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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 Hutchs 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 Hutchs 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
Bachelors 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
Bachelors 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
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.