Technical Product Manager

Remote /
Data Solutions /
/ Remote
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) is a private foundation dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence and data science solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all. PJMF works in partnership with public, private and social institutions to drive progress on our most pressing challenges, including digital health, climate change, broad digital access, and data maturity in the social sector.

For more information, please visit our website at Core to PJMF’s mission is inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). We apply the IDEA framework to all we do, from growing a diverse team within the foundation to coalition building with organizations and people around the world, and to democratizing the development and rewards of AI and data.

The Patrick J McGovern Foundation (PJMF) is seeking an experienced and self-driven Technical Product Manager. This role sits within the Data Solutions team to help drive the vision and execution of AI-based product development and deployment. The charter of the Data Solutions team is to identify, develop and deploy strategic data and AI solutions, focused on unlocking opportunities and addressing broad challenges the social good sector is facing now, and in the near future. The Technical Product Manager is a key member of our team as they will work with engineers, data scientists, various cross-functional teams, partners and end-users to ensure success of the final AI product.

How you will make an impact:

    • Work closely with partners and end-users to understand their difficulties and effectively define the problem areas, along with possible solutions
    • Work closely with Director of Data Solutions to identify, assess, and prioritize product development timelines and deliverables
    • Work with internal, cross-functional teams to address communications & outreach needs, additional resource needs, etc
    • Define end-user needs, requirements and criteria for success
    • Perform market research and ecosystem analysis on specific social sector needs and potential solutions that address those needs
    • Create technical product requirements and specifications for engineers and scientists, along with user experience (UX) needs and backend requirements
    • Identify data technologies, platforms, tools, and 3rd party integration needs for product
    • Ensure development timelines are met based on rapid prototyping methodology
    • Validate functional requirements of delivered product and ensure successful completion of QA/testing process
    • Partner & end-user relationship management to define rollout schedule, training, onboarding, etc
    • Develop and execute on successful deployment plan to partners and end-users
    • Ensure overall end-user satisfaction and success and exit criteria is met
    • Develop and manage appropriate maintenance, bug fix and feature request process
    • Create system diagrams and documentation for various audiences as needed

What you will need to succeed:

    • Experience - Strong technical background with solid understanding of software development principles and lifecycle.
    • Technologies - Strong understanding and experience with various data solutions, platforms & technologies, database concepts, cloud providers, mobile app development needs, and programming languages. Experience with CI/CD, software bug tracking and feature request management, using tools like Jenkins, Jira, GitHub, etc.
    • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional teams, engineers, partners and end-users. Excellent written and verbal communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences. Excellent technical writing and documentation skills
    • Teamwork - Effective team player who understands the responsibility every individual brings to the table and how to encourage and drive results from each team member
    • High Performance - Ability to work on multiple product development projects in various stages in the life cycle to ensure timely & successful delivery
    • Results-oriented - Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong project management skills, self-driven to keep projects moving forward and creative in managing issues as they arise
    • Cultural alignment - An advocate for social progress; interest in emerging technologies and their ability to advance societal outcomes

What we offer:

    • Compensation – Anticipated starting salary range of $110,000 - $140,000, with flexibility based on experience
    • Health Coverage – Foundation-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependents. HSA/FSA plans, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability coverage
    • Long-term Rewards – 401(k) retirement plan with generous matching up to 6% of annual pay, plus an additional discretionary match at the end of year
    • Flexible PTO – Unlimited paid time off, which allows team members to take the time they need for vacation or illness so they can return to work able to contribute fully to our mission. The foundation recognizes 11 paid national holidays per year and may also announce closure for local, regional, or state holidays
    • Remote Work Environment - Ability to work 100% remotely, but not alone - with mature, socially minded professionals
    • Wellness Support – Access to Ginger, Gympass, Headspace, and SmartSpend Plus, along with financial well-being providers
    • Parental Leave – Up to 6 months of gender-neutral paid leave for parents and caregivers when they have a new addition to their families
    • Learning Reimbursements – Foundation policy encouraging employees to explore development opportunities such as peer learning, internal trainings, and external activities; savings on student loans (available via insurance provider)
    • Philanthropic Gift Matching – opportunity for team members to support vulnerable communities, reflecting PJMF’s commitment to social impact vulnerable communities
The attributes listed above represent our current thinking for the role. You can be a great candidate even if you don't fit everything we've described below. You can also have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you - even if you’re on the fence - we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself!

We have built an environment that celebrates the differences in backgrounds and experiences. PJMF invests in activities that lead to greater inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in how AI and data are conceptualized, developed, applied, and deployed. We are applying the same framework as our team grows and expands. We are an equal opportunity employer and we especially encourage and invite members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

All PJMF team members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.