1+ months

Program Manager

Headwall Photonics
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Position:

The Program Manager will organize and lead the execution of complex New Product Development projects within the Headwall R&D team, which is advancing the field of hyperspectral imaging by providing components, software, systems, and fully integrated solutions to our customers in the machine vision, remote sensing, and OEM business segments. The Program Manager will lead teams to complete projects that span across one or more functional groups in a matrix fashion. They will manage resources, schedules, and documentation and adhere to stage gate quality and control guidelines throughout the full project life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks, and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery.


The Program Manager will manage a variety of projects including new product development, projects to enhance existing product offerings, new software development, research projects, and contracted customer projects. They will manage all project resources which includes both internal staff and external consulting partners. The candidate must have a proven ability to understand complex problems and requirements as described by customers, product line managers, and scientific and engineering staff. Due to export restrictions, the candidate must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Manage complex projects to develop new hyperspectral imaging systems and related products that span one or multiple functional groups with asynchronous timelines.
  • Prepare statements of work, resource demand estimates, and a detailed project plans for all phases of the projects.
  • Lead project teams in the preparation of requirements, cost estimates and schedules for interdisciplinary engineering tasks.
  • Supervise the work of contractors to achieve rigorous project plans, execution of tasks, design review, and completion of products.
  • Provide status reporting on project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and issues.
  • Prepare for, and participate in, comprehensive engineering design reviews.
  • Champion the program management function within the company and help build a culture of efficiency and accountability.
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
  • Meet deadlines, sustain superior personal task management, and deliver consistent high performance.
  • Occasionally travel to customer sites for product integration and training.
  • Ability to formally organize and manage new product development involving the design and integration of hardware and software components.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with modern programming platforms and code management tools.
  • Proficiency with both Waterfall and Agile (i.e., Scrum) project management methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of Object Oriented Programming in C++.
  • Knowledge of user interface design and implementation.
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).
  • Proficiency in failure analysis methodology and design for cost/ reliability/ manufacturability.
  • 3+ years of technical project management experience in a manufacturing or product/software development environment.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner), Microsoft Project (or equivalent), Jira.
  • Experience in bringing complex new product ideas from concept to released product.
  • Experience in execution of engineering documentation, from design reviews and requirements documents to failure analysis and risk mitigation.    
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Formal training in project management is highly desired.
  • Advanced training and/or a degree in engineering management is also a plus.




Experience and Education:



Headwall Photonics Offers:


  • Outstanding benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, life insurance)
  • 401(k) plan with matching company contribution
  • Generous holiday and paid time off schedules
  • In-office/remote hybrid work schedule
  • Relocation assistance available



Headwall Photonics, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. We conduct background checks in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.


Job Location: Bolton, Massachusetts / Remote hybrid


US Citizenship or permanent residency required


To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@headwallphotonics.com



Posted: 2021-09-08 Expires: 2021-10-23

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