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Program Manager at Ayar Labs
Emeryville, CA, US


The successful Program Manager will be responsible for managing development timelines on government projects. Responsibilities include working with Principal Investigators to measure progress against program milestones, develop and track tasks and work breakdown structure, track resource allocation, and collaborate with stakeholders on budgets, ensuring success of the overall program. This includes holding regular status update meetings, maintaining schedule tracking (i.e. Gantt Charts), examining risk mitigation (i.e. buffering, PERT Chart, etc.)  collecting inputs from a broad range of technical teams, and preparing monthly/quarterly reports. The ideal candidate is organized, process driven, and excited about wrangling complex developments and turning them into a coherent, measurable execution plan.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Take a leading role in proposal preparation including organizing SoW’s (both internal and external), resourcing, tasks/milestones, and overall project timelines
  • During program execution, measure progress against original proposal identifying problem areas well ahead of time and develop mitigation plans
  • Meet regularly with technical teams to get status updates and synthesize updates into reports consumable by both internal and external stakeholders
About you: 
  • BS/MS in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or equivalent
  • Experience managing projects hardware technology projects with many moving parts (chip development, firmware, PCB design, test-bed development, software, etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience in Program Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus
  • Proven track record in managing and deploying large, complex programs
  • Proficient with popular program management tools and methodologies
  • Familiar with government contracts