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Principal Technical Program Manager

Moderna, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Start date
Jun 9, 2024

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The Role

Moderna is expanding our footprint to Seattle to further our mission of delivering the greatest possible impact to people through mRNA medicines! Our new Digital technology hub in Seattle will focus on software product development for our Commercial, Data & Machine Learning, Cloud Infrastructure, Security, and Engineering Excellence (dev tools) products and platforms.

We are looking to hire experienced Technical Program Managers (TPMs) who bring strong technical expertise, a product mindset that embodies the unique Moderna Mindsets and passion to change the future of medicine.In this role, you will work on exciting, cutting-edge technology initiatives/products from the ground up to empower our technology roadmap across the organization, with the ultimate goal of transforming patient lives.

Heres What Youll Do

Technical Program Managers at Moderna are agile delivery leaders that balance business intent with engineering and operational tactical activities, while building and optimizing product delivery schedules. They utilize dynamic range, technical depth, and agile practices to drive product launches through the entire software development lifecycle, including technical strategy, workstream decomposition, timelines, dependency management, reporting, and delivery risk mitigation. TPMs build and leverage close relationships with software engineers, product managers and key business partners to understand product priorities and ensure that all technical deliverables are met on a consistent basis.

In this role, the TPM will drive programs and digital product launches that enables Moderna to sell our therapeutics commercially across the globe, directly impacting who has access to our medicines, like the Spikevax vaccine. This requires experience and strong working knowledge of how eCommerce systems work including transaction flow, eCommerce UX design, data security, legal and regulatory compliance, payments, finance, supply chain, inventory management, product fulfillment, etc.

A successful candidate will have an established track record in customer facing, cross-functional program initiatives, have broad and deep technical knowledge, have demonstrated problem solving skills, excellent schedule/delivery management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced collaborative environment. Additionally, a successful candidate will have the ability to quickly earn trust with the teams they engage with, foster a positive program environment, and come to each discussion, deliverable, and issue with a "can do" attitude.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program management of large scale complex initiatives through the entire development life cycle; planning, execution, status reporting and coordination against project plans and delivery commitments

  • Provide leadership and support for multiple engineering teams involved in building our eCommerce products and experiences. Engage the engineering teams and TPMs of various organizations to ensure that their iterations on design and development enable completion by needed deadlines. Assist in the execution through multiple iterations of product enhancements and delivery.

  • Work closely with platform engineering teams to ensure customer, business, and technology needs are met without compromising long term platform health and evolution

  • Coordinate and facilitate system architecture and design sessions with engineering, evangelize modern software architecture best practices

  • Facilitate roadmap development across the multiple product engineering teams and help shape the overall vision for Commercial Digital products to evolving global requirements, rules, and laws.

  • Facilitate launch planning across multiple teams to bring the project end points along multiple work streams into a single timeline to meet launch target dates

  • Coordinate with the product teams, business teams, and stakeholders to ensure that end-to-end verification and validation complete at the right time and in the correct environments to demonstrate readiness for launch

  • Coordinate with project/program managers from non-tech work streams to ensure that technical and non-technical plans and initiatives are coordinated and achieve the combined goals and business needs without negatively impacting the performance of the business teams and vendors in the execution of their duties

Defining Product Requirements

  • Deeply understand customer and business needs and translate to technical requirements and develop the products trajectory, required resources, and budgets

Solving Challenges

  • TPMs will identify cross-functional and cross-team dependencies and devise strategies to solve these challenges both at an organizational and technical level.

Determining Product Timelines and Reporting

  • Honoring product timelines is key to timely delivery. TPMs carefully plan timelines based on product priority, complexity and various other factors. They also regularly monitor the progress of specific product tasks.

Building Consensus and Finding Cutting-edge Solutions

  • TPMs work with software development engineers and managers within and across teams to drive consensus on technical requirements to ensure delivery.They also regularly take stock of various project-related tasks and review progress regularly.

Analyzing and Mitigating Risks

  • TPMs regularly assess and identify potential product-related issues throughout the lifecycle of a product and plan effective strategies to mitigate risks to ensure smooth and timely delivery of outcomes

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Machine Learning, or a related field OR 5 years of equivalent professional experience in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum 9 years of relevant job experience

  • 2+ years of job-related experience in data analysis, capacity planning, strategy, and risk management

  • 5+ years of job-related experience in software delivery methodologies

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Prior experience in budgeting and project reporting

  • Domain expertise in several of: Security, API integration, application lifecycle management, continuous delivery, web application operations, cloud services

  • Demonstrated success in representing the voice of the customer.

  • Demonstrated ability to channel many points of view negotiating, cultivating and growing partnerships

  • Strong technical abilities; experienced with modern software development practices used to build and deploy applications

  • Demonstrated experience building internet-facing applications at scale

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast growing, multidisciplinary organization

  • Self-directed and self-motivated; excellent communicator and collaborator

  • Experience working in life sciences, pharma/biotech, or high-tech industries with a preference for experience in one or more of eCommerce, data/machine learning platforms, or cloud infrastructure

  • Evidence of Moderna Mindset: We behave likeowners. The solutions we're building go beyond any job description

  • Evidence of Moderna Mindset: We Act with dynamicrange, driving strategy and execution at the same time at every step

  • Evidence of Moderna Mindset: We Prioritizethe platform over any single solution

  • Experience in a regulated environment

  • Experience working in a matrixed organization

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative

Under Washington State law, Moderna is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Base compensation for these positions in Washington State range from $158,000to $284,500. Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge, and demonstrated skills. Compensation decisions are made on the facts and circumstances of each case.

In addition to base compensation Moderna employees are eligible for a comprehensive incentive compensation package including an annual cash bonus, new hire equity and an annual refresh, 401(k) match, competitive and inclusive medical, dental, and vision coverage options, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care, Life, LTD, and STD insurance, family leave offerings, including at least 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave, lifestyle spending account, adoption, surrogacy, and family-planning benefits, generous paid time off, including:

Vacation, sick time, and observed Company-wide holidays

Paid volunteer time to participate within your community

Discretionary winter holiday shut down

Paid 4-week sabbatical after 5 years, and every 3 years after

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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