At RightHand Robotics, we have a rapidly growing and highly capable engineering team building robotic piece-picking solutions and deploying them around the globe. Our product has to be reliable enough to run non-stop on fleets of robots in the world’s largest warehouses. If you’re simultaneously excited and a bit terrified about what this could mean for you, good! If working hands-on with robots on a daily basis intrigues you, read on!

RightHand Robotics is seeking an experienced Engineering Program Manager to spearhead the establishment of RightHand’s Program Management practice. In this role you will be responsible for ushering programs from concept to delivery. You will assemble cross-functional program leadership teams, and work with those teams to coordinate activities for complex technical programs, projects, and initiatives. Finally, commensurate with company growth, you will expand and mature the PMO function. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Engineering.

You:

  • Are collaborative by nature
  • Enjoy challenges and solving problems
  • Are a self-starter
  • Enjoy a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Are ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities
  • Have a “get stuff done” attitude

You will:

  • Lead cross-functional program teams, holding each function accountable to program schedules and deliverables
  • Ensure key project and program-wide roles and responsibilities are defined
  • Build, track and update cross-functional program plans
  • Assess and manage program risk
  • Identify, escalate and ensure resolution of issues impacting successful execution of programs
  • Establish and maintain program communications
  • Define and track program KPIs
  • Assist in removing technical, procedural and process-related obstacles
  • Inspire continuous improvement of program, product, solution, lifecycle processes, practices and initiatives

Required skills/experience:

  • B.S. in engineering
  • 6-10 years of experience as a technical program/project manager, managing programs involving integrated software and hardware
  • Significant experience working directly with engineering teams 
  • Strong aptitude for developing partnerships across functional areas
  • Ability to persuade and influence others without having direct authority over resources
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills demonstrated at all levels of management, including the ability to influence at the executive level
  • Experienced multiple full project lifecycles from business development to final delivery
  • Experience in adopting an Agile mindset and applying agile values/principles/practices
  • Experience working with offshore teams
  • Prior start-up experience

Bonus:

  • Industrial automation experience

Our perks include:

  • The opportunity to make an immediate and visible impact in an early-stage company with lots of potential
  • Passionate and fun teammates
  • Flexible vacation and work schedule
  • Generous premium coverage for medical and dental plans
  • Robots, galore!

RightHand Robotics (RHR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We have an ongoing commitment to the creation of a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. RHR recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, height, weight, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. At RHR, we are committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and a valued member of the team.



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