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Project Manager/Chief of Staff

San Jose CA

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Company is working on real Holography, w/ no Headgear. Raised around~$30MM to date in from top venture firms and Strategic Partners, about to close another $40-50MM 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:

We are looking for a Project Manager to work with internal teams to support our efforts to produce the world’s first high-resolution holographic display. The ideal candidate is organized and detailed oriented; communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in a startup development environment and works well within a team structure. The candidate wants to understand what is required to ensure projects are moving forward in a fast-paced startup environment. Compensation is commensurate with skillset and experience.

JOB DUTIES:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working mainly with the Engineering/R&D team, provide critical support to move from development to production
  • Lead meetings (set agenda, maintain focus), capture minutes and follow-up items, support planning activities
  • Establish processes related to project management and ensure that steps are completed in support of creating a schedule
  • Maintenance and follow-up of “to-do” items that arise from time-to-time
  • Understand and highlight common project execution trade-offs
  • Identify items that require attention and work toward resolution
  • Keep efforts on track and help to organization to hold itself accountable for results

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of hardware project management experience
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with project management and office productivity tools
  • Understanding of project management, particularly risk management strategies
  • Experience interfacing with organizational functions such as Operations, Mechanical/Electrical/Optical Engineering,
  • Software/Firmware development, and Accounting
  • Navigates ambiguity and drive decision making
  • Experience working in fast-paced environments

Preferred Requirements

  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure fast paced environment
  • Understands and deals well with rapid and iterative development cycles; remaining flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
  • Proficiency in a project management software (any)
  • Time management and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS/BA degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Technical field