Role: Senior Program Manager

For our client: a public, profitable, respected company in San Bruno, California

The Program Manager leads cross-functional teams consisting of Product Management, Development, QA, Support and Operations personnel to define, build and launch client’s NEW software and appliance products into the

1. Candidates must have previously held full-time *Program Manager* position for a minimum of 3-5 years, rather than solely as software Development or Marketing positions.
2. Must have led teams that focus on NEW software product development.
3. Must have experience leading cross-functional product teams, with representatives from Product Management, QA, Marketing, Support, and Manufacturing, rather than only Engineering or Service.
The successful candidate will have a unique blend of technical knowledge and exceptional communication and problem-solving skills. He or she must also be able to balance business needs against the ability to deliver in order to
consistently define and deliver against program schedule, feature and cost goals.
. Lead software product core teams from product definition through launch.
. Develop and manage cross-functional program schedules; identify risks, manage scope and resource changes, and monitor progress against plan.
. Identify, escalate and drive resolution of issues that affect program schedule and feature commitments.
. Communicate program status to management and executives on a regular basis in both formal and informal environments.
. Ensure effective communication within the engineering team and between the project team and other engineering groups.
. Manage multiple concurrent product releases within the program portfolio.
. Contribute to Client’s Product Development Lifecycle through process development, documentation and socialization throughout the organization.

. BA/BS (business, or engineering preferred), MS/MBA or equivalent desired
. At least 3-5 years in program management with prior experience in product development, product management or a technology environment
. Exceptional team player with the ability to quickly develop and foster cross-functional relationships
. Demonstrated ability to understand, resolve and communicate technical and business issues
. Able to quickly drive, communicate and gain support for decisions in unstructured environments
. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
. Organized and detail-oriented, with a high level of integrity and reliability
. Experience with server appliances, UNIX, network and/or e-mail applications a plus.
. Specific experience in commercial enterprise software development preferred.

Please send your detailed resume showing your previous experience, related to the above requirements to: