Product Design Engineering Program Manager


Cupertino, California

a month ago

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Product Design Engineering Program Manager
Cupertino, California

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Product Design Engineering Program Manager
Location: Cupertino, CA Hybrid (Monday/Friday remotely and Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday onsite)
Duration: 5+ Months
Job Summary:
The PD Engineering Program Manager is responsible for the technical management of engineering development projects within Product Design organization. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of enabling large cross-functional teams to deliver complex mechanically integrated consumer electronic systems quickly and with high quality. They will understand the who, what and how of hardware development, create and manage the program plan, and successfully execute it while balancing several competing objectives and aggressive deliverable timelines.
  • Prior experience (ideally 2-5+ years) leading program management or mechanical engineering design of rapid development products comprising multiple materials of high aesthetic quality.
  • Strong technical background with knowledge of manufacturing processes and mechanical engineering fundamentals;  prior experience with metal stamping, forging, machining (CNC), die casting, plastic injection and compression molding, metal injection molding (MIM) is highly desirable
  • Resilience and flexibility when faced with uncertainty and changes in direction
  • Self-motivated with strong critical thinking capabilities
  • Insane attention to detail and ability to effectively manage complexity
  • Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills with the ability to inspire team members; ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience
  • Experience collaborating across disparate cross-functional teams spanning Mechanical Engineering and Design, Systems Engineering, Reliability, Operations, and Marketing
  • Support product definition and drive closure of architecture and technical opens in early stages of a project
  • Establish and manage program feature baseline, scheduling, critical paths, and technology risk areas for execution through final delivery of the product
  • Identify and highlight technical risk areas and mitigation strategies in partnership with impacted teams
  • Understand technical issues and drive them to closure by bringing together key stakeholders for decision making
  • Offer multiple levels of status across a wide spectrum of individual contributors to executive management
  • Enable the development effort by creating and monitoring an efficient, streamlined process
  • Drive drawing releases and tooling kickoff with PD Engineering team and the vendors to meet aggressive schedules
  • Plan and execute prototype builds, directing factory operations and cross functional teams
  • Lead cross-functional communication between project teams and external vendors.
  • BS ME degree required, MS or MBA desired
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About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $83.92/hr.

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