Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. Our 1,200+ experts conduct policy research, data collection, and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers across the public and private sectors.We have been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for nearly 50 years. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.
*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 plusTo apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations. We offer our employees a stimulating, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; Woodlawn, MDWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.