Director, Engineering Project Management

  • Natera
  • San Carlos, CA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:Director, Engineering Project Management is an experienced hands-on leader who will lead our engineering project management team. The individual will be responsible for delivering multiple complex software programs through the application of project management processes and tools to drive high-level collaboration and coordination with various functions within the engineering team as well as other functions. The person will be responsible for tracking progress and providing detailed status reports to management. The function is to ensure the teams define and achieve the objectives required to complete projects on time and on budget.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:* Lead a team of engineering project managers.* Manage portfolio of engineering programs in collaboration with multiple engineering functions.* Manage projects in accordance with regulatory guidelines, apply appropriate processes and methodologies.* Partner with PMO leadership and participate in the definition of processes and tools for efficient execution of projects.* Provide cross-functional project leadership of software development initiatives as part of a broader program.* Drive collaboration and coordination between multiple engineering teams to facilitate the project planning process and creation of comprehensive timelines considering available resources, dependencies, priorities, risks and other constraints.* Take ownership of delivering projects on time and within budget.* Track projects progress, risks, and provide detailed status reports.* Interface with external partners to facilitate joint development efforts.QUALIFICATIONS:* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a comparable educational background or experience* 10 years of project management experience in software development, preferably in the biotech space.* 5 years of experience leading project management teams.* Certification or formal training in Project Management and experience using resource management tools is a nice-to-have.* Experience compiling GANTT charts and project plans.* Experience with applying Agile methodology to software development.* Experience working in a regulated environment is a nice-to-have.* Experience with using Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence) as well as Smartsheet is a nice-to-have.* Experience working in a regulated environment is a nice-to-have.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:* Excellent interpersonal skills in addition to having the ability to effectively communicate within the project teams as well as to top level management.* Excellent organization and time management/multi-tasking skills (comfortable in an ambiguous and fast-paced environment.* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:* This position primarily works in an office environment. It requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. Daily use of a computer is required. May stand for extended periods when facilitating meetings or walking in the facilities.* The physical demands of the position described herein are essential functions of the job and employees must be able to successfully perform these tasks for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those individuals with real or perceived disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job described.* Travel required for this position:* No ? or Yes ? : If yes state anticipated percent for travel:OUR OPPORTUNITYDriven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you'll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you'll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.WHAT WE OFFERCompetitive Benefits. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.For more information, visit is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.
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