Technical Program Manager



IT, Operations
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Cerebras has developed a radically new chip and system to dramatically accelerate deep learning applications. Our system runs training and inference workloads orders of magnitude faster than contemporary machines, fundamentally changing the way ML researchers work and pursue AI innovation.

We are innovating at every level of the stack – from chip, to microcode, to power delivery and cooling, to new algorithms and network architectures at the cutting edge of ML research. Our fully-integrated system delivers unprecedented performance because it is built from the ground up for deep learning workloads.

About The Role

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Technical Program Manager to lead our hardware programs, specifically those involving government contracts. This is a critical role that requires strong technical expertise, excellent project management skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional hardware and software teams and, preferably, experience working with government agencies.

  • Lead and manage hardware development programs from concept to production to deployment, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets.
  • Monitor and report on program progress, identifying and mitigating risks and issues.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including hardware engineering, software engineering, and external suppliers and collaborators to ensure seamless program execution.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant government regulations and standards, including preparation and submission of necessary documentation.
  • Identify and address potential bottlenecks, risks, and issues, and develop contingency plans to mitigate them
  • Lead cross-functional teams in driving process improvements and implementing best practices to enhance overall program execution efficiency and effectiveness
Skills & Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience of managing hardware or software programs
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Proven experience in technical program management in the computer hardware industry
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex engineering programs, preferably involving government agencies.
  • Strong technical background and understanding of hardware and software development processes and technologies
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and the ability to motivate and inspire team members to achieve project objectives
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address issues proactively
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools
Why Join Cerebras

People who are serious about software make their own hardware. At Cerebras we have built a breakthrough architecture that is unlocking new opportunities for the AI industry. With dozens of model releases and rapid growth, we’ve reached an inflection point in our business. Members of our team tell us there are five main reasons they joined Cerebras:

  1. Build a breakthrough AI platform beyond the constraints of the GPU
  2. Publish and open source their cutting-edge AI research
  3. Work on one of the fastest AI supercomputers in the world
  4. Enjoy job stability with startup vitality
  5. Our simple, non-corporate work culture that respects individual beliefs

Read our blog: Five Reasons to Join Cerebras in 2024.

Apply today and become part of the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in AI.

Cerebras Systems is committed to creating an equal and diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate different backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe inclusive teams build better products and companies. We try every day to build a work environment that empowers people to do their best work through continuous learning, growth and support of those around them.

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