Functional Lead, Public Health

US-MI-Ann Arbor
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Current Opening


As a functional lead of public health in our Center for Connected Health group in Ann Arbor, MI, you will work in a fast-paced, demanding, but rewarding, consulting environment. You will have the opportunity to use your knowledge of health information technology, experience working on custom software development projects, passion for improving healthcare, and leadership skills to lead multiple public health projects and tasks.


Your primary focus will be in a lead role as the subject matter expert on projects designed to improve human health. Over the course of your career at Altarum, you may lead the creation of a disease registry or a clinical decision support tool; manage the design of a payment modelling system; or lead client relationships with one our many state, federal, and commercial partners. As a full-time member of a dynamic consulting group, your specific projects, tasks, and responsibilities will evolve and change over time.


  • Provide product/system management oversite and subject matter expertise. Act as product manager to insure system meets user requirements and translate user requirements to the technical team.
  • Work with the project manager to help execute software projects from beginning to end, within budget and time constraints. Help oversee processes for budgets, timelines, technical documentation, project briefings and reviews, and take ownership of all contract deliverables.
  • Provide professional client interface, ensure responsiveness to client requirements and concerns.
  • Continually identify lessons learned, evaluate completed tasks and make process improvements based upon successful and unsuccessful project elements. Develop best practices to share across Altarum.
  • Present findings to clients, policymakers, service providers, and community groups.
  • Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of the software system to insure it is meeting required Service Level Agreements (SLA).
  • Develop, prepare, and coordinate Requests for Proposals (RFP), grant applications, and grant-related activities to obtain funding for health education programs and related work.


  • Must have at least 3 years (36 months) of experience as a Functional Lead or Software Product Manager
  • Must have been Functional Lead or Software Product Manager on at least one (1) project where the solution was implemented in a state, local or federal health department
  • At least 3 years of experience in public health at State, Federal or local level
  • Extensive experience working with clients and users
  • Works with Project Manager and teams to identify, project, coordinate, and implement tasks, risks, issues, time estimates, and all other relevant project activities through completion of the project
  • Coordinates functional requirements reviews and validation
  • Coordinates systems functionality testing, and verifies traceability to the originating requirements
  • Coordinates systems integration testing, and verifies integration accuracy
  • Coordinates systems custom development testing, and verifies custom development and functionality accuracy
  • Manages the overall quality and timeliness of deliverables in the functional areas of the system
  • Serves as an expert resource to mitigate or resolve Project issues and risks



Altarum Institute is a nonprofit systems research and consulting organization serving government and private sector clients, since 1946. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI our focus is solely on improving health and health care. Combining the analytical rigor of a research institution with the business agility of a consulting firm, the Institute is uniquely positioned to deliver practical, systems-based solutions to its clients and funders. Altarum’s nonprofit status ensures that the public interest is always preeminent in our work. Our dedication to social responsibility is evident in all that we do, serving the public good with integrity and enabling others to do the same. Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. 

In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 


Altarum Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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