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Program Manager, Hardware

San Jose, CA

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Program Manager with a very cutting edge holographic display start-up in San Jose CA. Please take a look and let me know if you or anyone you know is available/interested. More than happy to pass on finders fees for referrals.

Company is working on real Holography, w/ no Headgear. Raised around~$30MM from top Venture Captial firms and Strategic Partners. Team has experience in all aspects of the ecosystem, but sees the linchpin as the display hardware so that is our primary focus at this time. Primary belief of the Company is that shared experiences can only be meaningfully driven with Holography. 

To make Holography work, many pixels are needed (think Gigapixels). Supporting a multi-Gigapixel Holographic display requires new technology, and we have a large IP portfolio in support of the innovations required. One such area of innovation is the mechanisms to drive the correct light emissions to support the visual acuity of the human eye. Ultimately, we envision enabling myriad applications, including the concept of a true Holodeck, similar to what has been visualized in science fiction. Need team members who want to be part of the next step is visual display.

Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures: “This is essentially the holy grail of optical display technology, enabling things that seem like science fiction to be possible today. We are thrilled to be in on the ground floor with the team, and look forward to helping evolve this exciting technology”.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Building the world’s highest resolution holographic display, a first of its kind, requires a multidisciplinary team of SW Engineers, Optical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Light Field experts, and others who must work together effectively and efficiently. The Program Manager will help coordinate between teams, contractors, and vendors. The ideal candidate has a technical background, experience as a Program Manager, and has worked with an interdisciplinary team in the past.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead internal meetings, vendor meetings, and monthly/quarterly program reviews
  • Own a project tracking tool, and ensure that it is being used and updated appropriately
  • Follow up with co-workers, contractors, and vendors to exchange information on goals, milestones, risks, and issues such as material shortages
  • Participate in project planning, and communicating goals and objectives to all team members
  • Generate periodic reports as required by the program
  • Keep notes and records for all meetings with vendors, and be able to start and end each meeting with a summary of deliverables and action items
  • Reach out to team members and do some independent research in order to understand the basics of the technology that you are helping manage
  • Other tasks as assigned

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reach out to team members and do some independent research in order to understand the basics of the technology that you are helping manage

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Degree in a technical field, or commensurate experience
  • At least three years of experience in project management
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, superiors, subcontractors, vendors, and customer representatives to exchange or convey information in a timely, accurate manner;
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills in managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines
  • Ability to handle difficult and sensitive situations, using sound, common-sense judgment
  • Proficient with project tracking tools
  • Proficient with Word and Excel

Key Competencies

  • Technical background
  • Project Management experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Management of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Organizing resources
  • Establishing priorities
  • Management of multiple tasks
  • Project tracking tools
  • Word and Excel