Program Manager IV 28078-1

Program Manager IV 28078-1

Job Title: Program Manager IV 28078-1Duration: 12 monthsJob Type: W2Job Location: Redmond, WAJob Description: Hardware Program ManagerDisplay & OpticsResponsibilities:HW module builds:Drive component builds, sub-system & system assembly/build at vendors and contract manufacturers.End to end ownership of material planning, material tracking, inventory management, build execution, build management, allocation of finished modules to various customers.Generate and communicate status updates and summary reportsHW module testing and verificationPlan, coordinate, and track testing activities for various components, sub-systems and systems, including tracking serial numbers of parts under test as they move through the assembly process, generating status updates and summary reports of what has been tested, when, and where to find the data etc.PrototypingHelp engineering and cross functional teams on HW prototyping efforts.Establish program plan, milestones, schedules. Generate BOM, order materials, drive prototype build, bringup and testing activities.Generate and communicate status updates and summary reportsExpect to travel domestically and internationally, 4-6 times a year.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree or higher in optical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, or a similar field.Previous experience in Hardware development and program management.Experience partnering with Asian-based vendors and contract manufacturers.Experience with product development lifecycle.A strong written and verbal communicator, able to synthesize information into the most salient points to move a team / initiative forward.Summary:The main function of a non-IT program manager is to plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as engineering, research and development, financial systems and product roll-out, etc or any other non-IT based project.Job Responsibilities:• Coordinate projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.• Present and explain proposals, reports and findings to clients.• Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.• Analyze technology, resource needs and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.• Confer with management, production and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures.• Review and recommend or approve contracts and cost estimates.• Direct, review and approve product designs and changes.• Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.Skills:• Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.• Strong ability to work independently and manage one’s time.• Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.• Strong knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.• Strong knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods.• Strong knowledge of computer software, such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio etc. Education/Experience:• Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.• PMI or PMP certification preferred.

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