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DEPARTMENT: MM Int Med-Nephrology


The Michigan Kidney Translational Medicine Core’s (MiKTMC) software team is seeking an IT planning manager to join our team. The MiKTMC software team provides tools for integrative data mining of kidney disease data from multiple studies. The individual will guide the development, maintenance, and administration of a portfolio of software tools which support analysis and interpretation of biological data, as well as manage the software team itself.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


The individual will be working in a leadership role, partnering with software developers, designers, data curators, research scientists, and other project managers, to steer the execution of our software projects. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Aligning, connecting, leading, and supporting project teams throughout the development lifecycle
    • Creating, maintaining, and adjusting project plans at multiple levels of granularity
    • Communicating plans, timelines, progress, risks, and dependencies to teammates, collaborators, and external stakeholders
    • Working with stakeholders and team members to prioritize and break down the roadmap
    • Running planning activities (stand-ups, sprint planning, estimation, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Directing and participating in data management activities
    • Developing processes to review, approve, and promote data
    • Preparing data for software releases
    • Reviewing any changes made to the Knowledge Environment structure and contents
  • Leading the software team’s quality assurance process
  • Managing the multi-functional software development team, which includes design, data, and development resources

A successful candidate will have experience in healthcare informatics as well as experience working with software engineering teams.

Required Qualifications*

  • 10+ years combined professional and post-graduate experience in data, quality, and/or project management
  • Experience in healthcare informatics
  • Experience working with software development teams
  • Familiarity with software project management software, ideally Jira
  • Experience with people management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with high-throughput bioinformatic data and reference datasets
  • Experience with Agile software delivery practices
  • Experience with (and enthusiasm for) quality assurance
  • Experience with data management

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

IT Planning Manager

Job Title

IT Planning Manager

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Medical School


MM Int Med-Nephrology

Posting Begin/End Date

1/14/2022 – 1/21/2022

Career Interest

Information Technology

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.


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