NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Technical Software Program Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Westborough | US-MO-Chesterfield
    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/1/2019 10:17 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    About NEC Energy Solutions

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) designs, manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for the electric grid and applications with critical power needs. Its megawatt-scale energy storage and control systems provide greater stability to the grid while maximizing renewable generation. In telecom, datacenter, and other industrial applications, its high performance lithium-ion battery systems provide better value than traditional lead-acid batteries in tough, critical power applications. NEC ES is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market for utility scale energy storage. NEC ES has extensive experience installing and commissioning commercial grid energy storage solutions with power ratings ranging from 50 kW to more than 50 MW at numerous sites around the world. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed in commercial revenue service since 2008, with over 750 MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development. GSS® systems are serving applications globally that include peak shaving, renewable integration (ramp management), frequency response, frequency regulation and voltage regulation.

    This position is located in either the Westborough MA, HQ or our Software Development Center in Chesrterfield, MO.



    Position Overview

    Responsible for defining / managing the technical, timing and cost elements of software development projects while being the primary interface between customer and the internal engineering, field integration and support. The Program Manager will oversee engineering and NPD support teams in agile project execution and phase-gate product delivery.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate identification and prioritization of product features across business stakeholders.
    • Drive execution of effective software development practices for associated teams in order to deliver customer value.
    • Coordinate and provide leadership for work across domestic and India based development teams.
    • Facilitate remote multicounty cross-functional core teams from Concept through Commercialization; develop cost analysis, create and manage the integration of project schedules and budgets, track progress and update stakeholders on status.
    • Identify and help to resolve resource allocation issues and priorities to ensure the program is staffed appropriately, completed on time, and within budget constraints. Drive communication plan to execution.
    • Facilitate Core Team meetings and Design Reviews, take minutes and follow up on routine action items with assigned owners.
    • Maintain project risk tracking spreadsheets/slides
    • Reconcile budgets and monthly spending reports, identify discrepancies and support Core Team re-planning as needed
    • Standardize project management tools, techniques and best practices. Make improvements as needed.
    • Document and track compliance to customer’s requirements and drive to address any/all identified gaps.
    • Drive towards rapid identification and resolution of any and all engineering related performance, cost, timing, manufacturing, supply base etc. related issues



     Specific Skills/Abilities
     The position requires

    • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills
    • Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving
    • Ability to manage budgets and timelines
    • Ability to thrive within a matrix organization
    • Desire to develop, install and improve process disciplines
    • Experience building software solutions using web based technologies
    • Experience working with and leading remote multiple country development teams
    • Ability to travel domestically up to 25% and internationally on occasion
    • Working knowledge of database management and data networking and monitoring
    • Experience with SCADA systems for industrial or power generation and distribution is desirable
    • Experience in software and tool development for remote monitoring operations center is desirable
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
    • Ability to thrive within a matrix organization



    • Bachelor degree in a technical field preferred, advanced technical degree desired
    • 3 or more years software development experience
    • 5 or more years managing software product development projects
    • Agile practice certification such as PMI-ACP, Scrum Product Owner, ScrumMaster and / or demonstrated competency in managing complex software projects in an Agile environment.



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