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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health. IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Technical Program Manager on our Enterprise Data Management Team. The main purpose of this position is to manage the projects and relationship between the Research and Technology teams - ensuring timely and efficient coordination between different teams and team members in the development, delivery and deployment of deliverables, gathering researcher needs, translating them into technology requirements, managing technical workflows and timelines, and creating and managing clear project and action plans to achieve deadlines and produce results.
We are looking for a TPM who is technically proficient, an effective communicator, and able to operate independently. They will work with internal teams to define requirements, determine milestones, facilitate coordination, track progress, and ultimately ensure timely delivery of intermediate to large scale, cross-functional projects. The TPM will provide diplomatic and timely communication in an agile work environment with iterative planning and delivery cycles.
Lead planning, prioritization, and management of portfolio of software development projects
Identify project goals and translate those goals into action to deliver interdependent products on deadline, using knowledge of technical dependencies and infrastructure
Gather requirements for the team’s technical products from stakeholders
Lead dependency management –scoping, communication, implementation, and testing of technical requirements and dependencies to deliver products on deadline
Perform risk assessments within a project – determine tradeoffs across possible implementations and make recommendations to leadership
Utilize project management tools to ensure high-quality and timely technical coordination
Detail and document complex analytic processes through the creation of flowcharts, requirements documentation, and other relevant materials
Act as an expert between technical and non-technical staff
Contribute to planning and management activities with IHME leadership
Identify opportunities for innovation and optimization
Set team goals and priorities
Manage projects across a team of engineers, and assess progress across deliverables
Recruit, supervise?and train?team members, providing guidance, coaching and support
Ensure the team works effectively with other groups at IHME – promote cross-organization teamwork
Thoroughly understand the computational, diagnostic, and data needs of the portfolio and how they interrelate with one another
Develop a command of how the software native to IHME’s modeling endeavor maps to specific research objectives
Become fluent with existing project management software used across projects, and potentially make recommendations for how other tools could be leveraged
Anticipate and translate non-technical research outcomes from a diverse set of clients into tangible development requirements
Develop and maintain a high-level understanding of modern “big data” technologies and infrastructure, and how they relate to the work of IHME’s Data Science team
As needed, develop baseline understanding of epidemiological modeling principles
Perform additional duties as assigned that fall within the reasonable scope of this position
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, mathematics, computer science, or related field and five years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver projects with multiple dependencies and constraints.
Ability to communicate effectively and establish credibility with technical and non-technical stakeholders including executive staff.
Strong systems thinking and problem solving experience.
Experience with Agile development methodologies.
Must exhibit strong desire and ability to learn new intellectual content across different disciplines in a timely fashion.
Strong sense of focus and attention to detail.
Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, strong communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative, entrepreneurial environment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Statistics and/or public health interest.
Developer experience, including writing, testing and deploying code
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Weekend and evening work sometimes required.
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