• Technical Project Manager II

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking a Technical Project Manager II. Responsible for overall planning, resource coordination, scheduling, and execution of various technology-related projects. Ensures projects are delivered within the planned schedule and scope.


    The Technical Project Manager II is responsible for managing medium, moderately complex projects with teams of up to 8 people that involve up to 2 technologies within a single organizational unit. The Technical Project Manager II reports to the Associate Director, SCHARP TSS.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Work with project sponsors and stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, risks, organization, and approach.
    • Manage the creation of project plans, process and data flow diagrams, use case examples, user interaction wireframes, user workflows, conceptual data models, implementation timelines and testing plans.
    • Work with resource managers to obtain resources. Track and manage issues and risks.
    • Manage project and sprint backlogs in accordance with agile methodology (create project/sprint backlogs, plan and manage sprints, and coordinate stakeholder review).
    • Provide leadership and direction to the project team, in alignment with SCHARP’s SDLC, to successful completion of assigned project tasks.
    • Build and maintain strong working relationships with team members, project sponsors and peers. Communicate status to project sponsors, team, and stakeholders.
    • Manage scope, schedule, and resource changes according to defined change control procedures.
    • Serve as project liaison, representing the project to other center departments, affiliated individuals or institutions, and outside organizations.
    • Manage vendor/consultant resources as required by project.
    • Applies technical experience and knowledge in support of business and technology goals.
    • Provides leadership in development of organizational best practices for project management and SDLC.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • A minimum of 4 years of project management with 2 years experience managing medium to complex technology projects.
    • Experience managing multiple technology projects for the full life cycle utilizing a System Development Life Cycle methodology.
    • Experience with agile methodologies such as Scrum.
    • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently, lead projects and to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Proven ability to understand technical details and systems architecture, and to translate and communicate between technical teams and stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar degree in a scientific or technical field.  Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or Scrum Master certification.
    • Project Management Proficiency (PMI-PMP) certification.
    • Experience as a software developer.
    • Experience working in a regulated environment and applying regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11 to IT projects.
    • Experience conducting Computer System Validation, as defined by the FDA, as part of a Systems Development Life Cycle.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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