Technology Manager

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Manager / Supervisor
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All Areas of Technology

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.  

Epidemiology has an outstanding opportunity for a Technology Manager.  This position will serve as a technology manager for the Data Computing Group at the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC). The position provides leadership in three primary areas: planning and management of programs andprojects; oversight of the design, development, and operations of a secure enterprise applications infrastructure; and supervision of Data Computing Group staff. 

NACC, internally, is comprised of three working groups: Administration, Data Computing, and Methods/Research. This position will lead the Computing group and will report directly to the Director of NACC. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as the person in this position will work collaboratively with the Computing group as well as with key NACC stakeholders from the Administrative and Research groups. Additionally, this position will 
interface with external stakeholders, such as the NIA program leadership and Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADC) personnel, including data managers, statisticians, administrators, neurologists, neuropsychologists, geneticists, and other Alzheimer’s research personnel. This position will use input from these various stakeholders to shape the design and development of NACC computer systems in order to facilitate ADC research based on the NACC database. 

NACC facilitates collaborative research among approximately 30 ADCs funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and is in its fourth 5-year funding cycle with a budget of approximately $20M. NACC maintains a database of clinical 
and neuropathological data collected from the ADCs and also funds and oversees investigator-initiated collaborative research projects among ADC investigators; these projects define and collect data specific for their research needs. In 
addition, NACC provides data management and statistical consulting/analysis for investigator-initiated collaborative R01s which are independently funded by the NIA. This position is integral to the success of NACC, and it is vital that the 
person occupying this position possesses the ability to work with investigators and other personnel from diverse backgrounds and multiple institutions. 


  • Supervision of NACC Data Group staff: Develop, lead, and coach a group of 5 software engineers, 1 system administrator, and 2 data quality specialists. Guide team through complex situations with effective communication. 
  • Provide professional guidance and leadership to team members to realize NACC's goals. 
  • Technical Leadership: Provide direction and technical expertise to guide the team in system design and development. Establish vision and roadmap for the computing group. Direct efforts to migrate to a cloud-based system,rearchitect legacy systems, and ensure the secure collection and dissemination of scientific data. 
  • Project and Program Management: Facilitate the planning, implementation, operations, and evaluation of complex, multi-year, multifaceted projects and programs. 
  • Coordination with stakeholders, collaborators, and data centers: Gather input on project roadmap and communicate status on deliverables. Programming: Contribute to the design, development, and/or review of NACC software and systems 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or technical management field 

  • 6-8 years management experience 

  • Experience in technical program management, including developing priorities, roadmaps, and/or program portfolio 

  • Experience developing, leading, managing, and mentoring diverse teams, with both technical and non-technical staff 

  • Effective independent judgment and decision-making skills 

  • Strong communication skills at all levels 

  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities 


  • Master’s degree preferred 

  • Additional experience or strong interest in Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders 

  • Experience with the following, or similar: Java, JavaScript, HTML, Linux/Unix, SAS, Oracle 

  • Experience with NIH grants in a university research setting 

  • Oversight of phases of the software development lifecycle: solution analysis, architecture, and design; systems integration; data conversion and migration; environment management and build processes; and/or deployment planning, execution, and communications 

  • Understanding of cloud-based computing 

  • Demonstrated program management skills, including ability to maintain calm under pressure, comfort with ambiguity, ability to motivate others, and ability to engage in difficult conversations gracefully 

  • Demonstrated professionalism to lead by example, with a positive attitude, patience, honesty, integrity, and commitment 

  • Ability to set clear expectations and hold individuals and team members accountable 

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