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Sr. Technical Project Manager

Department: 2050-Knowledge Networks
Location: Seattle

The Allen Institute for Brain Science seeks a Technical Project Manager (TPM) to manage infrastructure projects that are required to host its open scientific databases, services, and tools serving neuroscience and brain imaging research communities around the world. The successful candidate will work with system and network administrators, software engineers, program managers, and scientists to determine requirements, build a consensus, develop implementation plans, and define the schedule to achieve identified project milestones.

The ideal TPM is:

  • Results-oriented with a passion for delivering successful projects, and has a proven track record of increasing team’s velocity and effectiveness.
  • A natural leader with strong communication and collaboration skills; able to navigate challenging group dynamics with consensus-building skills.
  • Able to set expectations and hold individuals and teams accountable to their commitments.
  • Detail-focused and organized, with an understanding that communication and transparency are critical to achieving success.
  • Adept at distinguishing what is important from what is noise (however loud), and prioritizing accordingly.
  • Familiar with enterprise hardware and software

Please note this role is a limited-term assignment, expected to last 3-4 months. 


  • Curate and prioritize requests and requirements for network, storage, and compute resources, as well as software productivity tools.
    • Work with stakeholders to identify relevant use cases, and infrastructure needs.
    • Guide the team through determining the best options given the allotted resources.
  • Work with administrative and program leadership on budget preparation, tracking and reporting, providing visibility into the current and planned investments.
  • Drive projects to successful implementations on time and within their budgets.
  • Manage the project and team communication using efficiency software tools such as Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence), Slack, SharePoint, etc.
  • Resolve issues, dependencies and conflicts; make certain that all team members are involved and engaged.
  • Identify risks and work with stakeholders and the legal team to mitigate them.


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, OR equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • 6 or more years of experience managing projects.
  • Experience bringing cross-site teams together in multi-party collaborations or data center partnerships.
  • Working knowledge of LEAN principles and their utility in problem solving and/or addressing inefficiencies.
  • Experience in the use of project management, collaboration management, and efficiency software tools.


  • 3 or more years managing Linux systems in a production environment.
  • 3 or more years’ experience managing projects with Atlassian JIRA or an equivalent tool.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

**Please note, this opportunity does not sponsor work visas and has no relocation assistance*


It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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