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.
Our mission is to support science and technology that will help make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Interdisciplinary teams of physicians, biologists, computational scientists, and engineers can expand our understanding of the human body and illness — the very science behind medicine. CZI fosters collaboration between scientists and engineers, develops tools and technologies, and builds support for basic scientific research. Examples of the work CZI Science is supporting include the Human Cell Atlas, a global project to create a complete reference map of all the cells in the human body; and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, an independent nonprofit research hub to bring scientists and engineers together from Stanford, UCSF, UC Berkeley, along with the engineering team from CZI.
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 researchers around the world as they develop tools to accelerate the progress of science.
Technical Program Management at CZI Science
At CZI Science, our technical team is focused on delivering value and impact, not revenue. We are seeking an enthusiastic and versatile Technical Program Manager who has the capability to drive our projects to successful completion.
As a team, we:
- Deliver products that accelerate science
- Identify products that would be underfunded as commercial ventures
- Build communities by collaborating and leveraging technology
To achieve these goals, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a dynamic and collaborative team of product managers, computational biologists, engineers, designers, and user researchers who are focused on supporting the scientific community at-large. Supporting the pillars of funding, convenings, and technology, you will help shape and drive the pillar of technology as CZI grows. Some example products that we build:
- Meta: a research discovery tool that provides a faster way to understand, organize and explore science through personalized feeds
- IDseq: a metagenomics platform focused on delivering insights in infectious disease
- Starfish: an open-source image processing framework, enabling access to multiplex image-based transcriptomics analysis
- cellxgene: an open source interactive data explorer for single-cell transcriptomics data
This talented Technical Program Manager will need to have expertise in technical software development and working with product, engineering, data science, analytics, and design/UX teams to lead projects from concept through execution and impact measurement. They will partner with other functional roles across infosec, finance, operations, and program teams building strong relationships across these stakeholder groups, effectively communicating with them and representing Meta in cross program initiatives.
- Work alongside project leaders and within cross functional teams to drive project execution by determining scope, resources, sequencing, and deliverables
- Collaborate with project leads and teams to de-risk and ensure program goals are reached
- Develop and reinforce team standards of product satisfaction, quality, and performance
- Lead milestone reviews, cross functional project meetings, and quarterly planning
- Present timely, detailed project status reports to management and stakeholders
- Develop assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement of the program
- Use data and metrics to back up your decisions
- Support finance and operations to ensure productivity and transparency across project dimensions
- A strong affinity for our mission: supporting the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century
- 5+ years of program or product management experience of software development teams
- Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
- Outstanding working knowledge of change management principles and project evaluation processes
- Stakeholder management experience