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NPI Technical Program Manager

Company: Ousteer, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The NPI Technical Program Manager, as a member of the Operations team, is responsible for managing the transition of complex development programs from the Engineering team to prototypes and production ramp-up. They will work with Product Management, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Process Engineering, Operations, and Suppliers to ensure overall coordination and execution of project deliverables and schedules. The NPI Technical Program Manager must have considerable experience in a fast-paced, dynamic, high technology product development environment and demonstrate a high degree of project ownership and accountability. This position involves regular communication with executive management on project status, risks, and issue mitigation plans.


  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to develop program plans in accordance with the product life cycle process
  • Collaborate with team members, functional managers and other key stakeholders to drive alignment, secure commitments, optimize schedules, efficiently utilize resources and ultimately drive execution to deliver project scope, schedule, cost and quality objectives
  • Escalate critical issues while working closely with team members and functional managers to resolve
  • Work closely with functional managers to resolve resource conflicts
  • Manage configuration control and change working closely with Design Engineering, Process Engineering, Supply Chain, and Operations
  • Initiate Special Build Requests, Deviations and Waivers, and ensure they are properly defined
  • Analyze program risk and develop risk mitigation and/or contingency plans by working with appropriate subject matter experts and managers.
  • Prepare and present weekly program status to management, communicating progress on deliverables, schedule, cost, risks and key technical issues
  • Schedule / chair key readiness and program gate reviews as defined by product life cycle process
  • Be an ambassador to the development process and conduct retrospectives for continuous improvement action
  • Contribute to continuous improvement on processes, tools, and metrics, proactively initiating changes when needed to ensure effectiveness. Maintain a focus on quality, predictability, scalability, repeatability, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction
  • Ensure projects are executed in accordance with ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 development procedures


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a technical discipline
  • 7+ years of broad Program/Project Management experience in a high technology product development environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex technical programs simultaneously while consistently delivering results
  • Excellent judgment, seasoned analytical skills, superior oral and written communication skills and an infectious can-do approach to work
  • Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office / Project and Google applications
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification desirable

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At Ouster we offer a range of competitive benefits, as we believe in taking care of our employees in all aspects of their lives. Our newly renovated office, located in the Mission District of San Francisco, is a dog-friendly workplace with a kitchen stocked with snacks, fresh fruit and drinks, and a complimentary dinner catered nightly. Additional perks include 15 vacation days/10 paid holidays annually; paid parental leave; pre-tax commuter or health care/dependent care accounts; 401K match up to 4%; medical, vision and dental plans with premiums covered at 100% for the employee and 75% for dependents (Cigna or Kaiser); life insurance; and short term disability and long term disability. Ouster offers the best benefit options available because we consider the well-being of our employees a top priority.

Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Keywords: Ousteer, Inc., San Francisco , NPI Technical Program Manager, Other , San Francisco, California

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