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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 Project Manager II on our Central Computation team. The Central Computation team is responsible for developing disease and risk factor modeling software, production of final GBD results for publication, data analysis pipelines, and database tools that interface with up to 1 PB of data across dozens of databases and a network file system. Central Computation’s culture is ambitious, innovative, and collaborative. The team seeks engineers interested in solving complex research problems through design and implementation of scalable software, with an emphasis on robust testing.
We are looking for a Technical Project Manager II who is technically proficient, an effective communicator, and able to operate independently. The person in this role will manage software development projects related to new research and technical requirements for the Global Burden of Disease, Future Health Scenarios, and Simulation Sciences. They will execute software development projects to completion, working with internal teams on gathering requirements, developing project plans and determining milestones, coordinating across teams, implementation, deployment, and retrospectives, tracking progress, and ultimately ensuring timely delivery of intermediate to large scale, cross-functional projects. The TPM II will provide diplomatic and timely communication in an agile work environment with iterative planning and delivery cycles.
Understand project goals and translate those goals into action to deliver interdependent products on deadline
Gather requirements for the team’s technical products from stakeholders
Develop work plans for engineers to implement requirements using knowledge of technical dependencies and infrastructure
Liaise with the relevant teams to scope, communicate, implement, and test technical requirements and dependencies to deliver products on deadline
Perform risk assessments within a project – determine tradeoffs across possible implementations
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 a point of contact between technical and non-technical staff
Work across supervisory structures to ensure work is properly prioritized
Coordinate tasks across a team of engineers, and assess progress across deliverables
Formally or informally supervise?and train?team members, providing guidance, coaching and support
Ensure the team works effectively with other groups at IHME - promote cross-organization teamwork
Understand 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
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
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Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, mathematics, computer science, or related field and four 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
This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions.
Weekend and evening work sometimes required.
Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US; work schedule required to overlap 50% of IHME Office hours between 8am - 6pm Pacific Time.
This position is contingent on project funding.
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