Software Engineering Project Manager - Health Tech Startup at CancerIQ
"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads … That sucks."
Cancer sucks. But, code is powerful, and people are resilient.
Are you obsessed with software technology? How about saving lives? Yes? Read on.
In the high cost world of oncology, trial and error treatment is still the norm despite enormous advances in genomic medicine. Patients are given one-size-fits-all treatments that lead to poor outcomes.
CancerIQ is building intelligent analytical technologies aimed to optimize cancer risk prediction, prevention, and treatment. We do this by providing care providers with workflow tools built upon informed decision engines and data-driven classification models. Our mission strives to engage and educate patients, and guide them through the complex, convoluted, and intimidating journey of cancer prevention.
How do you fit in?
You'll work directly with our engineering and product teams to design and deliver products and features in the CancerIQ platform. The CancerIQ engineering team is passionate about developing and delivering innovative software solutions, and as Technical Project Manager, you'll take part in a nimble yet rigorous continuous improvement culture that embraces controlled risks through experimentation, while maintaining healthy delivery schedules. In doing so, you'll help the team improve and expand upon an extensible healthcare platform that leads to great customer and patient experiences that will ultimately save lives. Job duties include:
- Facilitate the Agile process by leading Standups, Backlog Grooming, and Retros
- Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the current and future technical architecture
- Manage and track engineering projects, tasks, and milestones in Gitlab
- Maintain ongoing communication of the overall roadmap with key stakeholders
- Project planning of software projects with a deep understanding of client dependencies and software dependencies
- Write and track project proposals and charters
- Perform QA testing and track defects
What are we looking for?
You should be technical. Because the CancerIQ platform is made to facilitate a variety of unique clinical workflows, it is designed as a sophisticated mixture of backend services and frontend clients. It is important to understand the technical context of the overall product in order to help make the best decisions when defining priorities and roadmaps. You should be a great communicator. As a project manager, you will be a conduit of ideas among the business development, customer success, and engineering teams and thus, communication needs to happen at every junction, giving the whole company targets to align on. You should be scientific. When weighing out decisions regarding the product delivery roadmap, you will use facts and metrics to bolster the prioritization and planned features or initiatives. More specifically:
- 3+ years of experience in the tech industry as a project manager
- Experience with continuous improvement mindset and framework
- Experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and making justified decisions
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, and analytical approach to project management
- Excellent communication skills; collaborative, team-focused mindset
- Ability to work autonomously and manage your own workload
- Experience with healthcare IT or clinical workflows
- Experience in Agile Development and/or background in software development
- Experience working as a Software Engineer/Developer
- Competitive pay and benefits (health insurance, travel subsidies, discount programs)
- Passionate, high-energy culture. Surrounding yourself with people that are excited to get stuff done and make an impact is motivating, and addictive.
- Building things to save lives.
Note: At CancerIQ, the safety and wellness of our employees is our top priority. To provide our employees with the support they may need to maintain their personal health and wellness, our office is open and available for those employees who are interested in using it. Our long-term goal is for CancerIQ employees to return to our Chicago office, however working remotely will be an option until everyone is comfortable, and it is 100% safe for all to return.