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IT Program Manager - Data & Analytics - Remote

Company: Cepheid
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we're working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The IT Program Manager - Data & Analytics is responsible for planning and managing multiple projects/initiatives across Data & Analytics Platform. We are looking for a team player who has experience managing, planning and coordinating interrelated work in a way that emphasizes the delivery of value for teams, stakeholders, and organizations. You must be able to apply systems-based strategic thinking, be execution focused, and you are adept at working in a team-based cross-functional environment, provide status & insights to leadership & stakeholders on various projects along with maintaining the Product Road Map. This role reports to Sr Director, Data & Analytics.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and written communication skills to satisfy the main duties of this profession. Successful candidates are detail-oriented, self-motivated individuals who can work closely with technical teams along with Business owners and work independently as needed. They should display good judgment and be able decision-makers capable of exercising strong time management skills.

*This position is remote from anywhere in the United States*

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Estimate, plan and manage Data & Analytics initiatives and projects

Organize and lead project status and working meetings

Lead Quarterly Business Roadmap planning for Data & Analytics

Manage risks and issues, correct deviations from plans

Perform delivery planning for assigned projects

Manage stakeholder communications, and help to implement an effective system of project governance

Define and manage a well-defined Agile process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

Be a part of the Scrum of Scrums; provide the visibility of the status and risks of sprints

Work with the project teams to create WBS (in Jira) for each new project.

Manage multiple projects that may be related and interdependent to meet an overarching objective and the overall project lifecycle.

Work with the project teams to track and mitigate project progress, risks, blockers, and dependencies.

Create various project status reports and project documents in the project document portal to allow easy access for project stakeholders.

Plan and track project resources (people and equipment).

Establish processes and tools that help improve effectiveness in delivering projects

The essential requirements of the job include
Bachelor's degree in a relevant domain such as Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Informatics or related technical field -or equivalent experience

15+ years of progressive experience in IT project management

Expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices. Ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

A proven track record of successfully implementing software projects using Agile methodologies including 4+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with multi-function teams. PMP preferred

4+ years of managing Data & Analytics projects

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred

Experience overseeing multi-function project teams

Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work successfully across all global teams and multiple departments.

Independently driven, resourceful, and able to deliver results with minimal direction.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with developers, business stakeholders, and senior business leaders.

High sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

Experience with project management software and Experience with JIRA, Confluence, PlanView, Aha is preferred

Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. - Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here .

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Austin , IT Program Manager - Data & Analytics - Remote, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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