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Senior Engineering Program Manager, Software

Software at Humane in San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

Humane is looking for a Senior Engineering Program Manager (EPM) to join our innovative software engineering team to strategically drive new product development schedules while helping the organization reach its overarching business goals. By executing and overseeing multiple related projects across multiple platforms, a Senior EPM will provide the oversight necessary to support project-level activities as well as the decision-making capacity to align goals across the program. The Senior EPM achieves this by being highly collaborative, very detail-oriented, insightful, driven to manage project risk and always “closing the loop.”

What You Might Do

  • Build, maintain and scale the Software Program Management process for a hyper growth team
  • Participate in interdisciplinary discussions between SW, HW, ID, Product Management, User Experience Design and external teams to define project requirements and build project schedules
  • Work closely with the software engineering team throughout the product development life cycle to drive dependencies and identify and resolve risks in the overall software schedule
  • Collaborate with experience and product design teams to ensure plan of record and schedule alignment with the overall product vision
  • Translate complex technical issues into actionable paths for the team
  • Write user stories, process documentation, workflows, standards and methodologies 
  • Define, build and maintain tools and generate reports to keep the entire team aware of project deliverables and overall schedule
  • Track equipment utilization and coordinate customer seeding
  • Manage external vendors and communications to the larger team and leadership

Essential Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Program Management or software development
  • Directly managed the software development lifecycle from concept to delivery for 4+ products or 2+ years of release cycles
  • Proven track record for removing ambiguity and delivering clarity

Preferred Skills

  • You relentlessly pursue the execution and delivery of exceptional products and services
  • You are a consensus builder and excellent communicator
  • You are passionate, inspired, creative
  • You are familiar with multiple product and project development disciplines, methodologies and dependencies and how they interact
  • You have a desire to work in a collaborative environment where honesty and accountability are paramount
  • You are able to drive tasks independently and escalate and communicate issues and needs clearly
  • You can easily adapt to ever changing technologies and work priorities
  • You value follow-through, organization, and solving hard problems
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • You appreciate great product design and value craftsmanship

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Receive excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, equity ownership in Humane  and competitive salaries
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

Humane currently has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy in place for all individuals who enter any Humane space, subject to the exemptions as required by law. Please do not disclose vaccination status unless requested by our Health & Wellness Coordinator. Thank you. 

At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.

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