Software Engineering Program Manager
- San Francisco, CA
As a Software EPM team for Square Hardware, you will drive complex program design, development, validation, and certification activities. The Software EPM utilizes a solid Software / Firmware / Consumer Electronics background to understand technical details of cross-functional issues and risks and utilize previous management experience to mentor and unblock the team and to help Square Hardware scale our portfolio and team.
Create and maintain a software development schedule for a complex consumer electronics payment product in partnership with engineering managers, technical leads and individual contributors.
Work closely with the Hardware Engineering Program Manager and Product Manager to coordinate critical cross-functional work and convergence dates.
Continuously track and prioritize defects, relative to ongoing feature development.
Identify the key technical risk areas and develop actionable mitigation strategies.
Communicate key developments, updates, and problems to teams (both technical and non-technical) in other disciplines.
Drive software certification activities.
Grasp complex technical topics and abstract key issues and risks into an actionable form.
Discern and implement process improvements that facilitate self-organization and enable our engineers to do their best work.
Technical knowledge of firmware and embedded systems, ideally focused on consumer products.
Experience with the common challenges in embedded systems, including the cross-functional development of custom hardware.
The ability to understand and deal well with rapid development cycles and to remain flexible in the face of uncertainty.
Demonstrated experience managing trade-offs given specific constraints.
Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills; ability to inspire team members.
Self motivation and a proactive attitude with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.
Extended experience in agile methodologies.
Able to demonstrate an understanding of software development life cycle and best practices.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills