Desktop Metal: Senior Program Manager

Desktop Metal, based in Burlington, Massachusetts is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts - from prototyping through mass production. Our mission is to advance product innovation with metal 3D printing. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal has raised a total of $438 million in financing. Among the companys investors include GV, GE Ventures, BMW, Lowes, and Techtronic Industries (TTI).

Desktop Metal was selected as one of the worlds 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum; named to MIT Technology Reviews list of 50 Smartest Companies; named by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Places to Work in Boston and recognized among the most important innovations in engineering in Popular Sciences Best of Whats New.

We are seeking a Senior Program Manager to join our Program Management practice. The ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple cross-functional projects in a fast paced startup environment.

The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading large, complex, mission-critical cross functional programs from initiation to delivery
  • Using influence vs. managerial authority to develop and maintain critical relationships with internal and external program stakeholders, engendering trust and respect in all working relationships
  • Owning the overall program schedule ensuring that optimal trade-offs are made between schedule, resources and scope
  • Anticipating, identifying and driving resolution of program challenges to prevent downstream problems
  • Operating with significant autonomy and discretion, but knowing when to escalate
  • Providing effective and timely program readouts to a variety of internal stakeholders
  • Continually raising the bar on execution excellence
  • Working between TRL 3 and 9 in product development
  • Recommending improvements to the way programs are scoped and executed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Program Management experience in fast-paced, hardware technology development roles with focus on delivery of complex products from inception to general availability
  • Versed in all aspects of program management including schedule development, cross functional leadership, risk mitigation and planning, reporting and governance
  • Proven experience transitioning technologies from R&D to production
  • 8+ years in project or program management roles
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills with a proven ability to motivate and focus people at all levels
  • Insistence on the highest standards from self and others
  • Ability to drive decisions and progress in ambiguous situations

Preferred Experiences:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D Printing
  • Startup and Production product experience
  • Phase-gate Development Processes
  • Technical degree
  • Industry certifications or certificates
  • Electro-Mechanical System Product Development