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Job Description
Must be able to work on-site in Jefferson City, MO 5 days a week

Watson Health is supported by the proven innovation of IBM, the dynamic intelligence of Watson, and our collective expertise in and commitment to improving the health industry. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life science in every way. Be a part of a growing division that supports Federal, State and Local governments to improve health and human services value, lower costs and have a meaningful impact on peoples lives through the power of cognitive insights. The GHHS division:

Drives quality and cost improvement in agency programs and policies to advance agency goals.
Finds inefficiencies, improving access and helping to reduce costs, improving the quality of care for beneficiaries.
Helps public employee plan sponsors improve health, efficiency and outcomes in their member population.
Supports the delivery of health and human services to enable citizens to meet their maximum potential while protecting the most vulnerable populations.

New roles are being created that never existed before to meet industry demands. In this moment of remarkable change and opportunity, we are looking for talented, passionate individuals who are eager to rise to the challenge. IBM Watson is a leader in global transformation, and there is no better place to launch or further your career. With world-class learning opportunities and mentoring, you will find a wealth of opportunities within IBM to create and grow the career youve always imagined.

Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company-wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
Finding the dream job at IBM: Navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employees strengths and career aspirations
Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation
In recent years, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love
grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world.
We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

Position Overview
The Business Intelligence (BI) Project Lead is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing BI projects, and ensuring that deliverables and functionality are achieved as defined, within funding constraints and according to project plans. Also, they lead and mentor BI development resources assigned to the project, work with client management and project management, and escalate decisions and issues as needed. The BI Project Lead coordinates project related issues with other efforts, reviews and resolves project issues not resolved at lower levels. They adhere to Data Warehouse (DW) and BI delivery best practices - policy, procedures, standards, staffing models, etc. for delivery of BI solutions and services.
Essential Responsibilities
  • Provides leadership and direction for BI solutions within data warehouse implementations and ensures project and organizational objectives are accomplished.
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for work management, assignments and status updates for the BI technical team.
  • Plans, directs and oversees BI project activity; ensures milestones, deliverables and functionality are achieved on time.
  • Assigns, directs and leads BI resources.
  • Provides input to, reviews and approves Project Management Plans and Project Schedule, project deliverable templates and other project documentation as they pertain to BI initiatives.
  • Ensures completion of project deliverables, reviews and approves project deliverables.
  • In accordance with the BI Practice Area, implements and continually improves processes for delivering BI solutions for data warehouse implementations.
  • Reviews and resolves project issues, escalates issues as necessary.
  • Determines resource allocations required to meet project demands, adjusts resource plans and resource assignments as needed to adapt to project changes, ensures staffing levels align with project schedule and budget.
  • Collaborates and communicates with other managers to ensure project success.
  • Conducts meetings and presentations.
  • Participates in risk identification, evaluation, strategy, action plans, and mitigation activities. Approves risk mitigation strategy and action.
  • Effectively communicates with and develops/maintains excellent working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders to ensure project status and strategic direction is shared and project-related interests are met.
  • Produces documentation of standards and processes governing DW and BI delivery best practices.

  • Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Ability to work 5 days a wk on site in Jefferson City, MO
  • 5 yrs planning and directing large scale software development activities and leading implementation teams
  • 10+ yrs working with large data sets plus deep experience in advanced modeling techniques, statistical analysis, and data mining
  • 10+ yrs exp and expert in depth hands-on experience and knowledge with Cognos Framework Manager and Report Authoring Interfaces
  • Proven success as a leader responsible for Delivery and Operation of reporting and/or analytic solutions for large implementation projects
  • In-depth understanding of DW, reporting and analytic solution development best practices and application development best practices (SDLC methodology)
  • Familiar with both Agile and waterfall development methodologies.
  • Excellent ability to translate complex technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with technical teams, project management, client management and customer stakeholders

  • Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Health and Human Services project experience
  • Experience with dimensional data models (data access, understanding of methodologies and structure)
  • Experience with advanced analytic tools and platforms such as SPSS, SAS, R, Python
  • Experience with geospatial analytics and tools such as Esri ArcGIS.
  • Experience with work management tools such as CA Agile, JIRA, etc.

  • EO Statement
    IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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