Senior Program Manager at Infinera

Posted in Other 27 days ago.

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Location: Sunnyvale, California

Job Description:


Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Senior Program Manager

Infinera is looking for an experienced Engineering Program Manager to lead product development programs in a fast-paced complex multi-site, multi-product, multi-release environment. Tangible results would be measured through improved cross-functional synergy to deliver innovative products by working with Systems Engineering (ASIC, Hardware, Software, Test/QA), Marketing, Architecture & Technical Support Teams

Primary Responsibilities

  • Release Management – Define, drive and execute multiple NPI product development programs across all Infinera sites to deliver Optical Transport, Packet, DCI & SDN products

  • Work with Marketing, Hardware, Software, Test, Architecture & Technical Support to ensure up-stream (marketing/architecture requirements) and down-stream (customers & manufacturing) deliverables are driven, communicated and consensus built with cross functional teams

  • Keep and communicate plan of record to product teams and executives. Escalate key issues effectively

  • Drive change control board (CCBs) & continuous improvements across R&D organization

  • Establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements while meeting high quality standards with minimal surprises

  • When challenges arise, show leadership in pulling cross-functional teams together to address critical issues and propose trade offs

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (EC/CS/EE). MBA would be a plus.

  • 8-12 years of Hardware/Software development experience with demonstrable success in designing and shipping telecom products; especially with Optical Networking background

  • Ideally has 4+ years' experience in technical program management with solid understanding of building Systems Hardware/Software in agile environment

  • Strong software/Hardware engineering background with a passion for delivering high-performance, scalable products

  • Passion for light weight, effective processes and methodologies to improve productivity & efficiency of organization; must be able to quickly learn and apply company's business process to make an immediate impact.

  • An independent worker and self-starter who acts on issues with little guidance and understands implied tasks is a must

  • Excellent communication and cross-boundary collaboration skills. Must be articulate enough to convey technical ideas to non-technical people

  • Has the ability to multi-task within a single or across multiple programs simultaneously