Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Manager

Who we are:

At Optimal Design, we build cutting-edge technology solutions for clients across many industries. For over twenty years, our team of expert designers and engineers have been dedicated to delivering beautifully and intelligently designed products that exceed the expectations of our customers. Our commitment to best-in-class user experiences, industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering and manufacturing has earned us recognition as an industry leader in IoT connected solutions, virtual reality, and wearables.

We take pride in our collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to projects, working with the speed of a startup and the wisdom of industry veterans. As a member of our program management team, you will play a critical role in bringing our clients’ next generation products to market in the consumer, industrial, virtual reality, and medical markets.

 

What you’ll do:

As a Technical Project Manager at Optimal Design, you will:

  • Collaborate with customers from requirements gathering through product acceptance, running weekly client calls and weekly status update
  • You will operate as the face of the project to the client and establish a positive working relationship
  • Drive project/program tasks to completion in accordance with the project schedule
  • Manage all technical engineering and design activities throughout complete product development cycle
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional team (ID, ME, EE, RF, SW) to track milestones and coordination of program deliverables
  • Manage milestones, goals (e.g., cost, budget, quality, timing) and decisions to ensure on time delivery of project goals
  • Assess project status, constraints, risk, and provide recommended corrective actions/mitigation plans
  • Identify potential change of scope issues as they arise and communicate them to the team, account management, and the client
  • Document all decisions and track action items

 

Who We’re Looking For

An ideal candidate has the following skills:

  • BS in Engineering
  • 10+ years experience in product development (preferably physical hardware products)
  • 3+ years experience in project management, product management, or leading an engineering team.
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary project teams (e.g. industrial design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and software development)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience managing project budgets and resource plans
  • Understanding of system engineering and mechanical/electrical/software design processes and techniques
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in consulting environments and how they work
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