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Technical Project Manager – Tool Development & Method Reliability

Technical Project Manager – Tool Development & Method Reliability

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 the type of person who enjoys engaging with scientists and researchers across many disciplines? Do you want to be an integral part of a team that includes computational biologists, research ethicists, software engineers, and data librarians? If so, could be our next Technical Project Manager.

The Informatics & Biocomputing team at Sage aims to provide technologies that make it easier for biomedical researchers and data scientists — including our colleagues at Sage —to get their job done. As part of our team, you’ll bring your expertise in project/product management to help deliver quality software solutions to scientists who are tackling complex problems in cancer and clinical research. You’ll be a technical lead who can drive product development by defining requirements and overseeing multiple project roadmaps.

Ideal candidates will bring an enthusiasm for collaboration and problem solving, as well as a passion for findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable solutions in biomedical research.

What you’ll do: 

  • Work directly with scientists, software developers, and project managers to build, refine, and deliver applications and services to enable open, collaborative research.
  • Work with the same multidisciplinary teams to help establish standards and infrastructure for community benchmarking initiatives such as the DREAM Challenges.
  • Develop use cases and requirements for new features and iterate with stakeholders and development teams to define creative and practical solutions.
  • Manage product roadmaps and evaluate priorities for teams of scientists, engineers, and designers to ensure alignment with Sage’s strategic plan.
  • Work with project lead(s) to coordinate collaborations across multiple academic institutions, industry partners, and research communities.
  • Establish processes and systems to ensure project goals and milestones are achieved.
  • Track development schedules and effort allocation and manage these against approved resource allocation plans.
  • Provide support for education and outreach activities, and assist in technical writing and documentation efforts.

We’d love to hear from you if: 

  • You have a BS in biomedical sciences, computer science, library and information science, or another discipline related to data-intensive research and/or data management and 4+ years of relevant job experience, or an MS and 2+ years of relevant job experience.
  • You’re passionate about open science and collaboration.
  • You have at least 2 years of project or product management experience, preferably with data-intensive research and/or data management.
  • You have effective verbal, written, and organizational skills with the ability to communicate with a variety of people in a diverse workforce, including senior leadership and team leads.
  • 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.
  • You have experience supporting software releases and developing metrics to drive product success.
  • You have experience using project management tools to support activities such as issue tracking, development processes, and documentation (examples may include Jira, GitHub, or other systems).

Preferred, but not required:

  • You have a strong understanding of modern web application architecture, programming tools, and programming languages.
  • You have experience implementing and managing Agile software development practices.
  • You have experience working in biomedical research or related fields, in academic or industry settings.
  • You’re familiar with modern software engineering challenges and existing technological solutions in data science, bioinformatics, and/or biomedical data coordination.

In light of recent concerns of Covid-19, all interviews will be conducted remotely, and most positions will be remote through at least June 30, 2021. The option to work on-site at our Seattle office prior to June 30, will be considered upon request.

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-intensive research for the advancement of human health. Data-intensive 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.

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