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Senior Technical Project Manager

Company: Dolby
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, youll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. Were big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.As a Senior Technical Project Manager in the Cinema Exhibition Playback Group, you are responsible for managing Software and Hardware imaging technology projects throughout the entire project lifecycle (inception, design, development, integration and test, trial and deployment). You act as a liaison with appropriate company personnel, development partners and vendors to ensure project compliance to standards. You lead and drive multiple complex high priority projects. You assure feature and functionality and performance metrics requirements are defined. You initiate, facilitate and monitor specific inter/intra-departmental partners, external development partners, and vendors for project progress and performance to assure quality and on time delivery. You ensure that milestone dates are met. You monitor risks during various stages of the project and escalate issues to the appropriate level of management. You maintain project status reports on projects. You create and manage contingency plans for projects. You estimate and manage budgets. You evaluate impact change request against communicated timelines. You have in-depth experience, knowledge and skills in various cross functional disciplines. You act as a resource for colleagues in need and mentor those who have less experience.You possess proven project management skills and demonstrate experience leading multiple small to large projects at the same time. You are expected to be versatile and thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. You are not hindered by competing priorities and you will bring order to ambiguous scenarios. You can communicate clearly & effectively across the organization. You will have an opportunity to impact across the functional teams and implementation of cutting-edge tools and services that will be used by Companys internal teams.ResponsibilitiesLead initiatives and cross-team projects with little guidance, focused on tactical time frame followed by prompt meeting minutes.Accountable for large teams/workstreams and multiple smaller ones within the Business Group from project conception to product deployment and maintenance.Drive action items from various meetings to closure in a timely manner.Manage third party development partners/vendors with multi-directional development workstreams within each project.Author and review Statements of Work with development partners, coordinate with Legal correspondences between parties, issue Purchase Orders and process invoices.Understand underlying technical architecture and technologies of owned development, and have the ability to communicate it to both technical and non-technical parties.Responsible for creating detail work breakdown project schedule from scratch for all phases of the product development lifecycle: analyzing the sequence and correlation of tasks and their dependencies, identifying gaps and critical paths.Conduct deep-dive schedule discussion with the project team while collecting task status update, adjust and reduce delays without overall project impact, pinpoint and mitigate risks, raise alarm on major schedule delays.Coordinate and monitor closely on small- to large-scale shipments between various office locations, offsite warehouse and vendors/suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods/equipment.Co-ordinate perceptual tests to evaluate the performance of new technologies: research and book venues; co-ordinate test content between departments; plan and execute viewing tests and organize results.Asset management: maintain inventory of laboratory hardware tools, parts and equipment; locate missing items.Process returned goods according to vendors/suppliers RMA process.Coach and guide cross-functional teams on Dolby Product Lifecycle Management guidelines; release documentation processes, tools requirements, business requirement, specifications and disciplines.Provide input to budget planning; monitor spending and ensure projects expenses are under control.RequirementsMasters degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar degree is a preferred.PMI PMP Certification with current credential preferred, CSM Scrum Master Certification desirable.At least 10 years of Project Management experience running large scale complex Hardware and Software projects.Strong documentation skills.Highly organized, responsive, effective and composed even under high pressure, with a heavy workload and in a stressful environment.Ability to multi-task while maintaining focus; results driven; excellent time management skills.A clear understanding of the Project Management processes, strategies and methods.A deep understanding of what makes an effective project process, with the ability to adapt to the individual project team to meet the needs at hand and in harmony with the team.Proficient in facilitating group project meetings including diverse disciplines and development cultures.Knowhow in Engineering, QA, Product Compliance and Homologation, and Field Operations and Support.Capable to guide the development and review of technical documentation such as PRD, Engineering spec, test plans and technical agreements.Practical experience in managing vendors/suppliers in development and harvesting relationships.The ability to be able to foreseen challenges and obstacles.Proficient in identifying, communicating, and mitigating risks for projects.An expert in various scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project and Smartsheet; proficient in MS Office suite especially Excel and savvy in using various software or online tools.Fully proficient in authoring and communicating status updates and risk assessments for multiple projects or workstreams.Experience with imaging and display, or similar technologies, and their development processes and deliverables would be desirable.A sense of personal accountability when it comes to both decision-making and supervising teams.Strong managerial skills in a matrix organization: problem-solving and conflict resolution.#LI-VH1Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Keywords: Dolby, San Francisco , Senior Technical Project Manager, Executive , San Francisco, California

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