Sr. Software Program Manager

The Sr. Software Program Manager will be responsible for the overall planning and execution of our SW and FW development projects. The ideal candidate is proactive, methodical and process-oriented while having considerable experience in a fast paced, dynamic product development environment utilizing both Agile and Waterfall processes. The candidate will need to work with cross functional teams including Software and Hardware Engineering, Product Management, Ux, Quality, and Compliance.

This position requires a high degree of project ownership and accountability and involves regular communication with executive management on status, risks and product strategy. Excellent listening, writing skills and strong technical competency are essential.

In May 2016, Bowers & Wilkins ushered in a new era through an acquisition by Silicon Valley startup EVA Automation, led by Gideon Yu. Combining EVA’s culture of fast-paced technology innovation and the audio heritage of Bowers & Wilkins will allow us to create fantastic home entertainment experiences that make it easier and better for people to use the products they love.

Job summary

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Develop and oversee comprehensive Software project plans
• Ensure timely delivery of software releases
• Engage with cross-functional teams to proactively identify and manage constraints, dependencies, risks/issues
• Communicate development milestones, project schedules and status updates and drive alignment across the organization and between teams
• Ensure product software and firmware requirements are clearly defined
• Break down complex software / hardware issues into simple tasks
• Ensure project documents are complete, current and available for staff and leadership review
• Create/maintain relevant schedule/delivery and code quality metrics to show management how development teams are progressing
• Work to remove any impediments that are preventing forward movement on projects. Escalate critical program issues and project roadblocks, as necessary, and in a timely manner
• Maintain Agile process documentation and tools
• Tracks team velocity, health and sprint/release progress
• Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
• Prepare and present bi-weekly program status to management communicating progress against deliverables and schedule
• Contribute to continuous improvement on processes, tools, and metrics, proactively initiating changes when needed to ensure effectiveness. Maintain a focus on quality, predictability, scalability, repeatability, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction


• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
• 7+ years SW Program/Project Management experience; exposure to both Agile and Waterfall software development environments
• Solid understanding of Software Development processes and methodologies
• Demonstrated ability to manage complex technical programs and to drive numerous programs simultaneously
• Excellent judgment, seasoned analytical skills, superior oral and written communication skills and an infectious can-do approach to work
• Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast-paced environment • Demonstrate ability to consistently deliver results
• Proficient with Jira, Confluence, and Microsoft applications, including MS Project


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