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Manager Program Management

Company: Zebra Technologies Corp.
Location: Holtsville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line-reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward. We are a community of changemakers, innovators and doers who come together to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence-delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.

Build your edge. Build what's next. Define the edge of what's possible-for our people, our customers, and the world.

Program Managers are responsible for the successful launch of Zebra's products and services to market.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the development and implementation of a company's products and services to success. The primary domain of product development is with on-device BSP SW with Enterprise Mobile Computing BU's hand-held terminals and tablets, based on the Android operating system and Qualcomm chipsets
  • Possess embedded HW and SW product development experience in engineering and project management role. Have domain knowledge of WiFi, WAN Cellular, Android system, Large scale enterprise level Agile SW development.
  • Proven leadership and management behavior in complete ownership, critical thinking, effective communication, negotiation and persuasion, business acumen, calculated risk taking and creative problem solving
  • Acts as project manager - monitoring the program from initiation through delivery including planning and directing schedules and overseeing budget/spending. Gathers input from the project team and acts independently to develop a Project Plan for projects of moderate to significant scope which may include novel products or services. Uses established tools, approaches/methodologies and templates to guide and detail the plan and communicate it to the team. Gathers feedback from the team to revise and complete the Project Plan as needed
  • Nominates and solicits participation of team members from key stakeholder teams including Product Management, Engineering, Service/support and other functional groups, set timelines and budgets independently. Acts independently to coach team members to success or replace team members as needed. Is responsible for the work of the project team (indirectly supervises) involving members from a wide range of disciplines including engineering, marketing, and operations
  • Organizes cross-functional activities, ensuring completion of the program i.e. product on schedule and within budget constraints. Owns regular meeting coordination, facilitation and documentation of progress
  • Gathers status updates from the project team and interprets inputs from the team to assemble a consolidated view of status. Provides regular status updates to senior management as advised. Status reports are encouraged to be concise summaries, tailored to the audience which may include VP level team members. Owns ensuring alignment from key leaders of milestone achievement before moving the program forward
  • Recognized as an "expert" in the business function and processes in which the program is operating. Can use business/process expertise to identify potential issues, challenge assumptions and effectively participate in solutions discussions. Able to use this knowledge in status updates and presentations, and provide clarifying information where vital
  • Provides assistance with coordination of deliverables and project assets to assist the project team. Personally, addresses obstacles or issues that are moderate to significant in severity and escalates sophisticated issues to management for assistance. Independently engages additional resources as needed to address obstacles or delays. Adjusts the plan per management guidelines as delays or obstacles are experienced
  • Needs intermediate to advanced knowledge/application of basic Program Management techniques and approaches including familiarity with vocabulary. Effectively uses project management tools in scheduling and staffing plans, with an understanding of task durations and dependencies. Develops comprehensive risk management plans. Performs critical path analysis to optimize the schedule and minimize the overall duration of the program
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of development processes and product launch scope and activities. Uses experience and knowledge to identify and recommend process improvements with limited supervision by management in this position for complex or novel problems

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree- ideally Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree, or related technical BS degree
  • 8+ years experience Program Management(software development domain experience)-ideally in Tech Industry; including minimum 2 years as team lead/supervisor/mentor. (Must be a Dynamic Program Manager with ability to move and pivot with fast pace team)
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills. Formal training preferred.
  • Strong presentation skills. Demonstrated comfort in presenting to mid to senior level cross functional audiences
  • Savvy in working with globally distributed product development teams, located in India, Taiwan and China. Require flexible working hours to overcome the time zone difference. Able to do ~10% international travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of advanced concepts with program management approaches, tools and methodologies. PMP certification preferred
  • Bring enough technical depth and understanding, so that the PM can contribute independently to technical problem solving
  • Continual learners in technology and strive to discover new approaches to solving complex problems
  • Challenge the assumptions of the engineering team to design a more cost effective or faster time to market solution. Technical risk management
  • Engage in architecture conversations and pressure test the engineering team regarding implications of design decisions

Come join our HERD!

Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.com.The EEO is the Law poster is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/eeoisthelawposter.pdf. The EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here: https://www.zebra.com/content/dam/zebra/compliance/ginasupplement.pdf.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: Zebra Technologies Corp., Westport , Manager Program Management, Other , Holtsville, Connecticut

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