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Technical PM

Newark, CA 94560

Posted: 09/26/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Project Management Job Number: 18918

Position Title:  Technical PM

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity with our client in Newark, California.

Job Requirements:
  • Establish aggressive, but realistic schedules and cost targets ensuring that margin and product launch target dates are met
  • Lead multiple worldwide product development teams spanning cross-geographies through the product life cycle process from concept to product delivery
  • Communicate clearly and frequently with the direct development team as well as with the broader organization as appropriate.  This includes regular reporting of program status to multi-tiered audiences composed of team,   BU directors and executive staff audiences through executive review meetings and Gate meetings as prescribed by internal development processes
  • Manage and implement programs involving cross-functional disciplines of Hardware (ME / EE), Acoustics, Firmware, Operations, Marketing, Commodity Management and Finance while driving execution with ODM/CDM finished good suppliers and/or in-house manufacturing
  • Create, develop and manage program budget and product cost targets, staffing requirements, resource planning, schedule for program and product delivery
  • Create risk management list and contingency plans.
  • Decide upon and execute contingency plans, when required

Job Qualifications:
  • 5 years of combined experience in Engineering and Project / Program Manager with involvement from initial concept through product delivery of high-volume consumer electronic products
  • A strong technical background in audio hardware, firmware and embedded software engineering, architecture and design concepts (i.e. speakers, headphones, wi-fi, bluetooth)
  • Capable of guiding process using Jira, hybrid Agile/SCRUM/Waterfall methodology
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work across organizations and geographies and interact, influence and negotiate effectively with all levels of management
  • Experience with project management tools such as Jira, Confluence and Atlassian tool suite (or similar) to track development progress and interact with the team
  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering or business related studies
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or technical graduate degree a plus
  • Formal Project Management training and Certification a plus (PMP) a plus
  • Technical expertise: WICED Platform, DSP, CSR chip, Wifi, Bluetooth audio platforms

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

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