Technical/Web Program Manager

United States
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FishChoice launched in 2008 with a mission to create tools and relationships that increase the efficiency of the ocean conservation movement by providing scalable solutions for the seafood industry and NGOs working on marine sustainability. Within the sustainable seafood movement, FishChoice has focused on using technology and transparency to help retailers, restaurants and
suppliers source, sell and promote sustainable seafood. In short, we help the oceans by making the seafood industry more sustainable and we use the web to make this happen.

We currently run two Drupal websites to meet this mission— (updated and re-launched in 2020) and which is about to undergo a ground-up rebuild. They are both used extensively by their core users for a variety of functions. We are also seeking new projects for the coming year(s).

FishChoice is seeking a Technical Program Manager to oversee the day to day work of
planning, executing and managing our websites. This will be a direct bridge between our
development and our programs teams. This person would bring strategic business insights and technical understanding to managing the nuts and bolts of building and maintaining unique tools to help ocean conservation and sustainable seafood.

● Gather requirements & manage the development backlog
○ Facilitate, acquire and organize development requirements from the program
○ Create user stories to communicate business needs to developers
○ Create, maintain and update development requests via Trello or a similar project
management tools
● Develop project plans to guide us through phases of development
● Manage sprints—planning and execution—for ongoing development and epics
○ Hold planning meetings with each or both teams to prepare for the next sprint
○ Work with the team to prioritize items in the queue for sprints, including time
estimates from developers and designers
○ Ensure sprint stays on track
● Manage the prioritization and tracking of essential bug fixes when they arise
● Knowledgeably answer questions from the dev team for specific items being worked on
to ensure correct execution
● Embed yourself within the program team as a trusted ally and credible voice during
sprints and development
● Manage the QA process, which may include yourself as well as others depending on the
item being reviewed
● Work with the Director of Technology to ensure projects remain in scope and meet
business needs
● Seek opportunities to improve process and outcomes

● Proven experience delivering websites/web applications and experience working on the
aspects noted above
● Fluency in website architecture and relevant tools, frameworks, plugins, ideally within
the Drupal framework
● Experience working with Scrum, Kanban, and Agile-style approaches to project
● Desire to work with a small but innovative NGOs
● Ability to juggle multiple projects at different phases simultaneously
● Knowledge of project management tools such as Trello or Jira
● Ability to insert one’s own creativity into projects/products
● Ability to translate between business needs and developer-speak
● Strength in QA process design, management and accountability
● Interest in ocean conservation, sustainable seafood or both
● Comfort and experience with remote working

This position can be remote but candidates must be willing to work in the Pacific time zone on a daily basis. Once travel is safe again, periodic trips to Fort Collins, CO and Portland, OR may be required. Much of our work was already virtual so we are well suited to keep working during the Covid era. Currently part of our team is based in Fort Collins where our main office is located and the rest are scattered about the West Coast and elsewhere.

This is a full-time, exempt position with an annual salary range of $85,000-$95,000. Benefits & perks include:
● Fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employees
● FishChoice matches 401k contributions up to 4%
● Unlimited vacation, sick, and personal leave, including 12 weeks paid parental leave
● Flexible working hours and a commitment to work-life balance
● Monthly wellness benefit
● Professional development stipend
● Home office stipend
● An enthusiastic, supportive, and collaborative team!

Additional Information

Who we are

● We are environmentalists, technologists and lovers of the outdoors
● We are inspired by the power of the ocean to support a resilient planet and provide
food and jobs for billions — protecting the ocean is why we get up in the morning
● We build online tools to improve ocean conservation efforts in the marketplace,
starting with sourcing sustainable seafood and improving fisheries health
● We look for new ways to solve persistent problems; we are not afraid of tackling new
issues that are big and hairy
● We are a small, mostly virtual organization – about 16 people – and we all interact
frequently via Slack/Zoom in a fluid, non-corporate way
● We emphasize work/life balance and try to ensure everyone stays fresh, happy and

We understand that all candidates may not have all the points above covered. That’s ok! If you feel like the skills you do have can be crafted to meet our needs, let us know in a cover letter and with relevant work examples. We will not evaluate applications without a brief cover letter explaining why this role is for you.