Supports the development of innovative open source data science tools and platforms for research through execution of industry-standard project management across engineering and scientific teams, developing a deep understanding of research objectives, data, and software capabilities.
Identifies and raises risks with leaders, coordinating on planning for and documenting risks with appropriate stakeholders, including subject matter experts and senior leaders in CDAC.
Serves as the primary point of contact between CDAC project partners, and external stakeholders including civic organizations, community-based organizations, industry partners, and government.
Ensures the appropriate approvals are in place for compliance, spanning numerous areas including, but not limited to IT security, data governance, contractual requirements, federal acquisition regulations, etc.
Coordinates reporting of project documentation and deliverables across different media including, but not limited to project plans, activities, risks, requirements, deliverables, and dependencies; includes participating in manuscript preparation, grant proposal development, reports, and other artifacts.
Exhibits and continues learning applied project management and agile (or related methodologies and skills including, but not limited to, scrum master, waterfall, business analysis, kanban, XP) best practices with minimal supervision.
Maintains project web presence, project archives and project documentation.
Uses depth and breadth of knowledge in IT project management to build project plans, including budgets and human resource plans. Provides expertise on managing projects. Maintains project web presence, project archives and project documentation.
Ensures quality control of the project methodology and contributes to the further enhancement and application of the methodology.
Performs other related work as needed.â‹
Advanced degree (e.g. MSc, Ph.D, MBA).
Two to three years of relevant work experience.
Background working with technical developers, tech design and engineering teams.
Exposure to fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of software development.
Professional experience in academic institutions and/or industry or startups environments.
Working knowledge with open source software and public data releases.
Successful experience leading at least one sizable, complex project, preferably serving multiple and/or competing constituencies.
Take a broad plan or proposal and break it into incremental tasks and oversee the completion of each task.
Accurately monitor project progress, to keep track of effort and funds expended and committed, and to anticipate at an early stage any need for changes in project direction, scope, objectives, funding, or timeline.
Knowledge and interest in data science, public policy, broadband internet networking, and the latest technology.
Come into and collaborate with a team accustomed to minimal supervision and oversight and ensure accountability for deliverables through partnership and influence.
Persuade subject matter experts to adapt new structures or systems in order to meet objectives.
Project management knowledge, including a demonstrated ability to manage own time well and achieve objectives.
Learn new content areas and new skills quickly and well.
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