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Technical Program Manager

Intertidal Agency
Intertidal Agency
105,000 – 120,000 USD per year
Posted on:


• Technical Program Manager

• Remote

• 1 year, with possible extension based on funding availability

Intertidal Agency is seeking an experienced program manager who can bring their technical skills to our portfolio of ocean data projects. We engage designers, strategists, engineers, scientists, policy experts, and a wide range of stakeholders to develop collaborative solutions that unlock data for a resilient ocean. Our clients and partners include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and ocean technology companies. In this role, you will assess data infrastructure and identify pain points, research and evaluate potential solutions, develop and support digital transformation strategies, design and support data governance programs, and be our guide to navigating between the ideal and the feasible. If you’re knowledgeable about data management and information architecture, enjoy working on cross-functional teams, and value the human factors of a successful program as much as the engineering details, this may be the role for you. You don't have to be an ocean expert to apply, but you should be ocean-curious.

ABOUT INTERTIDAL AGENCY: Intertidal Agency takes on strategy and design projects for people and the planet. Our core clients include government agencies, foundations, entrepreneurs, and social impact organizations who need data and design strategy to deliver on their resilience and sustainability goals. Our services include problem definition, design exploration, data assessment, and management of cross functional teams. We are a growing, fully remote, female-led team that values autonomy, accountability, and adaptability. Please see Intertidal Agency for more information. Intertidal Agency is an independent operating project of the nonprofit umbrella organization, Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a growing portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world (www.multiplier.org)

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is Intertidal Agency’s technical lead and will execute on existing projects, source and develop new projects, and help hire and manage project teams. While the project is funded for one year to start, you will have the opportunity to build our programs and fundraise for a longer-term position.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Research and evaluate ocean data infrastructure, including mapping data ecosystems and identifying use cases and user needs. • Work closely with government agencies and other partner organizations to clarify problems and understand system constraints, and offer low touch feasible and high-value technical solutions that consider the needs of all stakeholders • Build and maintain relationships and develop technical champions within government agencies and partner organizations • Translate between project vision and technical implementation, recommending robust solutions and articulating the tradeoffs between options • Support clients and partners in developing data skills, including connecting them to capacity-building programs and developing bespoke trainings, as needed

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: What makes a great Intertidal Agency colleague? We’re looking for someone who: • Enjoys building strong relationships with clients and teammates, co-creating and advancing project objectives, and supporting internal management structures • Is curious and asks good questions, enjoys learning as you go and using your analytical and critical thinking skills • Works well autonomously and asynchronously, across multiple projects and teams • Excels at communicating with technical and non-technical audiences, including preparing and giving virtual presentations • Can support data strategy and design research by helping craft interview and survey questions and engaging with the team on synthesis and prototyping • Understands data policy and can surface policy and process issues around successful service delivery

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE REQUESTED: We recognize that each applicant for this role will bring unique skills, knowledge, experiences, and background to this position, lending his/her/their superpowers to Intertidal Agency. We welcome diverse experiences and perspectives in our applicant pool, and will be looking for candidates who possess most, but not necessarily all, of the following qualifications and experience: • 5+ years of experience in technical program management, solutions engineering, data architecture and management, or a related data and information field • Knowledge of software development processes and best practices, data and database design • Experience evaluating third-party vendors, including developing evaluation criteria across cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders • Experience working with NGOs and government agencies • System and/or network mapping • Development of data portals, platforms, and other tools for delivering data as a service • Lightweight prototyping, wireframing, UML • Familiarity with Slack, GSuite, Asana, Github • Experience in analytics/insights, dashboarding/reporting, knowledge of database query languages like SQL, and understanding of ETL and data warehousing • Practical knowledge of driving project management with cross-functional orgs

COMPENSATION: We are seeking a candidate who can work 80% time / 4 days per week. This position is remote, with travel limited to less than 10 days per year. You will need to maintain regular availability during Pacific Time business hours (9am – 4pm). Salary range is $105,000-$120,000. Multiplier provides a comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent medical and dental benefits, retirement savings, and generous vacation and sick leave policy.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. First screening will occur on February 21, 2022. Send your résumé and cover letter to hello@intertidal.agency with “Intertidal Agency | Technical Program Manager” in the subject line. Please describe your relevant experience and qualifications, include links to relevant work, and also include your salary requirements. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.

EEO STATEMENT: Multiplier and “Intertidal Agency” celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and “Intertidal Agency” are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and “Intertidal Agency” prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor.

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