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Danaher Corporation Engineering Project Manager in Sunnyvale, California

Engineering Project Manager Job Summary

The Engineering Project Manager will be responsible for:

-Planning, coordination, tracking, and successful implementation of multiple Cepheid diagnostics application software and instrument projects.

-For ensuring projects meet corporate strategies and goals around on-time delivery, budget, product development processes, quality system and regulatory requirements.


  • Leads the planning and implementation of multiple Software and instrument engineering development programs, with full responsibility for the project from both business and technical perspectives.

  • Work side-by-side with Technical Leads in the planning, coordination, and implementation of Cepheid’s diagnostic application software.

  • Facilitate the definition of project and program scope, goals and deliverables. Makes project trade-off decisions within the boundaries of the approved project.

  • Serves as the communication focal point for the project to the Senior Leadership.

  • In coordination with the Cepheid diagnostics application software Team, utilize best-practice Agile methodologies (like Scrum) and processes, including issue identification and resolution, change control, and risk planning and mitigation

  • Act as the scrum maser to facilitate sprint events to achieve specific goals

  • Manage and report project and program resource allocations

  • Develop manage and report project and program budgets

  • Develop, document, and manage full scale project plans, including task lists, schedules, and resource requirements

  • Day-to-day management of cross-functional Core Teams including team members from departments such as Biology, Engineering Development, Sustaining Engineering, Marketing, Regulatory, Clinical Affairs, Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and others

  • Manage and lead globally dispersed teams through multiple communication levels and mediums throughout the organization as well as external collaborators

  • Create and maintain Design History Files, Meeting Artifacts, Risk Management Files, and other ISO/FDA required project and product documentation

  • Monitor and report regularly on progress of the project to all stakeholders as well as to executive management

  • Present regular reports defining project progress, problems and solutions to immediate and executive management

  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve successful project outputs

  • Assess results of projects and incorporate improvements into the overall product development and project management processes. Contribute to continuous improvement projects for project documentation, templates, and Product Life Cycle (PLC) processes

Required Knowledge - Skills - and Abilities:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Software Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level is required.

  • ≥ 5 years of direct work experience in Medical software application or other complex software project management capacity is required, with experience in all aspects of product development and sustaining projects; planning, execution and product launch. Candidates with a background in medical industry will be preferred

  • Demonstrable track record of (1) managing complex delivering successful global product launches (2) managing and/or architecting diagnostics or medical software solution and providing business and governance recommendations

  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management is required

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Project, Power Point, Visio, Outlook, Excel) is required

Key competencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Quality System Regulations (QSR) 21 CFR 820; Design Control: ISO 13485:2003, FDA regulations is required

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is a highly preferred

  • Fast learner able to quickly become adept at using the Danaher Business System tool set

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage team by influence in a matrix organization.

  • Understands the functions of product development and builds partnerships between functions and cultures to accomplish the goals of the project

  • Superior interpersonal skills with demonstrated competencies in team building, influencing and negotiation, and conflict management.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Comfortable presenting to and communicating with cross-functional groups at multiple levels of corporate structure

  • Proactive, hands-on management style

  • Ability to coach/mentor and train others

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, creative in finding innovative solutions to project execution or process problems

  • Demonstrated leadership strengths, adaptable to changes in project scope or direction as appropriate

  • Excellent decision-making skills and comfort in influencing and leading cross-functional groups

Should be able to manage geographically dispersed team (Ex Solna, Sweden , India & Sunnyvale, USA.) Should be available for conference calls late in the day with management team in Sunnyvale.

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Operating Company: Cepheid