Technical Program Manager II

Program Management San Diego, California

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Position Summary:

As a member of the Program team, the Technical Program Manager is responsible for planning and execution of robotic integration programs throughout the product development life cycle: from requirements to execution to sustainment. The Technical Program Manager is overall responsible for managing engineering resources and ensuring product launch and success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, aligning, and meeting expectations of technical programs.
  • Provide project management, cross-functional coordination, and inter/intra team communications to deliver outstanding program outcomes.
  • Proactively identify potential issues and help develop mitigation options.
  • Closely collaborate with Product Management to ensure detailed product requirements and business expectations for success are established and achievable within the program scope
  • Act as liaison and main point of contact with technical project leads, both internal, and from partner organizations.
  • Coordinate activities with the technical SW, HW, TE, SWQA, NPI teams and track progress.
  • Take responsibility for program schedules and milestones, keeping up in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understand the big-picture and ensure detailed tasks are aligned with strategic initiatives.
  • Clearly and concisely present program related items to non-technical and technical audiences.
  • Up to 25% business travel, both domestic and international.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

What you need:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical field (EE, ME, CS, CE, etc.)
  • Master's degree in a technical field or business area (ex. MBA) is preferred.
  • 2-4 years of engineering-related experience with 1-2 years professional experience of Technical Program Management and suitable technical responsibility in product development.
  • Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple and complex projects in a timely manner.
  • Highly experienced at managing tasks and schedules.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Natural peer and team leadership skills.
  • Experience with Agile and Phase Gate program management methodologies.
  • Calm under pressure, ability to identify and eloquently manage conflicting constraints.
  • Experienced with Jira, Confluence, MS Project, Google Workspace.

Things that make a difference:

  • Experience in robotics or the autonomy industries.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kanban, etc.
  • Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, or Certified Scrum Product Owner preferred

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; talk and hear at normal room levels; using hands to finger, grasp, and feel; repetitive motion; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; lift, push, carry, or pull up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employee is exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

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