1+ months

IT Modernization Engineer – Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Eatontown, NJ

MITRE's Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation (CVET) is dedicated to assisting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the strategic application of Information Technology to improve Veterans wellbeing. CVET advises VA through all phases of Information Technology (IT) modernization and transformation to include analyses and recommendation focused on IT Infrastructure and operations.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to leverage technical IT experience to make a substantive impact on the VAs ability to deliver support services.

* Key Functions

The Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation is seeking an IT Systems Engineer to help execute support for VAs major IT modernization initiatives.

Key Functions include:

Leading the elicitation and documentation of IT modernization requirements from across the VA Health, Benefits, and National Cemetery Administrations business lines
Translating business requirements into actionable plans for modernizing IT services that drive the implementation of Shared and Managed Services
Developing the strategy and implementation plans for claims processing systems modernization and Shared/Managed/Outsourced services
Identify, develop, and drive process improvement projects to achieve reduction in costs, improvements in quality, and faster cycle times
Coordinating technical teams, technical SMEs, business sponsors, and VA IT leadership in developing the related plans, issues, challenges and leading the team to consensus and action
Working with VA Portfolio, Program, and Project managers to ensure solution alignment across projects and in line with VA policies, and defined or emerging IT roadmaps
Authoring and contributing to development of technical documentation, such as research papers, white papers, environmental scans and presentations/briefings related to Health and Benefits claims IT system integration and modernization
Responding to sponsor requests for reports and analyses based on ongoing project plans, architectures, and development and testing activities
Developing trusted strategic partnerships with key customers and stakeholders

*Required Qualifications

BS related to Information Technology or Business Administration
8 + years relevant experience in Industry / Government with IT systems integration and business function integration
This position requires a strong, hands-on technical foundation.
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Knowledge of medical billing and/or provider reimbursement methodologies
Knowledge of electronic health record ( EHR ) and healthcare business systems Cerner experience preferred
Knowledge of electronic claims management business systems
Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently & take initiative
Able to apply a pragmatic, practical, and analytical approach to problem solving
Ability to identity a problem, work through the causes, develop a solution or process to address and manage it to resolution
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate intent, approach, solution, and risks to both technical and non-technical staff
Ability to work collaboratively in a close team environment; ability to lead teams as either a Project or Program Leader or Deputy, or less formal leadership assignments
Able to work successfully in a complex, fast-paced, and ambiguous environment
Demonstrated experience interacting successfully with customers and building customer trust and relationships

*Preferred Qualifications

Proven track record working with challenging sponsor personalities and maturing the relationships into effective working relationships
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact effectively with a broad range of stakeholders (internal and external to MITRE) including senior VA OI&T and health care executives


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