Firmware Engineering Program Manager (EPM)

East Bay, CA

Posted: 06/03/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000008585

Key Qualifications 

  • Minimum 3 years of Engineering Management experience managing software schedules and ensuring software feature delivery OR a Minimum 4 years of Engineering Program Management experience in product development with below responsibilities.  
  • Experience in  products as an engineering program manager or engineering manager.  
  • Understanding of FW/SW development processes and test validation including HW manufacturing support.  
  • Strong software development background  
  • Track record of shipping products and leading them through the entire product life cycle  
  • Experience working with off shore manufacturers  
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles  
  • Remain calm and flexible in times of ambiguity  
  • Self-motivated and high-energy with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse teams and interact, influence, collaborate, and negotiate effectively at all levels of management.  
  • Knowledgeable of one or more technologies: embedded software, mobile software, wireless, DSP, power, connectivity. 


In this dynamic position, you will develop, lead, and drive the end-to-end execution of software and embedded firmware development plans throughout the product development life cycle and delivery stages. We are looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes. 

  • Strong communication skills and experience across and between a diversity of teams and team members is critical. You will interact with a wide array of software engineering teams plus hardware engineering, EE, marketing, manufacturing, and other resources inside and outside. 
  • Ensure product software and firmware requirements are clearly defined Break down complex software/hardware issues into simple tasks 
  • Develop and oversee comprehensive project plans 
  • Identify and handle program multi-functional dependencies between teams 
  • Communicate development milestones, project schedules and status updates and drive alignment across the organization and between teams 
  • Coordinate with teams to identify, prioritize and track risks to schedule and product quality 
  • Drive software / firmware factory readiness in support of hardware builds 
  • Coordinate multiple validation plans across teams 
  • Understand engineering issues and drive them to closure by bringing together key partners for decision-making 
  • Grasp complex technical topics and abstract key issues and risks into an actionable form for executive management Synthesize large amounts of data into a clear story and communicate to partners and organizations at all levels 
  • Maintain an orientation toward teamwork and collaboration 
  • Provide regular program status updates and communicate escalations as needed to executive team  

Education & Experience 

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related disciplines. 
  • M.S. is highly desired 

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