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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Staff Software Project Manager in Reno, Nevada

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

This is a remote role and open to candidates in North America, UK, and Europe.

Location/Division Specific Information

Our Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division develops a complete range of high-end analytical instruments and software services that support customers within proteomics, clinical research, forensic toxicology, pharmaceutical, biotech, food safety, and environmental market segments.

How will you make an impact?

You will be leading software projects across geographically distributed teams in Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division (CMD) and other Thermo Fisher Scientific Groups. By leveraging your in-depth project management and leadership skills to help drive company's long-term digital strategies, you will assertively drive new product programs with cross functional product development teams that deliver outstanding quality products in coordination with other departments/teams.

This position reports to the Director of Digital Transformation and Senior Director of Software R&D and will include responsibilities for all phases of assigned projects (initiating/due diligence, planning, executing).

What will you do?

  • Lead projects from concept creation through product development and into release to operations & the commercial market; this includes creating documentation to define system requirements and specifications, managing scientists, engineers and external contractors through development, validation, documentation and release of products via stage-gate process

  • Work with a multi-disciplinary product development team and across business units to develop, evaluate, document, and introduce new products or enhancements for CMD's digital transformation

  • Provide leadership and problem-solving for multi-faceted, cross-functional Product Management, Marketing, and Research & Development teams

  • Select and coordinate work of multi-site teams and/or contractors working on various project phases

  • Provide expertise in project planning and timeline development & management; develop a cost-effective plan and schedule for completion of project following a logical pattern for utilization of resources

  • Track and control progress, schedule and associated costs to achieve completion of project within time and budget

  • Effectively work with and influence team functional representatives

  • Conduct appropriate project risk assessments and define mitigation plans

  • Report to stakeholders and upper management about progress and any necessary modifications of plans

  • Develop approaches to sustain and communicate success and progress across global stakeholders

  • Build, develop, and maintain crucial internal relationships with Design, Program Management, Distribution, Operations, and Procurement to ensure smooth completion of assigned projects

How will you get here?


B.S. in a scientific or technical discipline

CPM or PMP Certification Preferred: Seasoned Project Manager with familiarity with latest tools, techniques, and methodologies to drive consistency across programs


  • Proven track record with 10+ years of experience in project leadership, project management, program strategy, scope & resource definition, possibility/solution work stream generation, knowledge management, and its transition to applications

  • Conflict resolution experience and capabilities with excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to influence

  • Experience managing multiple complex technical challenges, projects, priorities and execute with speed

  • Drive use and improvement of global project management processes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities with a multi-disciplinary team who need to communicate and cooperate to achieve success

  • Highly effective organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills

  • Ability to influence others, partner cross functionally, and provide executive-level reporting and presentations

  • Initiative and follow through: Independent decision maker in a fast paced and demanding environment

  • Analytical and detail-oriented with strong Microsoft Project, Excel & PowerPoint skills

  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement

  • Demonstrate Role Model Leader Characteristics: Embody the 4-I values, Delight customers, Communicate openly and honestly, Focus on growth and Champion employee development

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.