• Director of Digital Product Development

    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.

    Fred Hutch Communications & Marketing is seeking a proven, forward-thinking, tech- and UX-savvy Director of Digital Product Development to lead a team of web developers, TPMs and external vendors in building, optimizing and expanding its digital portfolio of websites, products, fundraising platforms and experience design efforts.

    This role requires vision, a relentless commitment to our mission, strong people-management skills and the strategic acumen to navigate growing demand for tools and platforms that drive engagement with our key audiences: scientific peers, philanthropic donors, business partners and clinical trial participants. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape a new type of product organization at Fred Hutch — working alongside incredible scientists, storytellers, product owners and UX designers to build new technology that supports the science, patients, partners and employees in our quest to prevent, treat and cure the world’s most devastating diseases.


    • Build, optimize and expand Fred Hutch’s digital communications and fundraising websites, platforms and products (internal and external)
    • Directly manage a web development team and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders (IT, UX, Content, Philanthropy, Marketing, etc.) and platform vendors to drive engagement
    • Drive development of new features and functionality that solve user and business needs
    • Manage and direct current, planned and backlogged project portfolio in alignment with resource plan
    • Manage and prioritize workflow to advance digital properties while balancing individual and team workloads
    • Budget for and articulate the benefits of platform upgrades, integrations and investments required to keep pace with rapidly advancing tech landscape and audience expectations
    • Provide coaching, direction, guidance and consultation to ensure continuous development of team members
    • Mentor and train platform users/CMS authors, raising the bar in both technical and non-technical aspects of platform utilization and expansion
    • Recommend and advocate for industry best practices to enhance and maintain existing deployments
    • Evangelize team offerings throughout the center via community outreach and training programs



    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, data science or equivalent degree/experience
    • 7+ years of experience in web development, application design, software engineering and/or technical product management
    • 5+ years of people management/leadership experience and proven track-record of building high-performing teams
    • Skilled at planning, prioritization and leadership of technical teams to achieve common goals
    • 5+ years of experience managing an application development team
    • 5+ years of experience working with UX and/or product teams
    • Experience with IT budgeting, network engineering, procedure development and process improvement
    • Demonstrated experience managing small- to enterprise-class software deployment
    • Demonstrated experience with analytics, testing and campaign instrumentation (UTM, GTM)
    • 5+ years of experience working in an Agile environment
    • Master’s in computer science preferred


    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Extensive experience in responsive design, web accessibility, and microservices
    • Experience with HTML and CSS (including CSS preprocessing)
    • Experience with client-side and server-side JavaScript and JavaScript Frameworks
    • Experience with Adobe Experience Manager or similar enterprise CMS platforms
    • Experience solving for distributed authorship of platforms
    • Experience with Luminate Online or Blackbaud fundraising platform
    • Experience designing and developing modern web applications or leading teams that do so
    • Solid strategic, analytical, organizational, communication and presentation skills
    • Excellent judgment to influence product roadmap direction, features and priorities
    • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization and agency partners
    • Exceptional attention to detail; highly collaborative; confident under pressure and in meeting tight timelines
    • Healthcare, life Sciences and/or non-profit experience

    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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