Founded by 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 society’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education. Across our core initiatives of Science and Education, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and advocacy, to progress in our mission of building an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.

Our Values

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.

The Opportunity

In our Science Initiative, 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.

Every day in biomedicine, 4,000 scientific papers are published—that’s 1 paper every 20 seconds. On top of that, researchers are sharing datasets, protocols, software and code. Meta is a scientific discovery tool that exists so researchers can more easily discover and keep pace with this vast amount of information. By using machine learning to analyze and map millions of scientific works, Meta helps researchers look beyond their field of expertise, generate new hypotheses, understand connections and context, and thus accelerate the process of science as a whole.

As a Technical Project Manager for Meta, your goal will be driving our product execution across multiple, cross-functional delivery teams: Data Science, Engineering, PM, and Analytics. This role is critical for us to operate efficiently and effectively, so that we can continue to deliver value to researchers, respond to feedback, and ultimately, accelerate scientific discovery.

You will

  • Oversee project lifecycle governance (planning thru execution and closure): tracking milestones and producing deliverables for multiple cross-functional and cross-team projects - of varying sizes and scope - through a well-defined project path with outputs and timeline, balancing risks, schedules, and resources. Identify, manage, and mitigate project issues and risks.
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies with a focus on how to get things done right and faster (i.e. arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, coordinate sprint demos, planning and retrospectives, etc.) and continuously improve sprint processes to maximize team performance. 
  • Provide decision support to product and tech leads so they can make data-driven decisions based on value, trade-offs and risks for projects and across projects to achieve sprint goals as well as strategic program objectives. This includes making recommendations about schedules, prioritization and resource forecasting & allocation.
  • Encourage radical transparency into the team’s work through the sprint backlog, burndown chart and other Agile metrics and foster ever-improving intra- and inter-team dynamics.

You have

  • You live for the details and have a keen eye for delivery issues and risks as well as a sense of urgency for removing blocks and driving continuous improvement.
  • You are an exceptional planner who is highly organized with attention to detail, self-directed, efficient and able to manage complex projects in a timely manner.
  • You think critically and proactively with demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment.
  • You can pick up sufficient understanding of different technologies to be able to facilitate any technical discussion about any technical approach or framework.
  • You understand healthy team dynamics and know how to coach and grow a high-performing team.
  • You are collaborative by choice and desire to bring transparency to the entire team and senior leadership

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