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Senior Program Manager

Desktop Metal
Burlington, MA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) is pioneering a new generation of additive manufacturing technologies focused on the production of end-use parts. We offer a portfolio of integrated additive manufacturing solutions for engineers, designers and manufacturers comprised of hardware, software, materials and services. Our solutions span use cases across the product life cycle, from product development to mass production and aftermarket operations, and they address an array of industries, including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, consumer products, heavy industry, machine design and research and development.  At Desktop Metal, we believe additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, is one of the most exciting and transformational technology innovations of our time.

Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world's 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum; named to MIT Technology Review's list of 50 Smartest Companies; named by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Places to Work in Boston and recognized among the most important innovations in engineering in Popular Science's "Best of What's New."

We are seeking a Senior Program Manager to join our Program Management practice.  The ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple cross-functional projects in a fast-paced startup environment.

The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading large, complex, mission-critical cross functional programs from initiation to delivery
  • Using influence vs. managerial authority to develop and maintain critical relationships with internal and external program stakeholders, engendering trust and respect in all working relationships
  • Owning the overall program schedule ensuring that optimal trade-offs are made between schedule, resources and scope
  • Anticipating, identifying and driving resolution of program challenges to prevent downstream problems
  • Operating with significant autonomy and discretion, but knowing when to escalate
  • Providing effective and timely program readouts to a variety of internal stakeholders 
  • Continually raising the bar on execution excellence
  • Working between TRL 3 and 9 in product development
  • Recommending improvements to the way programs are scoped and executed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Program Management experience in fast-paced, hardware technology development roles with focus on delivery of complex products from inception to general availability
  • Versed in all aspects of program management including schedule development, cross functional leadership, risk mitigation and planning, reporting and governance
  • Proven experience transitioning technologies from R&D to production
  • 8+ years in project or program management roles
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills with a proven ability to motivate and focus people at all levels 
  • Insistence on the highest standards from self and others
  • Ability to drive decisions and progress in ambiguous situations

Preferred Experience:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D Printing
  • Startup and Production product experience
  • Phase-gate Development Processes
  • Technical degree 
  • Industry certifications or certificates
  • Electro-Mechanical System Product Development

At Desktop Metal, innovation is at the core of our DNA. And we believe ground-breaking discoveries are born from diverse teams with unique backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce with equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Desktop Metal


Burlington, MA



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