Hardware Engineering Program Manager
- San Francisco, CA
- Alternate Location: Oakland, United States
- Position open to remote: Yes
- Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs
As a Hardware EPM for Square Hardware, you will drive complex hardware product engineering design, development, NPI build, validation, and certification activities. The Hardware EPM utilizes a solid engineering background to understand technical details of cross-functional issues and risks and utilizes previous program management experience of complex engineering programs to guide the team through successful development to product launch.
Create and maintain a hardware development plan, schedule and budget for a complex consumer electronics payment product in partnership with engineering managers, technical leads and individual contributors.
Work with the Product Manager, Software Engineering Program Manager, Operations Program Manager and other key program leads to coordinate critical cross-functional work and convergence dates.
Identify key technical risk areas and develop actionable mitigation strategies.
Communicate key developments, updates, and problems to teams and stakeholders (technical and non-technical).
Drive certification activities in partnership with regulatory and certification experts.
Discern and implement process improvements that facilitate self-organization and enable our engineers to do their best work.
5+ years of relevant industry experience
BS degree in ME/EE/CE or related field of study or equivalent work experience
Familiarity with JDM and CM development models and experience managing complex NPI builds
Experience with the common challenges and interdependencies in embedded systems and 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.
Proactive attitude with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.
Ability to work across multiple time zones and travel internationally to Square offices and manufacturing locations.
At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness perks
- Paid parental leave
- Flexible time off
- Learning and Development resources