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Engineering Program Manager

Optivolt Labs

Optivolt Labs

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

The ideal candidate is:

  • Experienced and proficient at managing complex hardware development and/or manufacturing projects from initiation through implementation to closure
  • Familiar with software development workflows and git version control
  • Highly organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledgeable in basic concepts of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering
  • Great at keeping talented, motivated individual contributors on schedule and unblocked
  • Excited to communicate and collaborate all day every day–clearly, concisely, and effectively across functions and teams including external stakeholders
  • Proficient with project management frameworks, tools, risk assessments, and risk mitigation strategies
  • Great at learning new software tools quickly
  • A respectful, positive, and effective people manager

Bonus points for:

  • Extensive experience managing both software and hardware projects, or projects with extensive hardware/software interplay
  • Prior exposure to the world of tech startups
  • Technical proficiency

Are you worried that you don’t check all the boxes? Apply anyway! There are no perfect candidates— we hire people, not resumés. Take a look at the responsibilities listed below, and see if you think it’s a fit.

In your role, you will:

  • Manage multiple projects, including both hardware and software, from initiation through implementation to closure
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop project plans, define milestones and timelines, and track progress against established goals
  • Use project management frameworks to manage schedules, budgets, and resources
  • Ensure project deliverables are completed on time, within budget, to applicable quality standards, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders
  • Ensure that project scopes are clearly defined and that any changes to scope are managed appropriately
  • Manage team performance, providing feedback and coaching as needed to ensure a high level of performance and engagement
  • Identify and mitigate project risks, and communicate status updates to key stakeholders
  • Foster a positive team environment, promoting effective communication and collaboration across functions and teams
  • Manage project budgets, tracking expenditures and ensuring that costs are within approved budgets
  • Provide regular status reports to stakeholders, including senior management,external partners, and project team members.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve project management processes and methodologies
  • Implement and maintain effective tools for project and program management
  • Identify potential risks to projects, assess their likelihood and impact, and develop risk mitigation strategies
  • Assist the executive team in planning projects and milestones to achieve strategic objectives for the company

Optivolt is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring folks from any and every background and lived experience–not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it makes our team stronger. Folks of all genders who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer, trans, non-binary, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression are encouraged to apply.