Engineering Program Manager

Santa Clara, CA, USA | Arista Networks

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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As Engineering Program Manager you will work with an experienced cross-disciplinary team to drive hardware product development, release to manufacturing, and sustain the product in manufacturing. You will spend ~75% of your time working in the NPI process and 25% in Manufacturing. Strong leadership, communications, and team-building skills are essential.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Lead a cross-functional team from HW, SW, Central, and Diagnostic engineering, manufacturing, product management, and customer support to deliver outstanding products to the market

Based on the information presented you must be able to predict how delivery slips or quality issues in one function will affect others on the team. Anticipate the impact and prepare contingency plans.

Create a master schedule that captures and inter-connects the key functional deliverables as defined by the product development lifecycle and ensure the team delivers. Drive and lead development milestone checkpoints.

Drive, coordinate, and monitor Engineering programs including scheduling, planning, product and project cost analysis, early access, & first customer shipment.

Drive cross-functional issue resolution ensuring issues are identified, owned and resolved. Ensure issues are escalated to the appropriate functional leaders.

Identify and implement product development process improvement initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

7-10+ years of engineering, manufacturing, and program management experience in electronics manufacturing environment.

Exceptional project management skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills

Significant working knowledge of hardware development.

Proven track record of managing projects and delivering on time.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative, develop and implement new processes.

Experience interfacing with product management, technical support

Ability to listen and simplify complex topics for non-technical audiences and prepare summaries for executives and stakeholders

Education: BSEE/ME/IE degree or equivalent. MBA and PMP desirable