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Vital, a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web at anytime and anywhere for patient care and treatment planning.  Vitrea®software has been installed at more than 5,000 hospitals in over 80 countries. Established in 1988 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Vital Images also has offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit



The Research and Development (R&D) Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of product development, security, and customer support related projects .  The R&D Project Manager will lead cross-functional teams through the entire project lifecycle process (Project Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing) in order to achieve R&D software development objectives.  The R&D Project Manager serves as the single point of contact for all matters related to the project and is expected to interface with all areas of the business that are impacted by the project and its deliverables.  The R&D Project Manager works closely with Product Management, Customer Support, Development, and Verification and Validation teams to ensure project deliverables are completed on time, within budget while adhering to strict quality and regulatory guidelines. 



In this position, you will perform several roles including but not limited to: 


Ensuring adherence to worldwide quality, regulatory, and security standards.

·         Manage the production and delivery of all required quality and regulatory deliverables, and ensure project team is ready to respond to FDA and BSI audits with little or no advance warning.

·         Establish project plans and execute on the plans for hardening, securing, and obtaining DIACAP clearance for Vital’s products.

·         Responsible for technical communication between government agencies and Vital Images.


Ensuring project deliverables meet customer expectations.

·         Ensure project deliverables meet quality standards defined by Verification and Validation and other Quality Systems Processes.

·         Lead Sustaining Engineering Projects to address customer reported software defects and feature requests.

·         Lead defect trend analysis activities to determine the underlying root causes for customer reported software defects and provide defect trend reports to Sr. Management.


Effectively manage multiple projects.

·         Lead project startup and initiation activities that identify the project team, project goals, scope, and success criteria.

·         Develop and execute comprehensive project plans that ensure projects meet established quality, schedule and budget targets.

·         Collect development and test effort estimates and resource availability.

·         Develop and manage effective project communication plans intended to keep key business stakeholders abreast of project status, risks and opportunities.

·         Drive project execution tasks and activities against established baseline plans in order to provide accurate and timely project status reports and forecasts relative to project schedule and budget.

·         Actively manage and control project scope utilizing company change control procedures.

·         Continually monitor identified project risks, identify new potential risks, and influence teams to complete corrective actions to mitigate risks as needed.

·         Prepare project related documentation.  Documentation could include formal plans, service update reports, 510(k) submissions, DIACAP submissions, etc.

·         Ensure projects close on time and that relevant project information and training is provided to downstream teams.  For example, coach, mentor, and educate organization on security and hardening requirements.

·         Lead project retrospectives, capture key lessons learned, make recommendations to R&D Management relative to process improvement, and implement accepted process improvement initiatives.

·         Capture and analyze key project performance indicators specifically Defect fix rate, Duration Estimates, Effort estimates vs. Actual Effort, Actual Project Budget and Costs vs. Forecasts

·         Administer and maintain effective project sites utilizing Microsoft SharePoint and Atlassian Confluence.



Reports to:  Senior Manager Research and Development



·         Bachelor’s degree in either a Technology or Business focused discipline

·         Strong understanding of Project Management methodologies

·         2+ years of experience with Agile software development methodologies.

·         4+ years of Project Management experience, delivering commercial software



·         Certified Scrum Professional or Program Management Professional (PgMP)

·         Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

·         Focus on quality and detail.

·         Excellent organizational skills.

·         Ability to adapt to changing priorities.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Visible leadership skills and comfortable leading cross-functional projects.

·         Experience with DoD DIACAP certification (STIGs, OS/Network level hardening).

·         Demonstrated initiative and commitment to ongoing process improvement.

·         Proficient with Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Excel.



·         Proficient with Atlassian Jira and Confluence.

·         Experience with FDA regulatory and ISO standard procedures.

·         Experience with the development and/or implementation of enterprise software solutions.

·         Experience with Windows Server 2008/2012 Security Standards.

·         Experience with Windows SQL Server 2012/2014 Security Standards.

·         Experience with Healthcare informatics domain knowledge including: DICOM, HL7, HIS, RIS, PACS, EMR.



Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. No unusual physical requirements



Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hours can vary and expand as dictated by project demands.

Vital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Protected Veterans.

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