IT Portfolio Management Analyst II

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

You could be the one who changes everything for our 28 million members by using technology to improve health outcomes around the world. As a diversified, national organization, Centene's technology professionals have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.

Position Purpose:

  • Assists in the prioritization of projects, auditing project alignment with overall technical or business strategy, guiding resource allocation, and supporting the development of project or program execution plans.
  • Manages Agile / Lean portfolios and supports overall strategy, investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and Lean governance.
  • Applies the concept of lean thinking to program and product and coaches stakeholders on these concepts to achieve objectives.
  • Facilitates the portfolio management processes to ensure strategic alignment on technologies and goals
  • Develops and monitors reporting metrics and portfolio dashboards to allow for repeatable and predictable project or product release success.
  • Creates visibility into areas struggling with scope, schedule, resources, or budget
  • Contributes to the development, management and optimization of portfolio, program, and project management methodologies and disciplines
  • Facilitates resource and budget planning with the IT teams on new demands and contributes to the sequencing of projects into the portfolio
  • Identifies dependencies and critical paths, and aids stakeholders in managing them
  • Improves and streamlines the portfolio and project lifecycle, by working closely with business units, user base, and tool teams
  • Identifies and resolves problems often anticipating issues before they occur or before they escalate; develop and evaluate options and implements solutions
  • Analyzes project risk profile and balance at the portfolio level
  • Contributes to capacity planning for initial and ongoing identification of resource needs and scheduling that will be used for making critical portfolio decisions
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree and 2 – 4 years of related experience.
  • Or equivalent experience acquired through accomplishments of applicable knowledge, duties, scope and skill reflective of the level of this position.

Technical Skills:

  • One or more of the following skills are desired.
  • Experience with ServiceNow, Flexera, and/or BDNA
  • Knowledge of JIRA
  • Knowledge of Power BI
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Data Analysis
  • Knowledge of IT hardware/software assets as well as knowledge of applications and application platforms

Soft Skills:

  • Intermediate - Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Intermediate - Ability to identify basic problems and procedural irregularities, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Intermediate - Ability to work independently


  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)-PMI preferred
  • Certified Workforce Planning Professional preferred
  • Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) preferred

Pay Range: $72,400.00 - $130,100.00 per year

Centene offers a comprehensive benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K and stock purchase plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off plus holidays, and a flexible approach to work with remote, hybrid, field or office work schedules. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Total compensation may also include additional forms of incentives.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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