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Senior Engineering Program Manager

Company: Halo Industries, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Halo Industries we are reinventing a decades-old manufacturing process that wastes billions of dollars every year while simultaneously enabling entirely unprecedented new products and performance. We are a growing team of engineers, scientists, and business professionals. Our company spun out of Stanford University in 2014 and is funded by a combination of venture capital, government projects, and strategic corporate partners. We are developing a novel laser-based technology for the production and processing of technical materials used in several rapidly growing industries, including semiconductor, solar, 5G, display, and power electronics. We are accelerating our entry into the market and looking for an experienced, motivated engineering program manager to guide our development efforts and help scale the company into a dominant global player.Reporting to Halos CEO, the Senior Engineering Program Manager will play a foundational role by managing engineering programs supporting the design, development, and transfer to production of complex electromechanical and optical material processing systems.Specific responsibilities of the position include: Establish a company-wide program management system, including project scheduling, task management and coordination, and knowledge base Guide equipment development projects from first concepts to production, establishing a phase-gated project lifecycle process Own and drive the equipment development schedule Create, maintain, and report on program schedules and performance gaps, highlighting and mitigating schedule and technical risks Continually assess risk, delivering early recognition of potential barriers to success, prioritizing tasks to reflect optimal paths to desired program outcomes Maintain high-level project budgetary analysis and projections Identify resource constraints and recommend resource allocation and augmentation strategies Coordinate with the hardware and manufacturing engineering teams, as well as supply chain management and executive leadership, to assure continued focus on program priorities Provide regular executive updates on project status, forecasts, and bottlenecks Play a leadership role in Product Development and NPI review meetings with the engineering and executive teams Learn and understand the core technologies associated with the key components of Halos products Drive goal and expectation alignment of team members Drive company-wide compliance with project management protocolsRequirementsPreferred Education & Experience 8+ years of applicable experience working in engineering program/project management roles Bachelor's-level degree or higher in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or another relevant area of technologyWhat Were Looking For A broad range of program management experience, spanning from the gathering of product/program requirements through the transfer of new products to volume manufacturing production Experience managing many simultaneous complex and interdependent projects Expertise in the use of modern program/project management tracking software platforms Strong written and verbal communications skills Strong presentation skills Experience working with semiconductor capital equipment or other complex electromechanical systems Demonstrated track record of successful collaboration with product development and operations teamsBonus Experience working with CAD tools/drawings, electrical circuit schematics, and other technical documents Understanding of software used for hardware Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Past startup experience and insights/lessons learned on effectively scaling from R&D to mass productionBenefits Health Care Plan (Medical & Dental) Retirement Plan (401k) Paid Time Off (Vacation & Holidays) Family Leave (Maternity/Paternity) Stock Option Plan

Keywords: Halo Industries, Inc., Palo Alto , Senior Engineering Program Manager, Other , Palo Alto, California

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