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IT Project Manager - Data Science
Northridge, California
Contract Position
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Applied on April 16, 2021
Job Id #45552 Posted February 9, 2021

Objective for this Role:

  • To scale our data science impact.
  • To impact complex business goals through the delivery of quality work timely.
  • To ensure documentation is in place and process is followed meeting standards

Position Responsibilities:

  • Experienced with software development activities for Data Science projects.
  • Lead broad scope projects that have shot term to long term focus
  • Work with product managers to define improvements to business processes, assist decision-makers in gathering information to make decisions, and help quality assurance test solutions
  • Work with technical leads, product managers to plan, develop technical scopes of work and manage the execution of projects/product changes in response to requirements from our stakeholders
  • Act as a champion for data science capabilities by communicating their benefits and how they can be implemented
  • Manage feature planning: Drive estimation, work breakdown, and resource allocation.
  • Lead project teams during all phases of the development life cycle including requirements gathering and analysis, design, build, pilot, implementation and continuous service
  • Facilitate client and project team interactions including scrums, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, sprint reviews, incident management and release management
  • Create, track and maintain the schedule, drive intermediate deliverables, and ensure project commitments are met.
  • Report work goals to management and identify the impact on the overall project schedule.
  • Understand process requirements for developing regulated medical devices and ensure development activities are compliant with our procedures.
  • Understand technical issues and escalate issues as needed and drive them to resolution.
  • Work collaboratively and professionally with outside organizations while dealing with organizational complexity and competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate schedule changes and challenges both to management and to the development team.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:

  • Leads or leverages cross-functional teams to evaluate, develop and manage projects
  • Manages the development and implementation process of a companys products and services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products and processes.
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.
  • Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.
  • Gathers requirements, works on requirements planning, requirements elicitation and requirements management to ensure they meet demands of projects key stakeholders.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress for intervention and problem solving.
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, objectives.
  • Communicates with stakeholders, obtains stakeholder engagement to ensure the end products or processes will solve the business problems.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Education Required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Sciences

Years of Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree 4+ years of experience in project management or masters degree 2+ years of experience in project management
  • Proficient with project management tools and techniques, such as JIRA, Confluence, Scrum and Kanban
  • Must have experience with agile development and backlog planning/grooming
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, conflict management, coordination, and planning skills with cross-functional teams
  • Skilled in applying judgment to balance process compliance with achievement of business objectives
  • Project leadership experience focused on engaging others in the delivery and execution of technical solutions and service deliverables
  • Ability to assess a project's scope and the team's ability to execute
  • Outcome oriented with the ability to drill down from the big picture to process details
  • Ability to communicate objectives, plans, status and results clearly
  • Strong leadership skills and influencer
  • Ability to collaborate across diverse teams and organizations
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

Nice to Have

  • Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related Engineering field
  • Experience in Software Development project management - preferably with data science teams, communication, negotiation, and leadership skills
  • Experience as a software engineer
  • Experience working in a regulated industry
  • Experience applying Agile, Scrum, or Iterative Development Methodologies
  • Experience in medical software development processes such as IEC 62304 or other regulated software development

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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