Software Project Manager, Engineering

  • Company: Panasonic Automotive Systems
  • Location: Peachtree City, Georgia
  • Posted: December 21, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1600846
About Us:
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is a global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) around the world.  Our clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many others.  In serving our customers, we don't just strive to put tomorrow's technology on the road – we pride ourselves on recruiting the brightest and best to do it. If you possess that rare combination of vision and passion, joining our team is probably the closest you'll ever get to a dream come true. Get a peek inside life at Panasonic and learn more about the city where Panasonic Automotive is headquartered.
Position Summary:
PASA is seeking a Software Project Manager, Engineering.  This position is responsible for assuring PASA's IVI products are successfully delivered, on time with high quality to our customers.  This managerial leadership position will require giving direction to direct reports, and both on-shore and off-shore development teams to develop new products. Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and lead team members to their optimal performance level. To deliver great products the ideal candidate must have experience interfacing with customers, and directing suppliers. Additionally, this position will also require strong project management skills including planning, budgeting, administering HR policies, and communicating with both internal and external stakeholders.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with the product development team to understand product requirements, plan and coordinate development activities, obtain the resources needed for development, ensure software deliveries are met and meet budget, timing, and quality targets.
  • Lead and/or participate in meetings between PASA, suppliers, and PASA's customers for design reviews and to track project status.
  • Evaluate new software releases from suppliers to ensure it meets the acceptance criteria.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and methods for the purpose of recommending changes that will benefit current and future customer programs.
  • Apply intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
  • Interprets, enforces and complies with Company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Prepares reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information.
  • Will initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Experience:
  • Four-year college degree in Software, Electrical, Computer Engineering or related degree required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of full lifecycle embedded software development experience in a relevant product design.
  • Minimum five (5) years leading a team of software engineers with a formal development process such as Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, or Extreme Programming.
  • Experience in designing, developing and debugging software in a real-time embedded environment.
  • Working knowledge of embedded RTOS's.
  • Working knowledge of Software Configuration Management (SCM) systems.
  • Working knowledge of a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Demonstrated experience establishing, tracking, and delivering Kpi metrics, and reports.
  • Managing 3rd parties, and contract suppliers.
Preferred Experience:
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate teams, and teams of teams.
  • Excellent project management skills including planning and time management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong software engineering skills (planning, development, tracking, oversight).
  • System thinking and leadership capabilities.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Working knowledge of IDE's such as Eclipse.
  • Working knowledge of the IBM Jazz/RTC environment.
  • Delivery of infotainment products for automotive OEM customers.
  • Working knowledge of automotive software architectures.

In addition to an environment that's as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Automotive Systems of America.

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