Senior Program Manager

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

We are seeking an experienced Program Manager for the Electrical system who has a proven track record through multiple product cycles in a design and manufacturing environment. You will be responsible for leading the System & Electrical integration team on a product in development through the definition and development phases from concept to prototype to implementation. You will work with the multiple Surface teams and external partners to define, design, integrate, optimize, deploy, and monitor new and innovative Surface Products. As a cross-functional leader, you will define requirements, develop and drive schedules, coordinate dependencies, and ultimately deliver a high-quality product. The successful candidate will have experience in Hardware development ideally with electrical and system integration, including working with SW and FW dependencies. Desired and helpful is work experience with high volume device manufacturing and working with external partners in different time zones. Additionally, the candidate will leverage effective written and oral communication and cross-organizational technical program management skills to thrive in a highly innovative, evolving, and dynamic environment.


  • Lead development teams to create end-to-end program plans, specifications, performance metrics, production qualification plans, and conduct executive reviews.

  • Primary responsibilities will include directing and coordinating one or several teams of Electrical Engineers, Design Verification Engineers, Certification, and Reliability engineers to bring a product from concept into mass production.

  • Define the product solution requirements through cross-team collaboration

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to other team members in making high impact design choices and decisions throughout the development cycles. Lead development teams to create end-to-end program plans including a detailed program schedule, specifications, performance metrics, production qualification plans.

  • Anticipate risks; assess, mitigate, and manage accordingly by negotiating system trade-offs with stakeholders Drive the execution and delivery using common engineering tools, triage, tracking and reporting aligning to product milestones

  • Organize and present program reviews/status to engineering, business, and senior management

  • Help build, lead, manage and grow diverse and inclusive teams. Help cultivate growth mindset of our team members and drive a high-performance culture with accountability via constructive feedback.

  • Anticipate risks; assess, mitigate, and manage accordingly by negotiating system trade-offs with stakeholders

  • Periodic travel to Asia to coordinate with local Surface teams and partners may be required


Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years working as a technical program manager or other engineering discipline in a high-volume device manufacturing capacity

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Demonstrated electrical background with a passion for shipping product

  • Experience with one or more of the following: System integration, PC architecture, CPU’s and memory technologies, Touch and displays

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualification:

  • Detailed understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes and best practices to define solution requirements

  • Enthusiastic, attention to detail, results oriented, organized, motivated and self-driven

  • High degree of flexibility -willing to fill in the gaps rather than relying on others

  • Able to lead and manage teams in high pressure situations while driving continuous improvement efforts

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