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Location Designation: Hybrid - 3 days per week 

 

 

When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.

 

 

The Artificial Intelligence and Data (AI & D) Team is the innovative corporate data and analytics group within New York Life. We are a rapidly growing entrepreneurial department charged with the design and creation of innovative data-driven solutions for many parts of the enterprise. We have the freedom to explore external data sources and new techniques and are delivering exciting next generation solutions.  

 

The AI and Data Agile project manager is responsible for supporting AI & D project teams by effectively leading them from ideation to production implementation and business success. Engages cross-functionally, applies Agile principles, and uses the agile scrum framework to organize, define, measure, and accelerate work.  Aids the team in eliminating, reducing, or avoiding challenges that impede progress. AI Agile project manager is part of the AI & D PMO and works closely with the value stream technology teams, business stakeholders, product owners, Ai product team, data science team, governance team, machine learning operations team and other technology teams. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Lead multiple strategic initiatives within the AI & D team to deliver high quality and exceptional business value to our customers. 

  • Champion and drive the Agile mindset, helping the team embrace core values, principles, and agile processes/practices. Drive adoption of Agile delivery approaches. 

  • Facilitate project activities; be a voice of reason and authority, while enabling the AI & D team to self-organize and innovate. 

  • Bring visibility to the work, impediments, risks, and other areas of importance. Remove or mitigate team impediments to enable the team to deliver value. Escalates as needed to resolve and achieve commitments from all key stakeholders. 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to refine backlog items, plan for sprints and/or iterations, and ensure all deliverables are produced on time and with quality results. 

  • Enforce project delivery governance processes. Act as gate keeper to ensure that all project and gating milestones / deliverables meet within the existing PMO framework. 

  • As an Agile project manager, monitor Scrum Team execution against iteration plans. Tracks team burn-down throughout sprint execution and works with the team to maximize efficiency. 

  • Develop and manage the high-level project plan including all interdependencies, project charter, status report, RAID (risk, actions, issue, and decision) log, and ensure timely communications to all key stakeholders. 

  • Partner with various Tech teams to oversee implementations. Participate in Program Increment (PI) planning sessions with Tech teams. Coordinate and prioritize deliverables from Tech teams.  

  • Track resource usage and budget/expenses as needed. 

  •  Support and/or champion process and tool improvement efforts to strengthen and build upon existing PMO capabilities by continuously improving project management functions and developing new capabilities as appropriate. 

Needed Skills  

  • Strong command of Scrum framework, Scaled Agile Framework, and Agile values and principles. 

  • Analytical mindset, aptitude for working on a team with highly technical data scientists, engineering and/or IT experts. 

  • Collaborative work style with ability to effectively interact with and earn the trust of stakeholders across the organization. 

  • Must be highly organized and have excellent follow-up and problem-solving skills 

  • Self-motivated, with strong self-learning ability  

  • Strong Microsoft suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, MS Project etc.) and advanced JIRA skills required 

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, independent thinking and ability to exercise prudent judgment. 

  • Ability to influence and lead cross-functional team in the realization of project goals and time-bound deliverables 

Qualifications: 

  • CSM, SSM or PSM certification required 

  • CSP, SASM, SPS or other advanced certification preferred 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred 

  • BS in technical and/or quantitative discipline 

  • Experience: 

  • At least 2+ years of experience in working in an Agile environment.  

  • At least 3-5 years of data related project/program management experience, preferably in the Life, Health or P&C insurance industry 

  • Experience effectively motivating and coordinating cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment to achieve well-defined timelines and goals. 

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Salary range: $95,000-$145,000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 

 

Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.

 

 

Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 90203

 

 

 

About NY Life Insurance Company

Diversity & Humanity–two values that are deeply rooted in the New York Life culture and have laid the foundation for over 175 years of commitment to our employees, agents, policy owners, and the communities where we live and work. At New York Life you become a valued part of a welcoming, inclusive, and caring culture that has a long-standing legacy in stability and growth. The strength of New York Life revolves around our diversified, multi-dimensional business portfolio that goes beyond life insurance, and we want you to be a part of our legacy.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide an environment where you can explore your career ambitions, offering opportunities to tackle meaningful challenges and stretch your skills while balancing work and life priorities. You will be part of a diverse team guided by our belief to always be there for each other–providing the support and flexibility to grow and reach new heights while making an impact in the lives of others.

You are our future, and we commit to investing in you accordingly.

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