IT Project Manager (Software Development)

Part-time (80%FTE) or Full-time (100% FTE), Fixed- term 3-year contract About MenziesAs one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.About the position:The burden of kidney disease in the Northern Territory (NT), is particularly high for Indigenous people who present for dialysis 20 years younger than non-Indigenous people. In regional areas and remote communities, where 70% of Indigenous people live in the NT, the impact on families and communities is devastating.The Renal Health Program has a strong focus on evidence translation, program evaluation to inform policy and working with stakeholders to identify community determined strategies to improve the health of all Territorians. The program works in partnership with government and non-government health services locally and at the national level to identify, develop and support innovative strategies to facilitate early identification and management of kidney disease, delay and prevent the requirement for dialysis and improve the patient journey. This position will primarily be responsible for managing activities related to the expansion and implementation of Territory Kidney Care, a clinical decision support application designed to assist primary health services with the early identification and management of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). TKC is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ software product but has been designed and developed in consultation with clinicians. The functionalities TKC offers are unique to the healthcare environment. The expansion of TKC to include private General Practices in the NT requires an IT Project Manager with technical skills in software development.The IT Project Manager will join a multidisciplinary team consisting of full-time and part-time staff and PhD students.The IT Project Manager will:Manage the definition, documentation and satisfactory completion of each TKC release into the Production environment.Manage the technical aspects of the project and ensuring the work of team members and contractors tasked with different aspects of the system development are aligned.Liaise with contractors to manage change control procedures and to ensure project deliverables are completed within planned costs, timescale and resources.Ensure plans for component testing and quality reviews are conducted on schedule, according to procedure and risks are documented. Identify, assess and manage technical risks to the overall project as well as ensuring the leadership team are aware of any clinical risks associated with the development and deployment of the application and developing appropriate mitigation strategies. Interpret user needs and developing realistic project plans taking into consideration end user requirements and ensuring proposed solutions are properly understood and regular and accurate reports of progress are delivered.Create the business readiness plan (IT deployment, data migration, capability deployment) including relevant documents to ensure compliance with legislative and Northern Territory Government requirements for preparation and integration into ‘business as usual’ environment (eg system architecture, business rules, data dictionary).Provide effective leadership and mentoring to the project team members.Develop initiatives for sustainability including identifying future funding sources and preparing grant applications.The successful applicant will have:Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant software development experience or extensive IT project management experience and proven management expertise or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/trainingA proven track record in the project management of health application development and an in-depth understanding of guidelines and processes to be followed for the development and deployment of health information systems.Exceptional negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to understand and effectively communicate project objectives and goals.Demonstrated experience and proven ability in team leadership and risk management.Experience in the recruitment, supervision, mentoring and training of staff.Project management and evaluation capability with substantial experience and demonstrated capacity to successfully manage and supervise a team in a complex multidisciplinary environment.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences including a multidisciplinary team and people from diverse cultures.Demonstrated resourcefulness, positive attitude, and ability to work safely in cross cultural contexts.Demonstrated high level experience building and maintaining strong collaborative partnerships with a diverse range of individuals and organisations.Desirable:Understanding of enterprise software development projects using technologies such as Microsoft.NET, Python, Java and SQL.Experience in the use of products such as Sparx Enterprise Architect to document architecture and models.Qualifications in information technology, software engineering, data science or related disciplines.What we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits $139,503 - $148,012 pa, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $112,465- $119,929).Contact: Radwan Talukder on 08 89466857 or email radwanrahman.talukder@menzies.edu.auClosing date:  Wednesday 6 OctoberAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to applyApplicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Careers/Information_for_applicants/  or phone 08 8946 8426.Position Description 112465 AUD Darwin

IT Project Manager (Software Development)

Part-time (80%FTE) or Full-time (100% FTE), Fixed- term 3-year contract

About Menzies

As one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

About the position:

The burden of kidney disease in the Northern Territory (NT), is particularly high for Indigenous people who present for dialysis 20 years younger than non-Indigenous people. In regional areas and remote communities, where 70% of Indigenous people live in the NT, the impact on families and communities is devastating.

The Renal Health Program has a strong focus on evidence translation, program evaluation to inform policy and working with stakeholders to identify community determined strategies to improve the health of all Territorians. The program works in partnership with government and non-government health services locally and at the national level to identify, develop and support innovative strategies to facilitate early identification and management of kidney disease, delay and prevent the requirement for dialysis and improve the patient journey. 

This position will primarily be responsible for managing activities related to the expansion and implementation of Territory Kidney Care, a clinical decision support application designed to assist primary health services with the early identification and management of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). TKC is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ software product but has been designed and developed in consultation with clinicians. The functionalities TKC offers are unique to the healthcare environment. The expansion of TKC to include private General Practices in the NT requires an IT Project Manager with technical skills in software development.

The IT Project Manager will join a multidisciplinary team consisting of full-time and part-time staff and PhD students.

The IT Project Manager will:

  1. Manage the definition, documentation and satisfactory completion of each TKC release into the Production environment.
  2. Manage the technical aspects of the project and ensuring the work of team members and contractors tasked with different aspects of the system development are aligned.
  3. Liaise with contractors to manage change control procedures and to ensure project deliverables are completed within planned costs, timescale and resources.
  4. Ensure plans for component testing and quality reviews are conducted on schedule, according to procedure and risks are documented. 
  5. Identify, assess and manage technical risks to the overall project as well as ensuring the leadership team are aware of any clinical risks associated with the development and deployment of the application and developing appropriate mitigation strategies. 
  6. Interpret user needs and developing realistic project plans taking into consideration end user requirements and ensuring proposed solutions are properly understood and regular and accurate reports of progress are delivered.
  7. Create the business readiness plan (IT deployment, data migration, capability deployment) including relevant documents to ensure compliance with legislative and Northern Territory Government requirements for preparation and integration into ‘business as usual’ environment (eg system architecture, business rules, data dictionary).
  8. Provide effective leadership and mentoring to the project team members.
  9. Develop initiatives for sustainability including identifying future funding sources and preparing grant applications.

The successful applicant will have:

  1. Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant software development experience or extensive IT project management experience and proven management expertise or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  2. A proven track record in the project management of health application development and an in-depth understanding of guidelines and processes to be followed for the development and deployment of health information systems.
  3. Exceptional negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to understand and effectively communicate project objectives and goals.
  4. Demonstrated experience and proven ability in team leadership and risk management.
  5. Experience in the recruitment, supervision, mentoring and training of staff.
  6. Project management and evaluation capability with substantial experience and demonstrated capacity to successfully manage and supervise a team in a complex multidisciplinary environment.
  7. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences including a multidisciplinary team and people from diverse cultures.
  8. Demonstrated resourcefulness, positive attitude, and ability to work safely in cross cultural contexts.
  9. Demonstrated high level experience building and maintaining strong collaborative partnerships with a diverse range of individuals and organisations.

Desirable:

  1. Understanding of enterprise software development projects using technologies such as Microsoft.NET, Python, Java and SQL.
  2. Experience in the use of products such as Sparx Enterprise Architect to document architecture and models.
  3. Qualifications in information technology, software engineering, data science or related disciplines.

What we offer:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Option to increase super to 14%
  • Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits $139,503 - $148,012 pa, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $112,465- $119,929).

Contact: Radwan Talukder on 08 89466857 or email radwanrahman.talukder@menzies.edu.au

Closing date:  Wednesday 6 October

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Careers/Information_for_applicants/  or phone 08 8946 8426.