Sr. Program Manager

Reference Number: KL817-3
Location: South San Francisco, CA

Program Director


The Engineering Program Director will lead product development teams through all phases of development.  Programs involve a broad range of technologies including sophisticated laser and optical delivery systems.  The ideal candidate would have a strong engineering background and experience leading both engineering and cross-functional teams. 



Lead cross-functional product development core teams that include members from engineering, marketing, clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing.  Work with team members to develop business plans, product definitions, and project plans.


Lead regular core team meetings to resolve cross-functional issues and ensure projects track to schedule and budget.  Organize stage gate reviews and program updates for senior management.


Take ownership of commercial, clinical and technical aspects of product development programs.


Lead engineering project teams as needed.  Define and track product development activities and schedules through weekly meetings.  Work proactively with team members to drive for creative, competitive solutions that result in high quality, best-in-class products.



B.S. or M.S. degree in engineering or physical sciences, or equivalent experience, with at least seven years of product development experience.  Medical device experience a plus.


At least four years of experience managing project teams with a focus on leading by example.


A track record of contributing to successful product introductions including t least one significant program from proof-of-concept through pilot production and a strong understanding of product development best practices.


A sense of urgency in driving projects and desire to set ambitious goals.  Work aggressively to meet project schedules.


Experienced with project management software tools.