Manager, Software Program Management (Platform Development, WAN Certification)

US-NY-Holtsville
Job ID
44986
Function
Operations

Overview

We are looking for a software program manager who is responsible for end-to-end SW platform development to support a portfolio of mobile computer products. The candidate will lead product development teams geographically in multiple time zones for requirement scoping, project planning, program execution and status reporting. The job responsibility requires both technical understanding such as embedded systems with SW/HW integration, wireless technologies (WLAN/NFC/WAN/BT), WAN regulatory/carrier certification and managerial capability including developing project plan, driving engineering teams’ execution, risk & issue management, problem solving and project status communication to both project teams and to senior management.  You are also responsible for working with Product Management, system engineering and SW architect to define the product, solidify the business case, and prioritize features.

Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for platform Software development execution involving bring-up and commercialization of new platform chipset architectures. Work with global engineering teams to deliver SW capability and features for New Product Introduction with schedule and cost constraints. Be able to work with the business function to rationalize and negotiate feature content with a SW release roadmap
  2. Lead execution of platform SW BSP development inclusive of requirements creation, architecture determination, feature roadmap development, SW development execution, product validation, defect backlog triage and product release readiness assessment
  3. Drive regulatory conformance (PTCRB/GCF) and carrier certification (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint) for products with cellular/WAN capabilities. Create the WAN product certification plan, and be responsible for the certification execution. Manage engineering teams, outside certification labs, and internal regulatory functions during the certification process
  4. Work with internal engineering team to create the WAN feature development plan. Drive the engineering team for development execution. Identify development execution gaps. Work with engineering functional managers to resolve such gaps (process, resource, tool etc)
  5. Responsible for adherence to program plan and budgets for large projects. Recommend corrective actions and implement changes. Identify and mitigate risks; develop and implement risk mitigation plans.
  6. Use quantitative and predictive modeling in program plan creation and manage program execution
  7. Team leadership for Agile cross functional product development teams. Contribute and promote the development of agile skillset and capabilities within the wider Zebra EVM organization.
  8. Organize, present, and document technical and program reviews/status to Senior Management
  9. Contract creation and negotiation with SW suppliers and partners
  10. Motivates project team to ensure optimal performance
  11. Develop and protect intellectual property; be well versed with IP fundamentals.
  12. Explore and understand competitive landscape in both product and business terms. May assist in the development of business plans, strategies, and approaches to take advantage of business opportunities.

Qualifications

  1. BS/MS Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree with 10+ years SW Engineering/Program management experience for products in fast paced environment
  2. Full engineering/PMO leadership responsibility for at least five significant delivered-to-market product development cycles in high performance, mobile hand-held electronics industries.
  3. Possess WAN certification process domain knowledge and hands-on experience with managing the WAN certification process (PTCRB/GCF, AT&T/Verizon/Sprint).  Proven experience with working with 3rd party labs for WAN certification, including plan formation, execution, contract negotiation and technical management of test failures
  4. Experience with Mobile Platform Software Development, involving SW and HW integration of Qualcomm chipset/architecture bring up and product commercialization
  5. Experience with software development best practices including Agile, TDD and Continuous Integration
  6. Experience with managing ODM/JDM/ODC R&D partners developing mobile handheld products
  7. Excellent communication (written and oral) skills and collaborate effectively with proven interpersonal skills. Must be able to build and sustain relationship with development partners
  8. Experience working independently and as part of a team to solve difficult technical, quality, cost, and schedule challenges
  9. Experience with team building, collaboration, and managing resources - both domestically and international, inside and outside of Zebra
  10. Able to travel internationally to India, Canada and Taiwan

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