• Technical Project Manager II

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Communications and Marketing
  • 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 Technical Project Manager will work closely with the web development team, digital producers, UX designers and internal customers to scope, design and build websites and functionality for Fred Hutch’s digital communication and fundraising platforms. The role owns multi-stream work management for a small team of Fred Hutch web developers. The position is on the Design & UX web development team within Fred Hutch’s Communications & Marketing department.


    • Partner closely with UX designers and digital producers to understand new web development features, enhancements and bugs/issues
    • Translate requirements to web developers to properly scope, estimate and point each effort
    • Lead Agile/SCRUM development process including sprint greening, pointing, planning & backlog grooming meetings
    • Participate in the complete project lifecycle process from estimation to execution (strategy, inception, development, quality assurance and delivery)
    • Prepare reports for Fred Hutch leadership regarding project status, risks, milestones, team velocity / burn and relevant next steps
    • Create and maintain bi-weekly updates for project team to accurately track team performance (wins, asks, risks, dependencies, learnings)
    • Effectively communicate and set expectations, develop process-related documentation, manage personal workload and work seamlessly with all levels of stakeholders
    • Anticipate issues, complications and risks and work with implementation teams on risk mitigation and escalations to avoid setbacks
    • Act as the web developer main point of contact for disseminating information as needed
    • Analyze changes in user stories to support the development process and communicate established expectations to all necessary stakeholders
    • Manage multiple concurrent workstreams and assign work priority in partnership with the Design & UX team leadership
    • Assume responsibility and work with developers to drive issue investigation and resolution
    • When outsourcing, participate in vendor selection process and manage against deliverables including SOWs, change management and approval of final deliverables
    • Participate in regular process review and improvement initiatives


    Minimum qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent professional experience
    • 5+ years of program/project management or technical project management experience in a technology-oriented organization
    • 5+ years’ experience implementing technology using Agile/SCRUM methodology
    • Proven track record of successfully launching websites and/or web-based applications and functionalities
    • Technically savvy and able to ramp up on new technologies quickly
    • Prior experience with a content management system (AEM experience a plus)
    • Prior experience with a work flow tool (Jira experience a plus)
    • Strong ability to collaborate and prioritize work across multiple stakeholders
    • Experience working with local as well as geographically distributed team members and/or multi-vendor environments
    • Demonstrated experience translating designs and specifications into functional specifications or requirements


    Preferred qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related digital technology field
    • PMP Project Management Professional certification
    • SCRUM Master Certification
    • Experience working in a non-profit or academic environment

    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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