IS Sr. Delivery Lead, Commercial Applications in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/15/2019

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Job Description

Responsible for the planning, coordination and successful deployments of the global commercial applications across all Stryker divisions, functions, and regions. Coordinates with PMO Lead, Delivery Leads, Global Process Owners, and System Integrator(s), to drive the commercial products through end to end delivery and completion.  Works closely with System Integrator(s) to ensure alignment of key program activities and milestones for deployment and solution delivery. Oversees and ensures completion of all business and program cut-over activities. Drives informed decision making for large cross-functional projects.

Essential duties:

  • Perform activities following Stryker’s Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) framework and processes
  • Defines a deployment framework which can be leveraged across all commercial programs and projects
  • Aligns on Technical Designs, Prototypes/Mock-ups, Development, Testing and Delivery of solutions for Release Cycles and/or new projects within the [platform] application stack
  • Creates individual/custom deployment plans for each program across Stryker divisions, functions, and regions with detailed contingency plans and “Go/No Go” decision points
  • Creates, coordinates and influences the deployment communication plans, including “Go Live” readiness, change management, cutover, and stabilization
  • Works with divisional deployment leads and IS teams to manage and prepare each division for solution readiness, data cleansing, data migration and training
  • Manages and coordinates with external suppliers and deployment partners to ensure they meet their contracted deliverables, agreed upon timelines, and metrics.
  • Working with PMO, Delivery Leads, Process Leads, and Change management, develop standards, tools and systems to effectively and efficiently manage the deployment of the commercial products across Stryker divisions, functions, and regions
  • Establishes deployment metrics and ensures each division, function, and region are measuring pre and post “Go Live” success metrics
  • Works closely with IS Service Delivery teams to ensure implementation of post-production support model and processes
  • Communication within IS teams is critical for both day-to-day events and building out new solutions
  • Ensures timely escalation and mitigation of issues and risks to ensure a smooth deployment process
  • Partners with the IS Governance team to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, standards, procedures, and associated documentation including but not limited to computer systems validation, SOX 404, and PM standards
  • Develop and build robust integration with Infrastructure, Security, Governance, Service Delivery, etc.
  • Conducts “lessons learned” after each deployment to continuously improve the deployment process over the course of the program
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other Delivery Leads, Solution Leads and Solution Analysts within the team or same project/program
  • Financial focus on delivering activities on budget, leveraging time on value-driven activities and ensuring external resources meet contractual deliverables.
  • Special projects/assignments as required


•      Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in the areas of Computer science, Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent technical field of study required.

Master's degree in MIS, MBA or related disciplines preferred

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience required,
  • 5 years deploying or delivering commercial solutions ( preferred.
  • Prior experience and demonstrated understanding of or other complex business solutions with direct experience in global system rollouts required
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization structure with significant emphasis on collaboration and persuasion, rather than relying entirely on command and control is required
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships within Stryker Divisions and geographies
  • Ability to consider upstream and downstream process impacts and implications
  • Exhibits acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Versatility and willingness to work with constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Experienced in enterprise solution methodologies, preferably in both traditional waterfall and agile approaches preferred
  • International experience and/or exposure working in other business functions preferred
  • Knowledge of Lean, ITIL, PPM, PMO, etc. standards and processes preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Senior Management
  • Must be able to generate, explain, and present detailed schedules, objectives, reports, and other documentation accurately
  • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively across a cross functional and matrixed organization
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to drive initiatives and projects independently from start to finish
  • Strong knowledge of Excel Advanced, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, Access DB, MS Project Suite (MPP/Visio/etc.)
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills to a diverse set of audiences

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 30%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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