Project Manager, Technical (Ascend)

Project Management Dayton, Ohio


Ascend is a digital health firm operating at the intersection of data, digital, and research. In partnership with the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) and Kaleidoscope we are part of three major healthcare networks with access to 29 hospitals and healthcare organizations. With our growing client base and continued passion for technology, we are seeking candidates who share our passion and have an interest in creating advancements in the health sciences industry. As such we have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Project Manager to join the team.

Ascend is seeking an experienced Technical Project Manager that can help drive our product development and data science teams by producing transformative solutions that push the future of healthcare. You will be responsible for the successful management of technical projects that are strategic in nature and high in complexity. You will ensure alignment across teams, successful product delivery, and consistency throughout each project. 

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter, who is passionate about project management. Your communication skills allow you to seamlessly integrate into any team. You adapt easily to change and welcome complex challenges. You anticipate project outcomes before they arise. You have experience delivering highly technical, digital projects in a cost-effective, timely manner. You are a team player who values collaboration. You have the ability to distill information, prioritize, and determine pathways to success.  


  • Manage complex digital design, development, and data science projects
  • Manage the scope, schedule, budget, and resources of projects 
  • Ensure status, risks, and open issues are tracked and all stakeholders are informed in a timely manner
  • Plan, estimate, and produce technical and functional requirements 
  • Work with stakeholders to define and track program road maps
  • Lead release planning and delivery of projects
  • Drive projects from inception through discovery and delivery
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools, monitor progress and maintain project metrics
  • Provide concise communication on project issues, risks, schedule, activities, status, and metrics
  • Promote best practices
  • Foster a collaborative team environment driven to build innovative solutions
  • Advocate positive team morale


  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years relevant experience
  • Scrum certification or relevant experience
  • Experience leading or managing medium-large scale technical projects
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Extremely high attention to detail with ability to synthesize information from multiple sources
  • Experience managing issue tracking systems like JIRA / Confluence 
  • Understanding of software project management methodologies and frameworks
  • Strong analytical, prioritization, and troubleshooting skills
  • Self-driven and motivated with ability to unblock yourself and the team
  • Passionate about learning and improving as a Project Manager
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Government / DOD experience highly preferred