Staff Technical Program Manager
IT, Sales & Business Development, Operations
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023
At Dexterity, we believe robots can positively transform the world. Our breakthrough technology frees people to do the creative, inspiring, problem-solving jobs that humans do best by enabling robots to handle repetitive and physically difficult work.
We’re starting with warehouse automation, where the need for smarter, more resilient supply chains impacts millions of lives and businesses around the world. Dexterity's full-stack robotics systems pick, move, pack, and collaborate with human-like skill, awareness, and learning capabilities. Our systems are software-driven, hardware-agnostic, and have already picked over 15 million goods in production. And did we mention we’re customer-obsessed? Every decision, large and small, is driven by one question – how can we empower our customers with robots to do more than they thought was possible?
Dexterity is one of the fastest growing companies in robotics, backed by world-class investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Obvious Ventures. We’re a diverse and multidisciplinary team with a culture built on passion, trust, and dedication. Come join Dexterity and help make intelligent robots a reality!
About The Role
As Staff Technical Program Manager (Staff TPM) at Dexterity, you will lead product development execution and guide cross-functional teams comprised of our sales, marketing , product management, engineering (hardware, software and systems), supply chain and operations to meet and exceed program goals. You will also engage with external partners and customers to drive end to end product success. In order to thrive in this role, you will create product development plan while leading the cross-functional team through Product Maturity/Lifecycle phases: proof-of-concept feasibility, Alpha, Beta, LA (Limited Availability) and GA (General Availability). In addition, you will be responsible for developing and implementing frameworks and foundational processes that will help accelerate our program execution rigor.
In this role, you must be comfortable with hands-on program management to deliver excellent outcomes, lead through example, earn the team’s respect, and help the Dexer team members’ grow. You must drive clarity, transparency and seamless knowledge sharing to drive alignment, efficiency and budget management within the program team. You may also have the opportunity to drive company wide large scale change management via strategic initiatives and special projects.
Day to Day Key Responsibilities:
Lead development projects and/or initiatives with notable risk and complexity; develop strategy for the project execution
Establish and manage program plan of record, schedule with critical path view, and budget for the program
Support the product management and engineering organizations in product definition and drive closure of architecture and technical risks in the early stages of a project
Identify and highlight technical and operational risk areas, and mitigation strategies in partnership with key stakeholders from the early stage to GA
Partner with supply chain and operations teams to identify and retire operational risks
Lead cross-functional communication between project teams, vendors and customers
Proactively engage with mid and senior management stakeholders to drive execution and manage expectations
Help cultivate a culture of magnificent execution, transparency and accountability
Act as a program management domain and process expert for standardizing and aligning cross-functional teams to drive world class program management execution rigor
Desired Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Engineering degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Science or related discipline
Overall industry experience of 15+ years with technical background, including 5+ years of experience as Technical Program Manager role with 3+ years in a senior level role
Proven ability to effectively manage large cross functional teams (preferably >50 team members)
Knowledge and understanding of product development processes and phase gates
Candidate should be a strong team player with advanced interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication
Demonstrated ability to foster a healthy, collaborative, continuously improving delivery culture
Detail oriented and perfers working in a fast paced environment
Challenge the status quo and give constructive feedback
Communicates complex ideas with ease, anticipates counter-arguments and persuades others, often at senior levels
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.