Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  858382

Role: Senior Project Manager



Must haves: Experience in a scientific research environment

Experience managing projects with Machine Learning

8+ years’ experience in IT Project Management

Jira - Intermediate-Advanced Skill Level

Data Driven Project Experience

Cloud Project Experience



Nice to Haves:

Experience managing projects with Artificial Intelligence


Scientific Pipeline

Flash Warp Flow

High Performance Computing

Genomic Cancer Studies

Medical Imaging Studies”




Responsible for identifying and documenting business processes through interviewing clients and reviewing and analyzing existing and/or new system/service needs and its processes. Articulates interrelationships and recasts business flow into system specifications. Conducts gap analyses to document discrepancies between business requirements and system capabilities. Develop project plans and ensure plan adherence. As system/service development progresses, may have input into reporting requirements/report development, user interfaces, and coordinates/plans UAT and the roadmap for final evaluation of the system solution. Responsible for project planning and execution and you’ll work with DevOps and Big Data Engineer, Research Scientist, IT groups (network, security), billing administration as well as business owners (customer/scientists). The right candidate will have a background in Cloud, IaaS, SaaS in scientific area: genomics, cancer, imaging studies, IoT with machine learning, deep learning, AI and data workflow and integration management approach. Candidate should be fast learner for scientific and technical terms who possess strong intellectual horsepower, resourcefulness, strong organization skills, thoroughness of tasks/action item followups and taking initiatives to learn new things and not afraid to ask questions that helps moving project forward. 



  • Reporting to Research Computing Director and Program Manager to ensure projects under the team portfolio are well organized and executed.
  • Work with IT teams and projects in a complex, matrixed organization and well versed in building strong and influential relationships and management skills with stakeholders and colleagues
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work in a group environment, establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff and other department personnel
  • Experience in problem solving and negotiating with colleagues, clients and senior leadership to produce positive outcomes.
  • Ability to build, attract and develop productive environment for matrixed teams by demonstrating and setting high standards of behavior, performance, quality, credibility and integrity
  • Demonstrated work style that builds and maintains a climate of caring, respect and trust and inspires commitment from others to achieve organizational/project goals.
  • Ability to consistently interact with all members of the organization in ways that enhance understanding, respect, cooperation, and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle heavy workload and constantly changing demands, priorities, and purposes.
  • Effectiveness at leading through influence across multiple competing stakeholder groups, with above-average communication skills, both written and as a presenter.
  • Assesses and manages risks to minimize impact to the overall operations and/or project.
  • Project planning and execution: participates in project management process, including participating in project meetings.
  • May document issues, action items, user requirements, or deliverables from project meetings.
  • Performs a variety of project related activities, including analysis or preparation of documentation and presentations.
  • Plans and manages initiatives, proposals, or projects, including identifying project resource needs and roles.
  • Accomplishes all work within established methodologies and standards.
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation: Collaborates with functional/team members to partner with the line business to define, design, and deliver on strategic solutions to meet critical business needs.
  • Researches, analyzes, proposes and implements best practice processes and solutions for project management based on needs
  • Identify and provide remediation plan for technical and functional issues according to defined prioritization/severity scheme.
  • Influences client and gains commitment to changes required.









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