System Hardware Engineering Program Manager

Hardware 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

As a System Hardware Engineering Program Manager, you will be responsible for managing activities related to new product development. This role requires someone with excellent communication and project management skills as well as broad technical knowledge and experience in the consumer electronics space. The System Hardware EPM will also drive technical and schedule alignment across numerous cross-functional stakeholders, external suppliers and the contract manufacturer.

What You Might Do

  • Define, build and scale the Hardware Program Management process for a growing team.
  • Lead interdisciplinary discussions between HW, SW, ID, Product Management and external teams to define project requirements and build project schedules.
  • Work closely with the Hardware Engineering team throughout the product development lifecycle, including factory support and build readiness from Proto through Ramp.
  • Drive dependencies, identify and resolve risks in the supply chain and overall hardware schedule.
  • Maintain tools and generate reports to keep the entire team aware of project deliverables and overall schedule.
  • Drive communication and maintain alignment cross-functionally across all critical stakeholders; Design, Electrical Engineering, PD, System Software, Factory Test, and Operations. 
  • Build relationships with Humane’s OEM partners, 3rd parties and external manufacturers.
  • Drive technical coordination between vendors and development partners.  Ensure requirements and deliverables are aligned across vendor sites; plan and lead multi-site technical meetings
  • Mitigate schedule risk and drive integration between critical module delivery dates and overall project schedule
  • Drive tasks independently and escalate and communicate issues and needs clearly.

Essential Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in an EPM or TPM role working on high-volume electronics
  • Experience managing multiple overseas supply partners to drive development of complex electro-mechanical modules and systems
  • Experience managing many parallel deliverables during NPI phases to meet high level schedule milestones
  • Experience managing the development of complex embedded systems involving multiple PCBA assemblies, multiple MCU’s/SOC’’s, and multiple software images
  • Experience working and delivering successful builds at overseas factory locations, especially during early NPI phases
  • Ability to travel to factories to support builds (when feasible)
  • BS/MS in an engineering or technical discipline, or equivalent experience

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
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

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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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