The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical
Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac
patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter
defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and
women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac
patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the
LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and
saved thousands of lives.
ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of
Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s
Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s
lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.
The Advisory Technical Program Manager is responsible for the
overall coordination and execution of product development
activities via ZOLL’s product realization process. The Advisory
Technical Program Manager provides cross-functional (R&D and
non-R&D) leadership throughout the product development life
cycle. This includes working with the delivery team to create
comprehensive project plans, collaborating with functional managers
to ensure availability of resources, working with product managers
to develop product plans, and tracking performance against targets.
Disciplines include embedded software, hardware (EE/ME), and web
Duties and responsibilities
Primary job duties and responsibilities of the position:
Develop, lead, and track the execution of cross-functional
project schedules by closely working with, technical leads,
engineering management (Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering,
Web Development), and cross-functional department management
(Product Management, Operations, Services, Regulatory, Quality,
Manage individual software projects using Agile software
development methodology. Includes familiarity with scrum
nomenclature, tools, and philosophies
Produce detailed project plans specifying: technical scope,
goals per project phase, objectives and strategy, staffing
requirements, budget, risks, contingency plans, and allocation of
Prepare project status reports and keep the development team,
functional managers and executive team informed of project status
and related issues.
Lead the cross-functional project team in identification and
resolution of project issues. Responsible for encouraging and
implementing creative approaches to problem solving and project
trade-off decisions. Responsible for resolving alternative
approaches and keeping a clear project path in place for the
Collaborate with Product Managers to develop measurable and
achievable product requirements, responding to requests for changes
from original requirements in an organized manner.
Collaborate with the project delivery team to prepare and
present project gate materials for approval at phase gates.
Advance the development of the Technical Program Management team
by acting as a mentor and leader for less experienced systems
Identify and utilize appropriate vendors and contractors to
support project teams, if necessary. Administer and manage business
relationships with external resources such as design firms,
consultants, and partners.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar discipline
Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and conduct engineering
research and development activities.
Strong technical background with a minimum 20 years combined
experience in engineering (SW, EE, ME, Web) and/or project
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Practical experience using Agile methodology for software
Medical device, FDA regulatory experience
Proficient with Microsoft Project
Certifications Program Management Professional (PMP)
Scrum Master, agile development
This position is located at ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions
offices. Evening and weekend work may at times be required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is
regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
No direct reports, however general guidance, technical
supervision, compliance and quality reviews, and initial
performance review write-ups of junior engineers and technicians is
ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where
unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and
experiences are respected and valued.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran