Data & Tooling

Data and Tooling Program Manager

Data and Tooling Program Manager

At Sage Bionetworks, we believe that we can learn more by learning from each other. We develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. We are working to establish actionable biomedical observations through the reliable analysis and responsible sharing of representative data. By improving the way scientists collaborate and by increasing the reliability of research, we will improve human health.

Are you passionate about open science and collaboration with scientists and researchers across many disciplines? Being part of a team of computational biologists, research ethicists, software engineers, and data librarians? If so, you could be our next Program Manager.

Data and Tooling Program – Architecture and Operations Team

The Data & Tooling (D&T) Program at Sage provides technical solutions that make it easier for biomedical researchers and data scientists to get their job done. The Architecture and Operations team collaborates with engineering and research team members to identify funding opportunities, establish project plans, and develop products that contribute to defining data models, implementing tools, developing workflows, and managing cloud resources, all while adopting and promoting standards for open science.

As Program Manager within the Architecture and Operations Team, you will support the D&T portfolio, working with research scientists and project managers to develop the program roadmap and define project requirements.  You will oversee program development for a subset of our consortia-based projects, working with PI’s to project plan, budget, and communicate with our external collaborators. Ideal candidates will bring expertise in scientific program, project, or product management, a passion for open science, and a drive to develop operational solutions for project needs.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Work closely with a team of program managers and technical project managers to establish processes and systems to ensure strategy, team alignment, and project delivery are achieved
  • Support the program roadmap and drive priorities for teams of scientists, engineers, and designers that align with the Sage’s strategic plan
  • Drive a subset of programs within the D&T portfolio; establish project plans, proactively manage risks, manage project escalations, prioritize tasks, and meet specific business objectives
  • Coordinate with technical project managers and scientific teams to achieve project goals and timelines
  • Act as liaison between various departments and external partners, facilitating cross-team collaboration and understanding
  • Assist in technical writing and documentation efforts

We’d love to hear from you if: 

  • You are passionate about open science and collaboration
  • You have a Bachelor’s with 4+ years relevant experience, Masters with 2+ years relevant experience, PhD or equivalent scientific degree
  • At least 1 year of experience managing programs in a matrix organizational structure
  • Experience managing design and implementation of collaborative scientific or software projects
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce, including senior leadership and team leads
  • Proficiency in modern business practices and best-of-breed tools for project management
  • Ability to self-start and work independently as well as work collaboratively with teams
  • You’re adaptable to changing work requirements and willing to multitask while maintaining a high degree of professional integrity and a strong client service orientation

About Sage Bionetworks 

Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. Our focus is to develop and apply open practices to data-driven research for the advancement of human health. Data-driven research has become an important component of biomedicine, but it’s not always easy to understand how to apply computational approaches appropriately or how to interpret their results. Sage believes open practices can help. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work together to provide researchers access to technology tools and scientific approaches to share data, benchmark methods, and explore collective insights, all backed by Sage’s gold-standard governance protocols and commitment to user-centered design. Sage is supported through a portfolio of competitive research grants, commercial partnerships, and philanthropic contributions.

Sage embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to pay parity and making our salary ranges available to all employees. We invite you to apply and we welcome a conversation. We are based in Seattle, WA, and collaborate broadly throughout the world.

This is a professional level position on our Science Professional career ladder. The professional level has a compensation range of $74,909-$117,045. Actual compensation is dependent upon experience.

Sage provides a flexible work environment and will accommodate requests for geographically remote work with manager approval. Sage will also accommodate local employees who choose to work remotely from the Washington area with the option to come into the office on a flexible schedule.

All interviews will be conducted remotely at this time.