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Engineering Project/Program Manager

Company: eTeam
Location: Spring
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Pay Range: $65 - $70/hr

Firmware Program Manager

Client Business Personal Systems Group develops computing solutions and experiences aimed at the Small / Medium Business (SMB) and enterprise customers. The Firmware Engineering Group is seeking a highly motivated and passionate leader to join Firmware PMO Team as a Firmware Program Manager. The successful candidate will work in an exciting, high profile, team-oriented, and fast-paced environment and working closely alongside engineers and system teams. Ideally, you have a background in firmware and software, with some hardware and have expert ability to understand the technical intricacies of each new technology.

You will support a cross functional team and is responsible for planning, collaborating, and communicating new technologies serving as a bridge between between internal and external stakeholders, including Engineering R&D and System teams. You will refine the requirements and distributes work into logical customer valued deliverables, and opportunistically identifies synergies with Client's existing systems Additionally, you will also manage communication with senior executives, ensuring on-time delivery or escalations as necessary and support organizational strategy.

This Program Manager position supports a cross functional team that creates, designs and develops BIOS firmware for Client Business Desktops and Notebooks. The main objective of this position is to act as an Agile champion to a firmware development team as well as manage projects .

Additional responsibilities include:
--- Ensure that scrum process is followed, and the backlog is executed per priorities set by the Product Owner
--- Track and report metrics, program risks, issues and status to senior management
--- Coordinating activities across software teams, firmware teams and other functional teams
--- Lead documentation efforts related to new development

The Program Manager is responsible for leading a matrix team through the engineering development process for business notebook and desktop PCs. As an Engineering Program Manager, you will:
--- Use Agile Principles to deliver firmware for business notebooks and desktop PCs
--- Develop and/or direct development of schedules, critical deliverables, resource allocation plan and other support requirements for firmware projects
--- Act as an Agile/Scrum leader to a firmware development team: monitor and enforce the scrum process, clear impediments, lead scrum ceremonies and assist in resolving team conflicts
--- Track, prioritize and maintain observations/defects
--- Lead end customer documentation efforts associated with firmware development
--- Manage activities of supporting project teams and internal development partners; ensures progress against established plan and make determinations based on analysis of business information to alter or update schedule and resource allocation to meet product requirements and development schedule
--- Communicate program progress, escalations and issue analysis to product stakeholders; collaborates with management and manufacturing and development partners to recommend and implement changes to product, processes, or business practices
--- Manage design change processes to support customer requests, lead coordination and communication efforts with wider teams with impact analysis and recommendations.
--- Drive innovation and integration of new technologies and quality initiatives into projects and activities in the manufacturing and/or engineering organization
--- Mentors less-experienced staff members

--- Education & Experience
o Bachelor's or master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
o Direct Scrum Master experience required
o Hands on firmware engineering development experience is desirable
o Agile certification desirable
o PMP/PMI Certification desirable
o Minimum 6-10 years' experience
--- Knowledge and skills
o Self-starter, able to lead and influence a diverse team and can work effectively across cultural and time zone boundaries
o Strong organization skills
o Strong communication skills, capable of bridging highly technical teams with management and support teams
o Experience delivering complex software programs using Agile Principles
o Experience with security software is a plus
o Experience with firmware development is a plus
o Ability to work complex projects while identifying and resolving problems independently or as a contributing team member
o Extensive experience with using MS DevOps, program planning tools and software packages to create, manage, and track project results
o Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
o Demonstrated business acumen and successful experience managing all aspects of programs, including briefing of executive management, negotiating with business groups, communicating with stakeholders and directing matrix teams and resources
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language
o Ability to effectively communicate program plans, proposals, and results and negotiate options at senior management levels

Keywords: eTeam, Houston , Engineering Project/Program Manager, Engineering , Spring, Texas

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