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Engineering Program Specialist, Hardware

The World's Largest Social Network

Full time

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Seattle, WA
Expected Pay Rate:
$45.00 - $51.00 per hour
Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
Assignment Length:
6 month contract
Job Description

HireArt is helping the world's largest social network find an Engineering Program Specialist, Hardware to help oversee operations related to the design and release of AR/VR products. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years' experience as an engineering program specialist and excellent cross-functional communication skills. 

As Engineering Program Specialist, Hardware, you will: 

  • Coordinate with other teams to create and handle bill of materials, part numbers, and release design and drawings documentation.
  • Create purchase requisitions, maintain invoice tracking and goods receipts against spend, and forecast budget.
  • Assist with third-party contractors, including adding vendors to system and guiding them through onboarding steps.
  • Assist technical program managers in driving cross-functional sign-off process.
  • Communicate with vendors regarding PO/invoices, material requirements, and delivery schedules.
  • Support build matrix for engineering builds, working with engineers and vendors to manage day-to-day build activities and ocumenting and communicating local build progress.
  • Travel to support proto-builds at contract manufacturer local and overseas, as needed.
  • Review clear-to-build reports, resolve material shortage issues, and follow up with technical project management and engineering teams.
  • Create, handle, and process engineering change orders, manufacturer change orders, and deviations work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Track shipments and work with CM on shipment schedule from factory.
  • Work with internal device distribution and security team for prototype allocation/tracking and recall/rework.
  • Part and assembly-level tracking (e.g. CAD release, 2D drawing release, and revision tracking) as needed. 
  • Change control board tracking; issue organization and tracking; production requirement document coordination; and KPI task tracking as needed.
  • Create and maintain product development process templates as needed.
  • 2+ years experience as an Engineering Program Specialist in consumer electronics environment
  • Experience in new product introduction hardware development and collaboration with contract manufacturers in Asia
  • Experience in creating and tracking bill of materials and build matrix by working with engineering, technical project managers, and product life cycle team to complete design releases and clear-to-build tracking.
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills across time-zones and management of shifting priorities.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, physics, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience as an Engineering Program Specialist in a consumer electronics environment

Commitment: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), 6-month contract position through HireArt and based in Seattle, WA. 

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