Senior Program Manager - Carlsbad, CA

Seeking a Senior Program Manager with 10+ years medical device and engineering program management experience to join our leading business unit & highly innovative team and help bring our next gen product to market.


  • Lead the cross functional team for complex technical projects from concept to commercialization;

  • Coordinate activities/tasks and resources across all departments including R&D, Clinical Affairs, Marketing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, and Operations;

  • Develop, track and report on program plan, detailed project schedule, change control requests, and program deliverables;

  • Provides comprehensive tracking and monitoring for project team using project management expertise and tools;

  • Monitor compliance to medical device design control and product development process for all aspects of program;

  • Manage project risks, develop mitigation plans and resolve problems impacting project completion, proactively resolving project issues and escalating to management when necessary;

  • Work with product management and senior management to define project scope and justification for new projects and features, and work with functional management for resource planning and requirements;

  • Monitor and report project team activities against project plan to identify deviations from planned timing, budget and/or scope;

  • Use appropriate communication tools to ensure that all project customers are informed of project status;

  • Negotiate with stakeholders to ensure positive response and agreement, striving for win-win situations;

  • Facilitate risk management of projects and escalation/mitigation of significant deviations;

  • Facilitate project team meetings with agendas, minutes and action items; and

  • Assure that extended team project support activities of functional teams are aligned with the project plan.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline (electrical, mechanical, physics, software, etc.);

  • 10+ years of relevant experience;

  • Experience working in a hardware and software medical device regulated environment;

  • Experience working in a matrix organization;

  • Ability to establish relationships quickly with a broad range of constituents. Must possess a collaborative style to work effectively throughout the organization;

  • Ability to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment toward goals and objectives;

  • Ability to influence actions and opinions of others in a desired direction, to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives;

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communications skills;

  • PMP certification preferred but not required;

  • Experience with team collaboration tools and project management fundamentals;

  • Ability to problem solve and pay attention to details;

  • Excellent analytical skills; and

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Applications, MS Project and MS Visio.

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.