Technical Project Manager

  • Anywhere

Who We Are

Murmuration is a nonprofit organization that amplifies the power of civic engagement by providing data, digital tools, and research-driven insights to community-focused organizations so that together we can create an America where everyone can lead healthy, free, and dignified lives.

Every day, people are trying to shape our future for the better. Fighting for water that’s safe to drink. Schools that serve students equitably. Gun laws that make sense. And rallying people who care like we do. And yet too often the skillful organizers working to mobilize communities lack access to technology that could supercharge their efforts. Knocking on every door instead of knowing which will open most easily. And going up against outside interests that have half the heart, but twice the tools.

In communities across America, Murmuration’s partners are leveraging our data, tools, and insights to help thousands of organizers orchestrate millions of individual people to do big things together. Demand big things together. To create the world they want. Together.

About the Position

The Technical Project Manager is the linchpin for our diverse, cross-functional development teams, dedicated to improving team interactions and refining operational methodologies. Entrusted with orchestrating pivotal project interactions, this role ensures seamless information flow across teams, maintaining alignment across various concurrent projects. By spearheading efforts to optimize processes and foster effective communication, the Technical Project Manager is crucial in keeping our dynamic work streams in sync and driving our collective success.

Note: At Murmuration, we are committed to becoming an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To this end, all staff members are expected to actively participate in DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging) programming.


What You’ll Do:

  • Track that our projects are executing to projected timelines while detailing and highlighting technical dependencies across teams that may cause drift from original projections;
  • Guide team retrospectives and collaborative efforts across teams, incorporating insights from a diverse array of stakeholders to refine and improve our processes, systems, and standards;
  • Detect and address counterproductive patterns and communication breakdowns, initiating and applying strategic modifications to our processes;
  • Support 3-5 cross-functional development teams in crafting and optimizing workflows and systems that promote effective communication and safeguard the time of our developers;
  • Lead and coordinate cross-pod efforts in accordance to the plans set as an outcome of Product/Engineering/Design planning outputs on a regular cadence; and
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current development team processes, identifying successes and areas for improvement, and assist leadership in leveraging these insights to evolve our practices and frameworks.

What You Should Have

  • 3+ years of experience in a software/technical project management or engineering role;
  • Experience using project management tools such as Jira, Monday, etc.;
  • A strong grasp of various approaches to managing technical development work, including different flavors of software development (i.e., agile, waterfall);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • A bias for action and an entrepreneurial, proactive mindset;
  • The ability to thrive working in fast-paced environments; and
  • Strong judgment and analytical skills, including the ability to understand business requirements, integrate qualitative and quantitative metrics, and reconcile short-term needs with long-term strategic goals.

What You Could Have

  • Experience working with teams to develop enterprise SaaS platforms;
  • ScrumMaster certification; and/or
  • An advanced understanding of project scheduling and risk management.

Talented Technical Project Managers come from all walks of life and career. If you are passionate about civic engagement and technology, please apply, even if you do not check every box!


Location and Compensation

The Technical Project Manager is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package (more detail below). It is based anywhere in the U.S. The starting salary range for this position is $85,000 – $115,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Our Culture of Care

We work hard to create a culture of care to ensure that our staff are best equipped to lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. To that end, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance with 100% of premiums covered for you and qualifying family members;
  • Retirement benefits with a 5% employer match;
  • A flexible unlimited PTO plan;
  • Generous paid parental leave;
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits;
  • A company laptop;
  • A flexible remote work environment;
  • A home office setup stipend for all new employees;
  • Monthly reimbursement for remote work expenses;
  • A yearly professional development fund;
  • Mental health and wellness benefits through Calm and Better Help; and
  • Yearly in-person staff retreats; and
  • A welcoming culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.