Technical Project Manager

in San Mateo, CA

Technical Project Manager Job

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    San Mateo, CA 94401, US

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Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our team at our client’s site in San Mateo, CA.

In this exciting role as Technical Project Manager our client is looking for a candidate to lead local projects, with collaborators located around the world, exploring emerging concepts in the mobility space. Projects range from the theoretical, evaluating ideas through research and benchmarking, to the practical, building prototypes for customer and trade-show demonstrations. The role includes traditional project management responsibilities such as aligning objectives and stakeholders, proposing development schedules, agile sprint management, progress tracking and reporting, and documentation. However, a successful candidate will also need a passion for innovation and engineering solutions and a willingness to adopt a Genba leadership style, hands-on and from the floor. The project manager leads the team through technology scouting, brainstorming and ideation, concept development, prototyping, gathering user feedback, marketing, and business development as we explore emerging technology domains, identify and meet with potential partners, and share our insights with internal stakeholders.


·      Overall responsibility for the successful management of projects to develop innovative vehicle experiences that may be showcased to Valeo leadership, automakers, and at major technology and automotive events

·      Learn the technology fundamentals and roadmaps of Valeo products and technologies so you can technically contribute to concept development, system architecture and design reviews, and development plans

·      Research emerging technologies and trends, meet local startups, brainstorm new project ideas, and present findings findings and recommendations

·      Pitch project ideas and collaboration opportunities to management, customers, and potential technology partners

·      Work with team domain experts to break down high-level visions into project requirements, milestones, deliverables, timelines, resources, and costs

·      Generating clear and maintainable technical presentations (e.g. requirements specification, system architecture, interface control, trade studies, etc)

·      Manage project execution, organize team sprints, continuously evaluate priorities, identify risks and mitigation strategies, coordinate with project partners, and keep stakeholders aligned and informed

·      Assembling, leading, and inspiring globally distributed, cross-functional teams

Key Qualifications

·      B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related fields

·      5+ years of project management experience in software development and a working knowledge of software fundamentals

·      Proven experience managing R&D projects involving innovative concepts or products, user experience (UX), complex systems, and/or multidisciplinary collaborations

·      Experience with Agile Development and other project management methodologies

·      Exceptional planning, risk management, and detail-oriented organizational skills

·      Critical, creative and strategic thinking in an often ambiguous environment

·      Background / interest in automotive UX, XR technologies, cloud services, real-time streaming services, gaming, or social media industries

·      Desire to build relationships and bridges in globally distributed, cross-functional teams

·      Self-motivated to expand your knowledge in emerging technologies, deep dive into complex problems, and “try, fail, learn, repeat” until we succeed!

·      English language fluent with strong communication skills

Other Specifications

·      Ability to travel locally and internationally

·      Additional language skills in French, Japanese, or Mandarin is a plus

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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