An enthusiastic Project / Program Manager with 8+ years of experience in complex high-growth mobile industry, offering an effective combination of technical and global leadership skills.
Business communication Stakeholder management Risk mitigation Integrated change control Workflow and process establishments Key performance metrics and processes (KPI) Cross-functional teams navigation Quality assurance HW / SW FAMILIARITY Silicon microarchitecture ASIC lifecycle Low power design EDA automation Emulation SDLC Data analytics Computer vision Scripting UNIX Integration.
Program Manager, 01/2010 － CurrentQualcomm Inc － San Diego, CA
Responsible for managing programs from project charter sign-off to delivering products budgeting up to $40M per project lifecycle.
Primary focus was Energy efficiency, Functionality, Connectivity, and Integration.
Hardware and Software development was done in UNIX / Windows environment.
Product lines: Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and ultra-low power IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and development kits (SDK).
HW Platform: ARM Cortex-M, External RAMs, Controllers, Optimized sensor interfaces, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, PMU, SPI, I2C, AHB-lite, JTAG, and Debug [not an exhaustive list].
Key Contributions Managed implementation of complex concurrent projects by ensuring alignment between project sponsors, customers/users, business partners, external vendors, and internal teams demonstrating cross-functional leadership skills.
Contributed towards refining Organizational Process Assets (OPAs) offering streamlined workflow and process alignment that has a significant impact on overall efficiency of department-wide projects.
Facilitated and influenced projects by identifying key driving factors behind product's success, understanding stakeholder roles & responsibilities, defining milestones, and focusing on product quality.
Regulated projects by incorporating consistency in practices and decision making framework.
Established resolution driven qualitative & quantitative risk management plan.
Monitored cost & schedule trends using Earned Value Management System (EVMS), variance analyses, and risk assessments to foresee necessary changes.
Headed design, verification, and delivery reviews, and governed compliance to departmental procedures for hardware and software product deliveries while engaging appropriate audience.
Saved $3.2M over 4 projects by building opportunistic funding strategies & cost negotiation on technology tool-kits and product licenses for Qualcomm internal customers.
Created a compelling portfolio of hardware development / verification tools & platforms as per customer needs.
Acted as a single point of contact for number of hardware & software OEMs dealing with the Department of Research & Development.
Developed and presented online and instructor-led training/supporting material on - project management processes and support solutions - at both formal and informal learning events.
Used MS Project, Excel, Visio and other Office tools for high-level planning, internal KPI (Key Performance Indicators) software for creating dashboards, Agile - Scrum for monitoring adaptive / iterative project development activities, JIRA for issue tracking, and SharePoint for content management.
Program Manager, 11/2008 － 12/2009Qualcomm Inc － San Diego, CA
Responsible for managing Qualcomm ASIC (Application specific integrated circuit) verification program with primary focus on supporting worldwide design centers in verifying complex design functions.
The key assessment factors behind products were schedule, performance, and cost.
Hardware and Software development was done in UNIX environment.
Transitioned in a stretch role from Senior Engineer to Program Manager because of self-starting ability to conceive and assume responsibilities.
Key Contributions Primary functions included defining project milestones on iterative product cycles, scoping out WBS, establishing line of authority and responsibility, and managing virtual teams by using collaborative tools, and monitoring & controlling processes.
Established project relationships among stakeholder circle demonstrating a bias for action and results.
Collaborated with product managers, technical and finance leads, determined KPIs and continually reviewed Earned Value to adopt necessary changes aiming towards improving program efficiency.
Established new relations with external vendors offering off-shore verification services and support.
Headed an effort to outsource non-IP design verification tasks that had a significant impact on program budget and schedule.
Worked with legal team to script and review Non-Disclosure Agreements with contract companies.
Influenced various levels of organization to bring about wider adoption of incremental and innovative improvements that better aligned the program with strategic goals of the department.
Senior Engineer, 02/2007 － 11/2008Qualcomm Computer Aided Engineering, Qualcomm Inc － San Diego, CA
Responsible for managing a team of 7-8 engineers offering a portfolio of design automation frame-work including tool-kits, software solutions & services, personalized training material, and standard & non-standard licensing.
This portfolio is used for mobile and other low-power product development across the company - meeting needs of close to 5000 employees/customers across 4 continents.
Key Contributions Researched and analyzed the marketplace to build a highly customer centric portfolio of EDA solution.
Strived towards understanding customer needs and presented differentiating factors that were behind collaborative decision making.
Inclined towards building a structured team with strong relations facilitating effective communication, productive meetings, formal/informal presentations, who recognize active engagement in the time of crisis.
Developed forums to arrange participation of software vendors and customers to come with an evolved set of features in the next revision of products.
This enabled customer to launch competitive mobile products in the market.
Collaborated with R&D, product development, marketing, sales, and support teams to head the portfolio in the right direction.
Committed to timely deliveries with assured quality.
Proposed and established new license management strategies to EDA vendors with new tools in the market.
This maximized number of licenses to use in the pool with improved budget utilization.