Technical Program Manager (SMI)
About You and The Role
The Structures, Mechanisms and Hardware Integration (SMI) team is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for prototyping, testing, analyzing and designing the latest and greatest hardware at the company. We are a highly integrated group with strong generalist and specialist skill sets, spanning both design and test functions.
As the Technical Program Manager for the SMI team, you will play a critical role helping us develop and manufacture complex and innovative hardware as fast as possible. You will own engineering, testing and manufacturing timelines and leverage your technical understanding of the interdependencies to maximize efficiency. You will be a critical interface between engineering, test, supply chain and Zipline program leadership, and help to align these groups to a common strategy. You will digest the technical and operational concerns and communicate a clear and cohesive message.
What You'll Do
- Manage hardware roadmaps across programs: balance, drive, and align key features while surfacing gaps and mitigating risks to projects
- Measure and improve development velocity: own engineering timelines, unblock teams, cross-check plans, and streamline cross-functional dependencies
- Engage across the development lifecycle: from architecture reviews, through validation, and into volume production
- Engage across design, test, and manufacturing domains within SMI to drive coherent execution across major projects
- Translate and integrate company goals into larger SMI execution strategy
- Bring the right people together to make critical decisions, quickly
What You'll Bring
- Minimum 2 years of experience as a technical program manager through full cycle product launch(es)
- Past success in managing technical projects in fields such as mechanical engineering and product design
- Demonstrated skill in aligning priorities, coordinating timelines, and leading complex scope, resource, and schedule trades
- Enthusiasm for collaborating in a fast paced, cross-functional environment
- Clear communication skills and the ability to explain challenges and solutions to fellow engineers and non-engineers alike
- Must be eligible to work in the US
- Must be able to work in person at Zipline’s South San Francisco office
What Else You Need to Know
The starting cash range for this role is $130,000 - $165,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; overtime pay; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.
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