Senior Program Manager, Software Applications
Madison, WI  / Sunnyvale, CA 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description

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Job Description


The Senior Program Manager, Software Applications drives product development initiatives involving a high degree of cross-functional coordination and problem-solving. The Senior PM also oversees and coordinates new product releases across different organizations within the company, including the creation and direction of schedules, resources, budget, and spend tracking. This employee manages internal stakeholder interactions and expectations as part of hands-on project management, ensuring completion of project/product objectives on schedule and within budget constraints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drives product development (PD) across different Accuray functions, and with external organizations, ensuring timely execution against plan/ project schedule.

  • Drives product development projects involving a high degree of cross-functional coordination and hands-on problem solving

  • Monitors progress of development projects, using existing Accuray program monitoring and control mechanisms, and bottleneck management techniques to keep projects on track

  • Identifies risks and vulnerabilities; create contingency plans; monitor risk levels and drives execution of contingency plans as appropriate

  • Leads Program Roadmap planning activities across the Software Segment within Accuray - acts as a force to solicit release timing and scope needs across NPI and IB.

  • Interfaces with cross-functional representatives to ensure robust requirements management and design control activities are completed in step with overall project needs

  • Oversees and coordinates People and Financial Resources required to deliver the PD programs in line with plan/ project contract

  • Plans, coordinates, and monitors the proper allocation of cross-functional product development resources to deliver within project parameters

  • Understands, monitors and directs the cross-functional activities and product development deliverables. Recognize and correct deficiencies and weaknesses within the program.

  • Manages internal stakeholder interactions, anticipating and proactively resolving conflicts that may arise.

  • Estimates and monitors product cost (COGS) allocation (in collaboration with Engineering, Manufacturing & Finance).

  • Develops and monitors project budget (in collaboration with Finance).

  • Demonstrates proficiency with preferred tools, techniques, and methods for project and portfolio management, document control, and resource modeling.

  • Develops and delivers stakeholder communications.

  • Prepares team communications to ensure efficient and effective communication with key stakeholders, including, but not limited to formal reporting requirements, maintaining open communication among project participants and interested parties.

  • Conducts regular and ad-hoc project reviews with project teams, sponsors, and clients. Manages contracts, requirements, and specifications with external partners and/or collaborators.

  • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for the project files and all of its contents for regulatory audits and notified bodies and understands regulatory requirements and practices.


    a. Required:

    • BS in a technical discipline (engineering, computer science, physics, etc.) or equivalent.

    • Minimum of 8 years' experience in project, program and/or engineering functional management in Software discipline.

    • Minimum 4 years in Product Development with proven interaction skills with individual contributors and management across engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and regulatory functions.

    • Ability to effectively navigate formal and informal communication and decision-making channels across all levels of a matrix organization to deliver results.

    • Ability to work on multiple, concurrent problems projects of diverse scope with diverse project teams of varying sizes.

    • Ability to develop and deliver clear, crisp communications (written and verbal) that are customized to the needs of different audiences, ensuring timely and relevant communication.

    • Ability to see the big picture and ability to synthesize, analyze, and draw insights from large data sets to inform the best path forward.

    • Functions independently with little instruction on day-to-day work and general instructions on new assignments.

    • Some travel, domestic or international, may be required.

    b. Preferred or Desired:

    • PMP Certification and/or advanced degree.

    • Experience managing projects involving external collaborators in, potentially, different time zones or countries.

    • Experience working with Medical Devices and related Regulatory Standards.

    To qualify for this position, candidates must be able to furnish proof that they are authorized to work in the country they are applying on a permanent basis without sponsorship.

    EEO Statement

    At Accuray, our commitment to patient-first outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top - and everyone works to push them further. We value diversity in both the professional and personal backgrounds of our employees, as this variety adds rich energy to every team, every project and every work day. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin - including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

    We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Experience
    8+ years
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