Project Manager

Employer: Modea
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: Internet/New Media, Marketing/PR/Advertising, Project/Product Management, Other
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 11/6/2020
Closing Date: 12/31/2020
Modea is a digital healthcare consultancy.
Job Description Who is Modea?
We are a technology consultancy with a mission to infuse greater control, transparency, and choice into the consumer healthcare experience. To do this, we work with large healthcare providers to help them build out a digital roadmap, then design and build mobile, web, and other digital experiences. We fundamentally believe that this work helps consumers have better information and access to care, and our clients to build stronger customer relationships.
Here are a few ways to get to know our work in healthcare:
  • Check out the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital website Our team built the entire experience on a cutting-edge, headless CMS implementation.
  • Download the Ballad Health mobile app. We designed this app using the Ionic UI kit and built it on a cross-platform framework for both iOS and Android.
  • Search for a doctor at the Carilion Clinic website. We helped them transform their site experience and digital tools like search and find-a-doc.
  • Flip through this conference presentation deck about some data science work we did with Children’s National.
Our business and team have consistently grown over the last four years and COVID-19 has dramatically increased the demand for our services. Our office is working remotely currently and plans to continue at least into 2021, but ultimately, this position would be located at our headquarters in Blacksburg, VA. Our location provides a unique blend of small town feel, proximity to a world-class university (Virginia Tech), and amazing access to outdoor experiences.
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 web 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 a 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 must be 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.  

Here are a few specific things we’d be looking for you to do:

Project Management: 
 Our team of project managers excels in 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.

What are we looking for?

Here is a list of skills and qualities that are critical to this role:
  • A strong desire to learn everything possible about our clients’ industries
  • Ability to prioritize workload for self and other team members
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presenter
  • Able to drive strategic conversations
  • Confident in leading conversations with director-level clients
  • Energetic, confident, calm, and assertive
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • 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
  • Passionate curiosity about all things digital
  • BA/BS degree in a related area or equivalent project management experience.
  • 4-8 years of experience
  Additionally, here is a list of skills and qualities we’d like you to have:
  • Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Project Management Professional
  • Able to manage one or more direct reports
  • Some awareness or experience in any of the following:
    • PDLC and SDLC
    • Lean Agile principles and practices
    • Release management
    • Product Backlog management
    • Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
Why should I 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 our contributions and work side-by-side with us.
Second, Modea offers a great benefits package that provides both a fun and enjoyable workplace and great perks that will improve your quality of life:
  • Modern, open plan office
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Team lunches
  • 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
Some of these benefits, like parties and snacks, have had to adapt to the remote work environment we are currently in, but our operations team has found innovative ways to support our team, from regular care packages to a work-from-home stipend. We take care of our team.
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.

* You must be eligible to work in the United States for this position.
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