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Technical Program Manager (User Trials)

Menlo Park, CA | Contract

Post Date: 11/02/2017 Job ID: 20758 Industry: Program- Project Manager

Title: Technical Program Manager (User Trials)

This group brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories and that advance the mission of connecting the world.
We seek  a Technical Program Manager (User Trials) who will be responsible for scoping and delivering large user trial projects end-to-end. 
  • Build and execute comprehensive User Trial schedules and plans, managing any needed changes to those plans appropriately.
  • Prepare regular readouts summarizing User Trial status and feedback
  • Make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
  • Be the champion to drive quality and improve our user experiences.

 

Skills:
  • 3-6 years of relevant experience in technical program management.
  • Knowledgeable in the practical application of program management principles and tools.
  • Experience managing projects in large scale mobile or web applications.
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow through on projects.
  • Experience in delivery and commercialization in consumer electronics.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience planning and executing user trials (aka " dogfooding") of consumer electronics
    • Experience debugging technical issues that cross boundaries between hardware and software
    • Collaboration skills, driven by working closely with engineering, product management, program management, and supply chain teams.

Education:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 
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