Position Description

IT Project Coordinator
Location NIH/NCBI--Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code IPC0621
# of openings 1
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Computercraft is helping to grow a Project Management Office (PMO) team at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We are looking for an IT Project Coordinator to help this team cultivate Agile work practices and project management concepts across all levels of the organization. This role is an ideal fit for candidates with experience in a software product development organization (e.g., as a business analyst) and a goal to serve in other Agile team roles (e.g., scrum master, project manager). You will be providing support to the PMO Head in various PMO responsibilities, including managing resources and budgets; supporting a project portfolio dashboard product; and participating in the full software development lifecycle, including documentation, training, and testing.

NCBI develops cutting-edge web products that are the preeminent, open-source tools and technologies used worldwide to contribute to scientific research and discovery, facilitate the work of clinicians, and improve human health. Working on NCBI products, the PMO team can help to accelerate the development of cures for diseases like COVID-19.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the PMO Head in supporting work across the PMO
  • Track budget approvals and create and maintain complex Excel budget spreadsheets
  • Analyze the portfolio and project data, ensuring data quality
  • Track and monitor staff hours against budgets
  • Coordinate, schedule, attend, and capture minutes for weekly, quarterly, and ad-hoc meetings
  • Assist in business process and systems analysis, design, improvement, and implementation efforts, and in translating business process needs into technical requirements
  • Participate in the operations, maintenance, and enhancements of project and product portfolio dashboard software and serve as the administrator of the software
  • Conduct testing of release components of the product and update necessary documentation, including user manuals
  • Work with various customized client applications

Required Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years of professional work experience
  • Excellent MS Office knowledge, especially Excel and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Excel pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and combined function formulas
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated analytical ability
  • Ability to work independently and to identify needs and determine necessary steps when given an intended goal

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, information systems, or related discipline
  • 4 years of work experience in the IT field
  • Experience collaborating with peers and leadership
  • Experience with Google Docs and/or Confluence
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices
  • Experience with meeting/video conferencing tools such as Webex and Zoom

NCBI is the world’s premier biomedical center. It has one of the top 400 most visited websites worldwide, and its wide range of applications serve more users and more data than nearly any other U.S. Government agency. NCBI provides free access to petabytes of biomedical and genomic information, and scientists all over the world use its products.

This is a full-time position working on site at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland, but the new hire will initially telework. Currently, all Computercraft employees at NIH are teleworking full time to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Employees will return to onsite work as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, the opportunity for a positive work–life balance with a standard 40-hour work week, and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals.

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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