Quality Development Project Manager at Ricoh USA

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Job Description:

Job Description

Ricoh is looking for a Quality Development Project Manager with 3-5 years of relevant experience working with complex printing systems including hardware, control unit, and software components. As a member of the Quality Development Engineering (QDE) organization, the candidate must have experience managing quality with exceptional customer focus. The Quality Development Project Manager will monitor project health and guide the teams toward best practices to achieve high quality releases.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Track and manage all test activity associated with qualifying a digital printing product

  • Coordinate Field Support test activities associated with the product

  • Responsible for managing a large project from a cost, schedule and quality perspective

  • Coordinate day to day test activities including Test Progress, Defect Analysis, and Parallel Activities

  • Create and support project schedules for all test activity

  • Report and communicate status to project stakeholders, management, and executive team on a weekly basis

  • Identify potential business and technical risk for the project and contribute to mitigation plans

  • Coordinate with and support global project teams

  • Recommend improvements and new approaches to test processes and procedures

  • Negotiates effectively with team members to define goals, work content and schedules

Required Skills

  • 5+ years Project Management experience

  • 3+ years Quality Assurance experience in an R&D environment

  • Experience with Electro-Mechanical system design validation

  • Excellent technical writing, organization, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Highly developed critical thinking skills

  • Understanding of metrics used to measure quality of HW, Microcode and Electro-Mechanical systems

  • Understanding of root cause analysis and strategic action plans

  • Ability to translate customer expectations to project specifications

  • Ability to understand and report on multiple project inputs and technical areas to support committed schedules and parallel activities

  • Meticulous reporting and presentation skills for executive briefings of project health

  • Working knowledge in business matters, finance, planning, forecasting and personnel in order to manage team staff and business issues

  • Strong skills with all MS Office tools (especially Excel, Project, and PowerPoint) including experience with macros, pivot tables, graphs, and effective chart making


· B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or equivalent Engineering degree

· Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of digital production printing concepts and technologies

  • Understanding of Integrated Unit Test, Automation, Regression. Function, System, Performance, and Hardware Verification

  • Data mining experience within TestRail, Sharepoint, Redmine or other similar tools

  • Working experience using Waterfall and/or Agile methodologies

  • Proven influential negotiation skills

At Ricoh, we embrace and respect the collective and unique talents, experiences, and perspectives of all people. Together, we inspire remarkable innovation. That is how we live the Ricoh Way. And with our commitment to ethics, you can be sure that we are doing it with transparency, integrity, and corporate social responsibility.

Ricoh is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Compensation Range $84,000 - $100,000

Position is bonus eligible, 6% STI

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