Program Manager, Innovation

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Job Overview

InterSystems is looking for an energetic and organized program manager to help drive our Innovation Acceleration Program. The ideal candidate is an experienced, hands-on project manager who thinks creatively and loves a fast-paced environment with a variety of projects.

The Innovation Program Manager will manage multiple cross-functional teams through a series of innovation loops, while using a forward-thinking mindset to continually challenge and improve our processes and practices. Experience with healthcare IT desired, as many of these projects will push the frontier of healthcare data management.

The person in this role will be an integral member of a small team, as well as a catalyst and influencer to a much wider range of employees. Our process includes innovation tournaments to create and select exceptional opportunities for innovation, innovation loops that progress innovations in short, focused cycles, and support of innovation activities throughout InterSystems and our ecosystem.


  • Shape the goals and approach for innovation projects and adjust them each loop, with a goal of either failing fast or graduating into a business function quickly.
  • Assemble teams of employees to fit the needs of each project, working part-time. Secure management approval for their time. Determine if there are external resources needed and arrange for them as appropriate.
  • Conduct regular management reviews and ensure visible, clear findings and learnings for each innovation loop on each project.
  • Cultivate high trust relationships with internal stakeholders needed to yield innovative ideas and opportunities.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Innovation Acceleration team, legal, sales, and other departments as needed to help establish and maintain a sustainable operating model for accelerating innovation. This includes (but is not limited to):
    • Talent engagement across various teams/partners
    • Communication processes
    • Collaboration tools and processes
    • Decision rights, performance, and financials
    • Legal considerations
  • Suggest best practices and optimizations to our innovation acceleration strategy.

Experience and Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant technical field.
  • 5-10+ years of experience in project or program management
  • 2+ years of experience with healthcare IT
  • Startup or entrepreneurship experience desired
  • Experience with development, preparation, negotiation, review, and execution of a wide range of business contracts.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of business concepts and requirements applicable to large academic or research institutions.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous and demanding deadlines.
  • Healthy analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. InterSystems is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

About InterSystems

Established in 1978, InterSystems provides innovative data solutions for organizations with critical information needs in the healthcare, finance, and logistics sectors and beyond. Our cloud-first data platforms solve interoperability, speed, and scalability problems for organizations around the globe. InterSystems also develops and supports data management in hospitals through the world's most proven electronic medical record, as well as unified care records for health systems and governments through a powerful suite of healthcare data integration solutions. The company is committed to excellence through its award-winning, 24×7 support for customers and partners in more than 80 countries. Privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, InterSystems has 25 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit .

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