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Senior R&D Program Manager (HW)

Research & Development
Product Development
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Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources.

Itron’s Budapest Center of Excellence aims to be a leading center for innovative software and services solutions. We received the prestigious award of the Investor of the Year in the “R&D Investment“ Category in 2017 and have been growing ever since.

Senior R&D Hardware Program Manager

Itron’s global PMO organization was created around 15 months ago to centralize various business line’s PMO organizations to better support business predictability and enable cross business line solutions and programs. Major initiatives since then have bought about improvements in processes, governance and capabilities. We continue to seek further improvements in product development efficiency, harmonization of processes and tools across the company, and to accelerate our product development activities. We work closely with Product Management and Engineering to provide leadership on portfolio selection and prioritisation, project/program delivery and change management.

We are building a local PMO organization with a team of five who will be part of the global PMO organization which has about 20 experts around the globe. You will be responsible for end to end program management of R&D products, focusing on hardware (different kind of smart meters and communication modules for example).

You will have the opportunity the influence and build the next generation of Itron products whilst bringing your expertise to improve our PM practices.

Skills Required

  • Comfortable in a multinational matrix environment with globally distributed teams
  • Experience as a project/manager with a proven track record in managing a number of concurrent hardware projects
  • Comfortable with C level executives

Skills Preferred

  • Experience in dealing with operations, manufacturing and procurement teams
  • Experience in new R&D product development from idea to market and maintenance
  • Tech-savvy, comfortable in high level technical discussion with engineers
  • Experience as hardware/firmware/software developer
  • Service delivery background in a technical environment
  • PMP certification

We offer

  • Opportunity to create a more resourceful world by working on 21st century's biggest challenges: water, energy and gas
  • A newly established R&D center with immense growth in the heart of Budapest at Deák Ferenc squar
  • Cutting edge technologies (Cloud, IoT)
  • Strong culture promoting work-life balance and flexibility

If you have any further questions, please contact us at bud-recruitment@itron.com

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