Manager, Technical Program Management at Framework | Powderkeg

Location: Taipei

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

The Position

We are bringing on a Manager for our Technical Program Management team, supporting and leading a group of amazing TPMs building excellent new products. This is an especially key role in Framework, taking on a combination of people development, process development, and product development. We’re looking for an individual who is passionate and experienced in all three of these areas. This role is also a core member of our hardware leadership team, taking ownership of a large part of driving forward our mission to remake consumer electronics.

This is a Taiwan-based role with working location flexibility from home or from our office in XinYi Dist in Taipei.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage, mentor, and grow our team of Technical Program Managers based in Taiwan and the US.
  • Take individual ownership of one or more hardware product NPI processes, driving it from initial concept through production and sustaining.
  • Define and execute new processes to streamline hardware and software development as we continue to scale up the number of product lines we are creating and maintaining.
  • Build bridges with cross-functional partners throughout Framework, running internal and external meetings to drive alignment and progress.
  • Identify and mitigate risks; work to break through any technical, communication, and execution roadblocks both internally and externally to converge to development milestones.

What You Need

  • 8+ years of experience managing complex consumer electronics hardware programs.
  • 3+ years of experience as a people manager and a passion for supporting and mentoring individuals.
  • Expertise in working with JDM/ODM/OEM partners to drive program objectives.
  • Experience defining and program managing the development, test and release process for new hardware designs, firmware, BIOS, drivers and/or OS builds.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication abilities and familiarity with working across time-zones.

What’s Nice to Have

  • A background in electrical, mechanical, or software engineering.
  • Previous experience working in a startup.
  • A passion for environmentalism and/or DIY.
  • Experience working as a remote member of an international team.
  • Fluency in Mandarin.

What You’ll Love

  • Competitive salary, equity, and health benefits
  • Paid company holidays plus 20 PTO days per year
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Health Checks
  • Flexible work hours and locations, including every other Monday off!
  • The chance to work at a startup that is making a positive social and environmental impact.
Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Manager, Technical Program Management
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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