Hardware Program Manager in San Francisco, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  859522

Hardware & Supply Chain Technical Program Manager

6 Month Initial W2 Contract

On-Site in downtown San Francisco

Competitive Hourly Rate

Interested candidates please email resumes to Griffin at gvaughan@apexsystems.com

The Retail innovation team is developing an exciting new platform technology to extend Uber's footprint in the physical world through a unique hardware/software integration. This individual has a deep background in Supply Chain setup and knows the HW Product Development and Contract Manufacturing landscapes well. 



  • • Drive prototyping, development and supply chain strategies to support Uber’s effort in developing self-service Kiosks.
  • • Drive requirements gathering with Product, manage technical analysis process with in-house or outsourced engineering/testing teams
  • • Drive RFP/RFQ and Supplier Selection processes, leading to contractual engagements, with ODMs, Suppliers and Contract Manufacturer sites.
  • • On-going relationship management with our Design partners, Contract Manufacturers and strategic suppliers in China.
  • • Drive equipment certification requirements, manage BOM costs, and ensure issues like EOL and RoHS are planned for across the supply chain.
  • • Drive project schedule and setup of OEM/CM sites with the technical team
  • • Drive validation of product specs, including performance, quality and reliability specs.
  • • Work with internal stakeholders, eg, tax, legal, finance, logistics to ensure program compliance 
  • •  Some domestic and international travel to China needed to evaluate suppliers.


Here are the kinds of skills we’re looking for:

  • • Minimum of 7 years experience as a program / project manager driving Hardware and Supply Chain initiatives
  • • Fiercely detail oriented, especially during contract review. 
  • • Technical competency. Strong technical aptitude and an ability to understand technical designs, challenges and risks. Engineers enjoy working closely with you.
  • • Communication. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and exceptional emotional intelligence. Ability to influence and motivate people across a broad variety of job functions through your relationships, inside and outside Uber.
  • • Highly organized. Excellent organizational skills to juggle many tasks without losing sight of the highest priority items.
  • • Analytical. Ability to understand complex concepts and make reasoned decisions with sometimes imperfect data.
  • • Results oriented. Detail oriented. Driven. Take initiative without being asked. Creative.

Bonus points if you have:

  • • Worked at a high paced, fast growing, scrappy tech startup.
  • • Technical program management experience at a mature company with a strong TPM team.
  • • Engineering experience working on product development 
  • • Have developed Supply Chains involving custom, non-standard equipment

• Understand software development cycles and can coordinate with software engineering managers









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