Career | Technical Program Manager (Hardware) | Hayden AI

Technical Program Manager (Hardware)

Hayden AI

San Francisco, CA, US

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Product Mangement
  • Industry: Enterprise/B2B Software
  • Post Date: 11/24/2022
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  • Company Address: 2150 Shattuck Ave, Penthouse, Suite 1300, Berkeley, California 94704, US

About Hayden AI

Hayden AI has developed an AI-powered data platform for smart and safe city applications. We partner with the world’s most innovative cities to deploy our vision-based mobile solution in a city’s existing transportation fleet to collect real-time data. We generate insights that help improve traffic safety, eliminate traffic fatalities, and encourage transportation efficiency.

Job Description

We're not your traditional technology company. And we’re not looking for traditional technologists. We’re looking for the rock stars. The outliers. The driven. The optimists who engage and influence others. The ones who believe there are always faster, simpler, or just plain better ways to do things, with ideas that capture our imagination and leave us thinking of the possibilities long after the meeting has ended.


As the Technical Program Manager (Hardware), you will be responsible for managing hardware-centric programs for advanced computer vision and telemetry systems with hands-on contribution as well as coordination across multiple disciplines and functional groups. You will need to be able to identify and lead areas requiring continuous improvements for programs involving hardware while executing end-of-life strategy and working cross-organizationally with Operations, Service, and Engineering teams. You will report to the Director of Hardware Engineering while coordinating deliverables with the Software TPM and Supply Chain & Logistics. Further, you will work with internal teams to define requirements and schedules. In this position, it is crucial that you communicate and work effectively with teams located globally including company leadership, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and customers.

For this role, you need to be organized and actively participate in managing hardware engineering programs to define and drive the execution of the technology development roadmap for computer vision/telemetry products. While working on programs, you will need to monitor schedules, risks, and simultaneously be the driving force that will lead activities to meet program goals and deadlines. You will be in charge of organizing program planning, weekly meetings, reports, and presentations as well as improving processes to help identify and mitigate program issues and risks. You will shepherd industry defining programs from conception to delivery.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Program-, Product-, or Project Management work experience in a Hardware and/or Systems Engineering-related role, with extensive experience in Hardware Program Management
  • Deep understanding of program deliverables and schedule management for product development life cycle including product data management: broad understanding of cross-functional team member roles, responsibilities and deliverables (Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, UX/UI, Firmware, Reliability testing, Operations-->Procurement, Logistics, Distribution)
  • Deep understand of Systems Engineering principles in product development and sustaining engineering
  • Ability to manage external partners: prototype and manufacturing vendors, installation partners, regulatory agencies, and other needed partners

Jump into this ground floor opportunity with the team; help shape the strategic direction of the company. You will have opportunities to get to know your team better through frequent employee events and gathering. Surround yourself with sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment. There are endless learning and development opportunities from a highly diverse and talented peer group, including experts in a wide range of fields (AI, Computer Vision, Government Contracting, Systems & Device Engineering, Operations, Communications, and more)!

All the perks of a Valley startup, including:

  • Experienced leadership with a great track record of growing startups
  • Comfortable co-working environment and communal problem solving
  • Free daily lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks
  • Fun activities like weekly happy hour, daily group workouts, and occasional nerf battles
  • We are a dog friendly environment
  • We are in the heart of Oakland, walking distance from the 12th Street BART station

And benefits such as:

  • Stock options
  • Fortune 500 coverage for medical (health, dental, vision) including qualified dependents
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Commuter assistance
  • Up to 20 weeks of parental leave
  • Unlimited PTO

Hayden AI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters learning from each other. We celebrate people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination. Hayden AI is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

Join a team of experts in machine learning, data science, transportation, and government technology, developing and deploying the world’s first autonomous traffic management platform. We look forward to finding your fit within Hayden AI!


To all recruitment agencies: Hayden AI does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Hayden AI employees or any other company location. Hayden AI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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