Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
By pairing engineers with leaders in our education, science, and justice and opportunity teams, we can bring technology to the table in new ways to help drive solutions. We are uniquely positioned to design, build, and scale software systems to help educators, scientists, and policy experts better address the myriad challenges they face. Our technology team is already helping schools bring personalized learning tools to teachers and schools across the country and supporting scientists around the world as they develop a comprehensive reference atlas of all cells in the human body.
Our team is seeking a creative, inquisitive and versatile engineering manager to lead a software team focused on the exploration, visualization and transformation of scientific data. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a collaborative team of scientists, engineers, product managers, designers and user researchers, building software that accelerates the pace of the biological sciences. Example projects include exploration of high dimensionality data describing the characteristics of single cells (cellxgene), next-generation visualization of microscopy data (napari), and analysis pipelines for spatial transcriptomics (starfish). This is an excellent opportunity for a person with extraordinary engineering management skills and a passion for science.
- Lead a growing software engineering team, creating a portfolio of tools and applications for scientists
- Partner with scientists and engineers on open source, community software projects
- Work in a multi-disciplinary team, with engineers, scientists, product managers, designers and user researchers, to define product plans and strategy
- Recruit and grow the skills of all engineers, at all levels, and establish a productive and inclusive team culture
- 7+ years of experience in roles related to software engineering and development, with at least 3+ years of professional software engineering experience
- 2+ years of experience in software engineering people and program management, with an emphasis on complex, open, nimble projects
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a bias toward an open, transparent and egalitarian cultural practices
- Demonstrated ability to create highly aligned and productive teams and working environments, across both distributed and ad hoc teams, with fluid and/or diverse goals
- Experience with development projects at various stages of maturity (concept to ship to end-of-life)