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Requisition Number 18-0045
Title Sr. Program Mgr,Tactical Prod Dev
City Alhambra
State CA
Description EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of advanced Mixed-Signal Optics products that provide the foundation for today’s high-speed communication network infrastructures and leading-edge defense systems. Our optical chips, components, subsystems and systems enable broadband and wireless providers to continually enhance their network capacity, speed and coverage to advance the free flow of information that empowers the lives of millions of people daily. The Mixed-Signal Optics technology at the heart of our broadband transmission products is shared with our fiber optic gyros and military communications links to provide the aerospace and defense markets state-of-the-art systems that keep us safe in an increasingly unpredictable world. EMCORE’s performance-leading optical components and systems serve a broad array of applications including cable television, fiber-to-the-premise networks, telecommunications, wireless infrastructure, satellite RF fiber links, navigation systems and military communications. EMCORE has fully vertically-integrated manufacturing capability through its world-class Indium Phosphide (InP) wafer fabrication facility at our headquarters in Alhambra, California and is ISO 9001 certified in Alhambra, and at our facilities in Warminster, Pennsylvania and China. For more information, please visit

We are looking for a full -time Senior Programs Engineer/Manager for our expanding FOG Program. In this role, you will be responsible for creation of technical product proposals and managing product development execution for large and complex OEM programs with broad market applicability which leverages resources across multiple groups.

• Develops Integrated Master Plans and/or Schedules (IMP/IMS) for new product developments / implementations
• Manage integrated team to develop products on schedule and cost targets
• Develop and implement risk management processes in projects; Implements risk mitigation actions
• Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing project budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
• May serve in leadership capacity to identify, document, and coordinate technical aspects of new interfaces / functionality in order to support specific customer requirements for implementations that can be scalable across multiple integrated flight deck programs or retrofit product lines
• Contributes to the creation or modification of system-level processes and best practices for program execution
• Acts as reviewer of technical product proposals and related documentation in response to customer request
• Independently performs technical market research and analysis in support of product definition and/or business development initiatives
• May act as program lead on a large and complex program spanning multiple resources across different groups.
• May act as primary coordinator for internal resources to support customer executive review
• May define and/or develop tools that span multiple projects or programs
• Assesses and manages Critical Path from IMS in projects/programs, anticipating delays and developing plans to mitigate such delays
• BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics from a four-year college or university

• MS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

• 5 years’ relevant experience in direct project/program management of complex product development
• Relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: inertial navigation, mechanical systems development, electrical components development
• Schedule development and management using MS Project; including critical path development
• Demonstrated experience successfully leading diverse technical and business teams to develop engineered products.
• Basic cost accounting and reporting necessary
• Experience with developing Basis of Estimates (BOE) for Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) and product costs
• Demonstrates proficient skill in conducting in-depth system testing and troubleshooting through detailed knowledge of the system and use of available test tools
• Produces work with a high degree of quality that requires little to no oversight or review
• Exhibits a high-level of organization, structure, and autonomy in all program management activities
• Demonstrated strong and effective verbal skills, written, and interpersonal
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver program/project briefings to senior leadership internally and externally (customers)

• Aerospace industry experience
• Demonstrated ability to develop product briefings for marketing and technical interchange purposes
• Demonstrated ability leading flight critical Electronic Hardware / SW development programs to Aerospace Prime Customers (e.g. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon)

NOTE: Due to the nature of the products involved, candidates must be a US Person.
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EMCORE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.