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Project Manager
Lake Forest, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 25, 2022
Job Id #52403 Posted November 29, 2021

Job Description

  • This non-exempt position will develop, execute and manage R&D Software Projects within the defined scope. 
  • Work with Management to establish project goals, objectives, and deliverables. 
  • Software Development Projects include varying complexity and operating in an Agile framework. 
  • The role requires the ability to work in an environment that is fast paced and to work autonomously and manage to aggressive delivery schedules.  


  • Develops and executes R&D Software Projects per project plan, following Agile Software Methodologies. 
  • Run daily agile standups, follow-up on issues and remove blockers.  Conduct sprint retrospectives and sprint demos for stakeholders.
  • Ensures delivery per project schedule and budget.
  • Analyzes project risk and defines mitigation actions of identified risks.
  • Creates, manages, and updates project deliverables including technical and/or general project documentation. 
  • Coordinate resources to ensure project needs are addressed and effectively assign tasks and deliverables to team members.  Make decisions that impact project level activities.
  • Gather lessons learned and look for improvement opportunities, present project information and data to management and extended teams.

Position Accountability/Scope

  • Delivery of complex software products on time and on budget. 
  • Coordinate development efforts using Agile development frameworks such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • Proactively improves processes and fosters transparent communication amongst team.
  • Compliance with internal quality policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science or related discipline: At least five years’ experience in project management, business systems analysis, or system software development.
  • PMP Certification and/or Scrum Master Certification is preferred.
  • Experience in software development projects in a regulated industry (e.g., healthcare, telecommunications, defense).
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile methodologies (Scrum or Kanban).
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting Medical device/In Vitro Diagnostic products preferred.
  • Knowledge of regulations and industry practices around health care privacy and security preferred.
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office Suite: Excel, SharePoint, Visio, Project and Power Point.
  • Working knowledge of Atlassian tool set (JIRA, Confluence) preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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