Function Point Specialist (Telecommute) - US (374515)
UnitedHealth Group - Minneapolis, MN

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Position Description:
UHG is looking for Function Points Specialists to support the deployment of IFPUG based Function Point Based estimation process across multiple applications and projects. Function point counters will be part of the enterprise estimation team responsible for various Function Point based estimation activities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsible for sizing business critical applications via FP Counting & Estimations according to IFPUG and Global standards.

Count project size using Function Points methodology

Develop baselines of application counts and maintain the baseline counts of the applications on a regular basis to keep it current

Assist, support, train, mentor and coach project teams in learning FP concepts and handholding to help them gain expertise in FP counting

Coordinate Function Point activities with offshore FP resources

Assist in project planning and monitoring and controlling of the tasks associated with FP counting activities

Maintain a schedule outlining all current and future function point counting and ongoing support

Coordinate the activities related with Function Point counting with application teams, projects and process SMEs

Validate and verify Function Point counts as an expert for the Projects completed by project-specific Function Point counters

Overtime, use Function Point based metrics in analyzing and developing productivity metrics

Work with other estimation team experts to align with organizational processes and tools

What makes your technology career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You'll have the most opportunities to grow and develop. We invest in rich technology resources and talented people to help glean and use intelligence in ways that drive quality and affordability of healthcare for millions of people worldwide. It's your chance to be a transformational force in the industry and within UnitedHealth Group. If you believe there is always a better way, take the next step in exploring your potential with UnitedHealth Group.

UnitedHealth Group IT

provides a diverse and comprehensive array of application design and infrastructure services designed to advance improved health and well-being for our customers, and to benefit UnitedHealth Group employees across the enterprise. Comprised of the Application Services Group, Enterprise Technology Services Group and the IT Business Services Group, UnitedHealth Group IT has over 7,000 internal and external resources across the globe, and offices in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey, South Carolina, Wisconsin and India.


1+ year experience with Function Point counting Methodology based on International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG)

1+ year experience in software engineering, design, development or business analysis in various technologies

Previous experience understanding and processing various types of Requirements and Design documents on many projects and accurately translate them into the information needed for estimation purposes

General training and meeting facilitation skills

HS Diploma/GED + 4 years function points experience OR Bachelor's Degree

Understanding of Software estimation concept and principles

CFPS Certification from International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG)

Training in Function Point based methodology or other FP training

Healthcare insurance background is a strong plus

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

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