Technical Program Manager - Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Diego, CA)

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Job Title: Technical Program Manager - Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Requisition ID: 198572BR

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information:

5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad CA - Remote

How will you make an impact?

As the Technical Program Manager for the AI Engineering Team, you will be strategically guiding a highly visible AI Engineering team in a fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for strategic thinking and definition for AI across all Thermo Fisher R&D scientific divisions. You will also be responsible for oversight and management of execution, communicating upwards to leadership, and owning all interdependencies. Your goal is to craft a program that supports the team's work in both algorithm development and MLOps support. You will develop a program that supports increasing project volume and decreasing time to algorithm delivery.

What will you do?
  • Manage Portfolio: Maintain and coordinate the AI Project Portfolio. Coordinate multiple AI projects to ensure they are aligned with the overall mission and strategic goals of the AI Engineering Team. Develop evaluation criteria for project acceptance into AI program.
  • Define Strategy: Define program roadmap and KPIs for the team's portfolio of AI algorithm and MLOps projects.
  • Ensure Results: Monitor and report on progress of projects against quarterly and long-term goals of the team. Manage program risks and help drive delivery of projects through project managers. Proactively report to stakeholders and executive sponsors about progress and any necessary modifications of plans.
  • Facilitate collaboration: Help organize AI community of practice that focuses on R&D specific needs. Organize internal conferences, workshops, and trainings to educate colleagues about AI activities happening across the company.
  • Create a Budget and Operating Plan: Determine how to effectively allocate money and resources to develop multiple AI/ML projects within time and budget. Ensure that AI vendor engagements and assessments will benefit multiple projects.
  • Identify Best Practices: Research and identify best practices for managing AI/ML programs. Continuously refine processes to codify lessons learned.
How will you get here?

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, or related field is required.
  • CPM or PMP Certification Preferred: Seasoned Project Manager with familiarity with latest tools, techniques, and methodologies to drive consistency across programs
  • 5+ years of work experience in software development and project management
  • Experience leading team of technical subject matter experts, including software engineers and scientists
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Experience with or ability to create KPI's and other performance metrics around data science, artificial intelligence, and/or machine learning projects
  • Experience with budgeting across multiple efforts
  • Understanding of fundamental program management principles and methodologies
  • Conflict resolution experience and capabilities with excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to influence
  • Outstanding leadership skills with a proven record of successfully leading multi-faceted cross-functional teams
  • Analytical, detail-oriented with strong Microsoft Office skills and proven ability to communicate
  • Ability to influence others and partner cross-functionally
  • Background in software development in a commercial environment
  • Excellent grasp of software practices and agile development environments

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 outstanding minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
More Information on Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Waltham, MA, Carlsbad, CA, Pittsburgh, PA and Lenexa, KS. It has 100000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees, OKR operational model, Team based strategic planning and Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff. To see all 224 open jobs at Thermo Fisher Scientific, click here.
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