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Technical Program Manager

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The ideal candidate for this position has experience in Program Management and a passion for creative thinking. They will have demonstrated strength delivering through all stages of product development: from initial ideation to shipping and supporting multiple generations of live products.

The candidate will be responsible for researching, creating, developing, refining, and documenting innovative and compelling user experience solutions that meet business and design objectives. This person will also drive the design schedule and design process for both near and long term products, optimizing them across releases. In addition to strategic thinking, creativity will also be critical to driving compelling user experiences. The candidate will need to communicate through a living design brief, pulling together a single story developed by the entire design team. The Design PM will work closely with a variety of colleagues, including interaction and visual designers, industrial designers, user researchers, marketers, software engineers, and hardware engineers in a highly collaborative environment. The candidate should feel comfortable facilitating discussions involving stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:
• Partner with members of world class design and engineering teams to make sure we are delivering the best experience to users
• Drive team workload toward completion
• Represent team in all key meetings
• Track progress and issues, identify risks; report out to management and partners
• Drive continual improvement through post-mortems, data mining and evangelization
• Be willing and able to take on additional diverse projects in the studio as needed

Qualifications
• 4-8 years of experience in program management for high-quality consumer electronic products
• You should have an excellent UX experience and a strong understanding of design process.
• Rock solid project management skills and the ability to communicate effectively with designers and developers alike. Familiarity with both engineering and design processes as well as a working knowledge of internal.
• Strong interest in and aptitude for learning new technologies and design skills
• Energized by a fast-paced, highly social work environment

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