Senior Program Manager
Ketra, Inc. - Austin, TX

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Ketra is a dynamic and promising startup company with innovative and proprietary technologies that enable the highest quality LED lighting in the industry. We are based in Austin, Texas, and have spent last several years developing system-on-chip (SoC) solutions to be used in lighting products. We are seeking a Program Manager to manage electro-mechanical New Product Development (NPD) projects. LED-based lighting is becoming a multi-billion dollar market and now is the time to join an exciting company with great products led by a management team with a proven track-record.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program manager for multiple NPD projects from conception to mass production.
  • Lead cross-functional team (electronics, mechanical, optical, embedded, marketing, QA, systems) in developing new LED lighting products from conception to mass production.
  • Develop and manage project plans consisting of schedule, resources, milestones, risks, and actions.
  • Work with contract manufacturers and engineering to ensure successful design transfer, production planning and ramp up.
  • Develop and drive “soft and agile” stage-gate process to ensure consistent and predictable expectation and execution.
  • Hold weekly status/action meetings.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess a variety of complementary skill sets. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

  • B.S. in Engineering or related field. An MBA is a plus.
  • 3-10 years+ industry experience in electro-mechanical products. LED lighting experience is a plus.
  • Proficient in project management tools like Microsoft Project and Excel.
  • PMI or related certification is a plus.
  • Strong technical background in electronics, mechanical and embedded system products.
  • Experience in working with overseas contract manufacturers.

This position reports to the VP of Product Development.

Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

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About this company
Ketra is a developer of innovative solutions in the rapidly growing field of Solid State Lighting. Ketra is focused on developing...