Project Manager

Employer: Modea
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: Project/Product Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 11/8/2018
Closing Date: 3/1/2019
Modea is a digital healthcare consultancy.
Job Description Who is Modea?

We are a technology consultancy working with healthcare marketing teams to dramatically improve and enhance the digital patient experience. We fundamentally believe that digital tools should provide better control, transparency, and choice for healthcare consumers. Finding a doctor should be as easy as comparing flights with Kayak, and booking an appointment should be as easy as hailing a car with Uber.

Here are a few ways to get to know our work in healthcare: We’re based in Blacksburg, VA, which provides a unique blend of small town feel + proximity to a world-class university (Virginia Tech) + amazing access to outdoor experiences. We love our town.

What does a Project Manager do at Modea?

We are digital consultants first, and our project management team assumes this same mentality in all aspects of their work. We tackle client projects as cross-functional teams made up of software engineers, UX/designers, project managers, strategists and analysts. These teams work very closely with each other and the client to architect and build awesome, consumer-grade experiences.

We are looking for someone who has the right mix of experience, skills, and attributes commonly associated with project, product, and process management positions that have been influenced by Lean Agile practices. The right person is extremely detail-oriented and adept at time management. This is a job for the avid multi-tasker who will excel at producing high-quality, accurate work in a fast-paced environment.  This is a full-time position located at our headquarters in Blacksburg, VA.

Here are a few specific things we’d be looking for you to do:
  • Project Management:  Our team of project managers excels at organization and communication.  With this position, you will be asked to schedule and facilitate project meetings, create and maintain project timelines, and manage day-to-day communication and overall needs of multiple clients.
  • Product Management:  With this role, it’s not just about being a list maker or note taker.  You must be passionate about the work we’re producing for our clients.  You will need to understand each client’s business, manage product requirements, and ensure the team is focused on delivering the highest quality and business value.
  • Lean Agile:  Our team of project managers own work management, and are always looking for improvements that better the team and product delivery.   If you have not been trained or are not certified, you will be coached and expected to advocate for practices and principles of Lean, Agile, Kanban, and Scrum.  Risk management, monitoring team performance, and creating a transparent environment between teams and clients are all key elements of this role. 
  • Account Growth:  Long-term partnerships with our clients are critical to company growth and development.  With this position, you will be managing the growth and health of one or multiple healthcare accounts.  Financial health, team health, and overall client satisfaction with our services are responsibilities included in this role. 
Here is a list of skills and qualities that are critical to this role:
  • Strong desire to learn everything possible about our healthcare industry clients
  • Ability to prioritize workload for yourself and other team members
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Energetic, confident, calm, and assertive
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Open to change and continuous improvement in yourself and your teams
  • Strong mental stamina and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to work efficiently and hit deadlines
  • Passion and curiosity for all things digital
  • Related BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-7 years project management experience
Additionally, here is a list of skills and qualities we’d like you to have:
  • Scrum Master certification (through Scrum Alliance or other)
  • Some awareness or experience in any of the following:
    • Lean Agile principles and practices
    • Release management
    • Product backlog management
    • Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
Here are a few other reasons why you should apply:

First, you’ll love the work we do and the people you’ll get to do it with. We’ve assembled an exceptionally smart and hardworking team and you’ll enjoy the work associations and general camaraderie with other “Modeans.” We also work with great clients who value us and our contributions.

Second, Modea offers a great benefit package that provides both a fun and enjoyable workplace and great perks that will improve your quality of life:
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Modern, open plan office
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Catered team lunch every Friday
  • Regular employee events (parties, community service, etc.)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Paid downtown parking
  • Generous health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with fully vested company matching
  • Long term & short term disability
The working environment here at Modea is one of accountability and autonomy. We are working to solve big problems. So we expect a lot, but give team members the tools, freedom, and flexibility to come up with great solutions. Together, our team is developing world-class technology that will change the way healthcare is delivered.

If you’ve read to this point you should probably apply. Not ready? Shoot us a note at with any questions.
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