Company: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Project Leader - IT Requisition #: 196163
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Information Technology
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Oct. 9, 2019
Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people
annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part
of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their
families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees.
Career opportunities are available in academic and community
hospital settings, home care services, physician practices,
international affiliate locations and in the health insurance
industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also
have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite
you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare
The Project Leader divides time between lead duties and analyst
duties (generally on a 50/50 basis). Lead and provide direction to
assigned staff (composed of IT Specialists, Programmer Analysts,
Senior Programmer Analysts, Software Engineers, and Senior Software
Engineers) for all tasks by reviewing work for technical viability
and for adherence to institutional standards and guidelines. Lead
assigned staff to implement and integrate various departmental and
enterprise wide application systems (packages and/or home grown)
into the current environment or new environments; and to support
production application systems (including but not limited to
modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications,
operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication
devices, and productivity tools as well as performance of the
application). Apply analysis techniques and procedures to gather
and then translate business requirements into functional/technical
specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and
designs, produce all or part of the deliverables. Maintain
databases and application system code.
The Project Lead provides technical leadership based on extensive
technical knowledge, skills and experience; influence clients
towards innovative/integrated solutions. Responsible for full
life-cycle of large sized complex projects which can span an entire
department, division, or enterprise-wide level. For enterprise-wide
level, typical projects impact the broader customer base of Johns
Hopkins and its most mission critical systems. Projects often
require interaction with various departments and teams both within
and outside the department. Complex and large projects typically
are applications/systems with 501-3000 concurrent users requiring
uptime commensurate with Clinical, Business critical, Education
critical or Enterprise systems. Impacts of outages will cause major
disruption such as implementation of downtime procedures, major
disruption of business operations, and/or cascades to more than 7
systems/applications. Disruptions are without obvious or simple
workarounds. Build and maintain client relationships through
positive interactions. Provide direction and leadership to junior
level positions. For project work, lead diversified staff in
various environments. Interface with senior level IT management,
department heads, JHM personnel, vendors and consultants while
leading projects. Accountable for project outcome. May have
significant responsibility for portions of manager/director's
portfolio. Must achieve balance between orchestrating work of
others and doing technical work.
The responsibilities listed below are typical examples of the work
performed by this position. Not all duties assigned to this
position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this
position will be assigned every job responsibility.
- Lead an assigned team of Programmer Analysts and Software
Engineers as well as others to implement various departmental and
enterprise wide applications in the current environment.
- Lead at least one large project with high level expectations or
have responsibility for multiple projects.
- Lead and provide direction to both direct reports and other
teams as required as part of assigned projects.
- Review teams' work for technical viability and for adherence to
institutional standards and guidelines.
- Establish project timeline with appropriate stakeholders.
Manage project to achieve agreed timeline.
- With guidance and direction, may assist or contribute to
defining and monitoring the project budget.
- Develop improvement processes for operational use by the team
to ensure successful completion of a project or IT process.
- Provide input for assigned team members' performance
- Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the
- Incorporate and lead others in the use of the software
development lifecycle to include analysis, design, development,
testing, training, deployment, and maintenance of
- Develop and maintain project documentation to include project
proposals, charter, scope document, test scenarios, project
schedule, and test plans, etc.
- Supervise the use of approved data gathering and presentation
- Supervise the project management process groups, which include
initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and
- May prepare status and project reports.
- Provide monitoring and guidance in application design and
development to more junior staff. Give direction and leadership in
techniques and tools to junior level staff.
- Supervise the communication, engagement, and encumbering of
other resources needed to complete the project (i.e., Storage
analysts, Enterprise Services, Help Desk, Disaster Recovery
resources, etc.) ANALYST RESPONSIBILITIES
ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS GATHERING
- Define highly complex business/clinical/education problems by
meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes
and the issues related to those processes. Provide written
documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT
- Gather highly complex system requirements by meeting with
clients and researching existing technology to understand the
business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
- Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project
scope and milestones for highly complex projects in order to ensure
product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software
- Write functional/technical specifications from the highly
complex system requirements, putting them into functional and
technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts
to develop technical solutions.
- Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data
transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate
computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for highly
complex application development tasks.
- Document code and associated processes by adhering to
development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate
documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code
maintenance and to improve support. TESTING AND
- Create and document highly complex test scenarios using the
appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application
- Test all changes by using the appropriate highly complex test
scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and
errors are handling in a meaningful way.
- Author and maintain documentation by writing
audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or
end-user references. IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE
- Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies
and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties
the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
- Monitor changes, test to ensure change success, resolve issues,
and communicate status.
- Provide ongoing, high quality support to stakeholders by
providing timely and courteous service. JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required. Additional experience may be
substituted for education.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Six years of related work experience with computer
systems and applications.
LOCATION: Harbor East, 1000 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status protected by federal, state, or local law.
Patients are the focus of everything we do at The Johns Hopkins
Hospital. From our beginnings in 1889 to the opening of our most
advanced patient facilities in 2012, our mission to advance patient
care, education, and research, continues to change the course of
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