21 Jul 2021

Full-Time Technical Project Manager by Zenysis

Zenysis – Posted by JobdirectaSouthAfrica Staff Western Cape

Job Description

Candidates must have legal authorization to work in South Africa. This position is a local position. Visas/work permits, relocation, and expat benefits will not be provided.
Zenysis is a technology company dedicated to building the powerful, collaborative software that governments and international organizations need to confront some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Countries are using our platform to deliver lifesaving resources to millions in need, track the spread of infectious diseases, and oversee the distribution of vaccines to dramatically decrease death from preventable diseases and more.
We are software engineers, designers, data scientists, diplomats, and public health experts, and we are on the side of those in greatest need around the world. We build data integration tools that allow institutions to have a unified view of their data, and provide an analytical platform for analysts to explore their data and make better operational decisions to serve their populations.”
We’re well funded, growing sustainably, and are run by founders with consistent track records of success. As a global company, diversity of identity and experience is both a moral and business imperative.

Technical Project Manager (TPM)
With responsibilities ranging from client-relations, data analysis, product strategy, and everything in between, you’ll have the opportunity to work with every team at Zenysis while building the skills to lead increasingly large parts of our long term operations and strategy.
At Zenysis, roles aren’t defined by narrowly scoped duties. TPMs take full responsibility for the success of product deployments, including working with analysts and high-level decision makers, running analyses, scoping software engineering projects, collaborating with software engineering, and ensuring that all aspects of technical implementation run smoothly. In addition, TPMs help to lead and develop the business strategy for entire regions, working both internally and externally to craft and assess technical viability of expansion opportunities. Over time, TPMs will be responsible for building local teams that are capable of taking more and more responsibility for development and expansion on themselves. TPMs are based in or near the countries they serve.
As a TPM, you’ll ensure that our mission to empower developing nations and save lives is baked into the heart of every deployment.

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Responsibilities:

    • Take project management ownership of technical work streams large complex projects, including translation of business needs into technical requirements and design, management of technical efforts and timelines, quality of product delivery, and proactive communication of status updates and information gaps;
    • Identify and lead strategic initiatives concerning technical sustainability and long term technical ownership roadmaps for major clients;
    • Lead collaboration and communication with the product team and engineers remotely to ensure successful product implementation and development;
    • Identify the levers for impact, and run through as many prototypes, hypotheses and iterations as it takes to drive them forward;
    • Work closely with users on the ground to understand their needs with compassion, define technical requirements, and provide product support and trainings;
    • Take ideas from their inception all the way to live-features in the hands of our users;
    • Lead external conversations to promote understanding of technical capabilities and limitations of Zenysis offerings, timelines and engage in collaborative solutions.

Qualifications:

    • You are based in Cape Town, South Africa;
    • 3+ years experience employing project management;
    • You’re not afraid of messy real-world data, and have strived to understand the underlying patterns with R, Excel, SQL, Python or similar tools and are proficient in these technical areas;
    • You have experience working in the Health Sector;
    • You’ve worked on technical projects synthesizing hard analytical insight with holistic understanding of a complex problem space;
    • You have a genuine love of technology demonstrated through your academic background, hands-on experience, or adjacent work in design, business, operations, policy, product, or project management;
    • You thrive in ambiguity and aren’t afraid of not knowing – you understand how to take one step at a time to work through massively complex problems;
    • You enjoy working with clients and have a customer-centric attitude.
Zenysis is an equal opportunity and is committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Zenysis offers a generous benefits package:
6% Health Stipend;
4% retirement benefit;
Commuter, gym, and internet stipends;
Reimbursed lunch during working days;
Unlimited paid time off – take what you need policy.
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