Software Engineering Program Manager
- San Francisco, CA
- Employees can work remotely
- Alternate Location: Austin, United States
- Position open to remote: Yes
The ideal Software EPM candidate will have a proven track record of planning and executing complex programs. They will understand the who, what, and how of system development. They will be expected to orchestrate and execute a firmware/software development schedule that aligns with both hardware delivery and field releases.
We want employees to be able to reside where they feel most creative and productive. You will be part of a distributed team and are open to sharing and adjusting to typical working hours (Pacific Standard Time).
Create and maintain a software development schedule for a complex consumer electronics payment product in partnership with engineering managers and technical leads.
Work with key stakeholders in product management and engineering to define strategy and requirements.
Work closely with Software Engineering Program Managers and Product Managers to coordinate critical cross-functional work and convergence dates.
Work with distributed teams to deliver supporting software and services in sync with launch timelines and communicate regularly with cross-functional teams on status, risks and change control.
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.
Grasp complex technical topics and abstract key issues and risks into an actionable form.
Develop and champion processes for efficiency and scale in the software engineering organization.
5+ years of relevant engineering & technical program management experience.
BS or relevant industry experience.
Demonstrated experience driving technical deep dives.
Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules.
Technical knowledge of software architecture ideally focused on firmware and embedded systems for 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 understanding of software development life cycle and best practices.
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
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources