Technical Project Manager

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Created: July 23, 2014



Help lead development of exclusively free, open source software to support open science.  The Center for Open Science (COS) is a funded non-profit startup seeking a highly-motivated and experienced development manager to support small teams of OSS developers.  The team is mission-driven, passionate about science, users of modern web and API practices, and has expertise across the web development stack.


COS team is growing rapidly and pursues highly coordinated projects while encouraging project “ownership” and a distributed decision-making process.   Success with this model requires team alignment on goals, clear milestones, highly effective communication, and rapid feedback.  The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for leading small teams of full-time and intern developers to maximize work quality, efficiency, team well-being, and growth of team members’ skills and responsibilities.  Also, the Technical Project Manager will collaborate with the leadership team for coordination of overall priorities and architectural choices and direction.  See our Developer position to learn more about the desired qualities of COS developers.  See more on GitHub.


Strong technical decision-making and solid development ability; Action-orientation; Managing and planning projects; Developing and maintaining processes with the team; Practicality and strategic foresight; Follow-through on the entire lifecycle (including testing, QA, release management, and deployment); Establishing and meeting timelines and milestones; Organization; Effective fostering of a positive work environment; Empowering team members to develop skills and acquire new responsibilities; Capitalizing on the available motivation and talent of team members.


COS is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.


COS offers full time employees 401(k), health/dental/vision insurance, and 15 days of paid time off, in addition to a modern office space and other amenities.


The COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.  Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position.

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