan, provide and manage the necessary programming support. Must have proven ability to analyze complex problems and suggest solutions that fit within available technical environment. Employee will need to continually assess innovations and adapt to new agile team methodologies to effectively enhance programming services and maximize team efficiency. Successful experience reading and interpreting data use agreements (DUAs) is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time