Project Manager

Employer
Aptive
Location
Working from home
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Dec 23, 2022
Ref
2022-1666
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Project Manager to support digital transformation within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Financial Services Center.

Within the FSC, the Financial Technology Service (FTS) is responsible for all Information Technology including requirements analysis and sizing, backlog management, scrum team governance, incremental/sprint planning, business value, dependency management, risk and impact analysis, scheduling, budget vs actual labor reporting, configuration management, testing, infrastructure operations, application modernization, cyber security, process improvement, and Agile Release Train orchestration.

FTS's IT products address a broad array of VA's enterprise requirements including timekeeping and payroll; accounting; financial reporting and auditing; healthcare claims processing; accounts payable and payment processing; employee travel and charge card; employee relocation; financial data analytics; and financial integration.

This role can be performed in Austin, TX or fully remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide project leadership in all aspects of planning, preparation, coordination, and execution of multiple projects and anticipate the of needs as driven by project work plans.
  • Independently manage resources and be able to deliver all components of basic and stand-alone projects.
  • Plan client meetings by anticipating needs as driven by the work plan, coordinate meetings with key users, develop data requests and document key questions to be answered throughout the engagement.
  • Produce project documentation, research briefs, meeting materials, analysis, graphics, best practice presentations, benchmark info and interim and final deliverables.
  • Create meaningful relationships with clients.
  • Create work plans including project staffing, project approach, and resource requests to be reviewed with clients and Executives.
  • Participate in proposal response and pursuit presentation development.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of consulting and/or project management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to rapidly prioritize competing requirements.
  • Ability to understand and simplify customer requirements.
  • Ability to communicate end user feedback to technical and design leads.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven knowledge of industry standards.
  • Ability to travel onsite in Washington, DC.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


Desired Qualifications

  • Agile and scrum methodologies aligned with Veteran Focused Integration Process (VIP)
  • Familiarity with Process Improvement/ Process Design practices, such as:
    • Six Sigma
    • Lean
    • Total Quality Management
    • Theory of Constraints
  • Government Policies and Procedures related to IT implementation
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Strategic thinker with a drive to get all types of work done and a high attention to detail.
  • Excellent ability to communicate across all mediums and settings; superior consulting abilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial and operational modeling, capital planning models, healthcare staffing and workforce models.
  • Knowledge of military and Veteran health care populations.
  • PMP preferred.


About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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