Engineering Program Manager (ENG-12-00015) Newark, California

At Morpho Detection, we know that our people are our most valuable asset. With that in mind, we offer excellent competitive benefits and compensation, a great working environment, and the opportunity to work with leading edge technology. We are looking for people who are seeking a challenging position; those who thrive in an environment where innovation and responsiveness are the norm.

Morpho Detection is a leader in explosive and narcotics detection for aviation safety, checked baggage screening, military & critical infrastructure protection and new growth platforms in Chem/Bio, X-ray and Radiation/Nuclear detection. Morpho Detection was formed in September 2009 by the acquisition of GE Homeland Protection by Sagem Sécurité (Safran Group)

The Safran group operates worldwide, through offices and facilities in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Through this global presence we enhance our competitiveness, while building industrial and commercial relations with the world’s leading prime contractors and operators. Our international development strategy reflects our commitment to delivering fast, local service to customers around the world.

Morpho Detection is an equal opportunity employer.

The Engineering Program Manager will be responsible for managing the schedule, budget, resources, and technical deliverables of large technology programs at Morpho Detection Inc (MDI).  The candidate will be responsible for a team of 5-20 dotted-line reports and for a program budget.  With these resources, the candidate must work with Product Management to understand customer needs and requirements, and then develop and manage a technology development program to meet those needs.  Issues such as new product development, continual improvement, end-of-life, EH+S, regulatory changes, serviceability, and cost reduction are all in scope.  Ability to prioritize, communicate, influence, lead, execute to a schedule and budget, and resourcefulness are critical skills.    

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
·    Lead a cross functional engineering team in a matrix organization to accomplish program goals.  Must be able to clearly prioritize efforts for team members and find resourceful ways to accomplish tasks on time in a resource-constrained environment meeting the customer needs.
·    Assure that all team members understand their roles and responsibilities. Provide input of their performance to their managers/supervisors
·    Act as the central point of contact for everything that involves the program
·    Communicate status and priorities to the team, communicate plans to upper management, communicate with customers and stakeholders,
·    Manage and solve problems in the factory and in the field as they arise.
·    Supervise and review the design and analysis of electromechanical assemblies and software for optimum performance and minimum cost.  Must be technically savvy to understand design trade-offs and provide technical guidance to team members when needed.
·    Establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating corrective action

·    BS degree in Engineering or other technical discipline or high school diploma/GED with at least 10 years engineering program management in highly technical field.
·    Must have at least 7 years of applied, "hands-on" design experience in high tech industry.
·    Must have at least 2 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams, possibly as a technical program manager
·    Must have extensive experience in new high-technology product development of large, electro-mechanical systems.
·    Thorough understanding of product life cycle from design through production, service and sales

·    Must submit your application for employment through the Morpho Detection website to be considered.
·    Must be 18 years or older.
·    Must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process.
·    Must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
·    Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
·    Must be willing to work out of an office in Newark, CA

For U.S. employment opportunities, Morpho Detection hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylumees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Morpho Detection will require proof of work authorization. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

·    Program Management certification is desirable but not required
·    Experience with managing government contracts and grants, including familiarity with government reporting requirements, review and approval cycle and proposal generation and submittal is a plus
·    Product or Medical scanning equipment experience
·    FDA background
·    Proven history of working as a leader in a large, cross-functional, high technology organization
·    Excellent written and oral communication skills.