Senior Engineering Program Manager, Software Device Experiences

Program Management 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), Software Device Experiences and Beta Programs 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

  • Work directly with our Device Experiences team, services team, and other cross functional teams to manage all aspects of feature development for launch, including algorithms development, data requirements and specifications, validation and testing.
  • Structure and run internal and external user experience related programs (Beta Programs).
  • Work with our Product Marketing, HW EPM, SW EPM, and Engineering teams to map out product launches across various geographies with strategic international partners.
  • Work closely with the low level systems along with platform and services engineering teams and EPMs to understand feature roadmaps and impact to hardware and test requirements.
  • Be our point of contact and own driving critical device experience features and issues to resolution.
  • Develop dashboards and reporting to share the technical health of device experiences development and progress.
  • Proactively identify and highlight risks to the Software and Hardware Engineering teams that may jeopardize product launches

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7+ years of experience in Program Management for software development, CV/ML algorithms and features.
  • Good understanding of sensor technologies.
  • Proven track record for understanding and communicating technical/engineering issues.
  • Subject matter expertise of executing CV/ML development and features to deployments across platforms.

Preferred Skills

  • You have managed products with extensive audio, speech, or music related features end-to-end from inception to product launch.
  • You have worked on features where you had to define metrics and methodologies to measure product performance.
  • You have created test strategies and drove initiatives to improve software quality and testing processes.
  • You are familiar with industry trends and directions.
  • You are a consensus builder, diplomat, and influencer within a software organization.
  • You do not shy away from ambiguity and relish unique challenges and opportunities of software development of consumer products.
  • You are excited by the opportunity and responsibility to collaborate with teams across a full stack from user interface to low level systems.
  • You enjoy working in a rapid development environment, remaining flexible and thriving in the face of continuous development.
  • You are passionate, inspired and creative.
  • You are familiar with multiple product and project development disciplines, methodologies and dependencies and how they interact.
  • You are familiar with 1st party device development.
  • 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 love complexity and hard problems to solve.
  • You value adherence to dates and timelines on a personal level.

Salary range: $185,000 - $200,000

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this role is listed above. Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge and skills
  • At Humane, you'll enjoy benefits that include health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits include: comprehensive healthcare insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401K plan
  • Humane employees also enjoy generous paid time off and leave programs, commuter benefits, team events, snacks and other perks

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

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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