IRG is looking for IT Strategist
Medicare Program for one of its direct client in Des Moines, IA area.
Title: IT Strategist
Location: Des Moines, IA
Duration: 6+ Months Contract
Note: Candidates who are willing to go for an in-person interview round should only apply.
The scope of the project includes the implementation of a modern architecture platform and procurement of several new Medicaid modules to meet the IME's requirements for managing Medicaid health benefits for over a million Iowa citizens.
The migration from the current environment to the future-state platform will involve the modernization or replacement of dozens of legacy systems and applications as well as the evaluation and modification of hundreds of system-to-system interfaces.
The IT Strategist bridges the business subject matter expert and technological future scape.
The Federal and State Medicaid Modernization initiative is a multi-year / multi-million dollar program of work undertaken with the goal of streamlining and scaling state Medicaid programs to increase effectiveness and efficiency of these programs while systematically improving the quality of experience of Medicaid enrollees.
The IT Strategist is a key component by having the experience and knowledge of the Medicaid (State and Federal) system while working directly with the Information Technology department and project leaders in planning the roadmap for the future modernization
The IT Strategist will work with multiple business and platform areas including Fiscal, Information Technology, potentially including upper level state government committees.
Ability to manage multiple swim lanes across IT and Business to align the delivery of complex IT systems with business processes and federal compliance requirements.
The IT Strategist will be part of the Information Technology team responsible for all aspects of IT project governance, assessment, management and control.
The ability to gather and define requirements; develop forward thinking plans of action; resource requirements; and transparent, clear communications across all levels of stakeholders.
The IT Strategist will be responsible for coordinating efforts between business departments and Information Technology by assisting and/or leading the following activities:
Own the business process and program/service scope inventories
Define the structure for organizing business process and requirements documentation
Resolve business decision blockers raised by project teams
Collaborate with business owners and executive leadership to make well-informed project decisions
Facilitate the prioritization of program initiatives
Define the module implementation approach
Research the necessary modules participate in the RFP/procurement process
Develop the program roadmap
Position responsibilities and essential functions:
Ability to work within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting)
Ability to interact with, educate, learn from, and drive business and IT teams.
Ability to work effectively under very broad direction with general supervision
Ability to motivate team and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
Ability to gather and organize multiple simultaneous complex business process scenarios
Excellent analytical skills, organizational, presentation, interpersonal and team building skills
Excellent time management and project planning/strategizing skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations, implementing change management initiatives
Demonstrate experience managing multiple complex funding streams
Track project progress, monitor and modify project schedules and provide status updates to project team. Escalate issues to management and/or appropriate leadership as appropriate.
Provide insight and knowledge into improving processes related to portfolio, project and program management
Other duties or tasks as assigned by management.
Year of Experience
State / Federal Medicaid Program Experience
Project Management Experience
Extensive experience working with multiple state business disciplines (i.e. Fiscal, Policy, Information Technology, Leadership)
Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting)
Extensive experience with planning, managing and tracking multiple major impact projects.
Strong process development skills, w/ the ability to learn and understand concepts in order to interpret, document and formalize procedures
Strong process and gap analysis skills
Excellent project management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment
Demonstrated experience with working with business users to gather and document business requirements
Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines
State / Federal Government Appropriations Experience
Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations and implementing change management initiatives
Please send your resume and a cover letter to Mohan at or . You may call Mohan at
Information Resource Group, Inc. (IRG) is a global Information Technology (IT) professional services firm bringing leading edge solutions to enterprise systems. We deliver innovative, high quality, and cost-effective results that make a difference.
We have been providing IT services to private and public sector clients for over 18 years. We are headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri, and certified by the State of Missouri and Wisconsin as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). We are proud to be one of ten companies pre-qualified to provide IT services to Missouri State Agencies through the Statewide IT Contract as well as one of seven vendors selected by the State of Missouri to supply Health Information Technology (HIT) consulting services.
Throughout our experience, we have established presence as an IT solutions provider with significant state government experience and a long history of success in providing computer-consulting services.
In addition, we have a broad portfolio of IT and business solutions and currently provide Information Technology services to 19 States and 6 entities.
IRG is an equal opportunity employer.
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