Technical Project Manager, Cloud Infrastructure

Career Opportunity

Technical Project Manager, Cloud Infrastructure

California, Remote

Posted: 10/20/2023

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) is looking for a Technical Project Manager to join the Cloud Infrastructure Team. As part of the team, you will be a key strategic leader in managing the expansion, refinement, and continued development of CCGI’s Cloud Infrastructure utilizing Snowflake and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as continuing to build out our data analytics and engineering tools. This role will be instrumental in helping us scale our work statewide and open the door for expanded use of California’s official college and career planning platform for K-12th grade students, parents, and educators,
The ideal candidate for this team has demonstrated software development background and extensive experience leading software development project implementation in Agile Methodology, including the scheduling, reporting, documentation, and progress tracking.The candidate should also have experience successfully scaling up an organization’s project intake, optimizing utilization of engineering bandwidth, and product quality and timelines . This person is comfortable working within scrum team formations, and expert use of Confluence Agile tools.

Additionally, this person has extensive experience working in a distributed environment and collaborating with cross functional teams.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Lead project team into requirement gathering, design, and implementation by providing a good and positive thought process in planning and organizing inputs.
  • Review, catalog, analyze and document Infrastructure project requirements and new requests from collaborating teams.
  • Automate business logic queries to data lakes for pipeline and release management control using automation solutions such as Matillion, and software repositories such as GitHub.
  • Design and implement dashboards for observability, metrics, and KPI for use by stakeholders and CCGI executives.
  • Maintain and update documentation of project deliverables, timelines, dashboards, issue and execution progress tracking.
  • Lead meetings, scrum standups, collect data, analyze information, and collaborate with the key stakeholders of your projects.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of
  • Continuously improve project performance and optimization by staying updated on industry trends and best practices.
  • Model CCGI’s values both in action and in how decisions are made.

What Technical Skills Do You Need?

  • Build project plans to map project timelines, requirements, deliverables, and dependencies against priorities.
  • Advanced proficiency working with Agile Methodologies with certifications as Scrum Master or PMP preferred
  • Advanced experience working with Confluence, JIRA, BI, and JQL
  • Advanced proficiency in building and optimizing project workflows and release management
  • Advanced presentation skills, dashboarding, metrics usage, and analytical skills
  • Advance negotiation skills to broker multi-team dependencies and resolve programmatic conflicts
  • A successful track record of project management and product delivery.

What Intangibles Do You Need?

  • Strong decision-making skills and collaborative spirit with the ability to take abstract brainstorming and generate concrete proposals for action.
  • Advance projects without detailed supervision, balancing multiple responsibilities, and providing colleagues with actionable proposals for advancing collective efforts.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Juggle multiple projects of various scopes with ease and grace.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with various levels of professionals.
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills.

More about the Cloud Infrastructure Team

The team oversees all of CCGI’s internal cloud-based data analytics and engineering infrastructure and technical strategy. This includes data analytics, data warehousing, and data engineering projects, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and goals.

This is a new role for the team. We are keen for you to bring your experience where you can thrive in an environment that allows for knowledge sharing and creates opportunities for you to take initiative to learn even more. This role reports to the Director, Cloud Infrastructure.

More about CCGI

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) works to ensure that all 6th-12th grade students in California have access to a systematic baseline of guidance and support as they plan, prepare, and pay for postsecondary education and training.

This baseline is provided by, which provides California students and educators with a wide range of college and career planning information and tools. The site also houses, audits, and transmits student data to help ensure more accurate and efficient decisions regarding admissions, financial aid, and course placement. CCGI provides technical assistance, support, and training to K-12 school districts in order to support students, counselors, and parents with the systematic use of, including its transcript-informed tools.

CCGI serves nearly 50% of California students, and we are slated to scale statewide in the coming years through the California Cradle-to-Career Data System.

CCGI is a positive, diverse, and supportive culture. At our core, we prioritize the needs of students above all else. Everyone at CCGI works remotely from home offices. We are all located in various parts of California and make use of tools, such as ZOOM, Slack, and Salesforce, to communicate and document our work. While some people regularly travel locally and/or statewide for required business meetings, we only occasionally conduct internal meetings in person.

CCGI is housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges but is an autonomous initiative with its own mission, goals, and executive leadership team.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, genetic characteristics, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, political affiliation, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, the Foundation for California Community Colleges complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.


If you have questions about CCGI career or RFP opportunities please contact us.