Software Program Manager (Technical) - Gaming Simulation Software
Logitech is transitioning from a company known for building great hardware to being a company that is known for creating great software and services. PlayMaster - an AI driven coach designed to help eSports athletes train, is an example of how far we are willing to deviate from our heritage of building gaming peripherals.
We have huge ambitions in this space and are looking for a program manager to partner closely with product management and design to help us create software experiences that make Logitech stand apart from our competitors, by building ground breaking software.
Ownership: You will be responsible for a portfolio of software projects related to a particular domain (e.g. Audio, Simulation, Keyboards & Mice) and will be responsible for creating and maintaining a technology delivery roadmap for your domain. You will be the principal point of contact for disciplines outside of software engineering. Within software engineering, you will work with a global team of internal and outsourced engineers.
Feasibility Assessment: You will be the engineering representative early in the product lifecycle. You will be part of a team of product managers and designers, tasked with conceiving commercially viable, highly desirable and technically feasible products. While product management owns defining what we build and design owns the experience, you will be expected to contribute ideas and provide constructive feedback on the ideas of others. In this phase, you will be responsible for ensuring that the PRD authored by the product manager is technically feasible. You will do this by leveraging your own technical expertise and leveraging a network of experts in the engineering team. You will also be responsible for identifying and delivering PoC’s to validate the product architecture.
Project Management: You will be responsible for driving the delivery of the software using agile methodologies and also for communicating status. This is a complex task as beyond just coordinating software engineering, design and product management, you will also be coordinating with hardware engineering. A key part of the role will also be driving change to ensure that we are using best practises when it comes to software development.
Technical Approach: You will be responsible for converting user stories and designs into technical requirements and detailed specifications that various engineering teams can execute on. To be successful at this, you will build a deep understanding of our software architecture and form close working relationships with architects and module leads. You will work very closely with the engineers working on your projects.
Innovation: You will also be responsible for staying on top of the technology trends in your domain and for identifying new enablers, evangelizing these and for driving engineering lead innovation in your domain.
10+ years of experience managing the full life cycle of multiple consumer facing software products, using an agile methodology, in a globally distributed team. Experience managing risk, accommodating change and managing trade offs.
Experience working across a majority of the following technologies - cloud, desktop, mobile and embedded, to allow you to work closely with multiple architects, module leads and engineers, to arrive at technical solutions, keeping in mind the current and future needs of the product.
A deep understanding and passion for software development best practices (e.g. CI/CD, automated testing, dev ops etc.)
A proven ability to deal with ambiguity paired with strong problem solving skills on the technology, process and people fronts.
Creativity, curiosity and a passion for technology, demonstrated by side projects/independent learning etc.
Experience working with product management and design. Prior experience working with hardware engineering is a strong plus.
Strong leadership, negotiation and communication skills. Experience leading by influence rather than authority.
Experience leading outsourced software development is a strong plus.
While we ideally are looking for talent in Chennai, we encourage anybody in India to apply. Monthly travel to Chennai will be required. In addition travel domestically and internationally to attend meetings will be required from time to time.
A BS/MS in computer science or prior experience as a software engineer
A passion for gaming
Experience working closely with hardware
Small Company. Big Products
Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio and reach for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.
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